clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Agar-Agar Santan Gula Jawa: Coconut Milk & Palm Sugar Agar Pudding (Vegan)

Agar-Agar Santan Gula Jawa: Coconut Milk and Palm Sugar Agar Pudding (Vegan)

  • Author: Nunuk Sri Rahayu
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Vegan


A delicious vegan dessert pudding made with agar, a common Asian gelling agent. This agar is flavoured with coconut milk and palm sugar, and is best served chilled.


  • 7 gr unflavored agar-agar powder (equivalent of 1 packet Swallow Globe Brand)
  • 250 gr palm sugar
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 pandan leaves, knotted
  • 1 drop vanilla essence
  • 100 ml coconut milk
  • 800 ml water

Agar-Agar Santan Gula Jawa ingredients


  1. In a cooking pan, put 200 ml water, palm sugar, sugar, salt and pandan leaves. Boil over medium heat until all the ingredients are dissolved. Sieve and set aside.

    Agar-Agar Santan Gula Jawa mixing ingredients

  2. Put the remaining water in a cooking pan, add the agar-agar powder, mix well, then put in the vanilla essence and the sugar water from Step (1).
  3. Add the coconut milk, stir, then cook over low medium heat until it bubbles. Stir constantly for about 15 minutes.

    Agar-Agar Santan Gula Jawa stirring

  4. Transfer the agar-agar mix into a pudding mold.

    Agar-Agar Santan Gula Jawa sieving

  5. Let the pudding cool and then chill it in the refrigerator, to set it, before serving.


  • I personally use Swallow Globe Brand agar-agar, which is commonly available in Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. This recipe calls for 1 packet of Swallow Globe Brand unflavoured agar-agar, equivalent to 7 grams.

Keywords: Vegan, Non-spicy, Quick and easy