A recipe for pannacotta that is bound to become a family favourite. Topped with fresh fruit, this is a low fat, healthy alternative for dessert.


Makes 6 servings 

  • 1 can (200 g) skim (0.2% fat) condensed milk
  • 75 mL reduced fat (1%) milk
  • 10 g (1 sachet) gelatine powder
  • 1/2 tsp grated orange peel
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp instant coffee powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • A few drops of red food colouring (optional)


  1. Place the condensed milk, orange zest, mashed banana, vanilla, cocoa and cinnamon into a pot.
  2. Slowly bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. Combine gelatine powder and milk in a cup and stir for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the milk and gelatine mixture to the heated mixture in the pot
  6. Stir slowly for 2 minutes.
  7. Pour the mixture into six individual serving moulds.
  8. Place in the refrigerator for 45 minutes to set.
  9. Top with coconut flakes.

Preparation time: 
10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Difficulty rating: Easy

  • Serve straight from the fridge. This recipe is delicious served cold. Refrigerating food is also an important method of preventing food-borne illness.
  • For extra vitamins and minerals, top each pannacotta with fresh sliced bananas and strawberries. It’s one step you can take to ensure you eat enough fruits and vegetables in your diet over the festive season.

This delicious recipe is a favourite at the Shwartz family home in Perth, WA.

Nutritional content

Nutritional analysis per serve:

Energy 629 kJ
150 cal
Protein 6.02 g
Total fat 3.12 g
Saturated fat 2.42 g
Carbohydrates 24.72 g
Total sugars 23.87 g
Fibre 1.65 g
Sodium 54.94 mg
Cholesterol 3.08 mg
Potassium 306.3 mg

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