This is about as simple as it gets. Buttermilk, raspberries, and sugar. This is one of those times when it really pays to get the very best ingredients possible. For me, that meant a trip to the Green City Market to buy a quart of Blue Marble Family Farm’s Buttermilk, and a pint of organic raspberries.
Raspberry Buttermilk Ice Cream
It almost seems silly to put this down in recipe form, so I won’t. I put the pint of raspberries and a cup of sugar in a bowl and mashed them up with a fork. I added 3 cups of buttermilk and stirred it all together. I chilled the mixture in the fridge until it was cold and then processed it in my ice cream maker. It was delicious soft, straight from the ice cream machine, it was also delicious frozen. This ice cream probably won’t keep that well so I would try to use it up within a few days…although I doubt that will be problem.
***It seems like you could do this with other fruit like blackberries or even strawberries. Give it a try. The tang of buttermilk goes will with the sweetened fruit. It can be put together in a matter of minutes and make a very impressive ice cream. It would also be delicious served with some coconut shortbread cookies, which you’ll hear more about soon.
October 28th, 2008 at 9:21 am
Yum! I love buttermilk, I don’t know why. Have you tried David Lebovitz’s lemon buttermilk sherbet? So good.
October 28th, 2008 at 9:58 am
I love buttermilk too. It is pretty incredible. I haven’t tried the lemon sherbet- but now I will. Lebovitz’s book is so amazing. It seems not worth having an ice cream maker if you don’t have his book.
Niall Harbison says:
October 28th, 2008 at 11:01 am
I have never made a recipe for Ice cream with buttermilk but if it is as easy as you say it is then we are all on to a winner!
A Little Yumminess says:
July 3rd, 2010 at 6:38 pm
We love butter milk ice-cream and we make it a ton. In fact making it tonight. We add some condensed milk but your recipe seems healthier!
July 5th, 2012 at 3:06 pm
My question is – what about the seeds? I saw a similar recipe but it called for putting the berries through a strainer to get rid of the seeds. Someone mentioned it was a lot of work. Can you really just keep the raspberry seeds?
July 5th, 2012 at 3:47 pm
Hey Lisa- Of course you can keep the seeds. You eat fresh raspberries with seeds, they are delicious. I rarely remove them. If you wanted to, you certainly could, but it is definitely not necessary. If you wanted to remove seeds, it really isn’t much work to push them through a strainer so don’t let what you read scare you off. Happy ice cream making!