Dark Chocolate Panna Cotta with Fresh Blackberries

Serves 4 to 6. Total time: 1 day.


1  (1/4-oz.) envelope unflavored gelatin 
1 1/2 cups cold milk 
1 cup whipping cream 
1/2 cup dark chocolate morsels 
1/4 cup sugar 


For 1/4 cup cold milk into a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the milk. Stir to incorporate then let sit for five minutes. The mixture will be lumpy. 

Add the cream, chocolate and sugar to a small pot and cook over medium low heat until this sugar has dissolved in the chocolate has melted. Remove the pot from the heating elements and stir in the remaining milk.

Using a mesh strainer, pour the mixture into a serving pitcher and discard any chocolate solids from the strainer.  Next, pour an even amount into stemmed glasses or ramekins. Chill the panna cotta for one full day until firm. Serve with fresh berries.