This is an elegant dessert with flavours of rum, coffee and coconut, and quite easy to make. Panna cotta is sort of the Italian version of creme brulee.
I made this recipe twice and I thought the 2nd time was so much better and less bitter. I made the espresso - did not use espresso instant powder and mixed in 1 tablespoon of the espresso in the mixture. In addition, I cut back on the rum b/c I thought it made the custard a little too bitter. I used 1/8c of dark rum. I increased the coconut milk. I used 1 1/8c of coconut milk. Finally, I used Giaradelli bittersweet chocolate chip cookies for the chocolate glaze. Delish! - 11 Sep 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This is a delicious panna cotta but it turned out more coffee than coconut. The coconut flavor was very subtle, almost unnoticeable. So it would be better to use strong brewed coffee. And I suggest that you use light brown sugar, because dark sugar overwhelmed coconut flavor. - 02 May 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This was my first attempt at panna cotta. It was a beautiful presentation, with a great combination of ingredients. It had a bit of a bitter aftertaste though. Maybe I'll leave the coffee out next time. :-) BTW, the chocolate sauce is fabulous for making hot cocoa! - 18 Oct 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)