Make-Ahead Dessert: Mocha Panna Cotta with Blueberries

This rich-yet-refreshing, velvety smooth dessert takes just a handful of ingredients to make before topping with berries.

For more of Alison’s crowd-pleasing recipes, check out her Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup and Grilled Salmon Niçoise.

fridge-friendly recipes | Mocha Panna CottaPhoto Credit: Maya Visnyei
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4servings 10minutes 5minutes & let it chill for 2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
5minutes & let it chill for 2 hours
Servings: servings
Servings: servings
  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over warm water (do not stir); let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Place chocolate in a large heatproof bowl. In a saucepan, bring cream, sugar and coffee just to boil, whisking to dissolve sugar; pour over chocolate and whisk until melted. Whisk in gelatin mixture and vanilla until blended and smooth.
  3. Divide into four 1-cup (250 mL) ramekins, small bowls or cups. Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours (or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days).
  4. To serve, sift a touch of cocoa powder over each and top with blueberries.
Recipe Notes

Nutrients per serving: 346 calories, 9 g protein, 18 g fat (12g saturated fat), 35 g carbohy­drates (30 g sugar), 2 g fibre, 40 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium.

Tip: Aside from blueberries, raspberries, blackberries or strawberries or a combination of these berries would pair well.