Honey yogurt panna cotta

Yogurt Panna Cotta sweetened with honey and served with a white peach puree

Feeling a bit uninspired, I scanned some of my favourite blogs for something that could coerce me back into the kitchen. Helen’s Roasted Apricot and Lavender Panna Cottas had me salivating (surely a good sign), so I hit up the farmer’s market looking for some fresh fruit. I found some white peaches that literally lured me to their bin by their sweet smell wafting through the throngs of shoppers.

I’ve been on a bit of a health kick after my recent health issues, so I wanted to see if I could make this dessert a bit healthier without losing the satiny creaminess that’s the hallmark of good panna cotta. Using yogurt and honey and replacing some of the cream with skim milk, I came up with a concoction that’s no-less decadent yet considerably healthier.

Panna Cotta’s are usually topped with a tart fruit sauce of some sort to offset the intense creaminess, but since the yogurt in this Panna Cotta provided the requisite tartness, I went for a sweeter fruit puree that complimented the honey wonderfully with its sweet floral aroma.

for the Panna Cotta
1/2 C cream
1/2 C skim milk
3 Tbs sugar
3 Tbs honey
1 1/2 tsp gelatin bloomed in 2 Tbs water
1tsp vanilla
1 C plain yogurt

for white peach puree
3 small white peaches peeled
1 Tbs lemon juice
honey to taste

Heat cream, milk, honey, sugar until hot but not boiling. Add the bloomed gelatin and vanilla stirring until the gelatin is completely dissolved.

Take it off the heat and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Add the yogurt and whisk to combine.

Pour the mixture into 4 ramekins and refrigerate for 4 hours.

For the puree, just add the peaches and lemon juice to a blender or food processor and puree. You may need to add some water if it’s too thick and honey if it’s not sweet enough.

To serve, put the ramekins in a pan of hot water for a minute then unmold them onto plates then top with the puree. If you’re serving them in a glass (above photo) just top with the puree and serve with a spoon.

  • http://manggy.blogspot.com/ Manggy

    That’s so smooth and creamy (and healthy) Marc! I hope you’ll recover fully from your health issues soon :)

  • http://manggy.blogspot.com Manggy

    That’s so smooth and creamy (and healthy) Marc! I hope you’ll recover fully from your health issues soon :)

  • http://stickygooeycreamychewy.blogspot.com/ Susan at Sticky, Gooey, Creamy

    This looks so beautiful, elegant and delicious! No one would ever know (or care) that is is also healthier for you. I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  • http://stickygooeycreamychewy.blogspot.com Susan at Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy

    This looks so beautiful, elegant and delicious! No one would ever know (or care) that is is also healthier for you. I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  • http://www.tartelette.blogspot.com/ Tartelette

    Great substitutions my friend! Sorry I have been MIA lately but I am catching up today! I love yogurt panna cottas too, it’s not like my hips can tolerate that much cream all the time! Hope you feel better soon!

  • http://www.tartelette.blogspot.com Tartelette

    Great substitutions my friend! Sorry I have been MIA lately but I am catching up today! I love yogurt panna cottas too, it’s not like my hips can tolerate that much cream all the time! Hope you feel better soon!

  • http://feistyfoodie.blogspot.com/ Yvo

    Ahhh, panna cotta, how I love thee!!!

  • http://feistyfoodie.blogspot.com Yvo

    Ahhh, panna cotta, how I love thee!!!

  • http://gkbloodsugar.wordpress.com/ Graeme

    Delightfully simple, but stunningly beautiful, that is.
    How small is that Strawberry? Lol.

  • http://gkbloodsugar.wordpress.com/ Graeme

    Delightfully simple, but stunningly beautiful, that is.
    How small is that Strawberry? Lol.

  • http://www.parsnipsaplenty.com/ parsnips aplenty

    Minimalist presentation for what looks like nice clear flavors. Looks great!

  • http://www.parsnipsaplenty.com/ parsnips aplenty

    Minimalist presentation for what looks like nice clear flavors. Looks great!

  • http://www.fromwhencethesweetbirdsang.blogspot.com/ sweetbird

    That’s just beautiful. I’ve been working on a yoghurt and honey panna cotta myself and I may have to try out this recipe for a comparison. It looks great in those amazing photographs!

  • http://www.fromwhencethesweetbirdsang.blogspot.com sweetbird

    That’s just beautiful. I’ve been working on a yoghurt and honey panna cotta myself and I may have to try out this recipe for a comparison. It looks great in those amazing photographs!

  • http://www.mysweetandsaucy.com/ My Sweet & Saucy

    Love the look of this!

  • http://www.mysweetandsaucy.com My Sweet & Saucy

    Love the look of this!

  • http://www.noblepig.com/ noble pig

    Oh it looks sinful even at your attempt of healthy. Yum.

  • http://www.noblepig.com/ noble pig

    Oh it looks sinful even at your attempt of healthy. Yum.

  • http://www.sugarbar.org/ diva

    hope u’re recovering marc!!

    this is so healthy i’m in admiration of your skills :) and i bet it tastes so much better than my fullfat ones lol. take care marc

  • http://www.sugarbar.org diva

    hope u’re recovering marc!!

    this is so healthy i’m in admiration of your skills :) and i bet it tastes so much better than my fullfat ones lol. take care marc

  • http://mikes-table.themulligans.org/ Mike

    This looks simple, summery, and delicious. Plus, I’m a sucker for peaches.

  • http://mikes-table.themulligans.org/ Mike

    This looks simple, summery, and delicious. Plus, I’m a sucker for peaches.

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  • Claire

    Delicious!!

  • http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/ Choc Chip Uru

    The presentation is exquisite of this dessert – as are the flavours :D
    Perfectly delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Double Nutella Layered Cheesecake Brownies

  • http://searchingforspice.wordpress.com/ Corina

    Looks beautiful.   Love the idea of making panna cotta a bit healthier by using yoghurt.

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