Kefir Panna Cotta with Coffee Syrup

Kefir Panna Cotta with Coffee Syrup

Panna cotta, an elegant Italian dessert, traditionally features cream, sugar, and gelatine, delivering a silky, melt-in-your-mouth experience. This version elevates the classic by incorporating gut-friendly kefir, a fermented milk drink loaded with probiotics. Topped with a robust Hack Healthy Coffee syrup, this recipe combines creamy, tangy, and bold flavours for a dessert that’s not only delicious but also beneficial for your digestive health.

Why Kefir?

Kefir is a powerful probiotic food that contains beneficial bacteria and yeast. These microorganisms help improve gut health by balancing the gut flora, enhancing digestion, and boosting immunity. Incorporating kefir into your diet can aid in preventing gastrointestinal infections and alleviate symptoms of conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

The Magic of Hack Coffee

Hack Coffee, a premium instant coffee, provides the perfect blend of convenience and quality. Its rich and intense flavour profile makes it an excellent choice for creating a coffee syrup that complements the tangy, creamy panna cotta. Additionally, Hack Coffee contains added prebiotics, which further enhance its gut health benefits.

Recipe: Gut-Friendly Kefir Panna Cotta with Hack Coffee Syrup


For the Kefir Panna Cotta:

  • 500 ml of kefir (plain, unsweetened)
  • 240 ml of double cream
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of unflavoured gelatine
  • 45 ml of water

For the Hack Coffee Syrup:

  • 240 ml of water
  • 100 g of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of Hack Coffee


Step 1: Preparing the Panna Cotta

  1. Bloom the Gelatine: In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatine over 45 ml of water. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until the gelatine absorbs the water and becomes soft.
  2. Heat the Cream and Sugar: In a medium saucepan, combine the double cream and sugar. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is completely dissolved. Do not let it boil.
  3. Incorporate the Gelatine: Once the cream and sugar mixture is hot, remove it from the heat. Add the bloomed gelatine to the hot mixture, stirring until the gelatine is completely dissolved. Allow to cool slightly, you do not want to poor hot cream onto kefir as it will reduce the benefits of the probiotics found in the kefir.
  4. Combine with Kefir and Vanilla: In a large mixing bowl, combine the kefir and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the warm cream mixture until fully combined.
  5. Pour into Moulds: Pour the mixture into individual serving moulds or ramekins. Let them cool to room temperature, then cover with cling film and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until set.

Step 2: Making the Hack Coffee Syrup

  1. Dissolve the Coffee and Sugar: In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and Hack Coffee. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar and coffee are fully dissolved.
  2. Simmer the Syrup: Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the syrup thickens to your desired consistency.
  3. Cool the Syrup: Remove the syrup from the heat and let it cool completely. It will continue to thicken as it cools.

    Step 3: Serving the Panna Cotta

    1. Unmould the Panna Cotta: You can serve these in your chosen dish or ramekin, you can even choose to make a large version of you would prefer. However, if you prefer to unmould, gently run a knife around the edge of each panna cotta, then dip the bottom of the mould in warm water for a few seconds to loosen. Invert onto serving plates.
    2. Add the Syrup: Spoon the Hack Coffee syrup over the top of each panna cotta.
    3. Garnish and Serve: For an extra touch, garnish with fresh berries, a sprig of mint, or a sprinkle of cocoa powder. Serve immediately and enjoy!

      Tips for Success

      • Gelatine Blooming: Make sure the gelatine fully blooms in cold water before adding it to the hot cream. This ensures a smooth texture.
      • Cream Heating: Do not let the cream mixture boil, as boiling can cause the mixture to curdle or the gelatine to lose its gelling properties.
      • Mixing the Cream and the Kefir: Don’t pour hot cream onto the kefir, allow it to cool to preserve the beneficial bacteria in the kefir.
      • Syrup Consistency: Adjust the cooking time of the coffee syrup to achieve your preferred thickness. Remember, it will thicken more as it cools.
      • Storage: Panna cotta can be made a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator. The coffee syrup can also be prepared in advance and stored in an airtight container.

      Gut Health Benefits

      Probiotics from Kefir

      • Gut Health: Kefir provides beneficial bacteria that support gut health and improve digestion.
      • Immune Boosting: The probiotics in kefir can enhance the immune system by increasing the production of antibodies and immune cells.
      • Anti-inflammatory: Regular consumption of kefir can help reduce inflammation in the gut, potentially alleviating symptoms of IBS and other gastrointestinal issues.

      Prebiotics from Hack Coffee

      • Support Probiotic Growth: The prebiotics in Hack Coffee feed the beneficial bacteria in the gut, helping them to thrive and multiply.
      • Enhanced Digestion: Prebiotics can improve overall digestion by increasing the production of short-chain fatty acids, which nourish the cells lining the colon.
      • Gut Flora Balance: By promoting the growth of good bacteria, prebiotics help maintain a healthy balance of gut flora, which is essential for preventing infections and maintaining overall gut health.

      The Gut Friendly: Kefir Panna Cotta with Hack Coffee Syrup

      This gut-friendly kefir panna cotta with Hack Coffee syrup is a delightful fusion of flavours and textures that brings together the best of both worlds: indulgence and health. It's perfect for dinner parties, special occasions, or simply as a treat to enjoy at home. Not only will you impress your guests with its elegant presentation, but you'll also be providing them with a dessert that's good for their digestive health. Enjoy the creamy, tangy panna cotta paired with the rich, bold coffee syrup for a truly memorable dessert experience.

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