Sunday, March 8, 2009

Frozen Buttermilk Goodness

I have been working my way through the freezer (full of veggies, fruits, baked goods, meats, soup) to make room for my christmas present. With an almost-full container of buttermilk in my fridge, and my bowl good and frozen, I got churning!


First up was a Buttermilk Sorbet from Cooking Light. So light and refreshing, with a little tang from the buttermilk, this would be fantastic in the summer! I enjoyed it on top of a vitatop, out of the container, and topped with fresh berries :)

Buttermilk Sorbet w/Vitatop

To use the bag of strawberries in my freezer, I also did a half batch of Strawberry Buttermilk Gelato, also from Cooking Light. Good thing, too, this was was just as good! I don't like to discriminate when it comes to ice cream... or nut butter, for that matter :) They each shine in their own right!


Strawberry Buttermilk Gelato


And in other exciting eats, I finally tried a bowl of blended wheat berries (with milk and half a banana),a la Katie, topped with Heather's chocolate pudding. Delish!! Mine were probably half-blended, but i like the chew :)


And while I'm at it, visit Foods that Fit for a giveaway to celebrate her new site :)

37 comments:

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

woooooo..... homemade sorbet and ice cream!!! so cool!! I've been wanting to try it out. but i guess first I need to get an ice cream maker! :D
really really delicious everything!

glidingcalm said...

sorbet, gelato, oats!! ahh sooo good!!!

glidingcalm said...

lol oops i thought that was blended oat bran but it's blended wheat berries!

Erica said...

wow! You were busy and made some amazing stuff! I have never made homemade ice cream/yogurt/gelato. Perfect for this nice weather

VeggieGirl said...

Oooh fun and delish!!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Oh goodness, now I really want to break out my ice cream maker! And I'm so excited you made blended wheatberries! I usually half-blend mine too-- chew is important ;). I'm giving you three extra entries!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Oh my gosh, I need a freaking ice-cream maker. That buttermilk recipe sounds sooo freaking good.

Raw chocolate pudding on top of blended wheat berries...couldn't have said it any better myself. :)

Krista said...

OH! I love your homemade ice cream!!!

Blended wheat berries? That sounds like something I have to try!!

Kerstin said...

You've been very busy! I love buttermilk donuts, so I know I would enjoy your buttermilk sorbet.

I recently moved to Boston too for a postdoc. We should chat sometime :)

Heather said...

ohhh. that strawberry buttermilk gealto is calling my name - it sounds delicious :)

Dawn said...

Wait!
Hello?
Strawberry buttermilk gelato?
Ummm where do you live? I'll be right over. (gelato is my downfall, seriously)

Lauren said...

Yay for the ice cream maker! Your results look deeelicious :)

Esi said...

That sorbet sounds interesting. I just made some more yogurt sorbet. I'm obsessed.

Amy said...

ohhh my mouth literally watered at sight of the strawberry gelato.

Sara said...

These look so good - I think it's time to pull my ice cream maker out of hibernation!

Reeni♥ said...

They look so delicious! Especially that pink strawberry one, YUMMY!!

Darius T. Williams said...

Whooo - tons of good lookin' frozen treats here - looks amazing!

eatingbender said...

WOW! I am so impressed and somewhat drooly (lol, sorry for the image) over these pictures! Buttermilk and strawberry buttermilk?! That's awesome. I love that you had some with a Vitatop. Sounds 1,000,000x better than any restaurant dessert I know!

I can't wait to try blended grains! I plan to experiment over spring break, fo sho :o)

Rachel said...

Looks yummy. What's a vitatop?

And wheatberries for b-fast? How do you do that?

Thanks for answering the rookie food q's!

5 Star Foodie said...

Delicious frozen buttermilk creations! Yum!

Emily said...

Strawberry buttermilk gelato? Holy cow does that sound good. Mmm. It looks great.

I like the snow in all your pictures. It soothes me. :)

Elina said...

The buttermilk sorbet sounds awesome! I'm sure freeing up space for both of these was well worth it!
You should make coconut sorbet next ;)

ttfn300 said...

Rachel- Check out vitalicious.com for the muffin tops (mine was choc pomegranate). They're 100cal of protein, fiber, vitamins and yumminess :)

For the wheat berries, I cooked them in a large pot of boiling, slightly salted water until they plump up and start to "burst". Drained them, then blended with some milk.

Elina- that sounds like a VERY good idea :)

biz319 said...

I've always wanted an icecream maker but can't justify another kitchen appliance - you may have changed my mind! :D

Emily said...

As if I didn't already want a Kitchen Aid with all my heart...now I know you can buy an ice cream attachment?!!

That is way too fabulous for words.

Maria said...

I am always looking for new buttermilk recipes. I can't wait to try a frozen treat!

Elra said...

Seriously, this really sound like goodness.
Cheers,
elra

seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) said...

i was asking my sissy this yesterday, whats the major difference in gelato?

Jess said...

You're one of those people who makes their own ice cream. I should have known. ;)

HangryPants said...

Wow this looks awesome, but I don't have an ice cream maker. Booo for me.

lesley said...

Delicious looking homemade gelato and sorbet!! : )

talesofexpansion said...

wow, i'm so impressed with all the frozen buttermilk amazingness!! i bet it adds such an extra layer of flavor to the ice cream/sorbet.

Olivia said...

This makes me want to use up my strawberries for a very good cause now... :)

HeatherBakes said...

I wish I'd known about the buttermilk sorbets when we were covering frozen desserts in class! Those sound delicious. Maybe it's time to break out the ice cream maker?

pigpigscorner said...

I want an ice-cream maker too!

Kevin said...

I like the sound of a frozen buttermilk ice cream.

Passionate About Baking said...

This is fa. Just recently made yogurt saffron ice-cream..& have to say your sorbet looks like the way to go!!!

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