Panna Cotta is a rich creamy Italian dessert that is traditionally made with a lot of heavy cream. The coconut milk in this recipe seems to give the dessert the same creamy texture.
You can purchase coconut milk in cans in the supermarket or at Trader Joe's for about half the price. Coconut milk also comes in the refrigerator case in cartons in some supermarkets In addition, since I am a vegetarian, I also substituted a vegan product for the gelatin. The results were fabulous and its not too sweet.
1/3 cup coconut milk
1 (.25 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin ( or a package of vegan substitute I purchased at the health food store)
2 1/2 cups coconut milk ( or regular heavy cream)
1/2 cup organic sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
3 T cocoa
1 t cinnamon
Amaretto liquor for topping ( optional)
1.Pour 1/3 cup coconut milk into a small bowl and stir in the gelatin powder. Set aside.
2. Pour 2 1/2 cups coconut milk and sugar into a small saucepan and bring to a boil while whisking continuously. Shut off the heat, and pour the gelatin and coconut milk mixture into the saucepan, stirring until completely dissolved. Put heat on low , cook for one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla, cinnamon and cocoa and pour into six individual ramekins that have been sprayed with vegetable spray.
3.Allow to sit until they reach room temperature and then place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or more. Can be left overnight.
This is a mild dessert so the toppings are what brings extra flavor.
Top with amaretto liquor, Kahlua, mini chocolate chips , chocolate syrup, berries and syrup.. etc.
Scroll down for step by step pictures
This recipe is shared at
Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Just another meatless Monday,
Tuesday At The Table, Made From Scratch Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday, Grain Free Tuesdays,
Real Food Wednesday, Recipes I can't wait to try, What's Cooking Wednesday,
Full Plate Thursday, ,Tip Day Thursday Carnival
Seasonal Sunday, Amaze Me Monday
Your Recipes My Kitchen, Hearth and Soul Hop,
Step by Step Pictures
|Mix gelatin product with 1/3 cup coconut milk and set aside|
|Bring the other 2 and 1/2 cups coconut milk and sugar to a slow boil, whisking continuously|
|Pour gelatin mixture into the heated coconut milk and sugar mixture|
and cook additional minute stirring continuously,
|Pour mixture into dessert dishes that have been sprayed with |
vegetable oil spray and chill for 4 hours or more
Turn upside down to unmold and top with
chocolate chips and amaretto liquor