How to cook

How to make healthy panna cotta

WW Senior Food Editor Lucy Kelly puts an Asian twist on a classic Italian dessert – with fabulous results.

Matcha panna cotta

SmartPoints® per serve
Prep time: 10 minutes + 4 hrs chilling  |  Cook time: 5 minutes 
Serves: 4

Ingredients

4 gelatine sheets
1½ cups (375ml) lite milk
½ cup (125ml) reduced-fat cream
½ tsp vanilla bean paste
2 tsp matcha powder
1½ tbs granulated stevia

Step 1

Place gelatine in a bowl. Cover with cold water. Lightly spray four ¾-cup (180ml) capacity metal moulds with oil.

Step 2

Combine milk, cream and vanilla in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat. Bring almost to the boil. Remove from heat when small bubbles form at sides of pan.

Matcha panna cotta

Step 3

Whisk matcha powder with 3 tbs hot milk mixture in a small bowl. Stir to dissolve.

Matcha panna cotta

Step 4

Add to remaining milk mixture. Stir in stevia.

Matcha panna cotta

Step 5

Squeeze water from gelatine sheets. Add to hot milk mixture. Whisk until dissolved.

Matcha panna cotta

Step 6

Divide among prepared moulds. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.

Matcha panna cotta

Step 7

Dip each mould in hot water. Ease panna cotta sides from moulds, then turn onto plates.

Tips

Serve with fresh raspberries. Matcha powder is made from green tea. You’ll find it in health-food and specialty stores.

Matcha panna cotta