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Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream

Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream


  1. 2 cups cream, half and half or milkp
  2. 1/2 cup buttermilk
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 1 pinch of salt
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  7. heaping 1/2 cup sliced and diced strawberries (optional 1 Tablespoon sugar)

Preparation Method

  • Rinse strawberries under cool water and slice.

  • Create a mixture of sliced and diced strawberry pieces.

  • If you find that the strawberries aren’t very sweet, you can toss the sliced strawberries in 1 Tablespoon of granulated sugar and set aside until ready for the ice cream.

  • Put 1 1/2 cups of cream or milk into a small sauce pan.

  • Add the sugar and salt and heat the milk over medium low heat.

  • Keep and eye on the milk, stirring often so that the bottom of the pan doesn’t get any burned milk bits.

  • While the milk is heating, measure out the buttermilk and vanilla extract and set aside

  • . Also measure out the remaining 1/2 cup of milk or cream.

  • Stir the cornstarch into this 1/2 cup of milk, until smooth and no lumps remain.

  • The milk on the stove should be hot and steaming.

  • The milk does not need to boil, it just needs to be steaming.

  • With the milk over a medium low flame, stir in the milk and cornstarch mixture.

  • Stir the milk constantly until you begin to feel it thicken.

  • The milk mixture should look like the above picture after it has been thickened by cornstarch.

  • Once the cornstarch is added to the milk it only takes a minute or two to thicken up.

  • Once the milk mixture is thick, remove from the heat and add vanilla extract and 1/2 cup of buttermilk.

  • Stir to incorporate.

  • Strain the warm milk mixture into a mixing bowl, cover in plastic wrap and allow to cool in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  • Once the mixture is cooled, remove from the refrigerator and stir in the sliced and diced strawberries.

  • Follow the instructions on your ice cream maker and make some delicious ice cream!

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