This adaptation of panna cotta (an Italian dessert usually made with cream or a combination of milk and cream) is silky-smooth and satisfying. If you like, run a metal spatula around the edges of the dessert and invert it onto a serving plate. Timing alert: This dessert has to chill for at least four hours.
Makes 6 servings
3 cups low-fat (1 percent) or fat-free milk
1/2 cup sugar
6 strips (1/2 x 2 inches) orange zest
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cold water