Tri-Layer Chocolate Panna Cotta
Tri-Layer Chocolate Panna Cotta – easy to make, fancy looking this dessert is perfect for chocolate lovers.
Happy Monday everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was lazy and quiet. We had some crazy weather around here with snow and sun?! So I felt like doing nothing was the best decision. And nothing meals some dessert making – this is how this Tri-Layer Chocolate Panna Cotta was created.
I do have a great and delicious dessert for you today. I made it a couple of weeks ago, because I’m finally into a “dessert mood”!
Made with dark, milk and white chocolate, perfect texture and nice layers, this could turn into a great party dessert, if you have a little patience.
I’ve been working on a chocolate panna cotta recipe. So glad this one turned out great, so I can share the recipe with you.
Panna cotta is a chilled Italian dessert, simple to prepare and could also be made in advance. It is set with gelatin and molded.
You can make it with fruit, fruit extracts or chocolate. You can add aromas like coffee, rum or vanilla.
Sugar is dissolved in warm cream. It is then infused with flavors. Gelatin is softened in a cold liquid and then added to the warm mixture. Then it is poured into molds and allowed to set (usually in the fridge).
What is different about this recipe is that – you need to prepare three different panna cotta mixtures with dark, milk and white chocolate. Layer them in glasses, waiting for each one to set. It usually takes 40 minutes for each layer to set.
I did use powdered gelatin, but you can also use gelatin sheets. I’ll share another panna cotta recipe, using gelatin sheets in the future.
With the weather warming up, it is time for lighter desserts like this Tri-Layer Chocolate Panna Cotta. It will also make a great Mother’s Day dessert.
I used and adapted the panna cotta recipe from here.
Are you enjoying desserts in a cup? Check these out: Cake In A Jar, Tiramisu Mousse Cups recipe and Baileys Chocolate Mousse.
I also have a recipe for a beautiful and delicious layered dessert in a bundt pan – No Bake Three Chocolate Cake Recipe.
Tri-Layer Chocolate Panna Cotta
- 2 1/4 tsp powdered gelatin
- 7.5 oz whole milk — , divided
- 7.75 oz heavy cream
- 4.5 oz sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 oz dark — (70 %) chocolate, chopped
- 1 oz milk chocolate — , chopped
- 1 oz white chocolate — , chopped
In a bowl combine gelatin with 1/2 oz of milk. Whisk so there are no lumps.
In a saucepan combine the remaining milk, cream, sugar and salt. Warm up and whisk so the sugar gets dissolved. Let it simmer, but do not let it boil.
Place 3 chocolates into separate bowls and melt over a double boiler or for a few minutes in the microwave.
Once the cream/milk mixture begins to simmer, whisk in gelatin. Make sure there are no lumps, you can always strain the mixture.
Pour 1 oz of mixture over the dark chocolate . Whisk to combine and pour 4 more ounces of the mixture (total 5 oz).
Pour the dark chocolate mixture, dividing between 3 glasses. Refrigerate for 45 minutes.
Once the dark chocolate layer is set prepare the milk chocolate one. Whisk 1 oz of the milk/cream into melted milk chocolate and whisk to combine. Add 4 more oz of the milk/cream mixture.
Divide between 3 glasses, pouring over the dark chocolate layer.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Once the second layer is set, prepare the white chocolate layer. Add 1 oz of milk/cream to the melted white chocolate. Whisk to combine. Add the remaining milk/cream. Divide mixture between 3 glasses, pouring over the milk chocolate layer.
Refrigerate for 30 more minutes.
Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days. Serve chilled.
When working on the layers, make sure you whisk the milk/cream mixture between you add it to the chocolate. If you are suspecting any lumps, you can strain it.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 591, Fat: 35g, Saturated Fat: 21g, Cholesterol: 109mg, Sodium: 462mg, Potassium: 202mg, Carbohydrates: 59g, Sugar: 56g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 1190%, Vitamin C: 0.4%, Calcium: 147%, Iron: 0.3%
You are still getting snow? Doesn’t the weather know that it is spring time now?
These are so beautifully presented Mira. I think I would mess them up if I made them though haha.
Yeah, it’s crazy! We got snow! It didn’t last long though 🙂
Wheres the recipe
It is inside the post.
I’ve never had panna cotta. It sounds lovely though. I love how you layered the different types of chocolate! Beautiful!
Happy Monday Mira! 🙂 Monday just got so much better from just looking at your Tri-Layer Chocolate Panna Cotta. You really do make the most elegant desserts. Loving the tree trunk backdrop! Thanks for sharing another great recipe. Have a great week! Pinned!
So so pretty! This would make for a lovely Mother’s Day dessert. I’ve made panna cotta so I understand the patience involved… but boy, is it worth it! Pinned!
I adore panna cotta and this one is so pretty! A dessert with three layers of chocolate is simply irresistible.
The weather was weird here too, although it didn’t snow… so I had the same train of thought – doing nothing is best! 😉 Yay for lazy weekends! And double Yay for this beautiful panna cotta, Mira! Love the triple layers of chocolate! Plus I am totally digging how easy these are to make, yet elegant to look at! PINNED! Cheers, dear ! <3
Panna cotta is one of my favorite desserts to make! It’s quick, easy, and always delicious! Though I never thought to layer it – this is SO beautiful, Mira!
Panna cotta is so refined and gorgeous! Love your take 🙂
I love the idea of digging into different layers of chocolate! I’ve never had pan cotta before but I’m definitely okay with cooling things down – especially since it’s been getting pretty warm where I am.
I’ve always been a huge fan of panna cotta – but never attempted to make my own. Mira this is stunning and I LOVE that you used 3 types of chocolate in this! Pure decadence!
Oh this looks absolutely gorgeous, Mira! I’ve never made panna cotta before, but I would definitely try this chocolate version. Such a pretty dessert and so perfect for spring, too!
What snow still!! It’s so warm and bright here in Seattle! Love this panna cotta, so elegant and beautiful!
These are so fancy with those beautiful layers, and I love panna cotta! It’s been forever since I made it and I’m loving this recipe!
I love panna cotta and these are so pretty. Can’t go wrong with chocolate.
I’ve never tried making panna cotta before, but I definitely feel like I need to give it a try now! Those layers look so gorgeous, Mira!
This looks so amazing Mira! I love chocolate so much, but I’ve never tired it in a panna cotta before. It sounds so delicious! I definitely need to try this!
How gorgeous is this?! I am in awe. Three kinds of chocolate in one panna cotta extravaganza!
I can’t deal with the swinging temps, either. Not cool.
Oh my goodness! This is one over the top chocolate loaded panna cotta! Pinned!
What a beautiful idea, Mira! I love ‘desserts in a glass’. They always look so good, but with minimal effort.
This would be sure to impress at any dinner party. The 3 layers look great!
This looks so lish and easy to make! Pinned and will make it soon, for sure!
Perfect for a party!