I don't think it's a secret that I love my sweet dishes. I definitely enjoy finding ways to ensure that my crazy sweet tooth is satisfied while still maintaining a healthy diet. That's why I just had to share this Keto Coconut Panna Cotta recipe with you. Whether you're on a diet or not, this delicious, sweet recipe will hit the spot.
Why You HAVE To Try This Panna Cotta Recipe
- Fast. It's so fast that you'll only need about 20 minutes to whip this together. There's some chilling time in there, so it's great for making in advance as well.
- Easy. Dissolve the gelatin, add in the remaining ingredients, and chill.
- Low Carb. Only one carb per serving, make it the perfect Keto dessert.
- Dairy Free. This Keto Coconut Panna Cotta recipe is dairy-free, ensuring your stomach isn't a mess after enjoying a healthy, sweet treat.
- Yummy. Absolutely packed with flavor and the perfect sweet treat.
What Is Panna Cotta Made Of?
If you're unfamiliar with what panna cotta is, it's a cold Italian custard--smooth, creamy, and utterly delicious. It's essentially a pudding consisting of sweetened cream that is thickened with gelatin.
However, this Keto Coconut Panna Cotta recipe is much healthier and keto-friendly in comparison with your usual panna cotta. My recipe opts to use coconut milk as opposed to cream, resulting in a delicious dessert dish that is completely dairy-free and vegetarian-friendly. I used Truvia to sweeten it, so it's low carb as well.
How to Make a Great Panna Cotta
- Well dissolved gelatin.
- The biggest factor here is to ensure that the gelatin is extremely well dissolved. What you don't want, are gelatin granules, and chewy gelatin bits left in there. I find heating the water definitely helps, but so does active stirring. Whisk the mixture well to ensure all the gelatin is well incorporated.
- No acidic fruits
- You can add a few different fruits, but don't add fresh pineapple, as the bromelain in pineapple interferes with the gelatin setting. Canned pineapple is usually okay.
- Full-fat liquid
- This is really not the time to be using low-fat milk. The thicker the liquid, the better the panna cotta sets. A key tip to making panna cotta is to use a thick liquid and well-dissolved gelatin.
- If you want a change, use heavy whipping cream instead of coconut milk. If you use a low-fat liquid, you may need to increase the gelatin.
- Spray the molds well
- This is so that you can pop out the panna cotta in one piece, making it look super elegant. I mean, either that or do what I do. Eat it directly from the container you set it in! One less dish to wash. What could possibly be wrong with that?
- What if after all this, your panna cotta doesn't set? The thing about panna cotta though, is that it's easy to fix. Just dissolve a little extra gelatin in water, mix it with your first batch, heating gently to ensure it is all well-mixed, and re-set it again.
So there's no reason to be afraid of making this Panna Cotta recipe. These easy tips will ensure your keto coconut panna cotta sets beautifully each time.
Why Did My Panna Cotta Not Set?
There are two reasons this Panna Cotta recipe might not set correctly. Here are some things to consider:
- Your gelatin didn't dissolve completely.
- The gelatin got too hot.
How Long Will Panna Cotta Last in the Fridge?
Panna Cotta should keep for about 2-3 days as long as it is stored in a glass or plastic food storage container or covered with plastic wrap.
Can Panna Cotta Be Made in Advance?
Of course! Since this Panna Cotta recipe has to be refrigerated for at least 4 to 6 hours before serving, it's the perfect make ahead dessert. You could even make it a couple of days in advance for the next time you have friends for family over.
Want More Amazing Dessert Recipes?
- My Keto Mango Panna Cotta is low carb, deliciously creamy and made in just 10 minutes!
- Check out my Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies. You can enjoy all the ooey gooeyness of chocolate cookies without all the carbs and sugar.
- No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars - Another great make-ahead recipe that is great to grab on the go.
- Another fantastic panna cotta recipe is my Coconut Pandan recipe. It's a delicious panna cotta recipe made with only 5 ingredients.
It makes me crave some Coconut Panna Cotta recipe when I am telling all of you how delicious it is. I still can't believe how easy it is to prepare. It's almost too easy, which is why I make it all the time. I have no doubt that once you give this a try, you'll be obsessed with making it all the time as well.
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 package Unflavored Gelatin, 1/4 oz or 2.5 teaspoons
- 13.5 ounces Full-Fat Coconut Milk
- 1/8 cup Truvia
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or coconut extract
- In a medium saucepan, place water, coconut milk, and Truvia and whisk well. Sprinkle gelatin a little at a time, whisking continually. You may see a few small lumps, but these will disappear once you heat the mixture. Cook over medium heat, whisking frequently until the gelatin and Truvia have dissolved.
- Remove from heat and stir in coconut or vanilla extract.
- Pour cream into six 4-oz serving dishes. Refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours for a firm panna cotta.
- For a vegan option use agar agar instead of gelatin.
- See the article for notes on how to make a good panna cotta.
- Ensure that the gelatin is WELL dissolved. This will make all the difference between this recipe setting--vs. you having to drink a delicious soup instead.
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The fat from the coconut milk rose to the top when refrigerated. I have a solid fate layer over the soft "jelly" layer. Did I do something wrong here? The taste/consistency below the solid fat is great.
I can't wait to try this recipe! I'm heading to the store right now because I'm out of gelatin. May I ask where you got that beautiful white spoon in the photos? It's just what I've been looking for!
Hey there. I think we got it at crate and barrel on a clearance sale. I love it too!
can I substitute monk sweetner? how much?
Yes but I don’t know how much. You will have to look up a sweetener conversion chart. There’s are just so many iterations of them.
Hi, since these are keto recipes, please provide the net carb count. The calories count doesn't really matter in a true keto diet. Thanks!
I am not a nutritionist. That info is provided as a courtesy and is calculated via approved software. I provide total carbs and fiber as well as sugar alcohol as part of that softwares output. So calculating net carbs will be fairly straightforward. I hope you enjoy the recipes!
Calories most definitely matter, even on a 'true' keto diet. Calories ALWAYS matter.
I made this the day before a dinner. While it appeared to set, the inside was quite liquid. Is the gelatin amount correct. 1/4 tsp? I looked at other recipes that called for more gelatin. The only change I made was using a tsp of honey instead of the Truvia. Great flavor though.
Omg I’m so sorry! That should be 1/4 ounce or 2.5 teaspoons. I was messing around with metric and messed up this recipe a few days ago. My bad! Fixing now
It's wrong in your KETO FAT BOMB cookbook.... I've tried this twice to only liquid.
Could you please be more specific? What is wrong?
The book also specifies 1/4 tsp. gelatin for this recipe. I came here to check and now see that it should have been .25 oz or 2.5 teaspoons. I guess I'll be drinking my dessert tonight. 🙁
Hello! Looks delish. Just note, you have this tagged as vegan, but gelatin is not vegan friendly.