You are here: Home » Recipes » Buttermilk Ice Cream (Custard-Style) Buttermilk Ice Cream (Custard-Style) Kitchen Tested Yield servings A great use for buttermilk and a delicious and easy way to make your own homemade ice cream. PrintEmail Ingredients 1 cup half-and-half1 cup whole milk1 1/4 cups sugar6 large egg yolks2 1/2 cups buttermilk1 teaspoon vanilla Pinch of salt Instructions In a large, heavy saucepan, combine the half-and-half and milk and 1 cup of sugar; bring to a simmer over medium heat. In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar. Remove cream mixture from heat and slowly drizzle a small amount into yolks, and whisking constantly to keep the eggs from curdling. Do this a few more times to warm the yolks before pouring yolk mixture back into cream, whisking constantly. Cook over low heat until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Strain mixture and whisk in buttermilk, vanilla and salt. Let cool completely and freeze according manufacturer’s directions.