Panna cotta is an italian dessert made with milk and cream. This easy and delicious panna cotta recipe is made without gelatin and thus a vegetarian version of panna cotta.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6 medium sized bowls
- 2 cups Whole milk
- 2 cups Cream - low fat (20 to 30% fat)
- ½ cup Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons Finely chopped agar agar strands
- ⅓ cup Hot water
making agar agar solution for panna cotta
First take 2 tablespoons finely chopped agar agar strands in a small sauce pan. Do cut the agar agar strands in small or tiny pieces.
Add ⅓ cup hot water.
Mix and let the agar agar strands soak in hot water for 5 minutes.
Then keep the agar agar and water mixture on a low flame. Keep on stirring the agar agar solution and let it cook till the agar agar strands are dissolved.
Continue to stir often when cooking this solution.
Switch off the flame when all the agar agar strands have dissolved. You will see a clear solution.
making cream mixture for panna cotta
Meanwhile mix 2 cups low fat cream (20 to 30% fat) and 2 cups whole milk in a pan or sauce pan.
Add ½ cup sugar.
Keep the sauce pan on the stove top on a low to low-medium flame. Stir with a wired whisk. The sugar should dissolve completely.
Keep on stirring at intervals while the cream mixture comes to a gentle boil.
The mixture should just come to a boil. Then switch off the flame.
Add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. If using vanilla essence, then add 1 teaspoon of it. mix very well.
Now add the hot agar agar solution to the hot cream+milk mixture. Both the agar agar solution and the cream mixture should be hot when you mix them.
Mix again very well.
setting panna cotta
Pour the hot panna cotta mixture in bowls. If you plan to unmould the panna cotta, then grease the bowls with some neutral tasting oil like sunflower oil.
Cover the bowls with aluminium foil or lids. When the panna cotta mixture become warm or come to room temperature, then place the bowls in the fridge to set for 4 to 5 hours or overnight.
Serve panna cotta plain or topped with your favorite fruit or berries.
- The recipe can be halved or doubled.
Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 167mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1298IU | Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): 1mg | Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 1mg | Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 1mg | Vitamin B6: 1mg | Vitamin B12: 1µg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin D: 2µg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Vitamin K: 3µg | Calcium: 143mg | Vitamin B9 (Folate): 7µg | Magnesium: 14mg | Phosphorus: 118mg | Zinc: 1mg