Buttermilk Ice Cream

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tonight starts the holiday of Shavuot which celebrates G-d giving us the Torah; of Moses bringing the Ten Commandments.  It's this really beautiful holiday, and one of the customs is to...of all things...eat dairy.  I know!  But really.  

Usually I make a cheesecake, but this year, I made buttermilk ice cream - and it's *so* delicious (even if you don't like the taste of buttermilk).  All it takes is: 1 quart of buttermilk, 1 pint heavy cream, 1 cup sugar, and 1 tsp salt.  

Mixed all the ingredients together in the Kitchenaid:

Poured it into the ice cream maker, and over about thirty minutes' time, it goes through different consistencies:

Until you get the perfect creamy texture:
I didn't realize until I was making this that I don't have any Tupperware - nothing to store the ice cream in - so (embarrased!) what you see above is a Cool Whip container that I emptied out last minute for the ice cream.  I actually had to use two containers, so now there's also a gallon Ziploc bag in the freezer with two 'wheels' of Cool Whip.

To serve, I put a couple tablespoons of butter with a couple tablespoons of brown sugar in a pan, brought it up to temperature to make a caramel sauce, added a sliced banana:

Put a little buttermilk ice cream in a tea cup:

Poured the topping over:

Ooooh that was good!

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