Several weeks ago, my son and I went out for a cupcake. Our local cupcakery (is that a word? It should be!) also serves ice cream. I usually peruse the flavors just to see if there’s anything interesting. The flavor that caught my eye was Buttermilk Lemon. I had to have a taste, and WOW! was it delicious! Beautifully light, creamy with a delicate tang of lemon. It was as refreshing as sorbet, but creamy at the same time. Where has this been all my life? Needless to say, there was no cupcake for me that night! And, I don’t think I will ever eat lemon sorbet again, not when there’s Buttermilk Lemon ice cream!
With this recipe, I tried to recreate that unique flavor that is both creamy and refreshing. I was a bit nervous to make ice cream with buttermilk of all things. I love using it in baking because I feel like it keeps a bread or a cake light and moist. But I really don’t enjoy the flavor on its own.
This ice cream would be a fantastic dessert for a spicy or rich meal. It would also be a great topper for a Blueberry pie or crisp. (Ok now my mouth is watering.) Anyway, you need to prepare ahead a little and make the base the day before and churn it several hours before serving. If you enjoy making ice cream, this one is a keeper! Enjoy!