Coconut Passion Fruit Panna Cotta (AIP, Paleo & Low FODMAP Friendly)

Refreshing, creamy and satisfying – this simple and satisfying paleo panna cotta will wow you and any lucky guests you make it for! 

Finding desserts that are AIP and Low FODMAP friendly is not always the easiest thing but I’m on a mission to make that a bit easier using simple ingredients and methods. And one of my favorite desserts ever is PANNA COTTA – a thick and creamy-like pudding complete with a fruity topping, which is perfect in warmer weather especially. I also have a vegan version without gelatin you can easily use too (see below).

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This recipe is easily adaptable and I encourage you to experiment with toppings! Finding passion fruit might not be easy, but if you can – it’s so worth it. This low sugar and low FODMAP fruit has a delicious floral, sweet and slightly tart taste that works perfectly with the coconut cream. Other great low FODMAP options would be your favorite berries and/or kiwi!

And on the sugar topic, easily use maple syrup or you can use raw honey later (don’t heat it) – I’m also experimenting with some Pure Monk Fruit sweetener which is much sweeter than sugar so a lot goes a long way and it has some great health benefits. I find it has a mild aftertaste (not as much as stevia) and can be nice if you’re avoiding traditional sweeteners, that being said, this dessert doesn’t need much of anything so it’s easy to go either way.

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Coconut Passion Fruit Panna Cotta (AIP, Paleo & Low FODMAP Friendly)

5 ingredients and just a few minutes of prep. This easy dessert is healthy and delicious and makes for an impressive presentation. (Dairy-free, Paleo, AIP & Low FODMAP Friendly)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 220kcal


  • 1 13.5 oz. can full fat coconut milk BPA-free lining
  • 1/2 Tbsp gelatin powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp sweetener of choice maple syrup, coconut nectar or honey OR Pinch of monk fruit extract
  • 3 Passion Fruits
  • Toppings: coconut flakes & optional: culinary lavender


  • In a small saucepan, whisk together 1 cup of the coconut milk with the powdered gelatin. Allow to sit for 5 minutes and allow the gelatin to "bloom."
  • Add in the vanilla and carefully heat the mixture over medium-low heat, DO NOT BOIL. Continue whisking for a few minutes until everything is dissolved. Remove from heat and add in sweetener, whisk to incorporate and dissolve.
  • Pour the mixture into 2 or 3 small glasses, let sit for 10 minutes at room temperature (go ahead and do the dishes while you wait!) and then place dishes into the fridge to cool and set for at least 4 hours.
  • When set, cut passion fruits in half and scoop out the pulp - add 1 pulp each over the coconut pudding. Sprinkle coconut shavings and any other toppings you'd like over top and enjoy!


Nutrition Calories: 220 Fat: 20g Totalcarbs: 8.9 Protein: 4.7


Calories: 220kcal

Tags: paleo pudding, AIP pudding, coconut pudding, dairy-free pudding, paleo, AIP dessert, passion fruit, healthy dessert, healthy pudding


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  • AmandaMay 24, 2017 - 2:16 pm

    It’s so hard to find passion fruit here so I’ve never had it! But the color and your description of it sound wonderful. I also love panna cotta, and find it can be such a great make-ahead dessert for the week ahead or dinner parties. xo!


    • Alison MarrasJune 11, 2017 - 11:41 pm

      Just another reason for you to visit me, yes? I’ll make you passion fruit anything, bae!!


  • Natalie | Feasting on FruitMay 24, 2017 - 10:00 pm

    Yes, yes, beautiful and YES!! AIP but just fruity enough to make me so happy (although berries sounds really yummy on top too!). I’ve made a similar coconut milk + gelatin pudding-ish thing before with cacao in it, but a vanilla version would just make my dessert life that much better! I’d be curious to hear more about monk fruit too, stevia does not work for my body but I’d love an alternative that does. Pinning and making as soon as I have a second to cook just for fun 😀


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  • Rebecca ChungJune 6, 2020 - 7:50 am

    Your instructions only say to add in 1 cup of coconut milk with the gelatin. When do I add the rest of the can of coconut milk in this recipeReplyCancel

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