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This Panna Cotta with Lemon Jelly has a harmonious blend of flavors and is dairy free and animal product free, making this a delicious vegan dessert option. Made with vanilla soy milk and nondairy cream, this panna cotta has a creamy texture that envelopes the blend of thyme, lemon, and vanilla bean flavors. Topped with a tart lemon jelly, this Panna Cotta with Lemon Jelly is the perfect refreshing dessert to end a warm summer evening dinner party.


  • 200 milliliters vanilla soy milk (or whole milk)
  • 200 milliliters cream (or non-dairy cream or milk cream)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons agar agar (or 3 gelatin sheets)
  • 40 grams fructose (or 60 gr. granulated or raw sugar)
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • 1 fresh thyme (twig)
  • lemon juice
  • 100 milliliters lemon juice
  • 50 milliliters water
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon agar agar
  • lemon peel
  • fresh thyme (as needed)


  1. To prepare the panna cotta, heat the milk in a medium saucepan with the fructose, the thyme twig, and the filtered juice of half a lemon, without bringing the mixture to a boil.
  2. Slice the vanilla bean lengthwise and add it to the mixture with the agar agar, stir with a whisk to dissolve the agar agar completely.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil for a few minutes on low heat, remove the saucepan from the stove and incorporate the cream.
  4. Filter the mixture to eliminate the thyme and the vanilla bean and pour it in individual bowls.
  5. Cool completely, then refrigerate to set well.
  6. To prepare the lemon jelly, filter the lemon juice with a sieve.
  7. Add the water and place the mixture in a medium saucepan on low heat with the sugar, the fresh thyme, and the lemon peel.
  8. As soon as the mixture begins to boil, add the agar agar and stir with a whisk to eliminate any lumps.
  9. Boil the mixture for a few minutes and remove the saucepan from the heat.
  10. Eliminate the fresh time by filtering the mixture and cool it completely.
  11. Remove the panna cotta from the refrigerator and add the cold jelly to the top.
  12. Return the panna cotta to the refrigerator for an additional 2 to 3 hours before serving.
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NutritionView more



Calories190Calories from Fat120
Total Fat13g20%
Saturated Fat7g35%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat120
Total Carbohydrate17g6%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Debbie F. 31 May 2015
This was an incredibly easy recipe to make that did not have confusing or overly long directions like most panna cotta recipes. It did not require a lot of ingredients which made it a very doable recipe to make. I loved how the lemon really brought out the rest of the flavors. I will be making this 5 star recipe again and would rate this recipe at 5 stars.