We’re lucky, us low carbers. There are a ton of mouth-watering, cream-based desserts from around the world just waiting to be keto-fied. Take the French creme brulee and substitute all the sugar for erythritol and you’ve got a low carb, high-fat dessert to end all desserts. The erythritol even caramelizes in the broiler! The process is a little difficult though if you want that perfect creamy consistency. Not to mention the pretty mandatory overnight chilling period.
Panna cotta, on the other hand, an Italian dessert made with cream and gelatin, is much simpler to make. It is still rich and creamy, like a creme brulee, but you can eat the dessert soon after you make it, no need to wait overnight! And if you’re impatient, like us, you only need to chill it for about 2 hours before enjoying. Much better! And still just as delicious.
Like most keto recipes we make, this one is versatile! We make the basic panna cotta here and add our salted caramel on top for a sugar-free & keto salted caramel panna cotta that’s simple to make and can be enjoyed guilt-free. If you aren’t feeling in the mood for salted caramel (which may be a little crazy!), then you can enjoy this panna cotta plain or maybe with a few keto-approved berries on top. You could even make a simple berry sauce, cooking the berries with a little erythritol and water in a saucepan before pouring over the panna cotta. See- we told you this recipe was versatile!
We used Knox Unflavored Gelatin to make the panna cotta gelatinous, but you can also use Great Lakes Kosher Beef Gelatin for a more natural option. Gelatin is actually quite healthy, especially when it is sugar-free. It is full of protein which can help with your keto diet needs. Gelatin is a great ingredient to have on hand and it stores well in your pantry so stock up- you’ll be making this recipe a lot!
The alternative to plain gelatin would be to use a sugar-free Jell-O packet if you’ve got one on hand (vanilla flavored would be best), but you’d need to cut out some, if not all, of the erythritol. The Jell-O you get in the box is already sweetened and you don’t want to get an overly powerful sweet panna cotta- balance is needed!
Make individually sized panna cotta and serve it at your next party or, make one large panna cotta and cut it up like a cake. Be sure to give yourself an extra big slice! You deserve it.
Recipe Note: Instead of making the caramel from scratch, Walden Farms makes a great sugar-free caramel syrup. It tastes like a cross between caramel and toffee, but it’s quite good. They also have a sugar-free maple syrup that will knock the socks off your Low Carb Protein Pancakes!
Salted Caramel Panna Cotta
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