Prep: 40 minutes; Chill: 3 hours or overnight.Velvety and with just a hint of sweetness, this light version of the classic egg-less custard has all the rich creaminess of the original for less than 200 calories per serving. Portion the dessert into festive glasses or bowls and chill overnight for an elegant, no-fuss presentation at your next dinner party. Scatter a few of your favorite berries or seasonal fruit on top for a dash of color and vitamin C.


Credit: Yunhee Kim

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Makes 8 serving (serving size: 4 ounces)


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  • Place the heavy cream and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cut the vanilla bean in half lengthwise, and scrape the seeds into the heavy cream. Add the cut vanilla bean to the cream. Bring the mixture to just a boil, and turn off heat. Cover pot, and let steep for 30 minutes.

  • Sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water in a small bowl. Let the gelatin bloom while the heavy cream mixture is steeping.

  • Bring heavy cream mixture back to a simmer, and slowly whisk in melted gelatin mixture. Add buttermilk, and whisk until combined.

  • Pour into individual glasses or bowls, and gently cover with plastic wrap. Chill for about 3 hours or overnight; serve.


Baked in New York, NY

Nutrition Facts

179 calories; fat 12g; saturated fat 7g; mono fat 3g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 16g; cholesterol 43mg; sodium 78mg; calcium 92mg.