I can’t tell you how often JiT and I turn to each other, long after dinner is done, sometime around 9 pm, usually while we’re watching Pawn Stars or some other such mid-week time-waster, and declare: “I’m hungry for something sweet.” This isn’t the type of craving that needs to be met with decadence. Nothing like chocolate cake or a grand souffle. Just a little something.
Well, if you’re anything like us….here’s that perfect something. These popsicles are low-fat, insanely easy to prepare and just the perfect sweet, tangy something to close out your day.
I’d originally planned to make these into an ice cream or a granita, simply because we had some extra buttermilk on hand. But then I remembered these adorable little popsicle molds that a new freelance client recently sent to me (to make that clear, Cuisipro is a client). They make a variety of extremely well-designed kitchen products and these popsicle molds are among my favorite. They come in a set that can be linked together in the freezer. So you can use as many of them as you like, in whatever configuration you like. Super smart. And that concludes my pitch for the pops. Seriously though…they’re really handy.
So the next time you have 5 minutes in the kitchen and a carton of buttermilk on hand, mix up a batch of these pops. When that 9 pm craving rolls around you’ll be VERY glad you did.
Buttermilk Orange Popsicles
Makes 6 popsicles
2 cups low-fat buttermilk
1/3 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine all ingredients in a bowl (if possible, one with a pour spout). Stir to dissolve sugar. Pour into popsicle molds and place in freezer for at least 3 hours or until pops are firm.