Coconut Panna Cotta ~ Gelatin free

Coconut Panna Cotta
Coconut Panna Cotta

Ever since I discovered Panna Cotta, I don’t miss any opportunity to make it or eat it when we dine at a restaurant that offers it. I tried this one with coconut milk in addition to regular cream and the subtle taste just blew me away. Try this if you are fond of sublime desserts.

I made this with a Raspberry Sauce a few months ago and used White chocolate in that too. I like the body and sweetness that white chocolate gives the panna cotta.

Coconut Pannacotta (makes 4 servings) 

Coconut milk – 1 carton, 200 ml

Fresh cream – 1 carton, 200 ml (like amul fresh cream)

Grated dry coconut – 3-4 tablespoons

Chopped white chocolate – 150 grams

Agar agar (china grass crystals) vanilla flavoured – 2 tablespoons

  1.  In a saucepan, add the cream, coconut milk and chopped chocolate and heat gently on a low flame, bring it to a gentle boil, stirring continuously to help the chopped pieces of chocolate melt.
  2. Add the powdered agar agar to the heated mixture and stir till it has melted into the cream mixture and is thoroughly combined.
  3. Take the saucepan off the heat and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes.
  4. The mixture will begin to start getting thicker, mix it a couple of times to prevent a skin from forming.
  5. Pour this in small glass serving bowls. Cool completely and cover each one with cling film.  Chill it in the fridge for a minimum of 4-5 hours or overnight.
  1. This stays in the fridge for a few days, so is a good make ahead dessert.
  2. To serve, toast the grated coconut in a hot pan till golden brown. Sprinkle over the chilled pannacotta and serve immediately

2 Comments Add yours

  1. radha says:

    I tried one with agar agar and it did not set. I just had it like a nice drink ! Will give it a second try

    1. arundati says:

      Hi Radha, I have had people tell me earlier too that agar agar didnt set. I use blue bird brand of vanilla agar agar, and have not had a problem either with setting, flavour or texture.

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