Panna Cotta is an Italian dessert made with an eggless custard and served cold. Gelatin is added to help set up this foolproof chocolate dessert.
1. Place milk in a small saucepan; sprinkle with gelatin and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes just until gelatin dissolves; do not let milk boil.
2. Add half-and-half, sugar, chocolate, vanilla and salt, and whisk constantly over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves and chocolate has melted. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Pour into an 8-ounce ramekin and chill overnight.
3. To serve, dip ramekin into bowl of hot water for about 30 seconds, then invert onto serving plate, shaking ramekin gently if necessary to remove.