Strawberry Banana Buttermilk Ice Pop Recipe
I have seen ice cream and ice pop recipes that were made with a buttermilk base and wondered how they tasted. I use buttermilk a lot in my baking. I also make an awesome buttermilk ranch dressing. I usually keep a quart of buttermilk in the refrigerator.
I love using buttermilk because it gives that tangy flavor to whatever it is added to. I also love eating and making yogurt for the same reason. And there was a short period where I was culturing milk kefir and drinking it each day. Kefir was a bit too much for me and after I let a batch go a bit too long I got turned off and never cultured another batch. I’ll stick to the tamer cultured dairy products like yogurt and buttermilk, thank you!
So one day a few weeks ago I decided it was time to throw together a batch of buttermilk ice pops with whatever fruit I had on hand so I could try it out from myself. A quick check and we had bananas and strawberries in the house. That sounded like a good combo for my buttermilk ice pop experiment. But I didn’t want the banana flavor to over take the buttermilk flavor so I only added half a banana. I had no doubts that I would like the flavor. And I wasn’t disappointed. I added just a little bit of sugar to add a hint of sweetness.
Have you ever tasted a buttermilk based ice cream or ice pop recipe? If you did what did you think of it? Next batch I am making lemon buttermilk ice pops. I’m thinking the tart flavor of lemon will go perfect with the tanginess of buttermilk.
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- ½ banana
- 10 medium strawberries, divided
- ½ teaspoon homemade vanilla extract
- Add all the ingredients and 5 strawberries to a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Slice the remaining strawberries and divide among your ice pop molds.
- Pour contents of blender into ice pop molds and freeze.