Orange Vanilla Pannacotta

Makes 8 servings.


1 orange
3 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
4 cups whole milk
½ vanilla bean (split lengthwise)*
½ cup SPLENDA® Granular
4 cups mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, sliced strawberries etc.)

* Substitute ½ teaspoon vanilla for the vanilla bean, if vanilla beans are unavailable.


1. Slice or peel the rind off of the orange and cut into large strips. Set aside.
2. Pour water into a small bowl. Slowly sprinkle gelatin over the water, allowing it to sit on top of the water. Do not stir the gelatin into the water. Let sit for about 10 minutes. The gelatin will slowly absorb the water.
3. Pour the milk into a medium saucepan. Add vanilla bean and orange rind. Bring to a simmer. Remove milk from heat as soon as it begins to a simmer.
4. Add gelatin mixture while stirring constantly. Stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved.**
5. Add SPLENDA® Granular and stir. Pour the pannacotta through a fine meshed strainer into a pitcher with a spout. Pour into 8 ramekins or dessert cups.
6. Chill pannacotta, uncovered, for two hours.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Total Calories 110
Calories from fat 40
Total fat 4.5g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 65mg
Total Carbohydrate 13g
Sugars 10g
Dietary Fiber 2mg
Protein 5g

Exchanges Per Serving: 1 reduced fat milk.

Additional comments:

To Serve: Dip the ramekins or dessert cups into hot water for about 10 seconds to loosen the pannacotta from the cups. Unmold the pannacotta by placing a dessert plate on top of the ramekin. Holding firmly, turn the plate and ramekin over so that the pannacotta falls out of the mold and onto the dessert plate. Surround each pannacotta with ½ cup mixed berries.

** Briefly reheat milk if the gelatin does not dissolve completely when added to the milk mixture.

Recipe created by Gale Gand.

Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. provides many fine recipes for diabetic diets. Since its online debut in 1999, has become one of the more popular and largest cooking and recipe sites on the Internet.

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