I created this Ground Cherry Coconut Panna Cotta because Panna Cotta is my favorite dessert!
Panna Cotta is an Italian dessert similar to a pudding, actually what it really should be is something between a pudding and a mousse. Light, bouncy, delicate, with a very special creamy but very subtly gelatinous consistency. A good Panna Cotta should make you close your eyes and dream of those big white clouds against an indigo sky! To me it brings back memories of Limone Piemonte, in a very similar way to Proust and his Madleine!
Only one problem here: I do not do dairy anymore….so how to replicate my delicate dream of Panna Cotta?? Well, of course, coconut cream!! So I did a bit of experimenting…(the first version resembled more a bouncy rubber ball than a dessert) and finally assembled the perfect ingredients for a dairy-free sugar free version.
( I was also dying to try my new delicious ground cherries from the garden in some more sophisticated way than stuffing them into my mouth as fast as I can!)