Buttermilk Ice Cream

Homemade Buttermilk Ice Cream sweetened with Maraschino Cherries. A little bit sweet and a little bit tangy. from #DietersDownfall.comChocolate Zuccotto – Day One – Buttermilk Ice Cream

Are you a fan of tangy frozen yogurt? If so, this buttermilk ice cream will blow your taste buds away! It’s tart and tangy and totally reminds me of unsweetened yogurt, but then I added the Luxardo Cherries to it and the sweet and tangy come together in an explosion of yumminess in your mouth.

Creamy Buttermilk ice cream starts with a egg yolk base and sweetened with Maraschino Cherries. from #DietersDownfall.comOk, so explosion might be a bit, but it was really, really good. I loved this combo!

I was first introduced to Luxardo Cherrieswhile on vacation in Hawaii this past summer. I was invited to the Four Seasons Hualalai for dessert where I was served them in a Chocolate Zuccotto. Needless to say, I loved them and I don’t think I’ll be going to back to regular old maraschino cherries.

Step aside basic maraschino cherries, these Luxardo Cherries are the Premium cherries for your ultimate desserts. from #DietersDownfall.comHave you had them before? I’ve heard wonderful things about them in cocktails. In fact, this past weekend, I was out to dinner and they had a drink that was served with Luxardo Cherries and juice! WOW!

I know that the price tag is a bit daunting, but really, it’s so worth it.

Real Ice Cream needs to be churned. This buttermilk ice cream has 6 egg yolks, cream, sugar, vanilla, and buttermilk. from #DietersDownfall.comThe Four Seasons actually served a chocolate ice cream with the zuccotto… I just happened to have six egg yolks from a failed macaron attempt and this ice cream recipe just about jumped into my lap. The new macaron recipe was such an ultimate failure that I came back to my trusty recipe from Sprinkle Bakes and found this buttermilk ice cream just waiting to be made.

It was fate. I swear by it!

The tangy buttermilk ice cream is sweetened with some cherries and chocolate sauce. from #DietersDownfall.comI loved this ice cream and I’m sure that you will too. You can add just about any fruit to sweeten up the buttermilk. Or mix in some candy and have a fun dessert!


Buttermilk Ice Cream

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Tart and Tangy Buttermilk Ice Cream sweetened with a touch of Luxardo Cherries.
  1. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar until pale yellow.
  2. Heat the heavy cream over medium high heat until it just starts to boil.
  3. Slowly add the cream to the egg mixture, whisking constantly.
  4. Pour back into the pan and cook over medium low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is thickened and coats the back of the spoon.
  5. Transfer to a clean bowl and whisk in the buttermilk. Cover and chill for 2 hours then freeze with an Ice Cream Maker. Freeze according the directions of your maker.
  6. Transfer to a clean container and swirl in the Luxcardo Cherries and some juice. Freeze overnight then serve.


  1. I bet thi i just delicious! it looks beautiful too karyn

  2. I think I would love this! In my book, buttermilk makes everything better!

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