Lemon Lavender Buttermilk Pops

Lemon Lavender Buttermilk Popicles

Knowing that it was supposed to be really hot this weekend, last week I started looking for a new popsicle recipe. The ones I’ve made in the past are great, but I wanted something a bit different. In my search I came across this recipe for buttermilk lemon popsicles, which was intriguing, because I had never heard of buttermilk in popsicles, and I also happened to have part of a carton in the back of the fridge. But then I saw these lavender lemon ice pops, which also sounded different and good. So, I combined them. It was definitely an experiment, but one that I’m glad I tried!
Lemon Lavender Buttermilk Popicles

Lemon Lavender Buttermilk Popicles

Lavender Lemon Buttermilk Pops

2/3 cup sugar
5 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 Tablespoons grated lemon peel
5 Tablespoons dried lavender
1 pinch salt
1 2/3 cup buttermilk

Whisk sugar, buttermilk, lemon juice, lemon peel, and salt in 4-cup measuring cup until sugar dissolves. Stir in lavender, then cover and refrigerate overnight to allow the lavender to steep. The next day, pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer to remove the lavender and lemon peel.
Divide mixture among ice pop molds. Cover and freeze until firm.
Makes 4 large pops, or 6-8 small ones. (I recommend these rocket molds, these twin pop molds or these bar molds.)
Lemon Lavender Buttermilk Popicles

The lavender buds opened up after steeping overnight, and turned the mixture a pretty pastel pink/lavender color.

Lemon Lavender Buttermilk Popicles

Lemon Lavender Buttermilk Popicles

2 thoughts on “Lemon Lavender Buttermilk Pops

    • Tammy Jean, I found dried lavender in the bulk spices section at Whole Foods, but you might also try your local farmer’s markets.

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