Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Buttermilk Panna Cotta Recipe

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: North American


I’ve perfected a Buttermilk Panna Cotta Recipe that you have to try. These desserts are so cute served in mason jars, too.



  • 1 1/4 cups of buttermilk
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons gelatin
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream


  1. Pour the buttermilk into a small sauce pan and sprinkle the gelatine over top. Let sit for 2 minutes, or until the gelatine grains start to swell or “bloom.”
  2. Stir in the sugar and heat gently over low heat until the sugar and gelatine have completely dissolved. DO NOT BOIL.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in the sour cream and whipping cream. Place in fridge for 30 minutes, or until cool to the touch.
  4. Once cool, whisk the panna cotta once more and then pour into little mason jars, cups or whatever cute little jars you plan on serving it in.
  5. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.


Total time does not include the 4 hours it takes to refrigerate the panna cotta after it is made.