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layered dessert cups of chocolate and vanilla panna cotta
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Chocolate & Vanilla Panna Cotta

Chocolate and Vanilla Panna Cotta is double treat. When you can't decide if you want vanilla panna cotta or chocolate panna cotta, make both.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 717kcal

Ingredients

For Vanilla Panna Cotta Layer

  • ¾ cup fresh cream
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 7 gram gelatin
  • 6 teaspoon cold water
  • cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste

For Chocolate Panna Cotta Layer

  • ¾ cup cream
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 7 grams gelatin
  • 6 teaspoon water
  • 5 tablespoon sugar
  • 5 ounce dark chocolate

Instructions

  • You'll need to make vanilla panna cotta and chocolate panna cotta seperately, one at a time. Once one of the layers is set, you'll begin making the other layer.

To Make Vanilla Panna Cotta Layer

  • In a non-stick or heavy bottomed pan heat milk, cream and sugar on low flame until the mixture comes to a boil.
  • In another bowl add gelatin to 1 teaspoon water place it on stove and stir it until all the gelatin dissolves. Alternatively use microwave to melt gelatin.
  • Add the gelatin mixture to cream-milk mixture and stir well with a whisk until the mixture blends well. Stir in vanilla bean paste (can use pure vanilla extract instead of paste).
  • Spoon the panna cotta mixture into dessert glasses or bowls and set it in freezer for about 2-3 hours. Wait until the first layer of panna is completely set before you begin with second layer.

To Make Chocolate Panna Cotta Layer

  • In a non-stick or heavy bottomed pan heat milk, cream and sugar on low flame until the mixture comes to a boil.
  • In another bowl add gelatin to 1 teaspoon water place it on stove and stir it until all the gelatin dissolves. Alternatively use microwave to melt gelatin.
  • Add the gelatin mixture to cream-milk mixture and stir well with a whisk until the mixture blends well.
  • While the mix is hot, add in dark chocolate and whisk well. The heat in the cream should melt the chocolate.
  • Carefully spoon the chocolate panna cotta mixture over the set vanilla layer without disturbing the layer. Set it in freezer for about 2-3 hours.
  • Let the mix cool down little bit. If you pour in hot chocolate panna cotta over set vanilla layer, it will break the set panna cotta. Be careful.
  • Finally top with some fresh strawberries and mint leaves and serve chilled.

Notes

  • If you do not want to wait to make layered panna cotta, simply make one type of panna cotta in separate cups.
  • Chocolate chips will melts only if panna cotta mix if hot. If doubtful, melt chocolate chips separately and then add to the panna cotta mix.
  • Fresh berries or homemade berry sauce (or compost) can be used for toppings.
  • Always serve panna cotta chilled.
 
Nutritional Info – Please keep in mind that nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 717kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 1474IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 4mg