Low Fat Pumpkin Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is a creamy, custard-like dessert. This panna cotta recipe is pumpkin-flavored, so it's perfect for the upcoming holidays! Serving dessert in ramekins like this recipe can help with portion control. 

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 ramekin

  • Calories 75
  • Carbohydrate 14 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Fat 0 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 40 mg

This Recipe Serves 8


1 cup skim milk
¼ cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
½ cup low-fat buttermilk
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
½ cup non-fat, plain Greek yogurt
1 15-oz can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
8 4-oz. ramekins (or other dessert cups)
½ cup fat-free whipped topping


  1. Whisk together milk, Splenda Brown Sugar, low-fat buttermilk and unflavored gelatin in a medium saucepan off the heat. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
  3. Place milk and gelatin mixture on the stovetop over medium heat. Stirring frequently, heat until milk just begins to bubble. Do not boil.
  4. Add hot milk mixture to pumpkin mixture and whisk until smooth and combined.
  5. Divide pumpkin mixture evenly among 8 4-oz ramekins or dessert cups and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (best if overnight).
  6. To serve, top each panna cotta with 1 Tbsp fat-free whipped topping.

Chef Tip: You can make your own pumpkin pie spice mix by combining 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon with ¼ teaspoon nutmeg and ¼ teaspoon allspice. Be sure you are buying canned pumpkin for this recipe, not pumpkin pie filling.

Photo: Low-Fat Pumpkin Panna Cotta. PNC Photography: Photographer: Peter Papoulakos

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