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Coconut Milk Panna Cotta with Pineapple Glaze (without Gelatin)

Coconut Milk Panna Cotta with Pineapple Glaze (without Gelatin)

My 279th recipe “Coconut Milk Panna Cotta with Pineapple Glaze (without Gelatin)”, a super delicious dessert. It is one of those desserts which is very easy to make, but to those who are tasting, it appears as though it is very sophisticated and made with a lot of effort. Something perfect to serve to your special guests or to make on those special occasions.

coconut milk panna cotta

I usually get pretty excited when I try a recipe for the first time. It is usually so much of nervous excitement. It was just the same case, when I made Panna Cotta for the first time. There were too many things for me to be worried about. I wanted my panna cotta to have the perfect consistency, rich, creamy and jiggly. On top of that I was using agar agar for the first time I was not sure how the outcome would be. My nervousness skyrocketed as soon as I had left the panna cotta in the refrigerator for setting. The thought of panna cotta kept lingering in my mind for the whole night. And the next day morning, only when the panna cotta came out perfect without collapsing, I was able to sigh a breath of relief. It turned out to be a worthy experiment and ever since, the panna cotta recipe has turned into a fool proof and keeper recipe.

coconut milk panna cotta

I always make the classic version of panna cotta with heavy cream and vanilla. This time around I decided to take just the inspiration from my regular recipe, but experiment with a different flavor combination. An Italian dessert with tropical flavors sounded really interesting to me. Hence I settled my mind on making a panna cotta using coconut milk. I love the naturally rich and creamy flavor of a coconut, and I was confident that I would love a coconut milk panna cotta. To compliment with the coconut flavor in the panna cotta, I wanted to make a glaze with more tropical flavors. It was not very difficult at all to convince my mind to make a glaze of pineapple.

coconut milk panna cotta

When I gave the first spoonful to RK, he was really stunned. I am surely not over exaggerating, but he said that it is one of the most delicious desserts he had ever tasted. Only after hearing that I felt relieved that my latest experiment had indeed turned successful. The coconut milk panna cotta turned out super creamy, flavorful and mildly sweet. And the slightly sweet, slightly tang pineapple added the perfect glaze on top. A truly amazing combo of flavors 🙂

coconut milk panna cotta

Coconut Milk Panna Cotta with Pineapple Glaze

coconut milk panna cotta

Coconut Milk Panna Cotta with Pineapple Glaze

Revathi Palani
Coconut Milk Panna Cotta with Pineapple Glaze is a amazing vegetarian Italian dessert made with tropical flavors. Perfectly rich and creamy.
Total Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

For Panna Cotta

  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 1/4 tsp Agar Agar powder
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar

For pineapple glaze

  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Pineapple chunks

Instructions
 

  • First, add the cream, coconut milk and agar agar to a large pan. Whisk until combined and keep aside for 15 mins.

    panna cotta  panna cotta
  • Now, add the sugar to the pan and mix well. Turn on the flame to medium. Heat until the sugar and agar dissolves and the mixture is just about to start boiling. Heat for another 3-4 mins in low flame, mixing constantly and turn off the flame. Use a fine mesh and filter the mixture into a clean bowl.

    panna cotta  panna cotta

    panna cotta  panna cotta
  • Transfer the mixture to tall glass and refrigerate until the panna cotta is set. I left it overnight in the refrigerator.

    panna cotta  panna cotta
  • To make the pineapple glaze, add the butter and brown sugar to a pan and heat in medium flame. Keep stirring until the butter melts and the sugar is dissolved. Now add the pineapple chunks to the pan, mix well and continue to cook until the pineapple is tender. Leave it to cool to room temperature or refrigerate until chill.

    panna cotta  panna cotta

    panna cotta  panna cotta
  • Add the pineapple glaze on top of the panna cotta and serve cold. Enjoy.

    coconut milk panna cotta

Notes | FAQ

- Do not boil the cream + milk mixture for a long time.
- Use a full fat / thick coconut milk for this recipe.
- Agar agar is a vegetarian option available for setting the panna cotta. If not a vegetarian, you can use gelatin as well. Follow the instructions on the package for direction of use and quantity.
- You can also use crushed pineapples instead of chunks.
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Monday 31st of January 2022

[…] Also, if you are looking for a vegan version of this lovely panna cotta to try, you can alway rely on my Coconut Milk version made with a yummy pineapple glaze here […]

Lois Milner

Friday 7th of June 2019

Love the sound of this. Would it help to use fresh pineapple? Prefer a tang not so sweet? Thank you for posting...Lois

revifood

Tuesday 15th of October 2019

Hi Lois, fresh pineapple should work great as wll :-)

Kayla

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

Can this be used with regular gelatin? I want to make it but I don't want to buy agar when I have gelatin at home already.

revifood

Wednesday 20th of July 2016

Yes Kayla, Gelatin would work too for this recipe. But be sure to follow the package instructions, since steps will be different compared to Agar Agar.

tara

Saturday 2nd of April 2016

This looks good. I have never had anything like it before. All the pictures make it simple to follow the recipe too!

revifood

Sunday 3rd of April 2016

Thanks Tara :-)

Karissa

Saturday 2nd of April 2016

Wow! This looks SO good! I love coconut milk.

revifood

Sunday 3rd of April 2016

Thanks Karissa :-)

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