Strawberry Buttermilk Gelato

July 2, 2009

It’s strawberry season! I bought four quarts of fresh strawberries directly from the farm where they’re grown. I ate some as-is, froze some, and used some in this delicious gelato. This is a light, fresh, beautifully colored frozen treat.



  • This recipe is from Cooking Light. In the comments on their site, a few people mentioned that the full amount wouldn’t fit in their ice cream maker; the amounts below are half of the amounts on CL’s site.
  • Usually I don’t notice the seeds on a strawberry, but I did notice them in the gelato. Next time, I’ll put the strawberry puree through a fine strainer. Of course that means that I need to get a fine strainer before I make this again!
  • I made this last year with strawberries that I had frozen and it was just as good. If you use frozen, measure them while they’re frozen to get an accurate amount. I pre-sliced and froze 2.5 cups so that I can make another batch later on!

Strawberry Buttermilk Gelato

from Cooking Light

1 cup sugar (I reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup)
1 cup water
2.5 cups quartered strawberries
1 cup low-fat buttermilk

Combine sugar and water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Pour into a large bowl; cool completely.

Place strawberries in a blender and process until smooth. Add strawberry purée and buttermilk to sugar syrup; stir to combine.

Pour the strawberry mixture into your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


  1. Looks fantastic! I’ve been making buttermilk ice cream and I love the slight tang it gives.

  2. I love anything strawberry, so this sounds right up my alley! Looks wonderful!

  3. This looks so delicious! I love the buttermilk!

  4. I’d like to try buttermilk in ice cream – I’ll bet it’s really refreshing.

  5. YUM! I’ll have to try this. Love the color.

  6. I can only IMAGINE how good this must have been…buttermilk in anything and I am SO there!

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  7. Oh my goodness! That looks delicious! I will have to try making it!

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