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Panna cotta is an Italian dessert, originally from the Piedmont region, and it's name literally translates to "cooked cream". Even though it sounds rich, it's actually quite light and is easier to make than it seems! To make a vegan version of this dessert, usually prepared with cow's milk and gelatin, use creamy coconut milk and agar agar instead. Agar agar is a binding and gelling agent made from algae, and it makes a great vegan substitute in recipes that call for gelatin. It comes in powder and flake form, has no taste or colour, and a little goes a long way! It can be used in a variety of recipes, from jams and jellies to flans. In order to achieve a jelly-like texture, agar agar has to be boiled and left to cool for several hours, but in the case of this recipe, the wait is worth it. Garnished with berries, coconut strips and a drizzle of maple syrup, this panna cotta is a summery treat!
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