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Dairy-Free Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

This smooth and silky dessert is dairy-free, but you wouldn't even know it! The vanilla bean adds a burst of flavor that will leave you wanting more.

Tasty Team
64% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Dairy-Free Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

  • ¾ cup raw cashews (95 g)
  • warm water, for soaking
  • coconut oil, for greasing
  • 1 ¼ cups water (300 mL)
  • kosher salt
  • ¼ cup organic cane sugar (50 g)
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeded
  • ¼ cup hot water (60 mL)
  • 1 teaspoon agar agar
  • fresh berry, for ganish

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 193
  • Fat 14g
  • Carbs 14g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 9g
  • Protein 3g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Add the cashews to a medium bowl. Pour in enough warm water to completely cover the cashews, then soak for at least 2 hours, or overnight. Drain.
  2. Grease 4 4-ounce ramekins with coconut oil and set aside.
  3. Add the cashews to a blender with the water and a pinch of salt. Blend on high speed for 2 minutes, or until very creamy.
  4. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the cashew cream, sugar, and vanilla bean seeds. Warm slowly, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is simmering.
  5. Add the agar agar to the hot water and stir until there are no lumps and the agar agar is fully dissolved.
  6. Pour the agar mixture into the warm cashew cream and whisk to combine. Increase the heat to medium, bring to a gentle boil, and whisk continuously for 3 minutes, until thickened. Remove the cream from the heat and immediately divide between the greased ramekins. Smooth the tops.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until ready to serve. (The agar will set at room temperature, but chilling the panna cotta in the fridge will expedite the process.)
  8. When ready to serve, use an offset spatula or butter knife to carefully work around the edges of the ramekins to loosen the panna cotta. Invert onto serving plates and garnish with fresh berries.
  9. Enjoy!
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Dairy-Free Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta