Costa Rican Coffee Panna Cotta with Bittersweet Chocolate-Rum Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Costa Rican Coffee Panna Cotta with Bittersweet Chocolate-Rum Sauce Recipe
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Costa Rican Coffee Panna Cotta with Bittersweet Chocolate-Rum Sauce

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"This is an easy, creamy custard dessert with Costa Rican flavors: dark brown sugar, rum, coffee, coconut and bittersweet chocolate. Panna cotta is sort of the Italian version of creme brulee."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    4 hrs 45 mins

Directions

  1. Sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over 1/4 cup of dark rum and allow to soften for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, stir together 1 1/4 cups of whipping cream, brown sugar, and espresso powder in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring until brown sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat, then whisk in gelatin mixture until dissolved.
  3. Whisk in the coconut milk, vanilla extract, and sour cream until smooth. Evenly divide the mixture between eight 3/4 cup custard cups or molds, cover each with plastic wrap, and chill at least 4 hours to overnight.
  4. Bring 3/4 cup whipping cream and corn syrup to a simmer over medium-high heat. Once simmering, remove from heat, and stir in the chocolate until melted and smooth, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon of rum and set aside.
  5. To serve, run a knife around the edge of each mold, then set each cup into a shallow bowl of hot water for 10 seconds to loosen. Invert the mold over a serving plate and remove the panna cotta. Spoon chocolate sauce around each panna cotta and garnish with a sprig of mint.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 21, 2009

I made this recipe twice and I thought the 2nd time was so much better and less bitter. I made the espresso - did not use espresso instant powder and mixed in 1 tablespoon of the espresso in the mixture. In addition, I cut back on the rum b/c I thought it made the custard a little too bitter. I used 1/8c of dark rum. I increased the coconut milk. I used 1 1/8c of coconut milk. Finally, I used Giaradelli bittersweet chocolate chip cookies for the chocolate glaze. Delish!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 21, 2009

Not bad, overly sweet and fairly rich. Agreed on the coconut milk. I might even leave the rum out next time if I try it again.

 

13 Ratings

Oct 18, 2007

This was my first attempt at panna cotta. It was a beautiful presentation, with a great combination of ingredients. It had a bit of a bitter aftertaste though. Maybe I'll leave the coffee out next time. :-) BTW, the chocolate sauce is fabulous for making hot cocoa!

 
May 02, 2008

It's a delicious creme brulet with a delicate flavor of coco. Delicious! Better than a classic italian panna cotta. It's good without sauce too.

 
Jul 15, 2007

This panna cotta is so great--the flavors of the coffee go so well with the bittersweet chocolate and rum. Plus it is so easy and a nice, lighter dessert when you are having a heavy dinner.

 
Sep 24, 2007

This is sooooo good. Just like something you'd get at an upscale restaurant. And so easy to make. I thought there was a lot of sauce, though. Enough for a whole other batch of panna cotta. Really rich & chocolaty. You don't really taste the coconut milk or the coffee. It just tastes really decadent. This would be great dessert for a dinner party. Guests will be really impressed.

 
Feb 21, 2012

I made these for dessert. They were good but to me they weren't Panna cotta; the sour cream was just wrong in it. I could taste the sour cream distinctly. Real Panna cotta has a delicate cream flavor. Four stars because the sauce was fantastic. Thank you camila for the interesting recipe.

 
Nov 17, 2010

I serve this on a mound of "soil" which consists of rough chopped oreo cookies (remove the white inner stuff before chopping) and a large Tbl. of finely ground coffee. Mix them together well, and they should resemble potting soil.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 572 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 43.5 g
  • 67%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 56 mg
  • 2%

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

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