Recipes

Dairy Desserts

Lemon and Vanilla Panna Cotta

Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Fruit topping:
    - 1 cup raspberries, red and golden
    - 2 cups mixed strawberries or blueberries
    - 2 peaches, peeled, thinly sliced
    - 2 teaspoon sugar
    - 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Preparation:
1. Sprinkle gelatin over 2 tablespoons of milk in small bowl; let soften 5 minutes.
2. Place remaining 2 cups milk, sugar, and vanilla in a saucepan. Bring mixture to simmer; remove pan from heat.
3. Add gelatin mixture to saucepan and stir until dissolved.
4. Place yogurt in medium bowl; whisk until smooth.
5. Gradually whisk milk mixture and lemon zest into yogurt.
6. Pour mixture into eight 4-oz ramekins. Chill until set, about 4 hours.
7. Toss fruit together and refrigerate until needed.
8. To remove from ramekins, run sharp knife around edges; invert onto plate. Top with fruit and serve.

Yield:
8 servings

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 166 calories, 8 g protein, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 22% Daily Value of calcium, 86 mg sodium.

SOURCE: National Dairy Council.

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Last Editorial Review: 2/14/2006