Vegan Mermaid Panna Cotta

I was never a huge panna cotta fan back in my non vegan days, so I was skeptical as I sat in a vegan restaurant in Berlin as my boyfriend ordered it. But to my suprise, I loved the vegan version!

I knew I had to create my own version of this dessert to make at home. It has since become a staple warm weather dessert, and it’s healthy too! I’ve even added blue spirulina to this version for an extra health kick – and let’s be honest, to make it more instagrammable – but you can leave this ingredient out if you don’t have any on hand.

I like to top mine with some strawberry or mango puree, both of which you can easily make by simply blending up some fresh fruit and adding a touch of maple syrup depending on the sweetness, but you can also enjoy it plain.

I hope you love this vegan dessert recipe as much as I do, so please let me know in the comments or on Instagram if you try it out!

Ingredients:

⌁2 cups coconut milk

⌁1/2 cups soy milk

⌁1/4 tsp vanilla

⌁Pinch of Salt

⌁2 tbsp maple syrup

⌁2 heaping tsps agar agar flakes (vegan gelatin)

⌁1 tsp blue spirulina (optional)

⌁fresh fruit, fruit puree or jam to top (optional)

Method:

In a bowl, add all of the ingredients except for the spirulina and fruit (the optional ingredients). Stir to combine and transfer to a pot on the stove.

Bring the mixture to a simmer on low heat while stirring constantly and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the agar flakes are completely dissolved.

This is where we can get creative!

If you are using spirulina:
Take the pot off the stove and divide the mixture into 2 parts. Mix the blue spirulina  into one of the parts. Pour the mixtures into individual jars, alternating for a marbled effect. Place the jars into the fridge to set for a few hours and top them with your favourite fruit, fruit puree or jam!

If you aren’t using spirulina:

Take the pot off the stove and pour the mixture into individual jars. Place the jars into the fridge to set for a few hours and top them with your favourite fruit, fruit puree or jam!

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