Creamy Buttermilk Ice Cream


The last few days of warm weather have reminded me that it's now the official beginning of Ice Cream Season.
I can remember many summers of hopping in the car and driving to get ice cream with my family. Usually, it was Andy's Frozen Custard, which I think is THE BEST. Best I've tasted, although Ted Drew's is pretty darn good, too.
I'm a fan of the concrete, which consists of vanilla custard mixed with your favorite topping. Cookie dough, Stolen Brownie Chunks, Heath Bar...these are a few of my favorite things. Now, my palate might be a little more sophisticated, because creme caramel, roasted pecans, and fresh raspberries sound even better.

At some point, Ice Cream Season flowed into the fall, then the winter, then back into Ice Cream Season. So now, for me, Ice Cream Season is a year-round event. I usually eat ice cream every night, and that is the truth. I don't go out to eat it though; I like to sample all of the store bought versions, and rate them.
Right now, my favorite ice cream is Edy's "Loaded" Brand-preferably chocolate chip cookie dough or chocolate peanut butter cup. It's affordable, and also crammed with goodness.


Buying ice cream from the store can get to be expensive, so I like to make my own a lot of the time. Which is actually better for you anyway, because you're not eating too many chemicals and preservatives.
Store bought ice cream is usually oversweetened, for my tastes. And I like sugar! Heavy cream, egg yolks and vanilla, are so rich and satisfying, that you don't need to kill it with a ton of sugar.

Making your own ice cream can be easy, when you have an automatic ice cream maker. Just plug it in, add your base to the frozen bowl, churn for 25 minutes, and voila-you have delicious homemade ice cream.
Just a quick note-if you chill you ice cream overnight before you process it, you will have a better consistency after it's been frozen.

This is an ice cream recipe that I've created, that uses a little bit of buttermilk. The buttermilk doesn't make the ice cream sour, it just cuts a little bit of the sweetness, and also creates a really nice, creamy mouthfeel.
Definitely good. Definitely addicting.
Hey, you could even throw in a little lemon zest and fresh blueberries in the last five minutes of processing. That would be delectable.

Can you tell that I'm passionate about ice cream??
Hey Häagen-Dazs®! Can I work for you?


Creamy Buttermilk Ice Cream

Ingredients:
8 large egg yolks
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups whole milk
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Directions:
Whisk yolks and heavy cream together in a large bowl until well combined.
Whisk together milk and granulated sugar together, in a large saucepan, over medium heat. Bring milk to a boil, whisking frequently. Whisk half of milk into egg yolks, until well combined. Whisk egg mixture back into saucepan containing remaining milk. Whisk and cook custard until it thickens, and temperature reaches 160 degrees F. Remove pan from heat and strain custard into a large mixing bowl; whisk in buttermilk and vanilla extract. Cool custard for 15 minutes before placing in the refrigerator.
Chill for 4 hours, or overnight. Pour custard into ice cream maker and process according to directions.

Yield: 8-10 servings


40 comments:

  1. I dont't like anything that's way too sweet either as I prefer to give my palate a chance to indulge itself with the other flavours too.
    Buttermilk ice cream would really work for me. Great photos too Emiline!

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  2. I've been tossing up whether or not to buy an icecream maker for months - this looks so delicious that you are tipping me into thinking "I must have one!"

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  3. I just love homemade icecream & I like to make my own too. I have a little icecream maker and it turns out wonderful. I have bookmarked this recipe to try it does look and sound so scrummy, thanks for sharing :)

    Rosie x

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  4. Emi, it's creamy art. This ice cream would have been the bomb with black speckles from a vanilla bean in it.

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  5. Oh my goodness! That looks sooo good. I've been craving a littl eice cream every night lately. It's a baseball season thing. I may have to make some if this! :)

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  6. I feel the same way about Ice Cream Season. I can tell this year's going to be a good one ;)

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  7. i'm quite the ice cream aficionado myself, but i haven't invested in an ice cream maker yet. i'm afraid i would abuse it. :)

    nice sound of music reference. now that song'll be stuck in my head all day...and that's okay.

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  8. I think the buttermilk would be a great addition. I have no room in my tiny refrigerator freezer for my ice cream bucket so no ice cream making for me...got to get a freezer:D

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  9. Mmmmm...just the word "buttermilk" makes me think of something pure and homemade. I bet the tangy flavor is perfect in this ice cream.

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  10. Emiline, I simply love ice cream but have never made my own. This looks so good, my friend!

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  11. I am an ice cream fanatic. I'd be embarrassed to say how many pints of Haagen Dazs and Ben & Jerry's have been gracing our freezer. But you really need to try the new Haagen Dazs Fleur de Sel Caramel - it is amazing!!

    I've never tried buttermilk ice cream, but it sounds wonderful! I bought an ice cream maker last summer, and it is one kitchen item that I am very happy to own!

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  12. I LOVE making homemade ice cream. And you're right, chilling it overnight gives the best texture. Sometimes I'm impatient and just let it chill for a few hours, and it always turns out too soft, so that it really kind of ends up freezing in the freezer, which is never good.

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  13. Oh yeah, Ice Cream is a year round event. Your's looks so rich and creamy, I'm with cakelaw, I must have one!

