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Panna Cotta for Vegetarians

This Panna Cotta recipe is suitable for vegetarians people, instead of solidifying with gelatin, we use Agar Agar which is a natural solidifying agent extracted from algae 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Panna Cotta with Agar Agar suitable for vegetarians
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Resting Time 5 hours
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 340kcal
Author Authentic Italian Cuisine


  • 500 ml Double Cream
  • 90 gr Granulated Sugar
  • 3 gr Agar Agar Powder
  • 1/2 Vanilla Pod


  • Pour the cream, and sugar into a pan. 
  • Split the vanilla pod, scrape out the seeds and add, along with the pod, to the cream.
  •  Heat gently until hot, but not bubbling.
  • Add the Agar Agar.
  • Stir until it is dissolved.
  •  Divide the mixture among four ramekins and leave to cool.
  • Place into the fridge for at least five hours, until set.


To unmold panna cotta, immerse the ramekin in a container of hot water for no more than two seconds, then flip and unmold.