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Vegan chocolate panna cotta

Rich and creamy Chocolate Panna Cotta which is dairy free , soy free. A vegan and gluten free dessert that comes together in minutes. Great dessert option for parties.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Khushboo


  • 2 ¼ cups Silk Vanilla Almond creamer*
  • 4 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2-3 tablespoon raw sugar *
  • 4 oz / half cup unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • In a food processor / blender , blend 1.5 cups creamer, cocoa , sugar, vanilla , salt .
  • In a heavy bottom pan bring this mixture to a simmer on a low medium heat stirring frequently.
  • In the meantime blend the rest ¾ cups milk and corn flour .
  • Once it starts simmering add in the chocolate and gently stir until melted.
  • Once the mixture in the pan starts simmering slowly pour in the corn flour mixture in the pan .
  • Stir until thickens and coats the back of the spoon .
  • Taste test and add sugar if needed.
  • The mixture thickens more after cooling and chilling.
  • Transfer the Panna Cotta mixture in a lightly greased glass bowls or ramekins.
  • Cover it with cling wrap touching the Panna Cotta and place it in the refrigerator for at least 6 -8 hours to chill or up to 3 days.
  • When serving run a knife around the inner circumference of the bowl to loosen the edges of Panna Cotta . Place the bowls in warm water for 10 seconds and gently flip in over on a plate . Give it a gentle wiggle and a tap . The Panna Cotta should easily unmold .
  • Top it with a non dairy whipped topping if desired.
  • Serve with a side of fresh seasonal fruits or ice cream.


Silk Vanilla Almond creamer already has sugar and vanilla in it. If using some other non dairy creamer without sugar or using milk alternative then add 3/4 cups sugar in total for this recipe and do add vanilla extract.
You may use full fat coconut milk too. 
This is a very forgiving recipe measure wise so feel free to adjust sugar to your taste.
Can be made up to 3 days ahead of time. Refrigerate until served.
You may add cinnamon or some festive flavoring to your panna cotta.
Taste test carefully when warm. Adjust sugar to your taste if you like it sweeter.
You may sub sugar with agave.
You may unmold the Panna cotta or dig in right out of the bowl.
You may even set it in wine glasses for a romantic feel.
For parties or pot luck’s feel free to double or triple the quantity .
For parties you may set the Panna Cotta in large glass containers.