Saturday 6 August 2016

Chocolate Panna Cotta

Here is a perfect dessert treat, "Chocolate Panna Cotta" to celebrate the 4th year anniversary of "Poornima Cookbook"!

I am excited and thankful to my family, friends and followers for their encouragement & support throughout this journey.

Feedback from those trying my recipes, keeps me motivated to post more and more.

Pannacotta is a classic, popular, easy to make Italian custard. Pannacotta means "cooked cream" in Italian.

It is made by simmering together cream, milk and sugar; mixing this with gelatin and letting it cool until set. You can try out adding different flavours, but this one is for the chocolate lovers!

Check Vanilla-pannacotta-with-pomegranate jelly which is one of my earlier posts!

Let's go through the recipe now.

10 min
20 mins
Recipe for Chocolate Panna Cotta
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4 (approximately)

Milk - 1 cup (250 ml)
Heavy Cream - 1 cup
Un-flavoured Gelatin - 2½ tsp
Sugar - 3 tbsp
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Dark chocolate - 150 g


Sprinkle the gelatin over the ¼ cup of cold milk in a bowl and let it stand until the gelatin softens, for about 5 minutes.

Chop the chocolate into pieces and keep aside.

Melt the chocolate in double boiler method or in microwave; keep asde.

Just heat cream, remaining milk, sugar and vanilla essence in a pan over medium heat (do not boil).  Add the soaked gelatin and stir until dissolves.

Remove from the flame and add melted chocolate; mix well.

Divide the mixture among the serving bowls / glass and place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 to 3 hours or until completely set.

Once it is completely set, enjoy this lip smacking, creamy dessert!


Depending on the size of the glasses your setting time will vary; mine took approximately 2 hours to set.

If you want to prepare this for parties (large amount), just double or triple the quantity.


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