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Vanilla Buttermilk Panna Cotta with berries

51 calories / 2g protein

When you’ve eaten most of your calories for the day, but you want a little treat before bed, this low-calorie, delicate beauty delivers. Just anticipate. It needs half a day to chill.

Difficulty: Intermediate Total Time 7 hrs
Servings: 4 Calories: 51
Season: Summer


We typically pack our snacks full of protein which is wonderful. But it does dial up the calories. If you're eating high-calorie meals you may need a light snack to stay within your deficit. Enter Vanilla Buttermilk Panna Cotta with berries. We put it through the test kitchen 3x to get the consistency just right. Just set and creamy. 



  1. Whisk erythritol, gelatin, and salt in a small saucepan until very well combined. Whisk in 2 cups almond milk and let sit for 5 minutes. Cut vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds. Add bean and seeds to the cream mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let mixture cool, about 15 minutes. Strain cream mixture through fine-mesh strainer into medium bowl.

  2. Mix remaining 2 cups of almond milk with 2 teaspoons vinegar. Gently whisk ‘buttermilk’ mixture into cooked vanilla mixture.

  3. Set four large ramekins on a baking sheet. Divide mixture evenly among ramekins. Chill for at least 6 hours.

  4. Working with 1 panna cotta at a time, insert knife between panna cotta and side of ramekin. Gently run knife around edge of ramekin to loosen panna cotta. Cover ramekin with serving plate and invert panna cotta onto plate. Jiggle slightly so the panna cotta releases onto the plate. Top each panna cotta with 3 to 5 berries. Sprinkle with erythritol brown sugar if desired and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 51kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g5%
Sodium 174mg8%
Potassium 167mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 2g1%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g4%

Vitamin A 15 IU
Vitamin C 2 mg
Calcium 35 mg
Iron 2 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


One packet (1 tablespoon) of powdered gelatin is equivalent to four gelatin sheets. This is enough to soft-set 2 cups of liquid.

Panna cotta can be chilled up to 3 days (if chilling for more than 6 hours, cover each ramekin with plastic wrap).

Keywords: panna cotta, pudding, light snack, snack, vanilla, almond milk, berries

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