low fat dessert, low fat panna cotta, Panna Cotta, passionfruit, vanilla and cinnamon

This light and refreshing dessert is simple to make, low in fat, and is sure to impress.  Whether you have a dinner party coming up or you simply want to try something new for your family, give this recipe a go – you won’t be disappointed.  Even the kids will enjoy it.


1 cup skim milk

2 cinnamon sticks

2 cups 99% fat-free diet vanilla yoghurt

¼ cup boiling water

1 tbsp gelatine powder

2 passionfruit, halved


  1. Combine milk and cinnamon sticks in a saucepan over a low heat and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally.
  2. When it boils remove from the heat and set aside to cool at room temperature.  Remove the cinnamon sticks from the milk.
  3. When the milk mixture is cool, combine with yoghurt in a large bowl.
  4. Pour boiling water into a jug and whisk in gelatine until it is dissolved, then stir into the milk and yoghurt mixture until smooth.
  5. Divide the panna cotta between four ¾ cup moulds, cover with cling wrap, place on a tray and then refrigerate for six hours or until they are firm.
  6. When you’re ready to serve, run a warm knife around the edge of each panna cotta then turn them onto plates.
  7. Pour passionfruit pulp over the panna cotta and serve.

The great thing about this recipe is you can easily change the ingredients for a different taste.  Instead of using cinnamon sticks, try 2 x vanilla beans instead.  Alternatively, instead of the passionfruit pulp, use a strawberry or raspberry compote. Delish!

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