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  14. Emiline that looks soooooo good. I love making my own home-made ice cream. I can't wait for summer to arrive so I can get started. You'd probably love The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accessories by David Lebovitz. It's a must have book, check it out!

    Maria
    x

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  15. This sounds soooo good! We have an ancient (from the 70's lol) ice cream maker that uses ice and salt. How I long for a more contemporary model. Mine sounds like a train barreling down the tracks when we plug it in. But, when you want fresh, homemade ice cream or sherbet you have got to do what you can to get it, you know?

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  16. Jeez...that not only sounds good, it looks good! Though unfortunately it doesn't sound so good for you. Yum though!

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  17. It's getting so hot here in AZ, I am soooo ready for ice cream season! Your homemade ice cream is beautiful. I love all of your pics! Very nice and creamy.

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  18. Ice cream season is year round for me too, I love it and love making my own. That buttermilk would definitely be good with lemon and blueberries!

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  19. Oh Em, I want some. Dont you just love making your own ice cream. My problem is that I forget to put the bowl part in the freezer< so its not on hand when I'm in the mood to make some.Excellent.

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  20. I eat ice cream year round too.
    I have one of those ice cream makers that takes the rock salt. I really want one of the newer models.

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  21. Ooh, it looks elegant in the first shot. You're the second blogger today, convincing me I need an ice cream maker.

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  22. I will have to try a buttermilk ice cream. I have bookmarked quite a collection of ice cream recipes to try during ice cream season and I am looking forward to it. :)

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  23. Ice cream is one of my all time favorite things to have. I always have to have it, or else I'd go insane. :P

    My favorite ice cream store I loved to go to as a kid was Marble Slab Creamery. If you've heard of it, I don't know, but, it was amazing.

    And this sounds really, really good. Just the name says delicious in it. Looks wonderful.

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  24. I so miss Ted Drew's. That's the best frozen custard and one of the few things I miss from living in St. Louis! I will definitely mark your ice cream to make at a later date!

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  25. I agree with you, homemade ice cream is the way to go. This batch looks particulary delicious.

    By the way, i tried the million $ peanut butter cookies the other day - your recipe! They were a big success at big bossman's house. You can take my job anytime. :-)

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  26. I'm with you. I like sweets, but not overly so.

    I have never made ice cream. I don't even own an ice cream maker. But when I do, I'm using your recipe first.

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  27. ooooh it looks so good and partially melted in the pictures that I'm sitting here fantasizing about having it in my mouth...
    mmmmmm and I can taste the buttermilk... and the lemon and blueberry idea sounds so amazing. I really need to steal my ice cream maker back from my parents.

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  28. There's nothing like a bowl of simple, pure ice cream to cool off a hot summer (or spring) day :0)

    If Häagen-Dazs is a smart company, then they WILL hire you, Emiline!! Your ice cream-making skills and passion for it are uncanny!

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  29. Emil, I have always wondered about buttermilk ice cream because I see recipes for it quite often in my cookbooks. Thank you for explaining how buttermilk affects the flavor and texture. Also, I had no idea about freezing the ice cream before processing! WoW! I learned oodles from your blog. . .Hugs,

    Shandy

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  30. Emiline this Ice cream looks wonderful and I love ice cream almost every time, I will try this soon!!!!! Lovely pictures!!!! xGloria

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  31. I like my ice cream sweet, not sweet whatever! And yours looks amazing!

    I never heard of Andy's before, but their ice cream sounds awesome. I went to their website and saw that they're a franchise. But the form for information was way too long and my ice cream (sadly, not theirs) was melting.

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  32. 8 egg yolks? hello!

    this sounds excellent, especially the lemon-and-blueberry variation. i just realized 30 seconds ago that the bowl of my ice cream maker is NOT in the freezer. blah.

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  33. Deborah- That ice cream sounds really good. That reminds me-we have a towel hook in the bathroom, and it says Fleui de lis. It came from the Dollar Store though.

    Toontz- I prefer that kind of maker. It's just more work. Better ice cream!

    Glamah- I do that too!

    Tarah- We have a Cold Stone Creamery. I've never been to it.

    Mary- Yay! You're from MO.

    Zen- Glad the cookies worked for you.

    Michelle- Yeah, it's pretty custardy.

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  34. Your Ice cream rocks Emiline! The buttermilk certainly adds another dimension to this version. I admire you for making your own!

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  35. I too am obsessed with ice cream. This post really makes me miss my ice cream maker that I had to leave behind while on my travels. I've consdired trying to make a batch with just whisk, freezer and a free afternoon. The buttermilk sounds great, but a little to cream-heavy for my taste.

    In addition to the lemon zest and berries, consider topping with a dash of salt? yes, of the flaked variety. and shaved cocoa too

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  36. Hey,

    last summer I made a buttermilk ice cream and also made baked figs with lemon and vanilla bean it rocked! It was from a southern cookbook I have.

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  37. Yummy! There's nothing better than homemade ice cream.

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  38. If I was Mr. Haggen Daz, I would hire you!!!

    The idea of making my own ice cream is fascinating! But, girl... I'm not burning my calories at the same speed you do!!!! :D

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  39. Ooh we're going to have to try out your recipe...we love ice cream year round too and there is nothing like homemade. Haven't tried making Buttermilk yet, can't wait!

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