Strawberry Buttermilk Panna Cotta Strawberry Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Food styling by Ashley Denton | Prop styling by Sasha Seymour Image by: Jeff Coulson

Buttermilk makes this cool no-bake custard wonderfully tangy and creamy. The flavour of the berries is key, so use local in-season fruit.

  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Total time 3 hours & 30 minutes
  • Portion size 6 servings



In saucepan, cook strawberries and 1 tbsp water over medium heat, stirring, until berries begin to break down, about 4 minutes. Strain through fine-mesh sieve into large glass measure, pressing on solids with back of spoon; discard solids. Stir in crème de cassis. (Makeahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

While strawberries are cooking, in small saucepan, add half of the cream; sprinkle with gelatin and let stand for 5 minutes. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring often, until gelatin is dissolved, about 3 minutes.

In separate saucepan, heat together buttermilk, remaining cream, sugar and vanilla over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Stir in gelatin mixture.

Remove 1/3 cup of the strawberry sauce to small bowl; set aside. Whisk buttermilk mixture into remaining strawberry sauce. Divide among six 6-oz (175 mL) ramekins. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Run knife around edge of each panna cotta; invert onto serving plates. Spoon reserved strawberry sauce over top.

Tip from The Test Kitchen:
To easily remove the finished panna cotta from the ramekins, dip the bottoms in hot water for a few seconds to loosen the edges, then invert onto serving plates.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 53 mg
  • Sugars 24 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 253.0
  • Total fat 15 g
  • Potassium 175 mg
  • Cholesterol 54 mg
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 26 g


  • Iron 1.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Vitamin A 14.0
  • Vitamin C 32.0
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Strawberry Buttermilk Panna Cotta