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Servings: 3

Tri-Layer Chocolate Panna Cotta

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
Tri-Layer Chocolate Panna Cotta - easy to make, fancy looking this layered dessert is perfect for chocolate lovers.
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  • 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


  1. In a bowl combine gelatin with 1/2 oz of milk. Whisk so there are no lumps.
  2. 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.
  3. Place 3 chocolates into separate bowls and melt over a double boiler or for a few minutes in the microwave.
  4. Once the cream/milk mixture begins to simmer, whisk in gelatin. Make sure there are no lumps, you can always strain the mixture.
  5. Pour 1 oz of mixture over the dark chocolate . Whisk to combine and pour 4 more ounces of the mixture (total 5 oz).
  6. Pour the dark chocolate mixture, dividing between 3 glasses. Refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  7. 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.
  8. Divide between 3 glasses, pouring over the dark chocolate layer.
  9. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  10. 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.
  11. Refrigerate for 30 more minutes.
  12. Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days. Serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

I used Lindt chocolate - dark, milk and white.
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.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition Information

Calories: 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%