Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Coconut Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta? Just in case you don't know, I am assuming as well you don't, panna cotta is the known creamy, classic Italian dessert. Made from cream, sugar, milk and gelatine. Lovely sweet punch for after meal or anytime you long for a dessert, there's various ways how you can further elevate panna cotta. Ice-cream, fresh fruits, canned fruits, whipped cream, so on and so forth, my version of course must be a Malaysian version (Grape Fruit Coconut Jelly, Dragon Fruit Coconut Jelly & Pandan Jelly Coconut Milk). I am, I think I have told you before, a typical Malaysian and I will never compromise our local ingredients for imported ingredients. Unless maybe, once a while, when the dessert matter is a different matter warranted. Otherwise, I so love our? Of course, coconut milk and pandan leaves/screwpine leaves (Pumpkin Pandan Jelly).My desserts too, mostly must be the easy making? Making this Coconut Panna Cotta, scented by pandan leaves and canned fruits/fruit cocktail going atop, I believe is also sort of nothing brain cracking? Alright foodies, I'll see you again next time. Happy sweet pleasure. 
(Pandan/Screwpine leaves)

1 tbsp jelly powder
10 pandan leaves - cut into smaller pieces
200ml/ A box of  thick coconut cream/milk
1 cup carton milk 
1/2 cup sugar
1 can fruit cocktail

Blend/process pandan leaves with coconut cream.
Drain to extract the thick mixture.
Pour in a pot.
Add milk and sugar. 
Stir to heat through (yes, just to heat and not to boil)
Remove from heat.
Mix in jelly powder and pour into mould, any size you prefer.
Cool down and put in the fridge.  
To serve, gently slide panna cotta and atop fruit cocktail with or without syrup.


  1. Oh Nava, your panna cotta looks heavenly! I love that it has coconut cream in it!

  2. Very interesting...what are pandan leaves?

  3. yummy..surely a sweet dessert for me..and I have always loved pandan leaves Ms.Nava..buko pandan in our country is one of them ;)

  4. Panna cotta is one of my favorites and I love your version of it! Looks and sounds so delicious!

  5. Thank you everyone for all the support and beautiful comments. I am just beginning to learn to make some simple desserts and this was one of it.

  6. Fantastic! I LOVE panna cotta....and coconut panna cotta sounds like a dream come true!

  7. I love panna cotta and I swear not many places make it. This coconut version sounds amazing.

  8. must be very delicious. Too bad my hse no pandan leaves

  9. thank you again each one of you great people for your comment.

  10. I love pana cotta. Adding pandan is awesome :)

  11. I am keeping a note of this dessert and will try in summer.

  12. Wow, we don't get that here i think. Looks terrific

  13. That looks so beautiful! I want that right now :-)

  14. So yum looking... i am not so good at Pannakota


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