Panna cotta in a glass with fresh strawberry topping on top
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5 from 2 votes

Chocolate Panna Cotta with a Fresh Strawberry Topping

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 607kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen



  • 1/2 tablespoon powdered gelatine
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups cream heavy/whole or whipping
  • 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.


Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1750IU | Vitamin C: 32.5mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 2.3mg