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Panna Cotta Made with Agar Agar

This panna cotta is made with agar agar, a vegetarian gelatin substitute made from red algae. Agar agar is stable at room temperature.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: panna cotta with agar agar, vegetarian panna cotta
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Stef


  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons agar agar powder
  • 1/4 cup honey plus extra for drizzling


  • Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium high heat and stir occasionally until the agar-agar has dissolved completely or almost completely (as noted above, I could never get the flakes to completely dissolve), about 15 minutes. The mixture should remain simmering, but not come to a heavy boil.
  • Let the mixture stand for about 10 minutes at room temperature and pour into a silicone mold (any shape you'd like) or ramekins. I made mine in a silicone cupcake tin. I filled the molds 3/4 full and the recipe made eight.
  • Refrigerate until the panna cotta sets, 2-3 hours.
  • Serve cold, drizzled with honey.


I got the recipe for the honey panna cotta by adjusting a recipe for vanilla panna cotta from from Linden Tea.


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 77mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg