From Anik’s Kitchen: Closing Out Ice-Cream Season with Lemon-Buttermilk

It is always ice-cream season, of course. But the warm days of summer where you eat ice-cream to cool off are drawing to a close.

We are enjoying a late bout of temperatures in the high 80s these days: time to power up the ice-cream maker once more and make a batch of lemon-buttermilk. This simple recipe is a favorite of  everyone in the household (both under and over five) – the buttermilk and sour cream keep it creamy and hold the acid note of the lemon nicely in check; it has a refreshing citrus tang, but is palatable for small children, too.

Lemon-Buttermilk Ice-Cream

Ingredients:

  • juice of 2 lemons (mdium)
  • 250g buttermilk
  • 50g sour cream
  • 80g sugar
  • 80 heavy cream, whipped (not to firm)

Instructions:

  • All ingredients should be fridge-cold, if possible.
  • Blend the lemon juice, buttermilk, sugar and sourcream.
  • Carefully fold in the whipped cream.
  • Allow to cool further in the fridge for an hour or two (can also be an entire day), preferably in a high metal container.
  • Pour mixture into the ice-cream maker and push the appropriate buttons (or put the mixture int a flat metal container into the freezer and stir with a fork every 2 hours until you reach the desired consistency – I have not tried this myself, though. We do have a simple ice-cream maker)
  • Get out the cones and serve fresh!
  • This ice-cream also freezes well and tastes great for several months, just take the container out of the freezer about 20 minutes before serving.

3 thoughts on “From Anik’s Kitchen: Closing Out Ice-Cream Season with Lemon-Buttermilk”

    1. Oh, good! I would love to hear your and their opinion, since this is so much of a favorite for me, but perhaps they have other ideas on what else could be done…?

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      1. it sounds like perfection to me. I’ll let you know! They are down the Grand Canyon this week so it will be a bit, but hopefully not too long. It is never the wrong season for ice cream.🙂

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