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Almond milk Panna Cotta with fresh berries for two, an easy and delicious dessert that is vegan and non-dairy.
Good morning friends, I hope you are having a great morning! It has been sunny for two days here after what seems like weeks of rain. Sunshine and blue skies make everything seem better.
I wanted to share a quick and delicious dessert with you, Panna cotta which is Italian for “cooked cream” is a dessert that is typically made from milk and cream but I actually don’t drink dairy anymore so I decided to try making it with nut milk and to my surprise it came out perfect. That said nut milk is obviously not as rich as full-fat milk and cream, but it is a great alternative if you have dairy issues or you are vegan.
For this recipe you only need a few ingredients, almond milk, unflavored gelatin, sugar and almond extract. If you are not familiar with gelatin this is not Jello, you find unflavored gelatin in the baking aisle and although are generic brands, I use Knox but any unflavored gelatin will work, also because there are so few ingredients please use good vanilla extract,
it costs a little more but it is with it. On that not, you can often find good spices and extracts in the baking aisle of TJ Maxx HomeGoods and Marshalls.
Almond Milk Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries
11/4 cups of almond milk divided
1 teaspoon unflavored powdered gelatin
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Berry Compote
1/2 a cup of raspberries and blueberries mixed
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon of sugar
squeeze of lemon
Garnish with fresh berries
Add the 1/2 cup of the almond milk to a small saucepan then sprinkle the gelatin on the top. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Then turn the heat on medium and cook and stir until the gelatin dissolves. Do not let the milk boil. This step will take about 3 minutes.
Once the sugar is dissolved add the remaining almond milk to the pan along with the sugar, continue cooking while you are stirring the mixture for another 3-5 minutes. Once the sugar is dissolved turn off the heat. Stir in the vanilla extract. Pour the mixture into 2 serving dishes, I used Weck jars. Then chill the mixture for at least 4 hours or overnight.
In a small saucepan add the berries, sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice. Cook in a small pan until the berries start to get soft. Once soft, let cool then top the Panna cotta with the berry coulis and fresh berries. Enjoy!
If you would like to make the full fat version you can use this panna cotta recipe excuse the photos it is from 2011!
Are you a fan of Panna Cotta? Have you ever made it or have you only enjoyed it at a restaurant? If you have only enjoyed it in a restaurant I hope that you now realize how easy this rich and tasty treat is to make at home. You can also change out the berries for your favorite fruits, or for homemade caramel or homemade fudge topping, which is also excellent on ice cream!
You might also want to try this recipe for Swedish Cream!
Have a great day friends.