Food Blog Friday: Lemon Buttermilk Popsicles

Lemon Buttermilk Popsicles

I love buttermilk.  I love lemons.  I love really tart, creamy, sweet things.  I also recently received this popsicle maker in the mail and had been trying to decide what to freeze first.  So when I ran across a recipe for these Easy, Creamy, Lemon Dream Popsicles at Whipped, I knew they would be the first ice pops to come out of my freezer.

Whipped is a food blog written by Caroline in Chicago and I’ve been a fan for a few years now.  She has lots of great recipes featuring buttermilk and even created a page listing them all. That’s my kind of food blog.  You might also want to check out her Greek Favorites page – lots of temptation there!

But let me tell you more about these popsicles.  They are a cinch to make and super delicious!  You should probably be a fan of lemon if you are going to make these because they pack some serious lemon punch.  The recipe includes lemon juice and lots of lemon zest so a microplane grater will come in handy.

Lemon Zest

If you think you aren’t a fan of buttermilk, please don’t run from this recipe.  The buttermilk adds a creaminess and tang that complements the lemon perfectly!  Trust me.

Making Lemon Buttermilk Popsicles

If lemon just isn’t your thing or I haven’t convinced you that buttermilk popsicles are the greatest thing ever, you should still go check out Whipped.  Perhaps some classic White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies or a Rhubarb Maple Crisp will tempt you.  I know I’ll be trying the cool, crisp Napa Cabbage Slaw soon – it will be perfect on a hot summer evening.

Easy, Creamy, Lemon Dream Popsicles from Whipped

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47 Comments
  1. Chanel11

    These look so interesting and refreshing – I wish it was warm here so I could make them right now!

    3:12 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  2. Jessiker Bakes

    I love lemon and buttermilk! Would love to make these!

    4:44 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  3. pam

    I need a popsicle mold!!! Now! And I love buttermilk in ice cream!

    4:46 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  4. Penny

    These look fabulous! they are on my list for this weekend…now I have to find some popsicle makers:) I love lemon and just made a wonderful lemon loaf…ummmm

    4:53 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  5. Debbie

    just yes!

    4:58 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  6. Phoo-D

    I just bought a new popsicle maker and was wondering what to do for an inaugural recipe. This is definitely it! Lemon and buttermilk? It doesn’t get any better than that.

    5:20 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  7. Kalyn

    Sounds like a perfect combination to me!

    5:30 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  8. Patricia Scarpin

    I love the tang that buttermilk adds to most recipes – and I’m in for anything lemon. These are wonderful, Nic!

    6:42 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  9. Judy

    Those look absolutely perfect. May even try subbing orange for the lemon! YUMMM!

    6:45 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  10. Alta

    These do look like the best thing ever! Yum!

    6:59 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  11. Nick (Macheesmo)

    Wow. This looks so refreshing. I can think of nothing I’d rather be eating on this hot summer DC day…

    I need to grab myself a popsicle mold!

    7:57 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  12. kickpleat

    I’ve got two different popsicle molds but yours is so beautiful looking! Love it & the recipe sounds awesome.

    8:40 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  13. Caroline

    I am so glad that the recipe worked for you! I LOVE your Popsicle molds.

    8:45 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  14. Karina

    The pale lemon color is lovely. These sound divine.

    8:49 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  15. Ruby

    These popsicles were soooo good!

    9:41 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  16. Edina

    Now that looks like something the kids won’t like – which makes it worthwhile making! Last lot of lollies I made were very boring with just diluted squash – but they were wolfed down almost instantly.
    I am tempted to make some of these this weekend, maybe on Sunday evening so they’ll be ready on Monday during the day when they are all at school!
    The look so mouthwateringly good I can’t wait!

    10:40 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  17. eatingRD

    Those sound amazing! They would be just the thing here in hot, hot Vegas. May I ask where you got your Popsicle mold? I’ve been looking for a good one, thanks!

    10:44 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  18. Becky

    Because of this recipe I just ordered Popsicle molds from amazon:) Yum, can’t wait to try them

    10:49 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  19. Nicole

    eatingRD: I ordered mine from Amazon. If you look up at the first paragraph, you’ll see a link to the exact popsicle mold that I ordered. But Amazon has a pretty good selection of different shapes, also. I know many people who have been happy with the Tovolo brand molds. I chose the one that uses wooden sticks so that I can send people out the door with them and not have to worry about getting the plastic pieces back.

    11:00 am  Jun 18th, 2010
  20. Hettar7

    So, are you satisfied with this brand/stylle of popsicle mold? I’ve been wanting a popsicle mold for a while, but haven’t gotten around to buying one. Your input would be appreciated.

    and the popsicles look very good! the picture really makes you want to reach through the computer screen and grab one. not possible, so one will have to be content to make them. I love buttermilk too! I’m heading over to whipped now to peruse buttermilk recipies. thanks for turning me onto it.

