Buttermilk Caramel Pudding

Introducing our decadent buttermilk caramel puddings, a foolproof twist on the classic crème caramel. With just five simple ingredients, these custom desserts are a breeze. The rich and creamy texture combined with the irresistible caramel sauce will delight any sweet tooth. Perfect for a cozy winter dinner party, these puddings are a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Prepare them in advance and impress your guests with this delicious treat. A truly delicious way to finish your meal and satisfy your dessert cravings.


  • 350g white powdered sugar
  • 3 sheets of leaf gelatin
  • 600 ml cream
  • 1 vanilla pod, split and the pulp scraped out
  • 284 ml buttermilk

Preparation steps

  1. Prepare 6-8 dariole molds or small individual pudding bowls.
  2. In a shallow pan, heat 150g sugar over medium heat until dissolved and a light amber caramel is formed.
  3. Pour the hot caramel into the bottom of the molds, making sure to turn them over so the caramel sticks to the sides. Put aside.
  4. Soak gelatin in very cold water for about 10 minutes to soften.
  5. Mix the cream, the remaining sugar and the pulp and pod of a vanilla pod in a saucepan.
  6. Heat the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil.
  7. Remove the mixture from the heat and add the drained and squeezed gelatine leaves. Stir until dissolved.
  8. Allow the mixture to cool to lukewarm, then remove and squeeze the vanilla bean.
  9. Stir in buttermilk and strain into a jug.
  10. Divide the mixture between the molds and place in the fridge for a few hours or preferably overnight to set. Possible up to three days in advance.
  11. To serve, briefly dip the bottom of the molds into very hot water to loosen the fillings from the sides.
  12. Carefully place a serving plate over each mold and invert to allow contents to drip onto plate.
  13. Scoop the remaining caramel sauce out of the molds and drizzle over the pudding.
  14. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

562 40g 25g 47g 47g 0g 3g 0.1g

Equipment and tools

To make these delicious buttermilk caramel puddings you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • Pot
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Knife
  • cutting board
  • Baking dish or individual ramekins
  • mixing bowl

Allergen information

Before making buttermilk caramel pudding, it is important to be aware of any allergens present in the recipe. The following allergens are included in this recipe:

  • Dairy products: double cream and buttermilk

Storage and leftovers

If there are any leftovers, you can store the buttermilk caramel puddings in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When serving, you can enjoy the leftovers chilled or bring them back to room temperature.

It is important to note that the texture and consistency of the pudding may change slightly after refrigeration.

Health Benefits of Buttermilk Caramel Pudding

Treating yourself to a delicious dessert doesn’t have to mean compromising on your health. These buttermilk caramel puddings not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but also offer several health benefits. Let’s explore these benefits in detail:

1. Rich in protein

The combination of buttermilk and double cream in these puddings provides a significant amount of protein. Protein is an essential nutrient for building and repairing tissue, supporting a healthy immune system and promoting satiety. Including proteins in your diet can also help maintain and build muscle mass.

2. Source of calcium

The buttermilk in these puddings adds a healthy dose of calcium to your dessert. Calcium is crucial for maintaining strong bones and teeth, promoting proper nerve function, and supporting healthy blood clotting. Including calcium-rich foods like these puddings in your diet can help meet your daily calcium needs.

3. Digestive Benefits

The buttermilk used in this recipe contains probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that support a healthy gut. Probiotics help maintain a balanced intestinal flora, support digestion and can even contribute to improved nutrient absorption. Including probiotic-rich foods like buttermilk pudding in your diet can improve digestive health.

4. Antioxidant properties

The vanilla seeds used in these puddings contain antioxidants that help fight off harmful free radicals in the body. Antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by oxidative stress, which is linked to various health problems, including heart disease and certain types of cancer. Enjoying desserts with antioxidant-rich ingredients like vanilla may provide some protection against oxidative damage.

5. Mood-enhancing effect

Who knew desserts could make you happy? Well, these buttermilk caramel puddings contain vanilla, which is known for its mood-boosting properties. The aroma of vanilla has been found to reduce stress and anxiety while promoting feelings of relaxation. Treating yourself to a delicious dessert like this can be a wonderful mood booster.

So next time you’re craving a sweet treat, consider making these buttermilk caramel puddings. Not only do they satisfy your dessert cravings, but they also offer some surprising health benefits. Treat yourself guilt-free, knowing you’re treating your taste buds and your body to a delicious combination of flavors and nutrients.

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