Creamy Chocolate Banana Panna Cotta And The Latin Grammys

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Creamy chocolate banana panna cotta served with a waffle cookie.

Who will it be? Who will take home the Latin Grammy? I don’t know…. I just imagine that these folks have been drinking lots of milk since they were little babies. Milk Fuels a Better Future……Helping them concentrate… helping them maybe to be more happy, and in turn creative. It could be milk that got them nominated for the record of the year! I always give my son a healthy glass of milk to propel him into the great unknown, because who knows it could be him one day getting nominated for his Rock n’ Roll! I’m just trying to prepare him.  In the meantime I can’t wait to tune in on Thursday Nov. 20th to one of the most celebrated Latin music shows. I’ve already decided I’m going to make a delicious batch of chocolate banana panna cotta. Something rich and creamy that I could dig into and feel indulgent and celebrate the winners. Heck I’m gonna put it in a glass, so I may even be able to give a clink of the glass with my guests for a CHEERS!!!! Here are the nominees for ……

RECORD OF THE YEAR:

Dónde Está El Amor: Pablo Alborán Featuring Jesse & Joy
Cambio De Piel: Marc Anthony
Respira El Momento: Calle 13
Decidiste Dejarme: Camila
Universos Paralelos: Jorge Drexler Featuring Ana Tijoux
Llegaste Tú: Luis Fonsi Featuring Juan Luis Guerra
Bailando: Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona
Darte Un Beso: Prince Royce
Cuando Nos Volvamos A Encontrar: Carlos Vives Featuring Marc Anthony
El Mar De Sus Ojos: Carlos Vives Featuring ChocQuibTown

I was all ready to have a gathering of friends here to watch the Latin Grammys (Nov. 20th), but then I got invited to the actual show…. I guess I won’t be having this dessert after all, but it sure was delicious. I say you make this milky dessert, invite some friends over, print out all the nominees, dance along with the artists, and have a little friendly voting competition to see who can guess the winners. This is a sure fire way to have a wonderful Latin Grammy Party!

The simple ingredients to make chocolate banana panna cotta

Ingredients for chocolate banana panna cotta:

  • 2 – ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 – cups whole milk
  • 1/3 – cup sugar
  • 1 – cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 – teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 – cup hot water
  • 2 – packets Knox geletin
  • 1 – package milk chocolate chips (melted)
  • wafer cookies

Directions:

  1. Add bananas and milk to a blender. Blend until smooth. Strain mixture through sieve, and set to the side.  add milk and bananas to a blender
  2. In a sauce pan over a medium flame, add sugar, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla. Mix to dissolve sugar and bring to a slight boil, mixing constantly. milk and sugar
  3. Add banana milk mixture to sugar mixture. Mix to combine.
  4. In a separate cup dissolve knox in hot water. Mix until completely dissolved. Add to milk mixture. Mix to combine.
  5. Pour into cups. Fill 3/4 of cup. Fill banana panna cotta cups 3/4 filled
  6. Place in the fridge to set for 2 hours.
  7. Pour melted chocolate over the top of panna cotta creating a thin layer of chocolate.
  8. Garnish with a cookie.
  9. Enjoy!
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