Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta with Pistachio Sauce

Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta with Pistachio Sauce
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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 envelope (1 oz.) or 2 1/4 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk, divided
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/2 cup (1 scoop) Vanilla DREYER’S® or EDY’S® SLOW CHURNED™ Light Ice Cream, melted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios or toasted almonds (plus extra for garnish, if desired)


SPRAY six custard cups with nonstick cooking spray.

SPRINKLE gelatin over 1/4 cup milk in small bowl; let stand for 2 to 3 minutes to soften gelatin slightly.

WHISK cream, remaining 1/2 cup milk and sugar in medium, heavy-duty saucepan; cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Whisk gelatin mixture into cream mixture until dissolved. Stir in morsels until melted.

POUR mixture into prepared custard cups. Cover; refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.

COMBINE melted ice cream and pistachios in small bowl. Cover; refrigerate until ready to serve.

TO UNMOLD, run a small knife around top rim of each ramekin, then dip 3/4 in hot water for about 30 to 40 seconds and pat dry. Place dessert plates over custard cups; invert and shake gently to loosen. (If panna cotta does not release, you may need to run small knife around top rim again. A darker layer on top of inverted panna cotta is okay!)

INVERT onto serving plates. Serve with Pistachio Sauce.

• This recipe can easily be doubled if more servings are needed (use 1 3/4 cups or 11.5-ounce package of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels).
• Fresh fruit (such as pitted, halved cherries, raspberries, sliced strawberries, chopped orange or grapefruit ) can be served along with the panna cotta instead of the sauce. Or, the fresh fruit could be stirred into the melted ice cream as another variation of a sauce!