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Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberry Compote, simple and satisfying


Panna cotta seems to be the go-to dessert on many cooking shows. This gave me the impression that this was a challenging dessert to make and only suited for master cooks. However, it turns out that I was very wrong, as Panna cotta is incredibly easy to make and comes out perfectly every time.

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This Italian dessert traditionally consists of cream, sugar and gelatin. The name literally means “thickened cream”. 

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Instead of using cream, this dessert is made with coconut milk to create a unique twist on the classic version.

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You can get creative with your toppings and try the following variations: mango, passion fruit, caramelised banana or even caramel sauce.

Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberry Compote

5 from 1 vote

Recipe by Jessica Alberts
Course: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy




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These gourmet delights are easier to make than you think. Served with a topping of berry compote, it is the perfect end to a delicious meal!


  • 6 ramekins or moulds

  • 10 grams gelatin (2 1/2 tsp)

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 can coconut milk

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • Blueberry compote
  • 3/4 cup berries, frozen or fresh

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  • Coconut Panna Cotta
  • Gently rub the inside of the moulds with coconut oil, or vegetable oil.
  • Sprinkle the gelatin over the ¼ cup of water. Stir gently and leave for 10 minutes.
  • Place the milk, honey (or sugar) and coconut milk in a saucepan. Heat gently while stirring.
  • When the milk mixture starts to steam, remove the saucepan off the heat, and add the gelatin. Stir to completely dissolve the gelatin. Stir in the vanilla.
  • Place the serving cups or moulds on a tray. Pour ½ cup of milk mixture into each mould. Allow to cool down. Place the tray in the fridge and allow it to set.
  • Raspberry Compote
  • Mix the berries, honey and lemon in a pot. Gently simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Pour berries over the panna cotta to serve.

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