This delicious Mango & Vanilla Panna Cotta takes its inspiration from the iconic Italian dessert. This time, we've given this classic dessert a vegan makeover that highlights refreshing mango flavors without sacrificing the smooth and creamy texture you look for in traditional panna cotta. The secret? Agar-agar! Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Vegan.
Into a medium pot, add coconut milk and sugar over medium-high heat. Once mixture is boiling, add in agar-agar powder and whisk to combine. Add in the vanilla extract, then stir for 2-3 minutes.
Pour the vanilla mixture into 6 dessert cups (you may fill more if you use smaller sized cups). Chill in the fridge for at least 45 minutes, or until set.
For the Mango Layer
Meanwhile, add coconut cream, almond milk, and sugar into the same medium pot over medium-high heat. Once mixture is boiling, add in agar-agar powder and whisk to combine. Turn off the heat and set aside for 5 minutes. Then add in the mango puree. Stir to combine.
Once the vanilla layer has firmed up, divide the mango mixture into the same 6 cups to form a layer on top of the vanilla panna cotta. Chill in the fridge for at least 45 minutes, or until set.
Once both layers are set and cool, remove panna cotta from fridge and garnish with extra mango slices and mint leaves. Serve immediately. ENJOY!
* Make sure that both vanilla and mango mixtures are boiling before stirring in the agar-agar powder to prevent it from gelling up too soon.
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