A few days ago I had a dream. I was sitting at an Italian restaurant with Ronnie and we had just finished dinner.
The waiter then served us this scrumptious panna cotta. The jiggly, melt-in-the-mouth dessert took my breath away.
As soon as I woke up, I had the urge to make homemade panna cotta. The only setback was that panna cotta is simply ‘cooked cream’ and sugar. Lots and lots of sugar!
However, this didn’t stop me from creating 👩🏻🍳a healthy version of this Italian classic. I simply rolled my sleeves up and got down to work💪🏼.
So what’s inside my precious panna cotta?
Heaps of coconut 🥥 cream, natural sweeteners, and a splash of orange juice! The tangy oranges add a vibrant taste to the sweet treat.
Here’s how you can make yours:Print
- 1 ½ cups orange juice
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 3 tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 2 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 tbsp. orange zest
- 2 tsp agar-agar powder
- Take a saucepan and whisk in your coconut cream and orange zest. Place the saucepan on a low flame.
- Separately, take a small bowl and chuck in the rest of the ingredients (except agar agar powder).
- Mix in all the ingredients until they are properly combined. Then add it to the coconut cream mixture.
- Place the saucepan on the stove and turn on the heat (medium low).
- Bring the mixture to a boil and then add the agar powder. Stir continuously so that the agar dissolves. Let the mixture simmer for at least 3 minutes.
- Remove the mixture off the stove then strain it through a sieve.Let it cool to room temperate.
- Then slowly pour it into your rose-shaped baking tray.
- Pop the tray into the fridge to let the panna cotta set. ( max 2 hours)
💌You’ll be blown over by the flavor profile and amazing texture. Yum!