How to Make Chocolate Panna Cotta
This chocolate panna cotta is creamy, silky and rich. If you are not familiar with this dessert, panna cotta is traditional Italian dessert and the name means “cooked cream”. Panna cotta is a perfect party dessert; it’s served cold so it makes panna cotta a great summer dessert. This dessert recipe is really easy, doesn’t require eggs and it’s a no-bake dessert.
- 150g (5.3oz) Dark Chocolate
- 1¼ cup (300ml) Heavy cream
- 3/4 cup (180ml) Milk
- 3 tablespoons (37g) Sugar
- Pinch Salt
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons (6g) Gelatin powder
- 2 tablespoons (30ml) Cold water
- Oil for greasing the cups
- In a small bowl whisk gelatin and water. Set aside to bloom for 10-15 minutes.
- Grease serving cups/glasses lightly with oil and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, heat the heavy cream, milk, and sugar over medium-low heat. Until sugar has dissolved (do not boil). Remove from heat, add vanilla extract, chocolate and stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in gelatin and immediately whisk until smooth and dissolved.
- Pour into prepared dishes. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
- Before serving dip the cups in hot water for a few seconds, if needed run a knife around the edges and release the panna cotta from the glass.
- Serve and enjoy!
What is panna cotta?
Panna cotta is a traditional Italian dessert. The panna cotta is a cream based custard that was thickened with a use of gelatin. The translation of panna cotta is “cooked cream”. Usually the cream is flavoured with different additions such as: chocolate, vanilla, strawberries, mango and more.
How long will panna cotta last in the fridge?
Panna cotta can be stored, covered, in the fridge up to 4 days.
What other flavors of panna cotta can we make?