Buttermilk Ice Cream

Buttermilk Ice Cream

By Erin Huffstetler | 07/14/2020 | No Comments

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The tangy flavor of this buttermilk ice cream pairs beautifully with berry cobblers and fruit pies, but it’s also delicious on its own. Everyone in my family said it reminded them of cheesecake. It has just the right amount of sweetness, and churns to a rich and creamy consistency, without any eggs or cook time.

It’s the perfect way to use up any leftover buttermilk you have sitting in the fridge.

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

I own several ice cream makers, but my hands-down favorite is this Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker.

Homemade Buttermilk Ice Cream Recipe

This recipe makes approximately 1-1/2 quarts of ice cream.


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

How to Make Vanilla Extract

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What You Do:

Buttermilk Ice Cream Base

Combine all the ingredients in a large measuring bowl. Whisk, until the sugar dissolves into the liquids.

Pour Buttermilk Base Into Ice Cream Maker

Pour your buttermilk ice cream base into an ice cream maker.

Churned Buttermilk Ice Cream

Churn following the manufacturer’s instructions. It’ll have a soft-serve consistency when it’s done.

Transfer Buttermilk Ice Cream to a Freezer-Safe Container

If you prefer hard-scoop ice cream, transfer it to a freezer-safe container (a metal loaf pan, pie plate or brownie pan works well), and freeze for two hours, or longer.

Scooping Buttermilk Ice Cream

Scoop your buttermilk ice cream and enjoy!

Crockpot Cobbler

It goes perfectly with my crockpot cobbler and my cobbler in a jar.

Buttermilk Ice Cream

Buttermilk Ice Cream

This tangy buttermilk ice cream pairs perfectly with cobbler or fruit pie, and is a great way to use up leftover buttermilk.

  • Author: Erin Huffstetler, MyFrugalHome.com
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1-1/2 quarts 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Ice Cream Maker
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Mix ingredients together in a large measuring bowl. Whisk to dissolve sugar.

Pour buttermilk ice cream base into your ice cream maker.

Churn, until it reaches the consistency of soft-serve ice cream.

Enjoy, or pour into a freezer-safe container, and freeze for two hours to achieve the consistency of hard-serve ice cream.

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