Dinner parties have a lot of moving parts, so any way to lessen your time in the kitchen day-of is always appreciated. One of our foolproof tricks is to choose a make-ahead dessert—or ice cream, if we’re going casual. Panna cotta (Italian for cooked cream) is one of our favorites such delicacies. When we discovered this slightly healthier coconut-based version from author and food blogger Claire Thomas of The Kitchy Kitchen, we knew we’d be keeping it in our back pocket. Made with sweet coconut cream, bright lemon juice, and rich dark chocolate sauce, it’s a divine dessert to experience and a foolproof crowd-pleaser. Read on for the recipe.
"This darling Kobenstyle butter warmer is the perfect vessel to dramatically smother your panna cotta in molten chocolate," says Thomas.
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