The Best Chocolate Panna Cotta Recipe

An Easy Yet Elegant Dessert

Panna cotta is an Italian dessert that loosely means "cooked cream." It's made by setting sweetened and flavored cream and/or milk with gelatin. Serve in containers or unmolded onto plates.

Here's what you'll need to make this easy but elegant dessert. See the next slide for amounts.

– 1 1/4 cups whole milk – 2 teaspoons gelatin – pinch of salt – 2 oz sugar – 3 oz dark chocolate (I used 70%) – 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract – 1 cup heavy cream


Bloom gelatin in a portion of the milk. Heat the rest of the milk, sugar, and salt together until hot. Stir in chopped chocolate and vanilla.

Add half the cream. Whisk over an ice bath to cool. Whip rest of cream until thick. Fold in gently but thoroughly, and pour into molds. Chill until set.

You can make panna cotta without all the chilling and whisking, but you will end up with a "slick" rather than creamy panna cotta. To get the best texture, it's worth following all the steps!

Grab the recipe along with all my tips for success by clicking the link below. See the next slide for more delicious panna cotta recipes. Thanks for your interest!

More Panna Cotta Recipes to Love!

Creamy Coffee Panna Cotta Recipe

Lemon Corn Panna Cotta Recipe

Cream Cheese Panna Cotta Tart

Click a photo to get the recipe.