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Buttermilk Panna Cotta

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 25 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup sugar 

1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped

1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped 

1 tablespoon honey powder (see Cook's Note)

1 1/2 teaspoons powdered gelatin 

2 cups whole milk buttermilk 

4 tablespoons buckwheat honey, plus more for drizzling 

1/4 cup salted roasted pistachios, chopped 


  1. Combine the cream, sugar, scraped vanilla beans, vanilla pod and honey powder in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, until all the sugar dissolves. Sprinkle the gelatin over 2 tablespoons cool water in a bowl. In a heatproof container with a spout, combine the gelatin mixture with the heated cream, allowing it to dissolve. Whisk in the buttermilk.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of buckwheat honey to the bottom of each of four 8-ounce parfait glasses. Divide the panna cotta evenly among the glasses, about 6 ounces in each. Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours. Drizzle with more honey and sprinkle with the pistachios.

Cook’s Note

Honey powder is dehydrated honey. It can be purchased online or at a specialty store. If you can't find it and don't mind a darker color, use regular honey instead.