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Chocolate Buttermilk Ice Cream

Chocolate buttermilk ice cream is not for everyone. I find that the tartness of chocolate buttermilk ice cream is a refreshing twist on standard chocolate ice cream.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate buttermilk ice cream, chocolate buttermilk ice cream recipe, homemade chocoalte ice cream
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 622kcal


  • 2 C heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 C sugar
  • 12 large egg yolks I only used 7 and it was plenty rich
  • 8 oz dark chocolate chopped into small pieces
  • 2 C buttermilk
  • 2 t vanilla or half a vanilla bean, scraped and simmered with the cream
  • Pinch of salt


  • In a large, heavy saucepan, combine the heavy cream and one cup of sugar and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar.
  • Remove the cream mixture from the heat and drizzle a small amount into the yolks, slowly, and whisking constantly to keep the eggs from curdling. Do this a few more times to warm up the yolks before pouring the yolk mixture back into the cream, whisking constantly.
  • Cook over low heat until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Mix in the chocolate and stir until melted.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Strain the mixture and whisk in the buttermilk, vanilla, and salt.
  • Cool completely and freeze in your ice cream maker. (I found that this ice cream was still too soft after the ice cream was done. I transferred it to another container and froze it for another few hours and it was perfect!)


Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 381mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 1375IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 4.1mg