Dairy free panna cotta recipe
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4 from 9 votes

Dairy-Free Panna Cotta Recipe

Delicious and creamy homemade coconut milk panna cotta is a perfect nutrient-rich treat for any time of year. With healthy fats, skin-healthy gelatin, and a hint of vanilla it's a family favorite at our house!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 +
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Katie Wells



  • Pour both milks into a medium saucepan and sprinkle gelatin over the top.
  • Gently whisk in gelatin and wait 5 minutes before turning on the heat to allow the gelatin to soften.
  • Add honey and maple syrup and vanilla to saucepan.
  • Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until milk is hot enough to steam. Do not boil as this will deactivate the gelling properties of the gelatin.
  • Lightly grease small bowls or molds with coconut oil and pour the heated mixture into the bowls.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator for 5-6 hours or overnight.
  • Serve in bowls or gently turn out onto serving dishes and add toppings.


  • Coconut milk or almond milk may be used, just use 4 cups of milk total. Dairy milk also works well for this recipe.
  • Make sure that the gelatin is actual gelatin and not collagen hydrolysate/collagen peptides or it will not gel.
  • Honey or maple syrup can be used alone or left out completely. Fresh fruit puree can also be used for natural sweetness.


Serving: 1/2 cup | Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.6g | Protein: 8.4g | Fat: 25.6g | Saturated Fat: 22.7g | Sodium: 31mg | Sugar: 9.1g