Strawberries with Buttermilk Ice and Balsamic Vinegar

Serving Size: 4
Total Time:


  • 3.5 Tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 Pint strawberry, quartered
  • 0.5 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp aged balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tarragon sprigs


1. In a bowl, whisk 1 1/2 tablespoons of the sugar with 1/2 tablespoon of the lemon juice until the sugar is dissolved. Whisk in the buttermilk and pour into a shallow baking dish; freeze until firm, whisking the mixture every 30 minutes, about 3 hours.

2. In a bowl, toss the strawberries with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Add the lemon zest and vinegar; let stand for 30 minutes. Spoon the berries and any juices into glasses. Using a fork, scrape the buttermilk ice into fluffy crystals and spoon over the strawberries. Garnish with the tarragon and serve.