23 August, 2016
Buttermilk Strawberry Gelato
Back in the day when i moved in with the mister he had 2 ice cream makers.
One was the old school with the rock salt
The other was one i actually let him keep – which was an electric one with a frozen innards.
But i put my foot down on making ice cream with heavy cream… if we want real ice cream we do the 2 mile walk to the fancy place across town!
So when i found some yums on CL, i knew it was one we had to try and it has been in our summer repertoire ever since
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 5 cups quartered strawberries (about 4 pints)
- 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
- Combine sugar and water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour into a large bowl; cool completely.
- Place strawberries in a blender, and process until smooth. Add strawberry purée and buttermilk to sugar syrup; stir to combine.
- Pour the strawberry mixture into the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- This recipe makes 2 rounds, so either half it or have 2 nights of joy!
Next up the slicing and coring of the berries
Making the simple syrup!
Combine the simple syrup, blended berries and buttermilk – i use the powdered buttermilk and add it to the berries and just add plain water to the berry and syrup mixture!
And then – gelato!
- Make the simple syrup (sugar and water)
- Wash and slice the berries as it cools.
- combine the sugar water and the berry mixture
- Put it all in the fridge until you are ready for fresh gelato!
- Pull the ice cream container out freezer, make your gelato. Start it about 30 minutes before you want desert!
- Store extras in single serving containers.
- Allow to defrost on the counter for 30 minutes before eating.