Jeni's Ice Cream, Strawberry Buttermilk

When Ohio strawberries are at their peak—juicy, fragrant, with a tart edge—we buy up thousands of pounds per week from neighboring farms. This includes our longtime partner, Mike Hirsch, who grows rows of gem-like berries just for us. Beautiful strawberries so high in sugar and low in water content that they have flavor for days. Jeni always says creating the best ice cream is about pairing the right dairy with the right ingredients. We use fresh cultured buttermilk—sourced from our friends at Arps Dairy in Ohio—to complement the natural acidity of the berries for a strawberry flavor that’s always springy and bright.