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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Chocolate Panna Cotta with Blackberries

I finally had the opportunity to have panna cotta when I had a girls night with two of my friends.  Since I was with one of my foodie friends Anna, we had to try different dishes and desserts.  Panna cotta was one of the three desserts we tried.  I instantly enjoyed the dish and I wanted to replicate a version of it at home.  I went on the hunt for a recipe and I found a fairly simple one on Epicurious.  I was also able to find blackberries on sale so I figured I'll pair them together. 
Chocolate Panna Cotta
(adapted from Epicurious)
Canola Oil
1 Cup of Whole Milk
2 1/4 Teaspoon unflavored gelatin
2 Cups of Whipping Cream
1/2 Cup of Sugar
5 Ounces of Semisweet Chocolate chopped or morsels
1/2 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  1.  Brush the mold or custard cups with canola oil.  I used I tin cake pan since I didn't have any glass.  Glass would have been better
  2. Pour the milk into a bowl and than add the gelatin to soften.
  3. Pour the cream and sugar into a saucepan and cook over a medium-high heat while whisking until the sugar is dissolved.  Bring to a boil
  4. Remove the pot from the heat and than add the chocolate.  Mix well until it is fully melted.
  5. Slowly add the mixture to the milk with the gelatin and stir continually.  
  6. Add the vanilla.
  7. Pour the mixture into a blender to fully incorporate but do not over mix.  You may have to do this in batches.  It took me about 3 batches.
  8. Pour into the prepared pans and chill for 24 hours.
  9. Top with Fresh Blackberries and serve.


  1. I've never had panna cotta, but have been wanting to try it lately. Will give this recipe a try! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I haven't had it either but this looks really tasty! I'll have to give it a go soon :) Looks lovely

  3. Great looking panna cotta a black berry sauce would have been perfect with this as well. :)