Buttermilk Maple Gelato

By • March 26, 2012 • 15 Comments



Author Notes: I know, another ice cream recipe - but it's easy and tasty and I will make it again, so I am posting! By the way, what really IS the difference between ice cream and gelato? Milk vs cream? Fancy sounding vs not so much? I like fancy sounding. I did NOT get a good photo of the actual product because it got gobbled up so fast, so you get a picture of my great nephew wishing the friggin' paparazzi (me) would leave him alone while he eats.aargersi

Food52 Review: When the Spouse and I first tested arrgersi's Buttermilk Maple Gelato, we immediately fell into the kind of argument for which our family has an unhappy genius. I insisted the best thing about it was how tangy and yummy it was without being cloyingly sweet. He insisted the best thing about it was how breathtakingly easy it was to make. We would have brought in a third person to break the tie, only ... there wasn't any left! We happily made another batch, and this time, agreed to disagree. Yummy and easy AND easy and yummy. It's all good.
wssmom

Serves a small but hungry crowd

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 - 1.5 ounce maple sugar candy (one maple leaf worth ... or use maple sugar, I had the candy handy!)
  • 1/4 cup grade B maple syrup - very cold
  1. Bring the milk and maple sugar to a simmer and stir until the candy is dissolved, then turn off the heat. Allow it to cool slightly, then SLOWLY drizzle some warm milk into the egg yolks while you whisk madly - you want to temper, not scramble.
  2. Once the yolks are tempered, turn the heat back on the milk - medium-ish, and whisk the yolks in, then whisk in the buttermilk. Gently bring it all back to a simmer, stirring all the while, until a custard forms. Use the back of a spoon to test, the custard should part when you run your finger through it and stay parted.
  3. Cool completely. This is a not-to-sweet sort of tangy concoction. Never fear. When it is cold, pour it into your ice cream maker and freeze according to the directions. Just as it is essentially soft-serve, drizzle the cold maple syrup in so it ribbons throughout. You can eat it immediately or put it into the freezer to harden up a bit more. Guess which we did?
  4. *** NOTE *** Hardlikearmour turned me on to the counter top Cuisinart ice cream maker on Amazon - and I absolutely LOVE it. If you are going to be making ice cream this summer, you need one too: http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-ICE-30BC-Indulgence-2-Quart-Automatic/dp/B0006ONQOC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332792860&sr=8-1
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about 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Ha! both have buttermilk on the brain. I re-iterate this sounds wonderful and the baby is so adorable.

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over 2 years ago Kukla

Congratulations aargersi on the CP! Well deserved. Your great nephew looks very sweet and tasty. I can imagine the pleasure of kissing his silky puffy little hands and fingers.
aargersi, I am in love with your recipe for Maple Lacquered Duck Breast, in my opinion; this recipe should be the winner. All last week I kept going back to your gorges photo and the recipe. If I ever fined such beautiful duck breasts, it would be number one priority for a fancy dinner party.

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over 2 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Wow - thanks Kukla! Do you have a good farmer's market near by? I get all of my duck, rabbit, lamb, and bison at mine - WORLDS above anything from any store ....

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over 2 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

Sounds heavenly. I like the way this maple contest has brought out the sweet/salty, sweet-tangy, sweet-hot combinations! And he is so cute....

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over 2 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

Sounds heavenly. I like the way this maple contest has brought out the sweet/salty, sweet-tangy, sweet-hot combinations! And he is so cute....

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over 2 years ago jenniebgood

This looks so good - I like the sweet/tangy combination!

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over 2 years ago LE BEC FIN

Man, a, that boy is a BRUISER!

As to the ice cream, I'm always a fan of tang, so i'm happy to see the buttermilk. I bet this is one recipe where yoghurt might not be able to be subbed for buttermilk... unless you used greek yoghurt. . Thx much for the inspiration!.

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over 2 years ago arielleclementine

eeeee!! great baby! great recipe! love love the idea of the maple syrup ribbon!

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over 2 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thanks all! He is a cute little fart, isn't he?

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over 2 years ago boulangere

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Lovely combination, including that darling baby!

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over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

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Yum! Love the tang of the buttermilk with the sweet of the syrup. Your nephew is adorable, too!

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over 2 years ago wssmom

CUTENESS!!! (And the gelato sounds awesome, too)

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

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The ice cream or gelato sounds great and that baby is too cute!

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over 2 years ago mrslarkin

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Yum!!! and Cute!!!! Honestly, who cares what the ice cream looks like when that cute thing is in the picture! I'll take two scoops, please.

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over 2 years ago drbabs

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What a sweet baby! I can totally understand why he'd scarf that ice cream right up!