Thursday, 14 February 2013

Espresso Panna Cotta...bring on the love

Hubz and I don’t believe in V day , don't celebrate it...but we believe in love and we believe in coffeeso this Espresso Panna Cotta is for all those who are busy celebrating V day and for all those who are not J J J

Espresso Panna Cotta
(recipe from


  • Whole milk, 1/2 cup 
  • Gelatin, unflavored powdered, 1 1/2 tsp 
  • Heavy cream, 1 1/2 cups 
  • Instant coffee powder, 3 heaping tsp
  • Sugar, 1/4 cup 
  • Salt, a pinch
  • Dark chocolate, for garnishing


Place the milk in a small heavy saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the milk and let it stand for 5 minutes so that the gelatin softens. 

Now, on medium heat, stir just until the gelatin dissolves for about two minutes, but  ensure that the milk does not come to a boil.

Add the cream, espresso powder, sugar, and salt. Still on low heat, stir ,till the sugar dissolves, about three more minutes.

Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. 

Pour the cream mixture into 2 Martini glasses, dividing equally. 

Cover and refrigerate, stirring every 20 minutes during the first hour. 
Chill until set, minimum 6 hours and up to 2 days.

When ready to serve, use a vegetable peeler or grater on the chocolate block some shavings. Sprinkle the shavings over each panna cotta and serve.

1 comment:

  1. MM,I tried it yesterday.And, it was a HUGE success.Sorry, no time for pictures as it was over before I could take the camera out!!
    Planning to double the quantities next time;-)