Vegan Panna Cotta is so decadent and creamy with just 6 ingredients and no gelatin! This amazing chocolate dessert comes together in just a few minutes to impress at your next party.
VEGAN PANNA COTTA RECIPE
Sometimes, you just need a little chocolate. You'll love this Vegan Panna Cotta that's perfectly creamy and chocolatey, too. You only need 6 ingredients and a couple hours to chill to whip together this decadent dessert!
You can make it in advance, and the leftovers last so long you'll never waste it — if you have leftovers at all. If you've never had panna cotta, imagine a firm pudding that's so luscious you'll fall in love with every bowl.
INGREDIENTS IN VEGAN PANNA COTTA
Coconut cream: I use canned coconut cream for this vegan panna cotta recipe. It adds so much creaminess and flavor, too.
Coconut sugar: I love the sweet flavor of coconut sugar! You can use another sweetener if you prefer, but this is what I recommend.
Cocoa powder: Always aim for 100% cocoa powder. It's the richest and delivers the best chocolatey flavor.
Agar agar: No need for gelatin here! This seaweed-based thickener is what turns this panna cotta from liquid to solid.
Dark chocolate: I love the richness of dark chocolate! You can use a baking bar or chocolate chips in a pinch.
Salt: Everything needs just a little salt.
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HOW TO MAKE VEGAN PANNA COTTA
- First, whisk together the coconut cream, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, and agar agar together in a small saucepan. Heat over low until it simmers.
- Then, add the chopped dark chocolate and cook another few minutes until it's all smooth and thick.
- Now, pour the vegan panna cotta into jars or containers. Let it cool before chilling them in the fridge.
- Finally, garnish and serve! I love to use fresh berries, but vegan whipped cream is great too.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH VEGAN PANNA COTTA
Impress all your dinner guests with this vegan carbonara recipe! There's no eggs in the sauce, but it's just as creamy as the original.
Vegan panna cotta is a great ladies' lunch or brunch dessert, too. It's great after this light and creamy vegan chicken salad with chickpeas.
IS THERE A VEGAN GELATIN?
Unfortunately, gelatin is made from pork products and is not vegetarian or vegan. But fear not — there's another way for you, plant-based friend!
Agar agar is made from seaweed and totally vegan friendly. And no, that's not a typo. It's perfect for thickening jams, jelly, vegan Jell-o, and this panna cotta.
HOW LONG DOES PANNA COTTA LAST?
I love this vegan panna cotta recipe because it's easy to make ahead and eat for days on end!
You can make your panna cotta up to 48 hours before your dinner party, and simply chill it in the beautiful glassware you'll serve in, too. And if you have leftovers, no sweat! You can keep these for up to 10 days in the fridge.
MORE YUMMY VEGAN DESSERT RECIPES
There's no better late-night snack than these super easy air fried Oreos.
Vegan Rice Krispie treats are the perfect plant-based sweet snack! This 3-ingredient recipe is super simple to whip up in an afternoon.
Banana pudding from scratch is just better. It's so easy and comforting for a great meal prep dessert.
These no-bake bliss balls are part snack, part dessert. I just love the chocolate and tahini combo!
If you want some cake but don't want a WHOLE cake, you need this chocolate mug cake. You really can make a cake in the microwave!
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Vegan Panna Cotta
- Mixing bowl
- Jars for serving
- In a saucepan, whisk together coconut cream, coconut sugar, cocoa powder, and agar agar, Heat over low until simmering.
- Once it's simmering, add chopped dark chocolate and took another 2 to 3 minutes, stirring continuously, until smooth and slightly thickened.
- Pour into 2 or 4 glasses and allow mixture to cool slightly. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
- Vegan panna cotta can be made up to 2 days in advance.
- Leftovers can last up to 10 days covered in the refrigerator.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.