What is Panna Cotta?
This Chocolate-Almond Panna Cotta will rock your tastebuds. Every delicious bite of this chocolate decadence will make you swoon as it slides off your spoon, sweeps across your tongue and sends your head spinning into a cloud of joyful bliss. For the benefit of those who are wondering what Panna Cotta is. It is a dessert made using plain gelatin that’s been added to milk or cream. It is then chilled and allowed to set-up into something that resembles a baked custard. This definitely has the remarkable richness and depth of flavor I look for in a dessert.
I am no stranger when it comes to desserts and sweets. I work in the food and beverage industry and have enjoyed some of the best tasting desserts in places I’ve worked. As I said before this wasn’t my first time doing low carb and this time I was determined to do it differently. This was so I’d be less likely to gain the weight back by applying new strategies that would satisfy this incessant urge I have for sweets. This in turn led to me becoming actively involved in coming up with these delicious solutions to satisfy that urge for good.
In the beginning Jello was what I was utilizing to satisfy my desire for something sweet. It was something that was easily accessible, budget friendly and something that I could prepare daily. The biggest plus for me though was that it was very quick and easy to make. After a few months though, it settled into that category of being mundane and I wanted something more. Something richly satisfying with a melt in your mouth texture.
My first encounter with Panna Cotta was at a local restaurant that offered them for dessert. Their version was called a butterscotch budino. A combination of sweet and salty that I have tried to recreate numerous times, but ultimately had to dismiss. It was just too time consuming to make it a feasible option when I wanted something delicious and satisfying with no fuss.
This is my version of this classic dessert. It comes in at 3 net grams of carbs plain with whipped cream or if you are in the OWL phase at 5.7 if you garnish with 3 medium, thinly sliced strawberries. Just another delicious example demonstrating that low carb never has to be dull and boring unless you let it be. Here’s to changing the way you live low carb, from my kitchen to yours, happy low carbing. Mike