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Espresso Panna Cotta - a fast and easy dessert fancy enough for a large dinner party, simple and satisfying enough for any time! | www.lakesidetable.com
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Espresso Panna Cotta

This low carb dessert is so easy to make ahead and have at the ready.  It's fancy enough for a dinner party and simple enough to have any time! | www.lakesidetable.com
Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 326.52 kcal
Author Madalaine


  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar or Truvia for lower carbs
  • pinch of salt
  • whip topping Reddi Whip
  • 1 small white chocolate bar for garnish
  • 1 small dark chocolate bar for garnish


  • 4 pretty cups or glasses for serving
  • small saucepan and whisk
  • vegetable peeler


  1. In the saucepan, sprinkle the gelatin over the milk and let stand for 5 minutes to soften the gelatin.

  2. Stir over medium heat until it steams.  Do NOT let it boil.

  3. Add cream, the espresso powder, sugar (Truvia), and salt.  Lower heat and stir until sugar dissolves about 3 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat and let cool.
  5. Pour cream mixture into serving glasses, cover, and refrigerate.
  6. Stir every 20 minutes for the first hour.
  7. Chill until set, at least 6 hours and up to 2 days.

Recipe Notes

Thank you for a wonderful dessert, Deb!  This is Jerry's favorite! :)

Nutrition Facts
Espresso Panna Cotta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 326.52 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34.02g52%
Saturated Fat 21.13g132%
Cholesterol 125.32mg42%
Sodium 47.03mg2%
Potassium 107.2mg3%
Carbohydrates 3.96g1%
Sugar 1.64g2%
Protein 2.79g6%
Vitamin A 1361.38IU27%
Vitamin C 0.54mg1%
Calcium 92.48mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.