Norwegian constitution day is soon upon us, and to celebrate our national day on the 17th of May we wanted to make a festive little glass of joy! 🎉 🥳 So we made a layered low carb panna cotta dessert with jello in the colors of the Norwegian flag; red, white and blue. 🇳🇴
The key to this dessert is the layering. And making jello takes time. You will need to start with one color, let it chill and set in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and repeat for each layer.
How much one pack of jello makes may vary. We used one that makes 5 dl (around 2 cups). Divide the jello in 6 glasses and allow to cool a bit before putting them in the fridge.
Once the first layer is set you can begin with the panna cotta layer.
Panna Cotta Layer 🍮
The only layer that really requires some work is the panna cotta layer. Before heating the heavy cream, soak a gelatin sheet in some cold water for 5-10 minutes. If you are using powdered gelatin, mix it with some hot water. Normally you would use 1 tablespoon water for each teaspoon gelatin powder, but you should check the instruction for you specific brand.
Start by heating up the cream in a sauce pan over medium heat. Remove the sauce pan from the heat just before the cream begins to boil. Once removed add the gelatin and stir it well until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
In Norway we only have sugar free jello with strawberry, raspberry and lemon flavour. So if you can’t get hold of blueberry flavour, you can substitute it with a different flavour. We chose raspberry and used blue food coloring.
We only made it red, white and blue to resemble the Norwegian flag, but most likely you arn’t from Norway so it doesn’t really matter which colors you go for! 😂
Layered Low Carb Panna Cotta DessertCourse: DessertsDifficulty: Easy
- Red layer
5 dl / 2 cups Strawberry Sugar Free Jelly / Jell-o (Red Jell-o)
- Blue layer
5 dl / 2 cups Blueberry Sugar Free Jelly / Jell-o (Blue Jell-o)
(Note: if you can’t get blueberry jell-o see notes)
- Panna Cotta
3 dl Heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp Swerve or confectioners erythritol
2 tsp gelatin powder / 2 gelatin sheet
1 Vanilla pod or 1 tsp vanilla extract
- First Jello Layer
- Follow the instructions on your jello pack and make the first layer. Allow to cool and firm completely in the refrigerator.
- Panna Cotta Layer
- Soak the gelatin sheets for 5-10 minutes in cold water. If you are using gelatin powder, follow the instructions for your brand.
- Slice the vanilla pod in half and scrape out the vanilla seeds. Add them together with heavy cream and powdered erythritol to a saucepan and heat up slowly while stiring. Just before it starts to boil, remove the pan from the heat.
- Add the gelatin. If you are using gelatin sheets, make sure to squeeze the water out of them before adding it to the cream. Stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Allow the panna cotta to cool before the next step. Stir every now and again to prevent a skin to form.
- Divide the panna cotta between your serving glasses and cover with plastic wrap before you place them in the fridge for a couple of hours. Allow to cool and firm completely.
- Second Jello Layer
- Follow the instructions on you jello pack and make the second jello layer. Let it cool down a little bit before pouring it over the panna cotta layer. Allow to cool and firm completely in the refrigerator.
- Once it’s completely cool and firm, decorate with fresh berries and cream. Enjoy!
- Nutrition facts per glass:
172 kcal | 1 g protein | 1.5 g net carbs | 18 g fat
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