Oh mama this is good! Made it already couple of times and it’s been a success, easy as Helsinki as well. Considering you have to use something to sweeten it a bit, peferrably stevia, it’s not super paleo but hey, it’s close enough. A little stevia now and then won’t kill you like grains or sugar. Provocative enuf?
Anyway, this is a perfect paleo dessert to charm non-paleo eaters. It’s just like the original panna cotta but made with coconut cream. You may use cardamom, more vanilla, a little chili?, cocoa powder, almond extract or whatever to vary this one, but with cinnamon it’s divine and fool-proof. Try it! If you like, you can prepare some berry sauce to go with it or chop some fruit, bananas might be da thing.
Coconut Panna Cotta
- 4 dl coconut cream (Kara works well)
- 2 dl coconut milk
- 3 leaves of gelatin
- a cinnamon stalk or some powdered cinnamon
- (a vanilla bean/pod)
- vanilla stevia (or honey or whatever to sweeten it)
Set the gelatin leaves on a plate covered in cold water to soften them. Pour the coconut cream and the coconut milk in a casserole and let it simmer for a while with the cinnamon stalk and vanilla pod in it if you’re using them. It should be slowly boiling for some minutes, maybe 5 to 10. Remove the stalk and the pod. Take the gelatin leaves and squeeze out the excess water. Add the leaves into the hot mixture but turn the heat OFF first! It’s not meant to boil the gelatin. Whisk the mixture so that the gelatin will dissolve.
Let cool a little and add vanilla stevia and powdered cinnamon according to your taste. Set in portion sized cups or in one larger dish and let it settle in the fridge. It’ll take a few hours, at least two. You may also prepare these the night before, they’re perfect after one day! Serve with raspberries, chocolate chips, pineapple or FROM YOUR BELLYBUTTON! Work it, babe!