Everyone loves chocolate panna cotta but it can be intimidating to make – will it set? Will it be too soft, or too hard? Here’s a foolproof method using a vegetarian gelatin so everyone can enjoy this amazing dessert!

Serves 6-8


1 sachet Queen Jel-it-in

150g chocolate

200ml milk

500ml light cream

2tbsp caster sugar


1. Dissolve one sachet Queen Jel-it-in in the milk and then pour into a saucepan.

2. Add the cream and caster sugar and heat, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture starts to bubble.

3. Divide it between panna cotta moulds and leave to come to room temperature then chill for at least 3 hours.

4. Invert onto a plate to serve. Serve with berries and cream (optional).

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