Vegetarian Panna Cotta With Agar Agar
This panna cotta is made with agar agar, a vegetarian gelatin substitute made from red algae.
Servings: 4 servings
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon agar agar powder
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 8 teaspoons vanilla bean paste substitute with vanilla extract; 8 teaspoons = 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons
Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium high heat and stir occasionally until the agar agar has dissolved completely, about 15 minutes. Do not let the mixture come to a rapid boil.
Let the mixture stand for about 10 minutes at room temperature and divide into four ramekins or silicone molds.
Refrigerate until the panna cotta sets, 2-3 hours.
Serve cold, garnished with macerated strawberries, fresh fruit, fresh mint, or fresh lavender.
While I love the look of vanilla bean specks in my dessert, vanilla extract will work perfectly well.
I made my panna cotta recipe by modifying one from Linden Tea.
Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 286mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1171IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 1mg