Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate and Blueberry Panna Cotta

This elegant dessert is decadent, tasty, good for you and perfect for your next dinner party. Rich, dark chocolate panna cotta is topped[ with blueberry sauce and fresh blueberries for a double dose of antioxidants and uses less sugar than traditional recipes.]

Total Time:
3 hr 5 min
15 min
2 hr 30 min
20 min

10 servings

  • Panna Cotta:
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Blueberry Sauce:
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Special equipment: 10 foil cupcake liners

  • For the panna cotta: Place ten foil cupcake liners in a muffin pan. Coat the interior of each with nonstick cooking spray.

  • Pour the milk in a small bowl and sprinkle with the gelatin; let stand until the mixture has the consistency of granulated sugar, about 1 minute.

  • Combine the cream and sugar in a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Whisk in the milk mixture, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat, then add in the chocolate chips and vanilla. Whisk until smooth. Pour the liquid through a fine mesh sieve into a large measuring cup. Divide the mixture evenly among the foil liners (they should be filled to the brim). Place the pan on a level surface in the refrigerator until the panna cotta is set and springs back when touched, 2 hours 30 minutes.

  • For the blueberry sauce: Puree 1/2 cup of the blueberries and 1 tablespoon water in a blender for 1 minute. Scrape out the blueberry puree into a small saucepan. Place the pan over medium heat and add the sugar, stirring until the sugar dissolves and the sauce begins to bubble slightly, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the lemon juice and cool until no longer warm to the touch, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Remove the panna cotta from the muffin pan, then gently pull away the sides of the cupcake liners from the panna cotta and invert each onto a plate or shallow bowl. Drizzle each serving with 1 teaspoon of the cooled blueberry sauce and sprinkle 4 to 5 blueberries on top to serve.

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