Vegan Panna Cotta with Mixed Berries


Jars of dairy free panna cotta topped with bubbly mixed berries and fresh mint leaves

Mates, say good day to a simple, elegant dessert excellent for berry season and hotter climate: panna cotta! Our plant-based spin on this basic Italian deal with is vanilla-infused, wealthy and creamy like the true deal, plus lovely! Prep it for a celebration or every week’s value of solo desserts (since you deserve it). 

Bonus? It’s naturally sweetened and comes collectively quick with simply 1 pan and 6 substances required! Allow us to present you the way it’s carried out!

Coconut milk, maple syrup, agar agar, vanilla, salt, and mixed berries

What’s Panna Cotta?

Panna cotta is an Italian dessert historically comprised of cream, sugar, gelatin, and flavors resembling espresso or vanilla. The combination is often heated, poured right into a mould, and allowed to set, which creates a thick, wealthy, and creamy dessert.

Whereas the dish is assumed to have originated within the 1900s in a area of northern Italy known as Piedmont, the identify panna cotta didn’t seem in Italian cookbooks till the Sixties. After that point, the dessert’s reputation unfold and it’s now on menus all through the world (together with at fancy eating places)!

Tips on how to Make Vegan Panna Cotta

Our impressed, vegan model swaps the cream for thick, full-fat coconut milk and the gelatin for agar agar powder. We warmth the coconut milk together with maple syrup for sweetness, vanilla for traditional taste, and salt for stability.

As soon as the combination is boiling, we whisk within the agar agar to dissolve it within the liquid.

Whisking coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt

Subsequent, we divide the combination between serving jars and switch them to the fridge to set. We informed you it’s straightforward, proper?

Pouring a warm coconut milk mixture into jars

Lastly, we put together a easy berry topping by heating recent or frozen combined berries till they’re heat and bubbly. We love the flavour mixture of berries, vanilla, and coconut, however be at liberty to get inventive and prime this dessert with nearly any of your favourite fruits!

Wooden spoon in a saucepan of mixed berries

As soon as the panna cotta has cooled, it turns into somewhat agency and bouncy and is prepared for topping with the berry combination and having fun with!

Adding warmed mixed berries over panna cotta

We hope you LOVE this vegan panna cotta! It’s:

Fast & straightforward
& SO scrumptious!

It’s a easy but elegant no-bake dessert excellent for hotter climate and berry season!

Too scorching to do a lot cooking? Make it an Italian-inspired (nearly) no-cook meal by pairing with our Heirloom Tomato Panzanella Salad, Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Pinwheels, or Vegan Ricotta & Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Salad.

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Fresh mint leaves in jars of vegan panna cotta with mixed berries

Prep Time 30 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 15 minutes

Whole Time 45 minutes

Servings 4 (Servings)

Course Dessert

Delicacies Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Italian-Impressed, Vegan

Freezer Pleasant No

Does it maintain? 3-4 Days


  • 1 (14 oz.) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (amber, not darkish for greatest colour/taste // or sub brown rice syrup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp agar agar powder (not flakes*)


  • 3 cups recent or frozen combined berries (we like blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries)
  • PANNA COTTA: Set out 4 small glasses, mason jars, or stemless wine glasses (we like small Weck jars // if adjusting the default variety of servings, use fewer or extra containers).
  • To a small-medium saucepan, add coconut milk, maple syrup (or brown rice syrup), vanilla, and salt and whisk to mix. Carry to a delicate boil over low-medium warmth.

  • As soon as boiling, scale back warmth to low, sprinkle in agar agar powder, and instantly whisk effectively. Let simmer for two minutes, whisking steadily.

  • Subsequent, divide the combination evenly between the glasses (~1/2 cup every) and place them within the fridge to set for at the least 25-35 minutes, or till barely bouncy to the contact.

  • BERRIES: Simply earlier than serving, put together the berries. If utilizing frozen berries, defrost in a small saucepan or within the microwave till now not chilly. If utilizing recent berries, place in a small saucepan and prepare dinner over low-medium warmth, stirring often, till somewhat bubbly and tender when pierced with a fork. Style for sweetness, including somewhat maple syrup if desired (we didn’t add any).

  • When able to serve, prime panna cotta with warmed combined berries and (optionally) recent mint leaves and revel in!

  • Retailer leftover panna cotta within the fridge for as much as 3-4 days. Not freezer pleasant.

*If utilizing agar flakes (vs. powder), you possibly can strive with 3/4 tablespoon flakes instead of 1/2 tsp powder, however we haven’t examined it that method and might’t assure outcomes.
*Vitamin data is a tough estimate calculated with 1 cup every of blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries.

Serving: 1 serving Energy: 281 Carbohydrates: 28.4 g Protein: 2.4 g Fats: 17.9 g Saturated Fats: 16.1 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 0.2 g Monounsaturated Fats: 0 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 175 mg Potassium: 325 mg Fiber: 4.9 g Sugar: 20.1 g Vitamin A: 107 IU Vitamin C: 19 mg Calcium: 40 mg Iron: 1.1 mg


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