1.5 cups pure or heavy (double) cream full fat
1/4 cup erythritol or 1-2 tablespoons stevia or monk fruit blend sweetener
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 drops Sweet-Leaf Sweet Drops Vanilla Crème or replace with .5 teaspoon additional vanilla extract
4. Whisk in until the gelatine has dissolved. Check the base of the pan as gelatine often accumulates there. Whisk the mixture well and truly to make sure the gelatine has been dispersed.
5. Pour the mixture in to 6 ramekins that hold about 1/2 cup of liquid. If you plan to invert your Panna Cotta, try to make sure it has straight sides. Refrigerate until set, either 3-4 hours or overnight.
6. Serve either potted or invert out onto a plate. To invert, place the ramekin in a bowl of hot water for about 30-60 seconds, run a knife around the edges and tip out onto your serving plate.
To make this dairy free, you can switch the cream for unsweetened coconut cream. I'd also recommend switching the almond milk for coconut cream as well for a creamier result.
Serving: 1serve | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g
Berry Coulis Recipe
To make the optional berry coulis for this recipe,
1.5 cup raspberries (strawberries or blackberries or a combination)
1/4 cup water
1. Place the berries, water and sweetener in a saucepan and bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer for about 5 minutes. The berries will break down quite quickly and the mixture can burn, so make sure you stir it fairly regularly. Remove from heat and mash any larger chunks with a fork if required. You can serve as it is or strain it but allow it to cool first, especially before serving it on top of panna cotta.
Did you know, as its name applies, coconut cream is a thick and creamy substance made by steeping shredded coconut in hot coconut water combined with cream or milk and then cooled. It is used as a thickening agent for soups, curries, smoothies, or desserts (as above). Coconut cream is available in cans in the supermarket (usually in the international foods aisle), but it is actually easy to make your own at home using freshly grated coconut, see this recipe here
Dear reader, you will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.
All the best Jan