If you’re not tired of desserts yet, neither am I. So many things I can do with the vanilla ice cream I made a couple of days ago. We’re down to our last few scoops and I thought I’d use what’s left of the ice cream to create something related to what reader Mik described in a comment she posted in the previous entry. Basically, she talked about a combination of chocolate and vanilla ice cream. That was enough to inspire me.
Panna cotta made with Ghirardelli chocolate drink, cream and milk. After chilling, I topped the panna cotta with a scoop of vanilla ice cream then drizzled strawberry syrup all over.
The chocolate panna cotta is soft, creamy, jiggly, chocolate-y and just delicious. A very easy dessert that you moms will enjoy preparing with the help of your young ones.
- 1 90-gram pack of clear unflavored sweetened gelatin
- 150 milliliters whole milk
- 150 milliliters cream
- 4 heaping tablespoons powdered chocolate drink I used Ghirardelli but feel free to substitute what you’ve got
- 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
- strawberry syrup I used Nesquick but, again, go ahead and substitute your preferred syrup — homemade is best
Pour the milk and cream into a small sauce pan. Add the powdered chocolate drink and gelatin. Stir. Heat until the gelatin has dissolved. DO NOT boil to avoid curdling. Pour into two molds. Cool and chill.
To serve, unmold the panna cotta on plates. Top each with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Drizzle some strawberry syrup and serve at once.