'buttermilk' on Serious Eats

Scoop the Book: Bi-Rite Creamery's Buttermilk Ice Cream

Hidden among the sexier-sounding flavors in Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones, you'll find this demure buttermilk ice cream. You'll probably skip over it on the way to salted caramel indulgences and playful almond fudge ripples. But you should come back, really, because buttermilk ice cream is just plain smart. It's bright and twangy, and as you start making pies and cobblers with every fruit that comes your way, it's the ice cream that you want plopped on top. More

Scooped: Orange Buttermilk Sherbet

In the modern world of frozen treats, sherbet has sort of fallen off of our collective radar. That's a shame, because sherbet's pretty wonderful stuff. It's also the perfect spring dessert, halfway between the rich creaminess of winter, cake-topping ice creams and lush summer sorbets. More

13 Sweet Ways To Use Leftover Buttermilk

We never hesitate to buy buttermilk, knowing how indispensable it is to making our pancakes fluffy or giving our pound cake a subtle tang. Yet there is always the inevitable result: a half used carton of buttermilk that lingers in our fridge until, feeling a little ashamed, we finally throw it out. Does a pint of buttermilk have to be a sunk cost? Not if you use the leftovers to make one of these 13 delicious sweets. More

Wake and Bake: Apple Buttermilk Muffins

Baking really is magic. It's not just that otherwise good ingredients come together to make something great (Sugar? Good. Butter? Gooood.) It's that ingredients like buttermilk can be transformed into superlatively moist muffins. The first time I saw buttermilk in a recipe, I thought Martha Stewart was pulling my leg. (You know Martha, always such a jokester.) I was hard-pressed to believe that the thick, sour smelling goop in my measuring glass was going into my pancakes. More

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