Strawberry Panna Cotta (Super Strawberry Gelatin Dessert)
This recipe is an easy, low-calorie panna cotta that will taste just like you’re in Italy.
Panna cotta is Italian for “cooked cream,” but it’s basically a chilled vanilla pudding or custard that’s been thickened with gelatin. It’s a super versatile dessert: You can infuse it with any flavor you like, keep things simple and garnish it with your favorite fruit, or drizzle it with a sweet sauce.
The ingredient list for traditional panna cotta is simple: cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, and gelatin. This version is even more streamlined: Strawberry Shakeology for a sweet summer flavor, unflavored gelatin, and unsweetened almond milk — that’s it.
Since it doesn’t contain cream, eggs or dairy, it’s the perfect dessert option if you’re lactose-intolerant or trying to cut down on dairy in your diet. It’s also low in sugar and gluten-free (just make sure your gelatin is gluten-free).
This panna cotta is the ultimate summer dessert — cool and light, so you won’t feel like you have to run a marathon afterward to work it off. Each serving of this Strawberry Panna Cotta contains 81 calories, 2 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of fat; a serving of traditional vanilla panna cotta can contain 291 calories, 15 grams of sugar, and 24 grams of fat.
The best part? There’s no cooking involved, so all you need is the patience to wait for it to set before you dig in. Buon appetito!
- 2 (7g each) envelopes unflavored gelatin
- ¾ cup boiling water
- 2 cups cold unsweetened almond milk
- 1½ scoops Strawberry Shakeology
Here are your instructions:
Mix gelatin and water in a medium bowl until dissolved.
Add almond milk; mix well.
Place gelatin mixture and Shakeology in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
Pour evenly into four individual dessert cups; refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until set.