(Peppermint Pattie Panna Cotta)

(Yields 6 individual servings)

1/4 cup milk

2 tsp. plain Gelatin

add milk to a bowl and sprinkle gelatin on top to allow gelatin to "bloom"

In a heavy saucepan add:

2 cups heavy cream

2 tbsps. crème de 'menthe

2 tbsps. crème de 'cocoa

1/4 cup sugar

3-4 fresh mint leaves

1/2 vanilla bean or 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Slowly bring to a slight boil, stirring constantly, and letting it cook 3-4 minutes.

Strain liquid into a large measuring cup, then pour liquid equally into small individual 4 oz soufflé dishes on a baking pan and immediately place in refrigerator to set.

Serve in the dishl, top with chocolate sauce or chocolate ganache' and sprinkle with broken candy canes.

Presented by Chef Frank Aloise, Cappuccino's