Lemon-Buttermilk Ice Cream

  • realfoodgirl Posted: 05/28/10
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    My favorite ice cream-- EVER! Love it! So easy and so delicious. If you can find Meyer lemons I highly recommend them.

  • Jenfdr Posted: 06/20/10
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    Delicious!! We loved the tang of the buttermilk with the tart of the lemons...all rounded out with the sweetness from the sugar. Lemon desserts are the best on warm days. I paired it with some fresh frozen berries....Mmmmm......will definitely make again and again this summer!! FYI--I have the standard Cuisinart ice cream maker and this recipe made enough for two batches.

  • srwfromorange Posted: 08/09/10
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    We made this entire menu for our 20th Anniversary and got raves for all the recipes. This ice cream is really good on its own, nice & creamy with just the right zing from the lemon. But we went over the top & added grilled peach halves that had been drizzled with honey & sprinkled with fresh basil. Yummy!!!

  • falljunelaker Posted: 07/12/11
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    Even though I picked this recipe, I confess I wasn't that excited about it ahead of time. I like lemon just fine but it's usually not my 1st choice out of all the dessert flavors. This might very well be the best ice cream I've ever had, though. Ever. It was excellent. We will definitely make it again and again. We made 2 batches from this recipe, as another poster wrote.

  • GailHahs4 Posted: 08/30/11
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    Delicious and refreshing. We serve this a lot during the summer at our BBQ's. We didn't change a thing. We love the combination of tart lemon flavor with the creamy buttermilk. DELICIOUS!,

  • GayleR Posted: 12/18/11
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    Greenville, NC

    Easy, different, and very good. I used Meyer lemon juice as recommended by realfoodgirl.

  • lisacaroline Posted: 05/26/12
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    Houston, TX

    Surprisingly, the whole family loved this. It's really tart b/c of the buttermilk/citrus combo, but both my kids gobbled it up. I grilled a few peach halves & cut those up & threw them in when serving, which I really think added some sweetness to cut the tartness. Next time I will add some fresh mint leaves as well.

  • Peggspark Posted: 05/28/12
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    Outstanding! I knew I had a winner when my husband kept eating it and saying WOW with each bite!!!

  • Cyradia Posted: 05/16/12
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    This recipe was amazingly and surprisingly good. The combination didn't sound very appealing to me, but the other reviewers made me gamble on it. I'm glad I did. The buttermilk/lemon combination is very well balanced...very refreshing, and creamy despite being low fat. If you like tart and you're going to serve this with fresh ripe berries (which I strongly recommend) you might go a little lighter on the sugar. I spiked mine with limoncello to make it easy to scoop after refreeze.

  • Keiko123 Posted: 09/20/12
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    Weird ingredients, but fabulous , fresh taste..not too sweet, a little tart, almost like having frozen lemonade. You would never know buttermilk is in it. Love the ease of making it..no eggs, no cooking, all-in-one container. Definitely a keeper, very refreshing and great for a hot summer day.

  • PiperGrin Posted: 06/13/12
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    This is my first time reviewing a recipe online. That should speak volumes, as the Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream is deserving of a rave review! I make a lot of rich vanilla ice cream or peach ice cream, but this has just the right amount of refreshing balance of zing and creaminess. Thanks for a staple!

  • LemonButtermilk Posted: 06/18/13
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    I made this account just to comment on this recipe. This ice cream is wonderful! I was skeptical at the name and the ingredients, but I tried it anyway based on the reviews. Wow! I am thrilled with the taste. As another reviewer said, you cannot taste the buttermilk - just a very tangy, slightly lemony, smooth ice cream. It tastes like it has twice the calories that it does. I just ate 1/2 cup by itself, and I can't wait to try it with berries or grilled peaches as others suggested.

  • GrandmaKY Posted: 07/30/13
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    Louisville, KY

    After reading all the glowing reviews for this ice cream I had to try it. I didn't have lemons but I had limes so I gave it a try.....WOW I totally agree this is the BEST and so EASY. I plan on making this (with lemons!) for a dinner party I am planning for next week. I am going to add the limoncello and use the ice cream to top a mixed berry cobbler. I also have a Cuisinart ice cream maker and had to cut the ingredients in half to try. This is definitely a keeper

  • amddoody Posted: 07/17/13
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    So refreshing! Delicious with fresh berries. And as if that wasn't enough, it is so simple to make! I cut the ingredients by half because my ice cream maker isn't big enough for the whole recipe.

  • MStPierre Posted: 04/14/14
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    If I could give this recipe 6 stars I would. The ice cream was creamy, tart, sweet, and refreshing. It was an absolute hit at my "April Sours" themed Supper Club. Best of all, it was SO easy to prepare! The only issue I had is that the recipe as printed is too much for my Cuisinart countertop ice cream machine.

  • smd1212 Posted: 06/05/14
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    Amazing flavor, tart, tangy, not too sweet. Like other reviewers, I had to halve this recipe to fit in my ice cream maker attachment to my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I had all the ingredients except whole milk on hand, so I used our local dairy's low fat milk (2.5%) and after 3 hours in the freezer, it had a nice consistency, not as creamy as whole milk ice cream would be, but that flavor! I will make again with whole milk, this is definitely a keeper, and so easy!


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