Decadent Duo: Indulgent Chocolate and Velvety Vanilla Panna Cotta Delight


This article provides a recipe for making Chocolate & Vanilla Panna Cotta. Panna Cotta is a classic Italian dessert that is creamy and delicious. The recipe combines the flavors of chocolate and vanilla to create a delightful dessert that can be enjoyed by everyone.

To make this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

- 2 cups of heavy cream

- 1 cup of whole milk

- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar

- 1 vanilla bean

- 6 grams of powdered gelatin

- 1/4 cup of cold water

- 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

To start, you will need to prepare the vanilla panna cotta. In a saucepan, combine the heavy cream, whole milk, and granulated sugar.


Split the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Add the seeds and the vanilla bean pod to the saucepan. Heat the mixture over medium heat until it reaches a simmer. Remove from heat and let it steep for about 10 minutes to infuse the vanilla flavor.

While the mixture is steeping, prepare the gelatin. In a small bowl, sprinkle the powdered gelatin over the cold water and let it sit for about 5 minutes to bloom. After 5 minutes, the gelatin should be softened. Place the bowl in a microwave and heat for about 10 seconds until the gelatin is melted. Stir the gelatin mixture into the vanilla cream mixture until well combined.


Next, it's time to prepare the chocolate panna cotta layer. In a separate saucepan, heat 1 cup of the vanilla cream mixture over medium heat. Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat.

Now it's time to assemble the panna cotta. Remove the vanilla bean pod from the remaining vanilla cream mixture. Pour a small amount of the chocolate mixture into the desired serving cups, filling them about 1/3 of the way. Place the cups in the refrigerator to let the chocolate layer set for about 15 minutes.