Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Homemade Ice Cream Experiments: Lemon Buttermilk Sherbet


My dad's birthday was yesterday, but he and my mom just arrived in Seattle, so we're celebrating today. He's not much of a sweet tooth, so I decided to make a lemon buttermilk (two tastes he likes) sherbet. The tart and tangy flavor is so unusual. It's growing on me with every bite. If you need a little added sweetness, like me and my mom, creamy caramel sauce does the trick.


Happy Birthday, Dad!


Lemon-Buttermilk Sherbet
Recipe courtesy of The Perfect Scoop
1/3 cup water
2/3 cup sugar
1 lemon, preferably unsprayed
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)

In a medium, non-reactive saucepan, mix the water and sugar. Grate the zest of the lemon directly into the saucepan. Heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and let stand until the syrup reaches room temperature. Then chill thoroughly in the refrigerator. Whisk the buttermilk into the syrup, then whisk in the lemon juice. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

20 comments:

  1. wow!!! super tang the astronauts would love this...

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  2. Experimentation in the field of ice creamology is very rewarding, but not nearly as rewarding as the taste testers task. Ben and Jerry are you watching?

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  3. that sounds divine - I love lemon anything

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  4. Happy Belated Birthday Michael! (I was trying to work it out on paper, I think the correct term is cousin Michael x3) ;)

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  5. OMG...that looks so good. I love creamy lemony desserts!

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  6. Looks delicious! What a cute blog.

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  7. That looks so good! Especially with that caramel sauce!

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  8. What a lucky dad! I really enjoy lemon sherbet but I would think the buttermilk would make it a bit too rich for my liking. There is nothing like a good experiment though!

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  9. I'm pretty much all over anything with lemon in it! Mmmmmmmmm

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  10. this sounds amazing, i love tangy lemon anything!

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  11. What great southern flavors! This sounds terrific.

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  12. Ooo, definitely bookmarking this one :)

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  13. Oooo that looks soo good! I'd soo give that recipe a try!! thanks! =)

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  14. we literally just got an ice cream maker for our wedding... totally going to try out your recipe!

    after the wedding that is... must fit into dress:)

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  15. Looks delicious!!!!!
    thanks for your visit dear,

    xxx

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  16. Ypour sherbet sounds delicious! I hope you had a great time in canada!

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