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summertime means lots and lots of fresh strawberries from the garden. the best way to use those strawberries? by putting them into homemade ice cream! this ice cream is made with lots of buttermilk, so it has a nice tang to it and the strawberries balance it out with the natural sweetness they contain. there’s also a lot of little flecks of vanilla bean throughout the ice cream too! just scoop a generous amount of this fruit goodness onto a cone or just enjoy by the spoonful straight out of the container. no judgments here.
you can see this ice cream being made in a video here!
strawberry buttermilk ice cream
makes 1 pint
2 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen
3/4 cup granulated sugar
juice of half a lemon
1 vanilla bean or 1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup heavy cream
in a small pot combine the strawberries and sugar and cook over medium heat until the strawberries become soft and start to break down, about 10 minutes. place the cooked strawberries into a food processor and puree. strain the strawberries through a fine mesh sieve to remove the seeds. place the buttermilk, heavy cream, salt and vanilla bean into a large bowl. add in the strawberry puree and then place the ice cream base into the fridge overnight to let the flavor increase. following the manufacturer’s instructions of your ice cream machine, turn the base for 20-25 minutes. place the ice cream into a freezer safe container and freeze overnight to firm up.