Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta with Pistachio Sauce

Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta with Pistachio Sauce

In this recipe:

based on 7 reviews
This Looks YUMMY!
10 min.
260 min.
6 Servings

Panna Cotta, or “cooked cream” in Italian, is a silky, eggless custard. Typically flavored with caramel, this version is flavored with our milk chocolate morsels. Waiting for them to chill is the hardest part! The pistachio sauce is really easy to make and adds an elegant flourish to this dessert.


  • 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)
Store Locator »

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!

What did you think? Share Your Review »



Thank you for reviewing this recipe.


Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta with Pistachio Sauce

I made this over the weekend and it was a hit. It was really good.........

- KATHY GREEN from South Daytona, FL

Milk Chocolate Panna Cotta with Pistachio Sauce

Very easy to make. Family enjoyed it very much. Plan to do this again.

- Julio Somoza from Kailua, HI

chocolate panna cotta with pistachio sauce

my family loved it

- chris wolf from Eagle Bend, MN

custard ?

better than a normal custard. you can't beat this recipe.. i tried it and loved it

- F DIENER from Louisville, OH

Easy to Make

I found that this was easy to make. It's on the sweet side. Next time I make it I think I will try using 1/2 semi-sweet chips and 1/2 milk chocolate

- Sara Smith from NEWARK, IL

See More Reviews

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

What’s for dinner?

The answer is easy with our most popular recipes! Sign up for our newsletter.


Thank you!

Your email address has been added to the monthly newsletter subscription list.