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Heart Tip: Ginger is used in Chinese Traditional Medicine to boost circulation and digestion, and it has anti-inflammatory effects. Ginger contains an array of phytochemicals including gingerol compounds that have blood thinning effects similar to those of aspirin.



  1. Step 1

    Place the evaporated milk, sugar and ginger in a saucepan over a low heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved. Add the gelatine to hot water and stir until dissolved.

  2. Step 2

    Stir in the milk mixture and mix well. Make sure the dissolved gelatine and milk are the same temperate to avoid lumps. Strain the mixture into a jug, discarding the ginger. Stir in the coconut essence.

  3. Step 3

    Pour the mixture into 4 x 125ml / 4fl oz capacity dishes and leave to cool. Cover and set in the refrigerator for about 4 hours or overnight.

  4. Step 4

    Turn the panna cotta out onto serving plates – you may need to quickly dip dishes into warm water or run a knife around the edge of the dishes. Serve with passionfruit and paw paw.




1 g


5 g


6 g


61 mg


24 g

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