Buttermilk Ice Cream


Happy Friday Saturday! It seems like a while since I’ve been here. Summer was a whirlwind! I guess it’s technically still summer, but school has started where we live, so the carefree part of summer is over. Which means I’ll have more time for cooking and blogging!

This week the Cook the Book Fridays group made Buttermilk Ice Cream. As far as ice creams go, this recipe couldn’t have been easier. Heat up some heavy cream with sugar and corn syrup to dissolve the sugar, then cool thoroughly. Once cool, add buttermilk, then freeze in an ice cream maker (though I hear there are techniques for making ice cream without an ice cream maker).


Buttermilk Ice Cream is refreshing and delicious. The tang from the buttermilk gives the ice cream a flavor that reminds me of cheesecake. I am sure it would pair well with all sorts of things, from fruit to chocolate cake. I served it with fresh peaches and it was delicious!

If you would like to try Buttermilk Ice Cream, you can find the recipe on page 299 of David Lebovitz’s book My Paris Kitchen.

I am glad to be back, and I hope you will be hearing from me more regularly in the months ahead. Have a great weekend!



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6 responses to “Buttermilk Ice Cream

  1. This was so simple and easy to make. I did try it with the olive oil and salt but it was not to my liking. I will attempt to add some fruit to the leftovers, I’m sure that is a better choice. Yours looks so smooth and goes perfectly with the sliced peaches.

  2. Karen, happy Saturday!!

    We loved this too, and I agree with all of your comments. I thought it reminded me of cheesecake too. All of your topping suggestions sound terrific! I have a strawberry rhubarb cobbler in the oven to have with the last of it (I was out of town for most of the week, or there might not be any!)

    Happy to see you back!

  3. I loved the tang from the buttermilk and will be making this again (sans machine too – so easy!). Welcome back!

  4. Glad that you are back, Karen. How did our summers get so busy and so short? These days are flying by. Today, while I was working in the high country, I saw some leaves that had already changed colors. Can snow be far behind? I really did like this ice cream and enjoyed making it because it was sooooo easy. I served mine with peaches also – upside-down cake which was not too sweet so it worked perfectly. Hope it is a happy school year for you cute gal.

  5. Emily

    Karen! Great to have you back cooking with us at CtBF! This was easy to pull together, and delicious to boot!

  6. I hope your busy summer has been a fun one too. I’m glad you enjoyed the ice cream. It wasn’t one of my favorites but you made it sound delicious.

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