Coconut panna cotta

Coconut panna cotta

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Coconut panna cotta is my latest discovery. I wish I had made it before.

Italian panna cotta in its basic form is nothing but a mixture of double or whipped cream, a bit of sugar, vanilla and gelatin. The cream can be partially replaced with milk – the panna cotta will then become lighter and more delicate in taste.

Panna cotta is a dessert often worth going for. It is very easy and super fast to make. The one in the recipe below is based on coconut milk and cream, served with pineapple chutney. A revelation 🙂

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Coconut panna cotta
Panna cotta

Ingredients coconut panna cotta.

  • 100 g of caster sugar
  • 4 full tablespoons of gelatine
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of cold water
  • 600 ml of coconut milk
  • 400 ml of whipping cream (36%)

Pineapple chutney:

  • 1 pineapple
  • 2-inch slice of fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

Coconut topping:

  • 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar

How to make coconut panna cotta.

Put the gelatin into a cup and pour cold water over it. Set it aside for 5 minutes.

Pour the cream and coconut milk into a pot. Add caster sugar and coconut sugar. Cook on a medium heat and bring it to boil, while stirring constantly, until the caster sugar and coconut sugar dissolve. Remove the boiling liquid from the heat and add the already swollen gelatin. Mix very thoroughly. Pour into cups or silicone containers and put them in the fridge. Cool for at least three hours.

Preparation of pineapple chutney: Peel the pineapple and cut it into cubes. Put the cubes in a pot and add sugar, lemon juice and grated ginger. Cook on a low heat, stirring constantly until the pineapple gets very soft. Once ready, take it off from the fire. Split the chutney into two and blend one of the halves. Combine the blended half with the non-blended one and mix them together.

Coconut topping: add coconut and coconut sugar to the pan. Fry on a low heat for 2 to 3 minutes.

Serve the panna cotta with the pineapple chutney, sprinkled with coconut.

Coconut panna cotta
Panna cotta

Good to know when making coconut panna cotta.

I used a fresh, medium-sized pineapple. I did not add any water to the chutney.

Remember to use standard gelatin. Do not use fix gelatin, otherwise you’d have to increase its amount significantly.

It is easiest to removed the finished panna cotta from the pan by immersing the whole pan in boiling water for a few seconds. Then just turn the mold over and panna cotta should come out.

Do you like no-bake cases? Check out our recipe for Raw orange cake.

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