Watermelon ice cream with buttermilk: summery and fresh

Watermelon ice cream with buttermilk in wooden croissants with green meringue
Watermelon ice cream with buttermilk in wooden croissants with green meringue

This watermelon ice cream is due to the used Buttermilk a very fresh and light ice cream.

The intensity stands and falls with the Watermelon flavor. Unfortunately, you can't tell for sure from the outside how good the melon actually tastes. At the end you will find a few TipsWhat things you should look for when buying a watermelon so that your ice cream will be as good as possible.

Ingredients watermelon ice cream

4 portions

  • 500 g watermelon
  • 400 g buttermilk
  • 80 g sugar or cane sugar*
  • 40 g Dextrose*
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons mascarpone
  • 1 pinch of salt

Preparation watermelon ice cream

  • Heat buttermilk together with sugar, dextrose, lemon juice, mascarpone and salt in a pot and stir. Do not boil, but only heat until a homogeneous mass is formed and the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Let the milk mass cool down.
  • Peel melon and cut into pieces. Then puree it so that the seeds are no longer visible.
  • Add the melon puree to the milk mass and mix well once again, e.g. with a blender.
Melon puree in the cooled down milk mixture before mixing
Add the melon puree to the cooled down milk mixture

The ice cream machine prepare and pre-cool for a few minutes depending on the model. Switch on the stirrer and add the ice cream mass (duration approx. 30 minutes).

Alternative Ice in the freezer produce and mix well every 30 minutes with a hand mixer (total time about 4 hours).

Watermelon-buttermilk ice cream mass in the ice cream machine at the beginning of freezing
Watermelon-buttermilk ice cream mass in the ice cream machine at the beginning of freezing

The watermelon ice cream becomes quite hard when stored in the freezer. Therefore let it thaw in the fridge for about 30 minutes before consumption.

Other Ice cream recipes with mascarpone are for example my Tiramisu dessert from the freezer, a quickly prepared peach ice cream or delicious rum raisin ice cream (Malaga ice cream). Lots of other Fruit ice cream varieties can also be found on my blog.

With watermelon you can also very well homemade iced tea aromatize.

How can I tell if a watermelon is ripe?

Melons do not ripen after harvest more substantially after. Therefore, it is even more important to get a ripe specimen right at the time of purchase.

Dark red watermelon slices with green skin and brown seeds
The dark red, juicy flesh of the watermelon immediately makes you think of summer
  • As a general rule smaller specimens usually taste more intense.
  • Maturity is essentially recognized by the Sound. When you knock against the shell should be a deep and full sound sound. Then there is a lot of water in the melon, which it has accumulated during the ripening period.
  • In addition, a ripe melon at the point of application has a yellow spot on.
  • If a Stem is present, this should dried up be. Then the melon was on the plant until the end.

Unfortunately, these points are still No guarantee for the melon to also taste intense. But at least these tips are a good condition to choose the best possible specimen from the range.

If you not intense taste melon you have caught, you can with a little Watermelon syrup* to help (about 1 tablespoon). This syrup is needed for cocktails, for example, and can be found in the syrup section of any major supermarket or online store. However, one must be aware that the ingredients are mostly not of natural origin and may also contain other artificial additives.

Personally, I prefer to stick with the natural taste. Even though the watermelon ice cream might not taste quite as intense then. It is refreshing in any case.


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