Buttermilk Panna Cotta

My mom introduced me to Trader Joe’s panna cotta that you can find in the frozen dessert section. It has a peach and blueberry sauce, and it is really super delicious. One of the downsides is that it takes a couple of hours to defrost. And the other is that it’s next to impossible to find a parking place at my local Trader Joe’s. But I found this recipe — not only is it incredibly easy, but it’s also so delicious. I can top it with fruit or berries or a fruit syrup.

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1 1/2 tsp. unflavored gelatin
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
7 tbsp. sugar
1/2 vanilla pod, split lengthwise
1 3/4 cups buttermilk

1. Soften gelatin in 1 tbsp. cold water in a medium bowl for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, put cream and sugar into a small saucepan. Scrape seeds from vanilla pod into pan, then add pod. Heat cream over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves, 3–5 minutes, then stir into bowl with gelatin. Stir in buttermilk, then strain into another bowl.

2. Divide custard between six 8-oz. ramekins and refrigerate until set, about 3 hours. To unmold, dip ramekins into a dish of hot water, then invert custards onto plates. Garnish with raspberries or other fruit, if you like.

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