How to Serve a Chocolate Panettone

Written by esperance barretto | 13/05/2017
How to Serve a Chocolate Panettone
Relish the full flavours of chocolate panettone by serving it with creamy sauces. (Gaby Messina/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Panettone is traditional Italian sweet bread that is served during Christmas. This tall, dome-shaped bread was originally prepared with dried fruits and raisins. Over the years, different ingredients including coffee, coconut and chocolate have been added to lend variety to panettone. While chocolate panettone tastes delicious on its own, there are several interesting accompaniments you can serve alongside it to further enrich the taste of this distinctive and delicious sweet bread.

Pour 1/4 cup of whipped cream or plain custard over large slices of chocolate panettone and serve. These creamy sauces are an ideal accompaniment for the chocolate-flavoured panettone.

Apply mascarpone cheese, jam or butter on slices of chocolate panettone and serve.

Accompany chocolate panettone with alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks. Serve sparkling Italian wines and liqueurs such as spumante, moscato, prosecco or amaretto. Prepare sweet hot beverages such as tea, coffee or hot chocolate to serve alongside chocolate panettone.

Toast chocolate panettone and transform it into delicious breakfast bread. Dip the toasted panettone in hot or cold milk to soften it and enjoy the crispy, chocolate-flavoured sweet bread.


Serve chocolate panettone as an alternative to fruitcake.

Tips and warnings

  • Serve chocolate panettone as an alternative to fruitcake.

Things you need

  • Whipped cream or plain custard
  • Mascarpone cheese
  • Jam
  • Butter
  • Italian wines and liqueurs
  • Tea, coffee or hot chocolate
  • Hot or cold milk

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