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White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Red Currant Sauce

This White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Red Currant Sauce is a dreamy, indulgent and elegant dessert that is very easy to make.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 550kcal


  • 3 gelatin sheets
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate morsels
  • 7 tablespoons milk (I used whole milk)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Red Currant Sauce:

  • 1 cup red currants (if red currants are not available you can use any other berry)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest


  • Place gelatin sheets in a medium bowl and add cold water. Leave the gelatin soak for 10 minutes.
  • In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, mix heavy cream and chocolate; cook until chocolate is melted, stirring constantly.
  • Remove gelatin from the water, drain and add to cream mixture; mix until completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, add milk and sugar, and stir until dissolved.
  • Let the mixture slightly cool. Then evenly distributed into 4 small glasses, bowls, or ramekins. Refrigerate for 2 - 3 hours or overnight.
  • Serve the set panna cotta topped with the red currant sauce.

Prepare Red Currant Sauce/Coulis

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, place the red currants, water, sugar, and lemon zest. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and pass the mixture through a fine sieve if desired (I didn't).


If you can't find red currants use any berry you like. 
When it comes to gelatin, I like to use gelatin sheets because it generally results in a smooth, clearer consistency, but you can also use granulated gelatin. 1 (0.25 oz.) envelope granulated gelatin = 1 tablespoon granulated gelatin = 4 gelatin sheets.
Please keep in mind that they require different treatments to work properly: sheets need to be softened in cold water and then drained while the powdered gelatin can just be sprinkled over the cold liquid you are using in the recipe. Both need to be in contact with the liquid for about 5 minutes in order to soften.
You can also serve these in ramekins, small glass jars or any other dessert serving cups you like. In that case, you don't need to unmold them.
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.


Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 177mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1573IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1mg