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Vegan Chocolate Panna Cotta w/ Blackberry Preserves

Updated: Mar 27, 2020

This recipe was not actually in my plans for the blog or at all for that matter! It was my friends birthday this past weekend, she happens to be vegan and a chocolate lover so I decided to go with this!

It's super easy to make and only has SIX ingredients! Apart from the setting time, it comes together pretty quickly.

Gelatin is typically used in traditional panna cotta to set it. It is derived from animal bones which I refuse to use, vegan or not. Agar agar is the vegetarian alternative for gelatin. It is derived from algae and sets it equally well. I used agar agar in my previous recipe for Patriotic Panna Cotta also. I purchased mine from Amazon via Living Jin. You can purchase it here. I've never seen it sold in a store but I believe you can find it in the Asian markets.

This panna cotta is extremely rich and decadent. The addition of the berry topping pairs perfectly with the lusciousness of the chocolate. I also topped mine with some vegan whipped cream to add some more lightness along with a garnish of fresh mint leaves to brighten the palette.

I used oat milk as the milk and cream alternative for this recipe. You can use coconut milk as well, it would be perfect for this as it is thicker and creamy. My friend doesn't love coconut so I went another route. I used Oatly's Barista Edition oat milk. Oatly is my favorite vegan milk, it is the only one that has the same texture as real milk. I find nut milks too thin and watery. Oatly also has a touch of sweetness from the oats as well, I just love it! This is not an ad - just an honest review!

You can use other berries as well, strawberries or raspberries would pair nicely with this. Or you can even do a mix of berries - make it yours! Alrighty, I now bring you Vegan Chocolate Panna Cotta with Blackberry Preserves! I hope you guys love this one!


Vegan Chocolate Panna Cotta w/ Blackberry Preserves

Yields: 6 servings


  • 4 cups vegan milk of choice, I used Oatly's Barista Edition Oat Milk

  • 1 cup cocoa powder, I use Ghiradelli

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar, or to taste

  • 1 tsp agar agar

  • 1 cup blackberries

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon (optional)

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch


  • Vegan whipped cream, I used Reddi Wip

  • Mint leaves


1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add milk, cocoa powder, and sugar. Whisk until everything is combined and bring to a boil.

2. Once boiling, whisk in agar agar. Continue to boil for 3 minutes.

3. Remove from heat, strain and divide into serving cups.

4. Place in fridge to set for at least 6 hours up to overnight.

5. After panna cotta has set, make your berry mixture.

6. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add berries, sugar and lemon juice. Simmer until berries release their juices. Whisk in cornstarch and stir until combined. Continue to simmer for another minute and remove from heat. (Don't worry if it's watery, it will thicken as it cools.)

7. Spoon berry mixture over panna cotta and place back in fridge for about 30 minutes.

8. Remove from fridge, top with whipped cream and/or mint if desired and serve cold!


Did you make this recipe? I'd love to see your recreation! Please tag me @thecurriedcook or #thecurriedcook or both so I can see!

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