White Chocolate Coconut Panna Cotta

white chocoate panna cotta

Do you guys watch Game of Thrones? The season premiere last night was awesome. I’ve been a huge fan over the last few seasons, and I always wonder: do I want a direwolf or a dragon as a pet? I’m leaning towards direwolf, because I think maybe they’re more trainable? Of course that’s only if we live in a fictional world. In real life, I want a german shepherd or a doberman.

Also in real life: sometimes if I’m eating out with friends, I can’t decide between two desserts so I coerce my friends to order the other one so I can try both. Most of the time I end up finishing both. This White Chocolate Coconut Panna Cotta is a delicious result of one of those can’t-decide moments.

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