Easy Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Although the weather doesn’t always play along, summer is here. We bet that just like most of us you wish you were in the Mediterranean, soaking up the gorgeous weather with your sun kissed skin, washing your blues away with a cocktail in hand, toes dipped in the crystal-clear, turquoise water and the sweet smell of SPF 50 coconut sun block drifting by.

We can’t take you to the Mediterranean-summer, but we can bring a refreshing, summer, Italian-dessert to you and your kitchen to enjoy with friends and family.

Try this delicious, and easy to make, Buttermilk Panna Cotta recipe. Ours is beautifully decorated with zingy passion fruit, topped with crushed hazelnuts, for added crunch, and sprinkled with lime zest.

Makes 6 servings
Panna Cotta Ingredients

  • 450ml Double cream
  • 165g castor sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 3 Gelatine leaves
  • 750ml buttermilk
  • Passion fruit, hazelnuts and lime zest for garnish



  1. Firstly, place the gelatine leaves in enough cold water to cover. Leave in the water until they are soft.
  2. While the gelatine is softening up, bring the cream, castor sugar and vanilla to the boil in a medium sized pot over the stove.
  3. Once the cream mixture is boiling, remove it from the heat and briskly whisk in the gelatine.
  4. Pass the boiling mixture through a very fine sieve, into another bowl, to ensure a smooth consistency.
  5. Add the buttermilk and stir until it is well mixed. Be careful not to overmix though.
  6. Pour and divide evenly into glasses or small bowls. Leave in fridge to cool and set for roughly 5 hours. It should wobble like jelly.
  7. Garnish with passion fruit, hazelnuts and lime zest or other seasonal fruit and enjoy.


Try this delicious Buttermilk Panna Cotta recipe, beautifully decorated with refreshing passion fruit and drizzled with crushed hazelnuts and lime zest.