Creamy and decadent panna cotta flavored with Highground Instant Coffee served individually with a chocolate-caramel drizzle and chocolate curls. This post is sponsored by Highground Instant Coffee, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Buuck Farms Bakery Possible.
Panna cotta is a dessert that seems so fancy and difficult to make. But it’s really not. Dare I say it requires less effort than a chocolate chip cookie? It’s as simple as adding a few ingredients to a stock pot, simmering them for a few minutes, then allowing it to chill and set up. Easy peasy.
This panna cotta is packed full of coffee flavor thanks to Highground Instant Coffee and then taken up a notch with the chocolate caramel drizzle and chocolate curls. It’s such a treat and basically fool proof! Let’s get to it!
How to Make Coffee Panna Cotta
Prepare 4 individual ramekins by spraying them with nonstick spray. Set aside. In a small bowl, add the gelatin and pour the cold water over it. Let sit for 10 minutes allowing the gelatin to “bloom.”
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the heavy cream, whole milk, Highground Instant Coffee and sugar. Whisk together and heat over medium low. Whisk frequently until the sugar has dissolved and coffee grounds have melted into the mixture and are smooth.
Once you see bubbles starting to form around the outer edges of the pan, remove from heat. Whisk in the gelatin until smooth, then stir in the salt and vanilla extract.Pour the panna cotta mixture into the prepared ramekins, cover with plastic wrap, and set in the refrigerator at least 4 hours, up to overnight.
Serve the Coffee Panna Cotta
When ready to serve, dip each ramekin into a bowl of hot water for 5 seconds, then run a thin knife along the edges to help release it from the bowl. Place a small plate on top of the ramekin and quickly and confidently invert it. Give the ramekin a little wiggle if necessary, but it should pop right out onto the plate. *You can dunk it back into the hot water for another 3-5 seconds.Drizzle with chocolate caramel sauce and chocolate curls. Serve immediately.
For the chocolate curls, simply melt a couple TBSP of semi-sweet chocolate chips and then spread out the melted chocolate onto a piece of parchment. Pop that into the freezer for 5 minutes, then use an offset spatula or butter knife and run it down the length of the chocolate, creating curls.
For this recipe, I used a store bought chocolate caramel sauce, but it would also be amazing with my homemade Salted Caramel Sauce. You can find the recipe for that in my Salted Caramel Pumpkin Ice Cream post.Print
Coffee Panna Cotta
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 15
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 Individual Panna Cotta Desserts 1x
Rich and indulgent panna cotta packed with coffee flavor and topped with chocolate caramel sauce and chocolate curls.
- 1/4 C Cold Water
- 2 tsp (1 pack) Unflavored Gelatin
- 1 1/4 C Heavy Cream
- 3/4 C Whole Milk
- 1/4 C Granulated Sugar
- 2 TBSP Highground Instant Coffee
- Pinch of Salt
- 2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
*Store bough chocolate caramel sauce or Salted Caramel Sauce
*2 TBSP Semi-sweet chocolate chips for chocolate curls
- Prepare 4 individual ramekins by spraying them with non stick spray. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, add the gelatin and then pour the cold water over it. Let sit for 10 minutes allowing the gelatin to bloom.
- Meanwhile, in a medium stockpot, combine the heavy cream, milk, sugar, and Highground Instant Coffee. Cook over medium low, whisking to dissolve the sugar and coffee grounds.
- Once the sugar has dissolved and bubbles start to form around the edges of the pan, remove from heat. Whisk in the bloomed gelatin.
- Stir in the salt and vanilla extract.
- Pour the coffee panna cotta into the prepared ramekins, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, up to overnight.
- When ready to serve, dip each ramekin into hot water for 5 seconds to release the panna cotta. Invert the ramekin onto a small plate.
- Drizzle with chocolate caramel sauce and chocolate curls. Serve Immediately.
* For the Chocolate Curls – Melt 2 TBSP chocolate chips, and spread chocolate onto a piece of parchment paper. Place into freezer for 5 minutes. Then run a butter knife of offset spatula along the length of the chocolate to create curls.
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