Yogurt Panna Cotta with Pineapple Granita

Serving Size: 6
Total Time:


  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 pineapple, cored and quartered 1 3/4 pound peeled
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 0.25 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 0.33 cup fat-free sour cream, 3 ounce
  • 2 Tbsp cold water
  • 2 tsp plain powdered gelatin
  • 0.5 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt


1. Make the Panna Cotta: In a large saucepan, heat the milk with the sugar over low heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let stand until softened, 3 minutes. Scrape the gelatin into the warm milk and let cool completely.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk the sour cream with the yogurt, lime juice and vanilla. Whisk in the milk and pour the panna cotta into 6 glasses. Refrigerate until set, 3 hours.

3. Meanwhile, Make the Granita: In a saucepan, cook the water and sugar over moderate heat, stirring, just until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool completely.

4. Cut three-fourths of the pineapple into chunks, transfer to a blender and puree; strain into the saucepan with the sugar syrup, pressing hard on the solids. Discard the pulp. Stir the salt into the pineapple puree and pour it into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Freeze for 30 minutes. Using a fork, stir the granita. Continue freezing, stirring every 30 minutes, until the granita is icy and fluffy, about 3 hours.

5. Cut the remaining pineapple into thin slices. Fluff the granita with a fork and spoon it over the panna cottas. Garnish with the pineapple slices and serve right away.