Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Hands-on Time:
35 Mins
Total Time:
2 Hours 35 Mins
Yield:
Serves 4

If you'd prefer to use all light coconut milk in the panna cotta, you certainly can, but we were amazed at how much more flavor and silky consistency we got from mixing in a little full-fat coconut milk, while still keeping the dish's overall fat content in check.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare strawberry gelatin, sprinkle 1 teaspoon gelatin over 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Combine 3/4 cup strawberries, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, and 1 teaspoon juice in a small saucepan; let stand 5 minutes. Mash mixture with a fork or potato masher. Place pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer; cook 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Add coconut water; return to a simmer. Remove pan from heat. Add gelatin mixture, stirring until gelatin dissolves. Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a measuring cup, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard solids. Divide strawberry mixture evenly among 4 wineglasses. Chill 1 hour or until set.

Step 2

To prepare panna cotta, sprinkle 3/4 teaspoon gelatin over 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Combine coconut milks, 2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar, and 1 teaspoon juice in a saucepan; bring to a simmer. Remove pan from heat. Add gelatin mixture, stirring until gelatin dissolves. Cool to room temperature. Carefully pour one-fourth of coconut milk mixture on top of each strawberry gelatin. Chill 1 hour or until set.

Step 3

To prepare strawberries, combine remaining ingredients in a bowl; toss gently. Let stand 5 minutes. Divide strawberry mixture evenly among glasses.

Ratings & Reviews

jennakwalsh's Review

jennakwalsh
April 06, 2014
Great recipe! I skipped the thyme and topped this with a little whipped cream and toasted coconut (which added a great crunch factor). FYI, I used large ramikens so I could stack in the fridge. As a result, the desserts themselves were a little shallow but it didn't impact taste or anything. Will make again and even consider doubling so there will be extras/leftovers.