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Coconut Panna Cotta with a Blueberry Topping

Recipe for a vegan Coconut Panna Cotta made out of coconut milk! Topped with a wonderful Blueberry Topping. So rich and creamy! You’ll only need 5 ingredients!

Vegan Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberry Topping

I loved Panna Cotta before I went vegan. So of course, I had to veganize it. And this Coconut Panna Cotta is the perfect plant-based alternative to the otherwise dairy-loaded dessert.

I’ve topped the Coconut Panna Cotta with a quick and easy blueberry sauce for which you’ll need only frozen blueberries and maple syrup. I love the combination of the cold Panna Cotta and warm blueberry sauce. Or top it with this Caramel Sauce – it’s so good!

How to make Panna Cotta without gelatin?

For this vegan Panna Cotta, we’re using agar powder, which is the perfect alternative! I find agar (or agar-agar) even easier to work with than gelatine sheets. Agar is obtained from algae. You can buy it in powder or flakes. The powder is much more powerful, so if you want to use agar flakes for this recipe I’d recommend using 3x the amount.

Vegan Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberry Topping

Vegan Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberry Topping

Coconut Panna Cotta with a Blueberry Topping

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for a vegan Coconut Panna Cotta made out of coconut milk! Topped with a wonderful Blueberry Topping. So rich and creamy!
3.81 from 51 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian, Vegan
Servings 4 servings
Calories 240 kcal


  • 12 oz full-fat coconut milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon agar powder
  • 1/4 cup white sugar (make sure it's vegan)
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


  • In a pot, heat the coconut milk, the agar powder, and the white sugar.
  • Bring it a boil, then reduce the heat. Let it simmer for about 2-3 minutes after that.
  • Pour it into your dishes and let it cool off before placing it in the fridge for at least 4 hours. (You could also make this the day before and leave it in the fridge overnight - This is what I did)
  • To make the blueberry topping, heat the blueberries in a small pot and add in the maple syrup. Let it cook for about 5 minutes until soft and saucy. 
  • Top the Coconut Panna Cotta with the Blueberry topping before serving and enjoy!


Calories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 16gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 212mgSugar: 17gVitamin C: 2.6mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 2.9mg
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Recipe Rating

Karen Russell

Monday 1st of July 2024

While I appreciate your efforts to have a healthy recipe, sugar is very very very unhealthy...even maple syrup. See if you can figure out how to make your recipes without processed sugar. Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show will tell you how to make delicious sweets using dates vs actual sugar, agave or syrups.


Sunday 26th of May 2024

This is a great recipe! The flavor, texture and feel of the dessert is fabulous! Thanks for this!!


Monday 29th of March 2021

I made the panna cotta only (not the sauce) and it was not good. It had no flavor and it set far too hard. It had a nice coconut flavor when warm, but it lost that flavor as it cooled. This is my fist time using agar agar, but based on the outcome I think this amount is far too much for the amount of liquid.


Saturday 7th of March 2020

I’d love to try this recipe but I’ve found Agar Powder to be quite costly. Do you know if this will work with Pectin as well? Thanks!


Thursday 12th of March 2020

I haven't tried it with pectin, so I don't know. sorry! If you have an Asian market nearby, they usually have cheap agar powder.


Monday 25th of November 2019

Can I use cornstarch instead of agar powder? Thank you so much!


Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Hi! I haven't tried the recipe but cornstarch and agar powder behave very differently, so I doubt it would work. The cornstarch wouldn't set it. Agar acts more like gelatine.