Buttermilk Ice w/ Summer Berries


This may sound over the top, but I like to wash berries and then put them into the sun on a porch or windowsill. Berries that are slightly warm taste so much better, and in this recipe the heat accentuates the cool crunch of the buttermilk ice that tops the whole bowl. You can also leave them in a hot car, but it is easy to overdo it and get berry mush bags, and it doesn’t sound as nice—hot car fruit as opposed to sun-warmed fruit. But it does work. If you are feeling really over the top, serve these with a plate of cookies. I like shortbread or thin crispy almond cookies.

  • 2 C buttermilk
  • 1 C cream
  • ¾ C sugar
  • pinch of salt
  1. Warm the cream and dissolve the sugar and salt
  2. Whisk with the buttermilk to combine
  3. Pour into shallow and wide pan and freeze
  4. After about 4 hours (or as the ice crystals begin to form) stir the mixture with a fork flaking the crystals
  5. Stir every hour or two as the mixture continues to freeze to flake and fluff the ice
  6. Serve over a mixture of berries

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