Bloody Eyeball Dessert – Vegan Panna Cotta {fancy word for pudding-ey stuff}

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(Inside: One creepy-cool recipe for a bloody eyeball dessert, AKA Vegan Panna Cotta. It’s amazing, easy and the result is creeptacularly fun. It’s definitely going into the Halloween recipe hall of fame in my book.)

It was a dark and stormy night…and a blind cyclops sat on the hill outside his cave, crying “Whhhhere is my eeeeeyeball? Who stole my eye?”

Heh, not really. It’s super easy to make and my kids are just going to flip when they see it (or when it sees them).

It’s a Bloody Eyeball Dessert. But really, its Vegan Panna Cotta. Get it? Heh.

Oh, yeah, and panna cotta is just a fancy word for pudding, by the way…

I was a little inspired to make this. You know, because Halloween does so inspire me.

But, seriously, one of my biggest inspirations for this creepy goodness was this amazing friend of mine, Stephanie.

She and I wrote a Halloween recipes book together that is freaking AMAZEBALLS. It’s so wickedly wild–there are more than 50 recipes to scare and delight. You have to check it out.

But, if you’re making the bloody eyeball dessert panna cotta, you should really plan on having one of the best experiences of your life–so tasty, even if it is kind of odd looking. (sorry, I can’t help the puns, they’re just happening)

It’s such an easy recipe, too, it’s just looking to be made. (I’m SO SORRY.)

Now, if you’re not looking to make it right this second (you know you should go see if you have some gelatin or agar-agar–the vegan gelatin), then you should definitely see about pinning this right now.

(I am so sorry–the puns…I’m so sorry.)

Yield: 2

Bloody Eyeball Dessert - Vegan Panna Cotta {fancy word for pudding-ey stuff}

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

It’s super easy to make and my kids are just going to flip when they see it (pr when it sees them). It’s a Bloody Eyeball Dessert. But really, its Vegan Panna Cotta. Get it? Heh.

Ingredients

Panna Cotta (the white of the eye)

  • 2 tblspn agar-agar, vegan gelatin {if you aren’t worried about vegan-izing this, just use 1 tblspn of regular gelatin)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 tspn vanilla extract
  • 1 tblspn water
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tblspn granulated sugar

Kiwi (iris)

  • 1 kiwi fruit

Syrup (blood)

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup strawberries

Chocolate Covered Coffee Bean (pupil)

  • 2 Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans, you can also use a chocolate covered yogurt, but I don;t like those–milk, you see

Instructions

  1. Begin by peeling and slicing your kiwi. You’ll want 2 very pretty slices, so be gentle and slice smartly.
  2. Place one slice each in the bottom of 2 cereal bowls.
  3. To make the panna cotta, place everything but the agar-agar and water in a sauce pan over medium heat. Whisk continuously (but gently) for 5 minutes.
  4. Mix the water and agar-agar together, making sure the agar-agar is completely dissolved.
  5. Whisk the agar-agar-and-water mixture into the milk mixture and turn up the heat to medium-high.
  6. Whisk continually for 2-3 more minutes.
  7. Turn off the heat and allow to sit for approximately 2 minutes, but don’t wait longer than 3. This is a big deal.
  8. Immediately pour into your bowls on top of the kiwi slices.
  9. Place in the refrigerator for approximately 4 hours or until set.
  10. When you’re almost ready to serve, slice and core your strawberries.
  11. Place strawberry slices and sugar in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
  12. Stir periodically for approximately 10 minutes (it’s ok to smash the strawberries a little here to make a little more juicy-juice happen).
  13. Remove strawberry sauce from heat and allow to cool until you can safely handle it.
  14. Use a colander or sieve to drain sauce into a bowl, removing strawberry pulp and seeds. I also used a cheesecloth tucked into my colander to get as much sauce without goo as possible.
  15. place a couple spoons of the sauce on a plate, then, gently turn-out the panna cotta on top of the sauce, upside-down with the kiwi facing up.
  16. Place a chocolate-covered cofee bean on top of the kiwi in the center.
  17. GAH! Its looking at you! Hurry! Eat it!
And don’t forget to check out the Spectacularly Spooky Halloween Recipes book. It’s totally chock-full of some boo-tiful recipes you’ll be dying to make.

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