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Chocolate Panna Cotta

Chocolate Panna Cotta, it's creamy and smooth with a rich chocolate flavour. It's the perfect make-ahead dessert for dinner parties, weekends and special occasions.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 355kcal
Author: Emily Kemp


  • 1 1/4 cup (300ml) cream
  • 1 1/8 cup (250ml) milk
  • 3 leaves gelatine * see notes for conversion
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (20g) sugar
  • 3.5 oz (100g) dark chocolate 70% cacao , finely chopped (or use dark chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 vanilla pod


  • First, add the gelatine leaves to a bowl of cold water and let it sit for 10 minutes until soft.
  • Add the cream, milk, sugar to a saucepan. Scrape the vanilla seeds from the bean/pod and add vanilla to a saucepan on medium/low heat. Heat the mixture until the sugar has dissolved. Bring the milk and cream to a simmer then turn off the heat.
  • Add the finely chopped chocolate to the milk and cream and stir slowly until the chocolate has completely melted.
  • Squeeze the gelatine to remove as much water as possible then add it to the hot cream and chocolate. Whisk constantly until the gelatin has melted then set the saucepan aside to cool.
  • Once cooled strain the mixture into serving glasses and place in the fridge to set for 2-3 hours.


  • You can substitute 3 gelatine leaves for 1 tbsp of powdered gelatine. Please note I have not tested this recipe with powdered gelatin. For more information on gelatine conversions click here.


Calories: 355kcal