This recipe is the result of a need for a quick dessert at the last minute. Other panna cotta recipes take a while to chill, and the goal here was to make it FAST! So, I heated the milk with the softened gelatin and some espresso powder, then added a can of sweetened condensed milk and some vanilla. It cooled the milk and gelatin enough that once it went into the refrigerator it was only about two hours until it was ready to serve. Even better, this dessert is delicious! A win-win for sure. Makes six 1/2 cup servings.
1 1/4 cup skim or low-fat milk
1 packet unflavored gelatin
2 teaspoons espresso powder
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Chocolate curls or chocolate sauce for serving
Place the milk in a 1-quart glass measuring cup. Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and let the mixture set for about 5 minutes. then stir in until combined. Place in the microwave and heat on high until the mixture comes to a full boil, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the microwave and whisk in the espresso powder, vanilla, and condensed milk until very well combined
Pour into 6-1/2 cup dessert dishes or martini glasses. Cover each with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until chilled and firm, two hours or more is best.
Before serving, sprinkle with chocolate curls or top with a drizzle of chocolate sauce.