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Soy Milk Panna Cotta with Black Sugar Sauce

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Course Dessert
Cuisine Best, Japanese
Level Beginner
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Fat, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 serving
Calories 69kcal


for panna cotta

  • 2 cups unsweetened soy milk
  • 2 grams agar agar (* see note)
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated cane sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean

for black syrup

  • 25 grams kokutou (any dark sugar, like muscavado)
  • 25 grams evaporated cane sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Add the soymilk, agar agar and sugar to a pot. Split a vanilla bean and scrape out the seeds putting both the seeds and the pod in the pot.
  • Heat over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a rolling boil.
  • Divide the soy milk mixture into small ramekins or bowls, passing it through a tea strainer to remove any chunks of vanilla or coagulated soy proteins.
  • Cover and chill overnight.
  • To make the black sugar syrup, add the sugars and 1 tablespoon of water into a small pot and heat until the mixture comes to a boil and the sugar has dissolved. If your sugar is not in powder form (i.e. it comes in chunks) you'll need to use more water to dissolve the sugar first and then reduce it until it forms a thick syrup. Let the syrup cool.
  • To serve, you can either pour the syrup straight into the ramekins, or unmold the panna cotta first and then drizzle the sauce on top.


Please read the ingredients on your agar agar powder (it should only include agar agar). Apparently, some brands mix sugar and other ingredients into their powder which will make it set differently.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.1mg