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[Photograph: Ethan Frisch]

Despite its Jewish roots, this ice cream flavor is delicious not only on Passover but all year round, and for Jews and Goyim alike.

Lekvar is a traditional Jewish plum paste, most often used as a filling in pastries. It is sour and sweet, with a sticky, chocolate richness that warms the back of your tongue and reminds you of the Old Country. Accentuated by the buttermilk's tart barnyard creaminess and bass notes of dark molasses, this is a delicious conclusion to a Passover seder, Easter dinner, or just a long day.

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About the author: Ethan Frisch is the chef and co-mastermind behind Guerrilla Ice Cream. He's traveled around the world (40 countries, 5 continents) and worked as a pastry chef and line cook in some of NYC's great (and not so great) restaurants.

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