    8:56 am  Jun 19th, 2010
  21. Nicole

    Hettar7: I’ve only used it once, but it worked well. The price was good, too! You do have to be careful to make sure the popsicle sticks go in straight otherwise the metal lid is hard to remove. Also, to remove the popsicles, I filled the sink with water and dipped the entire thing in for a few seconds to loosen them. I just removed them all at once then stored them in a plastic bag in the freezer. No problems at all!

    9:09 am  Jun 19th, 2010
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  23. Christine

    I landed on your post from Kalyn’s and have hit a double-header. I have a glorious, tangy recipe for popsicles and I just ordered the pop mold from Amazon. Thanks!

    1:22 pm  Jun 19th, 2010
  24. Jane

    Yummmmm, Just made a batch of these popsicles and I will never buy popsicles at the store again. Love!!! the lemon buttermilk combo.
    Okay the mold…I followed the idea from Bon Appetit, July 2010. I used 3 oz. paper cups, plastic wrap over the opening and a wooden popsicle stick in the middle. Worked like a charm.
    I am already planning another batch of these and another variety…maybe vanilla yoghurt, fresh cherries and honey…

    Thanks!

    4:34 pm  Jun 19th, 2010
  25. Mel

    Hi Nicole, I found your blog through someone’s blogroll this evening – oh reading it makes me so hungry! You have a beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing. Greetings from New Zealand!

    2:34 am  Jun 20th, 2010
  26. Phoo-D

    We made these last night and they were a huge hit. The recipe was so easy to pull together and I loved the lemon and buttermilk combination. Thanks for posting the link!

    5:56 am  Jun 20th, 2010
  27. Michelle

    Oooh. These look absolutely refreshing.

    12:45 pm  Jun 20th, 2010
  28. Charles G Thompson

    I just printed the recipe out as I recently bought popsicle molds and I do love lemon. This sounds really wonderful.

    9:30 pm  Jun 20th, 2010
  29. Winnie

    These are so beautiful and I bet they taste fantastic…buttermilk with lemon sounds terrific…

    4:38 am  Jun 21st, 2010
  30. Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen

    I just bought popsicle molds last week and have been waiting for something to fill them with. I think I found it!

    9:43 am  Jun 21st, 2010
  31. Georgia Pellegrini

    My adventures with lemons this past weekend consisted of Meyer Lemonade with lavender… not nearly as advanced. I’ll have to kick it up a notch as soon as it get s bit hotter.

    12:53 pm  Jun 21st, 2010
  32. Elle B.

    I bought a popsicle mold last night, and went right to the grocery store to get lemons and buttermilk. These are great! They are really tart (which I like), but some people may want to use less lemon juice. And if anyone is scared of them tasting too “buttermilky,” that’s not the case. The only problem I had was with my popsicle mold. When I pulled them out, the stick came out by itself. I just scooped out the popsicle and ate it out of a bowl. Thanks for sharing this great summer recipe!

    8:05 am  Jun 23rd, 2010
  33. Nicole

    Elle B. – Thanks for the feedback!

    8:40 am  Jun 23rd, 2010
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  35. Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes)

    I’ve got popsicle moulds at home, I think it’s time to get them out. These look great :)

    9:04 am  Jun 28th, 2010
  36. Laurie

    These popsicles are wonderful! I saw the recipe, promptly ordered the same popsicle maker you suggested and tried this recipe as my first shot at making homemade popsicles. They were delicious and their shape was beautiful. I was, however, wondering if the recipe filled up all 10 spaces in your popsicle maker. I left plenty of space at the top but still only had enough liquid to fill nine of the 10 spaces.

    6:54 pm  Jun 29th, 2010
  37. Jeff

    These look great – except for the plastic popsicle mold. Is there another option out there? Glass or stainless steel?

    7:59 pm  Jun 29th, 2010
  38. Nicole

    Laurie: It only made 8 popsicles when I did it.

    Jeff: I’m not sure about popsicle molds made from other matierials – I’ve only seen plastic. I think the Tovolo brand are BPA-free.

    9:48 pm  Jun 29th, 2010
  39. Kelly

    The Tickle Trunk has AMAZING stainless steel popsicle molds. They are georgous, and such a smart design. I’m off to buy buttermilk and lemons!!

    12:12 pm  Jul 1st, 2010
  40. Emily

    These look delicious! I’ve just seen a machine that reckons it can make 9 lollies in half an hour! Sounds just what I need for making tons of lollies!

    2:56 am  Jul 4th, 2010
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  43. Faythe

    I have always adored lemon-flavored anything. I am quite intrigued by this recipe, with the addition of buttermilk. I will have to make a batch very soon, while summer is still here.

    2:56 pm  Aug 31st, 2010
  44. leslie

    Although not a buttermilk fan, I fell in love with lemon buttermilk that is sold in germany. This looks so similar, I’m going to have to try it.

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