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Chocolate Panacotta - Easy Dessert Ideas

Panacotta is an Italian dessert prepared with cream,sugar,milk and gelatin as the key ingredients. The cream in the refrigerator was close to the expiration date, and as my kids like any other kid love anything chocolatey, I prepared this dessert for them.They both loved it.Even my elder one who always eats anything in small portions ;) enjoyed having it. It has intense chocolate taste,absolutely creamy- a definite party pleaser.

If you can forget about the calories and focus only on the taste, go for it. Else, this dessert is not for you ;).

2 cups heavy cream
3/4 + 1/4 cup whole milk
1 tbsp gelatin
12 oz milk chocolate chips
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup caster sugar

1.Combine 3/4 th cup milk,cream,sugar,vanilla extract and heat just until the bubbles form on the top.Remove, cover with a lid and keep it aside.
2.Meanwhile, add gelatin to the remaining cold milk in a bowl, allowing it to bloom for about 5 minutes.
3.Again reheat the milk mixture over medium heat.
4.Remove and add the gelatin mixture to the milk and stir well.
5.Now add the chocolate into milk (as the milk is hot,the chocolate will melt easily) and stir well until the chocolate is melted.
6.Strain mixture through a fine mesh into ramekins or bowls.
7.Cover and refrigerate for atleast 6 hours.
8.Garnish with some whipped cream topping(optional). Serve chilled.

Adapted from Gracessweetlife
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