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Saturday, 16 November 2019

Panna Cotta Dessert : Low Carb : Keto : Sugar Free : Gluten Free: Diabetic Friendly

I recently came across this wonderful low carb recipe on Karen's KETohh blog, she says, "the thing that I love about this dessert is that it can be served very simply potted, either on it’s own or topped with some of your favourite berries. Alternatively you can invert these onto a plate and by adding some coulis or getting creative with your berries, you can make them look amazing. They would be fit to serve at any table, even a dinner party." My suggestion would be not to wait for your next dinner party, but to make them as soon as you can!

Serves Six
1 cup almond milk or coconut cream
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

1 tablespoon powdered gelatine e.g. a sachet of Oetkers

1. Add the almond milk/coconut cream and pure cream to a medium saucepan. 
2. Stir in the sweetener, vanilla extract and stir over a medium heat until the sweetener dissolves. Do not allow to boil but heat to just below boiling point.
3. Remove from heat and sprinkle the gelatine powder on top of the cream mixture.
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.

7. Serve as it is or top with fresh berries of choice. You can also make a Berry Coulis - see the recipe below, and drizzle on top to serve. 

Recipe Notes
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.

If you want to make this recipe really creamy, you can just use pure cream in the recipe instead of adding the almond milk or coconut cream. (This will make the recipe higher in calories)

Nutritional Information
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 tablespoon stevia or monk-fruit blend

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.

2. If you wish to strain the coulis to get rid of the seeds, wait until it cools down. Note that if you use strawberries I find that they break down more slowly, so it is better to chop them into smaller pieces before cooking them. You can also process your coulis to get a smoother sauce. I find this works particularly well with a strawberry coulis.

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This recipe, with video guide, and more can be seen at Karen's blog here do please go and visit, she'll make you most welcome. 

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


Valerie-Jael said...

Yummy! I'm having blueberries with Yogurt for lunch today! Valerie

Jo said...

I'm not keen on the taste of panna cotta but perhaps I'd find it more palatable served with a coulis, it does look lovely.

Tom said..., they look great.

CJ Kennedy said...

This looks so fancy and elegant.

Sandi said...


Catarina said...

I love panna cotta.
Will make it this afternoon!!

Evi Erlinda said...

I just knew about monk fruit.
Wondering about the flavor, I need give it a try.

Christine said...

This looks delicious!

carol l mckenna said...

Looks and sounds delish!

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Debbie said...

lovely and what a beautiful presentation!!

Mary Kirkland said...

I've never made this before but it sounds good.

Rain said...

That Panna Cotta looks really good. I've always wanted to try making one since I saw it made on that show "Take Home Chef" back in the 2000's!

Sue said...

This looks really nice, though I'm not a fan of panna cotta xx

happyone said...

Sure looks good.

DVArtist said...

This looks so good.

William Kendall said...

Sounds good!

Martha said...

Looks really tasty!

angryparsnip said...

This looks so wonderful ! I love Panna Cotta want a dish right now.

Crafty Green Poet said...

that looks delicious

Bob Bushell said...

My mouth is drooping, yummy.

Catarina said...

I did make panna cotta last Saturday. Easy to make. Delicious. Will make it again this coming weekend. The problem is... I am not satisfied eating only one per day!! I go for a second one... granted they are small containers, but still... : )

Lowcarb team member said...

Catarina said...
I did make panna cotta last Saturday. Easy to make. Delicious. Will make it again this coming weekend. The problem is... I am not satisfied eating only one per day!! I go for a second one... granted they are small containers, but still... : )

Hello Caterina, many thanks for your comments.
I am pleased to read that you made the panna cotta and enjoyed them … yes one is nice ... and they are very moreish!
No more than two!!! LOL!

All the best Jan

italiafinlandia said...

A pleasant dessert...