Buttermilk Panna Cotta

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recipe by Jessica Entzel

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    Total Time
    6hrs 20mins
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based on 6 ratings

This is one of my husband's favorite desserts. I made him this for Valentine's Day when we first started dating, with fresh strawberries and strawberry fluid gel. It was love at first bite!

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Silver leaf gelatin sheet icon
    Silver leaf gelatin sheet
  • Heavy cream icon
    Heavy cream
    500ml (2⅛ cups)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    225g (about 1⅛ cups)
  • Vanilla bean icon
    Vanilla bean
    about ½ unit
  • Buttermilk icon
    600ml (2½ cups)


  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Glass measuring cup
  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  1. Fill a clean large mixing bowl with ice water
  2. Bloom silver leaf gelatin sheet the large mixing bowl then set aside
  3. Add heavy cream, granulated sugar and vanilla bean to a clean saucepan
  4. Heat until boiling and turn off heat
  5. Transfer gelatin to mixture
  6. Whisk until dissolved
  7. Add buttermilk to a clean glass measuring cup
  8. Whisk milk mixture into mixture
  9. Strain with sieve
  10. Divide evenly
  11. Chill in fridge until set - approx 6 hr
  12. Decorate
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