Coconut Panna Cotta With Persimmon
Recipe type: vegan, vegetarian, plantbased
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Serves: 4
  • 1 can (400 ml) of coconut milk
  • ½ tsp ground vanilla
  • 1.5 tsp of agar agar (= a vegan gelatin substitute)
  • 2 tbsp of natural sweetener of choice (maple syrup or honey)
  • 1 ripe persimmon*
  1. In a small glass, mix the agar agar with a little bit of water into a paste. Make sure there are no lumps.
  2. Pour half of the coconut milk into a saucepan and gently heat over medium heat. Stir in the vanilla and the agar agar until it has dissolved. Reduce heat and let simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the rest of the coconut milk into the saucepan with the syrup or honey.
  4. Remove from the heat and pour into small bowls. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 1 hour.
  5. Scrape the soft persimmon fruit from its peel and mash with a fork. Add the persimmon to your bowls of panna cotta and serve.
* If you don't find a ripe persimmon, you can blend a fresh persimmon with 1 orange and use the blend as a topping.
Recipe by The Green Tribe at