Chocolate Panna Cotta

Does it ever happen to you to feel like having a little sweet treat but you don’t really want to go out to the stores to buy the ingredients??  To me, it happens oh so often.  So, what do you do when you have a sweet craving to quench?  I usually open my fridge and pantry and quickly look through all the items I have available and then start pairing them in my head.  I had some left-over chocolate and cream that needed to be used and who am I to oppose?  I did not feel like making anything too complicated… that’s why I whipped up a very quick and simple chocolate panna cotta and used up all my left-overs!  Let me show you how I did it!!  These are perfect for parties and little get togethers, or to celebrate the winners of my 1 year blogiversary giveaway… read on to find out who the lucky readers are!  Enjoy!


Ingredients (for 4 persons):
300 ml cream
100 ml milk
100 gms dark chocolate, roughly chopped
80 gms sugar
3 sheets (6 gms) of gelatine or 2 tsp of gelatine powder
¼ tsp of vanilla extract

Put the gelatine sheets in a bowl filled with cold water for 10 minutes or until soft.

Put the cream, milk and sugar in a pot and cook it on a slow fire until the mixture boils (1).  Remove from the fire and add the chopped chocolate and vanilla extract (2).  Mix well until melted (3).  Now squeeze the excess water from the gelatine sheets and add them to the hot chocolate cream (4).  Mix well until completely incorporated.

Strain the mixture into 4 individual moulds or ramekins.

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight) before serving.

Unmold and decorate with cocoa powder and raspberries for a touch of colour.

Chocolate Panna Cotta

Chocolate Panna Cotta


AND now to the WINNERS of MsM’s 1 year blogiversary giveaway… I used to draw 2 random entries.  And the first entry drawn was…………………………

Entry #139, Tenille from My family table is the winner of the $50 Gift card!!

And the second entry drawn was…………………………

Entry #88, Nami from Just One Cookbook is the winner of the $25 Gift card!!

CONGRATULATIONS Tenille and Nami!!!!  I will email you shortly with the details.

I would like to thank everyone for participating!  It has been a lot of fun organising this giveaway and I am grateful for all your help in spreading the word.  Great way to celebrate MsM’s 1st blogiversary! <3

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  1. says

    I get those cravings often, but usually it is a piece of chocolate I eat to satisfy it. Your chocolate panna cotta would be a much better way to satisfy those cravings.

    Congrats to the winners and congrats on your 1 year of blogging. Cheers to many more years Manu.

  2. says

    What a wonderful surprise! I’ll use it for something useful. :-) Thank you!!!!!!

    Your chocolate pannna cotta looks super yum! The texture looks perfect. I never knew there are sheets of gelatine! I first thought…eh? is that a rice paper? LOL. You can tell I don’t have much knowledge about cooking dessert, huh? =P Love the raspberry on top…making this dessert extra cute.

  3. Tina (PinayInTexas) says

    Congrats to Tenille & Nami!
    Your chocolate panna cotta is truly stunning, Manu! Would love some for dessert now!

  4. Karin @yum and more says

    Hi Manuela, so simple and so delish!!
    Tell me though how do you get them to unmold?
    What do you put in the ramekins before filling them.
    Mine always stick ;-(

    Thanks for advice

    • says

      Hi Karin! Try and rinse the moulds with water and DON’T dry them before you fill them. The water should help to unmould the panna cotta. I also use a spatula to help “pull them out” when I have troubles. :-) Let me know if that helps!


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