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Italian Style Buttermilk Custard (Panna Cotta) Recipe with Truvía® Natural Sweetener

This is the classic Panna Cotta. It’s a creamy dessert you can enjoy on its own or with a smattering of fresh berries. Even more delicious: 25% fewer calories* and 66% less sugar* than the full-sugar version. Makes 4 servings.

  • Serving Size: 12 cup
70 Calories


Italian Buttermilk Custard
*or 5 packets of zero-calorie Truvía® Natural Sweetener
Fresh Berry Medley
***or 3 packets of zero-calorie Truvía® Natural Sweetener


  1. Pour the milk into a small pot. Sprinkle the gelatin on top, whisk, and allow the mixture to sit for 3 minutes, so that the gelatin can soften. Whisk in the Truvía® Natural Sweetener. Place the pot on the stove over medium heat. Whisk frequently until the milk is slightly hot and the gelatin has melted. Do not bring the mixture to a boil.

  2. Remove the pot from the heat. Whisk in the buttermilk.

  3. Pour the custard mixture into 4 small ramekins; about 3–4 oz. in size each.

  4. Place in the refrigerator and allow 3 hours to set, or leave in overnight.

  5. If fresh raspberries and blueberries are not available, or in season, you can substitute more strawberries. Prepare the berries right before serving. Gently rinse berries, and quarter the strawberries. Place the berries into a bowl.

  6. Split the vanilla bean open. Using the back of a knife scrape the black seeds out of the vanilla pod. Place the vanilla seeds into a small bowl with the Truvía® Natural Sweetener. Rub between your fingers until the Truvía® Natural Sweetener and vanilla are well blended.

  7. Pour the Truvía® Natural Sweetener mixture on top of the berries and mix for 1 minute, by hand, or with a spoon, until the berries are well coated and begin to release their juices. Spoon equal portions of the berries, and their juice, on top of the buttermilk custards, and serve.

*This custard has 70 calories and 7 grams of sugar per serving compared to the regular sugar-sweetened version which has 94 calories and 20 grams of sugar.

**Erythritol value may vary based on your choice of sweetener

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 70
Total Fat 1.5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 70mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 7g
Erythritol** 7g
Protein 5g