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Lemon Buttermilk Ice Cream

Prep time doesn't include chill time.

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  • Place sugar in a medium-size bowl.
  • Grate the zest (colored part of the peel) of two to three lemons to produce 2 teaspoons of zest.
  • Juice as many lemons as needed to get 1/2 cup lemon juice.
  • Add zest and juice to sugar.
  • Mix well.
  • Add buttermilk and salt.
  • Stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Chill 4 hours or overnight.
  • Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions.
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  1. arlinekal
    This is a widely reprinted recipe from many other websites and is CLEARLY lemon buttermilk SORBET! It is NOT considered "ice cream" and 2 C. of sugar is WAAAY too much. Many have made this with 1.5 Cups and I personally still think it's too much. I'd try a maximum of 1.25 C. of sugar next time.
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  2. Tys Kitchen
    Different but really tasty. The lemon-lovers were elated.
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  3. Georgia Dave
    Wonderful ice cream! A new family favorite. We've made it twice now. The first time according to the recipe. The second time, i cut back to 3/4 cup of Splenda and 3/4 cup of sugar (total of 1 1/2 cup of sweetener as opposed to 2 cups). We liked it a little bit tarter--very refreshing and delicious. Relatively no-guilt recipe with the buttermilk as the base and using half Splenda & half sugar. If you like lemon, you'll love this ice cream.
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  4. Brontewyn
    Extremely good. Creamier than sorbet, lighter than ice cream, with very good flavor. Next time, I might cut back the sugar just a tiny bit. I made a half recipe which more or less fit in my tiny little ice cream freezer. I did not chill the mixture 4 hours first. The buttermilk and lemons were all cold when I made it, and the freezer I used was quite cold. I also forgot to add the salt. Perhaps it could have turned out better if I had done everything exactly right, but hard to imagine. I easily got the necessary amount of juice out of 2 normal sized lemons rather than 3 (for a half recipe). I grated most of the zest off of both.
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  5. Chef Kate
    I made a small batch of this to try it and was so sad that I hadn't made more--but I will surely make this again. Such good flavor and so little guilt since there is so little fat.
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