Panna Cotta Recipe – Keto

Looking for an easy and delicious dessert to pass the time or cheer up the dull weekdays? The traditional Italian Panna Cotta has it all, except tradition.

It’s interesting to see how easily we accept something that part of our culture. Of course, if we don’t try and see it for ourselves then there is a myriad of reasons to hate something or someone.

We and them is the base of racism that roots in ancient human nature to protect our tribe from everything else that could threaten us.

For thousands of years humans have learned and hard coded into their brain that anything that doesn’t look familiar more likely than not, is there to kill us. When we survived those really rough times and started to form greater societies, some tried to advocate for greater inclusion of the society.

Jesus’ open your heart project was a great initial success as people yearn for love and understanding too but as it was expanded into a greater domain monetization somewhat dulled its edge.

When religion was used to herd people under the same banner to hate others, it became exactly the opposite why their founders created it in the first place.

This had of course little importance when something became part of our tradition, we didn’t question its existence anymore. It’s like it was there since the beginning of our tribe so it’s a part of us.

If we are able to accept bad things as a part of our tradition -however with some convincing- we are thrilled to open our hearts for good things that we find enjoyable. Roasting ducks for Xmas won’t need much convincing once we have tried it.

It’s easy to get used to good things. Especially if those good things are tasty and easy to prepare.

Panna Cotta is a traditional Italian dessert, although it was virtually non-existent until the 60’s when a Hungarian woman who lived in Italy’s Northern Piedmont area invented it. From then it came to the US in the 90’s and spread unstoppably across all the States into its present form.

Panna Cotta didn’t actually need much invention, due to its profane simplicity. This must be part of its widespread appeal too. The basic dessert only needs cream, gelatin and some sort of sweetener.

The ingredients warmed together then molded and there we have a traditional dessert in 5 minutes plus cooling time.

Traditional panna cotta flavors -if such things exist- are coffee and vanilla but since it opened up for the world there are no limits to what can be found on or in it.

One would mistaken Panna Cotta with custard, Crème Brulee or Crema Catalana but it is none of them. Sure enough, it’s hard to make a difference between dairy based desserts, especially if the end results are more or less have the same taste or texture but there are saddle differences.

Panna cotta is made of cream instead of milk and hardened with gelatin instead of egg yolks or starch. We can use any sweetener thus making our dessert keto easily by choosing low carb sweetener but always mind not to go overboard with artificial sweeteners be it simple sugar or calorie free ones.

The most important thing is to maintain a healthy low-level sweet flavor in our dishes that won’t ruin our taste buds nor our life on the long run.Panna-cotta-recipe-2-SunCakeMom

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup / 250ml  Heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoon / 50ml Milk or water to dissolve gelatin in
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice

 

How to make Panna Cotta:

    1. Warm milk or water in a small saucepan or a cup to dissolve the gelatin. Follow instruction on gelatin box indicating the right amount per ml. In our case it was pieces.Panna-cotta-recipe-Process-1-SunCakeMom
    2. Pour heavy cream, sweetener and vanilla extract in a bigger saucepan to warm it up on medium heat.Panna-cotta-recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
    3. When gelatin is completely dissolved in the milk pour it in the saucepan too.
    4. Heat the mixture together whilst stirring constantly.Panna-cotta-recipe-Process-3-SunCakeMom
    5. Pour the liquid in molds or ramekin dishes and put them in the fridge to cool down for about 3-4 hours.Panna-cotta-recipe-Process-4-SunCakeMom
    6. Serve it with berry sauce and some fresh berries our choice is the homemade raspberry sauce with some blueberries and mint leaves.

Enjoy!Panna-cotta-recipe-3-SunCakeMom

The size matters especially if its bite sized:

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Panna Cotta Recipe - Keto

Looking for an easy and delicious dessert to pass the time or cheer up the dull weekdays? The traditional Italian Panna Cotta has it all, except tradition.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Resting Time3 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Author: Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

Ingredients

  • 1 cup / 250ml Heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoon / 50ml Milk or water to dissolve gelatin in
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon Honey or sweetener of choice

Instructions

  • Warm milk or water in a small saucepan or a cup to dissolve the gelatin. Follow instruction on gelatin box indicating the right amount per ml. In our case it was pieces.
  • Pour heavy cream, sweetener and vanilla extract in a bigger saucepan to warm it up on medium heat.
  • When gelatin is completely dissolved in the milk pour it in the saucepan too.
  • Heat the mixture together whilst stirring constantly.
  • Pour the liquid in molds or ramekin dishes and put them in the fridge to cool down for about 3-4 hours.
  • Serve it with berry sauce and some fresh berries our choice is the homemade raspberry sauce with some blueberries and mint leaves.

Notes

Enjoy!

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