Buttermilk-Lime Ice Cream

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Author Notes: One very hot day, these were ingredients I had on hand; so, inspired by all the ice cream recipes I have ever read and with help from my ice cream maker’s booklet...this is the recipe I concocted.lapadia

Makes 1 quart

  • 2 C reduced fat buttermilk
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whip cream
  • 2 fresh squeezed limes plus their zest
  • 2 tablespoons vodka (lime vodka would be great)
  1. In a large measure cup with a spout add the sugar and buttermilk; whisk together until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Stir in the whipped cream, stir gently, just until incorporated. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour.
  3. After an hour has passed, stir the vodka into the mixture and pour into your ice cream maker; churn according to manufacturer’s directions.
  4. After churning is complete stir in the lime zest.
  5. Let sit covered in the freezer (at least an hour) before serving.
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almost 2 years ago Sophia Henkel

Yeah! I was looking for a buttermilk ice cream recipe. We just bought an ice cream maker attachment for the kitchen aid. I will be making this ether as is or with the lemons from my garden. Thank it looks delicious.


almost 2 years ago lapadia

Hi Sophia! Happy you will be trying out this recipe and congrats on purchasing the ice cream attachment! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Lemons from your garden...lucky you!


about 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This is incredible! I love buttermilk ice cream and the lime is the perfect addition.


about 2 years ago lapadia

Thanks, Suzanne! Yes, if you love lime it is addicting in this recipe, a perfect ending after a Mexican meal...with a shot of tequila and a lime wedge, of course!


almost 5 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

You and I are on mind meld again! I have an over-ripe cantaloupe in the refrigerator and I just put the bowl of the ice cream maker in the freezer so I could make sorbet tonight. Yum!


almost 5 years ago lapadia

Cantaloupe = Yum. I am going to make your cucumber-mint recipe (finally) as soon as our cucumber are ready...they are getting real close!


almost 5 years ago Sagegreen

This is beautiful! I can't wait to try this. Next week my ice cream attachment should arrive!! So I look forward to learning how to use it. I love buttermilk and lime.


almost 5 years ago lapadia

Yeah to the attchment that is on its way! Have fun making ice cream and looking forward to hearing how this recipe went for you!


almost 5 years ago SallyCan

I've made buttermilk ice cream that just wanted to be sweet, but didn't have the smarts to pair it with lime, which plays off the tangy flavor, I'm sure. And the vodka is brilliant! I've got some buttermilk in my fridge just waiting to be used, and this is what will happen to it!


almost 5 years ago lapadia

Hope you enjoy it as much as we do...let me know!