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close up dairy free panna cotta with dripping strawberry sauce
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Vegan Panna Cotta

Our vegan panna cotta is similar to the original Italian panna cotta in both texture and flavour. When we first tried it we were surprised by how simple and delicious it is. You can make it in 10 minutes, without gelatine, dairy-free and nut-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cooling time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Plant-Based, Vegan
Servings: 12 small servings
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Nico

Equipment

  • Precision scale to weigh the agar agar
  • Sauce Pan
  • Whisk
  • Glass jars, small glasses, or silicon moulds to shape the panna cotta

Ingredients

For the panna cotta

  • 400 g any vegan whipping cream if you can't find that, then coconut cream or coconut milk
  • 200 g any plant milk soy, almonds, oats, rice, etc
  • 60 g sugar if your vegan whipping cream is already sweetened then you only need half the sugar
  • 6 g agar powder read instructions on the back of your agar package, different brands require different quantities.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the topping

  • 500 g fresh berries strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.
  • 4 tbsp sugar

Instructions

  • In a sauce pan, add all the ingredients for the panna cotta and whisk till the agar agar is dissolved. On medium heat, bring to a boil for 4 times, while whisking continuously.
    This means, every time the liquid boils, take it away from the heat, then when it stops boiling put it back on, until it boils again. Repeat this 4 times. This is necessary to activate the agar agar.
    I let all the ingredients for the panna cotta boil in a sauce pan
  • Pour the hot liquid into silicone molds, in small jars, or in small glasses, and let set in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
    panna cotta in the silicon baking molds
  • Serve the panna cotta:
    - If you made it in silicon molds, then first go around the edge of the panna cotta with a small knife, then gently take it out of the mold, one by one, and flip it upside down on a plate. Cover with your favourite topping.
    - If you made it in jars or glasses, go ahead and pour your topping on top of the panna cotta directly in the jar or glass.
    - We like to serve panna cotta with a bright red topping of strawberry syrup or raspberry syrup and some fresh berries on the side.
    removing the vegan panna cotta from the mold

For the strawberry or raspberry topping

  • In a sauce pan, add your fruit of choice and the sugar. Let simmer for about 5 minutes, adding a dash of water or lemon juice if necessary. When the fruit is soft, blend it, then let cool down and pour it over the panna cotta.
    You can leave some of the fresh fruit aside to garnish the plates.
    ready to eat vegan panna cotta with strawberry syrup on top

Notes

IMPORTANT: always read the instructions on the back your agar powder package before using it. For most agar brands, our quantities are correct.

However, we noticed that some with some brands, you'll need to use more or less agar agar. The quantities that you need to use are always indicated in the back of the agar powder package.
We use a generic agar powder purchased on amazon and we need 1 gram of agar powder for 100g of liquid. Sometimes, you might need as little as 0.2g of agar powder for 100g of liquid. Read the instructions on your agar package.
MEASUREMENTS
If you can, use a digital scale for our recipes. This way you'll get the best results.
We use calculateme.com to convert grams to US volume measurements. We believe they have the most accurate conversion algorithm. If must use cups and spoons, then use the "spoon and level" method. That is, spoon the ingredients into the measuring cup, or measuring spoon. Then level the excess with a knife.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Potassium: 202mg | Dietary Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 71IU | Vitamin B6: 1mg | Vitamin C: 27mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Vitamin K: 1µg | Calcium: 37mg | Folate: 26µg | Iron: 1mg | Manganese: 1mg | Magnesium: 19mg | Zinc: 1mg