White Chocolate Panna Cotta With Dark Chocolate Sauce Recipe

This dessert is beautiful for dinner parties or holiday gatherings. Panna cotta is a delicate eggless custard.

White Chocolate Panna Cotta With Dark Chocolate Sauce
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Cari South
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Chill Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 19 mins
4 to 6 servings


  • 1 (1/4-oz.) envelope unflavored gelatin

  • 1 1/2 cups cold milk, divided

  • 1 cup whipping cream

  • 1/2 cup white chocolate morsels

  • 1/4 cup sugar

Dark Chocolate Sauce

  • 1 (3-oz.) dark chocolate baking bar, chopped

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

  • Garnishes: fresh mint sprigs, chocolate shavings


  1. Sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup milk in a small bowl; stir until moistened. Let stand 5 minutes. (Mixture will be lumpy.)

  2. Cook whipping cream, chocolate morsels, and sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes or until morsels are melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and add gelatin mixture, stirring until mixture is dissolved. Stir in remaining 1 1/4 cups milk.

  3. Pour mixture evenly into 4 to 6 stemmed glasses or 6 (8-oz.) ramekins. Cover and chill 24 hours.

  4. Prepare Dark Chocolate Sauce: Microwave chocolate and cream in a small microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.

  5. Serve chilled Panna Cotta with Dark Chocolate Sauce. Garnish, if desired.

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