A rich, creamy and delicious Chocolate Panna Cotta topped with a fresh Strawberry sauce. It’s the perfect special day Dessert. From Valentine’s Day to Christmas and everything in between.
We have become a Panna Cotta loving family especially a Strawberry and Chocolate combination my easy Strawberry Chocolate Cake was a bit hit!
Panna Cotta Recipe
The other day when I was thinking about what I was going to do for a Valentine’s Day post before it was too late and actually by blog standards, I am late!
I decided a simple Chocolate Panna Cotta Recipe would be just the thing.
How make Panna Cotta.
- In a small pot add cold water and sprinkle in the powdered gelatine.
- Heat just until dissolved.
- Heat the cream and sugar just until you arrive at the boiling point.
- Immediately remove the pot from the heat, add the gelatine and melted chocolate
- Pour into 2-4 glasses, depending on size and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
I decided I wanted to go with the old standby ingredients, Strawberries and Chocolate.
To tell the truth I can take chocolate with just about anything. Although I do not like spicy and chocolate.
A couple of summers ago in Toronto I went to a Chocolate course and she gave out samples, one of them being chocolate and hot peppers, nope wasn’t for me!!! What do you think?
When I first came to Italy I heard a lot about Panna Cotta but I really didn’t know what it was.
So what is it exactly? Exactly what the translation means and that is cooked cream. At first I have to admit I really didn’t like the sounds of it.
But just one taste and OMG it has got to be the creamiest, lightest dessert I have ever tasted.
Chocolate Panna Cotta is such an easy dessert to make and when it is topped with a fresh strawberry topping it is the perfect special occasion treat. Enjoy!
More Chocolate Desserts.
- 1/2 tablespoon powdered gelatine
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 cups cream
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 ounces dark chocolate melted
- 1 1/2 cups strawberries (chopped)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
In a small pot add cold water and sprinkle the gelatine on top, let stand one minute, then place the pot on low heat and heat until the gelatine has dissolved (1-2 minutes), then remove from heat.
Melt chocolate either in the microwave or over a pot of boiling water.
In a large pot add the cream and sugar, heat on medium / low heat just until the cream starts to boil, immediately remove the pot from the heat.
Add the gelatine and combine, then add the melted chocolate and combine well. Pour into 2-4 glasses (depending on size) and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or over night. Top with strawberry topping before serving. Enjoy!
In a small pot add chopped strawberries sugar and water, bring to a boil over medium low heat (stirring occasionally) until thickened. Let cool before using as a topping or refrigerate until using.