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!
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.
Coconut Panna Cotta with a Blueberry Topping
- 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!
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.
Thursday 18th of April 2019
Dying to try this Have you tried that coconut condensed milk out now, available on the Internet but unfortunately not seen in supermarkets round here yet. It is amazing
Tuesday 6th of November 2018
Hi! We made this panna cotta last week-end, and we had the strangest thing happen: the coconut cream completely separated from the rest of the mixture and we ended up with a grayish jelly, really firm, covered by a top layer of coconut cream. It wasn't pleasant at all... We used the exact ingredients and method mentioned, so we're really wondering what went wrong! Any idea?
Sunday 17th of March 2019
Use a hand mixer to mix the coconut milk after it all has been heated and cooked. I also made this recipe and the coconut milk was in pieces so I used mixer and it turned out 👌🏼