Sambharam Ice Pops | Spiced Buttermilk Ice Pops

May 2, 2014 · 3 comments

in Buttermilk,Cuisine : Indian,Cuisine : Kerala,Cuisine : Tam Brahm,Ice Cream,Ice Pops,Summer Coolers

Sambharam Ice Pops - Spiced Buttermilk Ice Pops - Mirch Masala - Kerala Style Sambharam Morum Vellam (2)

I always make sambharam in the summers. Sambharam is sort of a South Indian version of lassi. It is buttermilk spiced with ginger, green chillies and curry leaves and is one of the best thirst quenchers ever invented. A glass of chilled sambharam is enough to cool off any hot day, especially the kind of hot summer days you have in India.

Sambharam Ice Pops - Spiced Buttermilk Ice Pops - Mirch Masala - Kerala Style Sambharam Morum Vellam (4)

Last few days have been nice and warm with temperatures in the 80s here in Seattle. Lil V and I have been spending most of out time out on the deck and having all our meals there. I kept bringing out glasses (and sippy cups) of cold water for us to sip through. The ice pop maker I had ordered was just delivered earlier this week and I had plans to make some fruity ice pops for us. I was rummaging the refrigerator to see what fruit combos I can use and I saw the carton of buttermilk sitting there. I quickly checked to make sure I had everything else I needed to make some sambharam and made some.

Sambharam Ice Pops - Spiced Buttermilk Ice Pops - Mirch Masala - Kerala Style Sambharam Morum Vellam (3)

I drank some of it as it is and then drained some and poured into the ice pop molds. A few hours later we had some delicious sambharam ice pops to enjoy!

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There’s lil V enjoying his ice pop! He was quite unsure of the cold feeling at first though Smile

Sambharam Ice Pops - Spiced Buttermilk Ice Pops - Mirch Masala - Kerala Style Sambharam Morum Vellam (5)

Sambharam Ice Pops | Spiced Buttermilk Ice Pops
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Ingredients
  1. Buttermilk - 1 pint
  2. Ginger - 1 inch piece, minced
  3. Thai green chillies - 3, sliced
  4. Curry leaves - 10, torn into small pieces
  5. Zest of half a lime
  6. Cilantro - 2 tbsp, minced
  7. Salt - to taste
  8. Water - about 1/2 cup or as needed, to dilute the buttermilk (optional)
Instructions
  1. Add water to the buttermilk and whisk well. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  2. Leave for 10 mins or so for the flavors to seep in.
  3. Strain and pour the strained buttermilk into ice pop molds.
  4. Freeze for 2 - 3 hours to set.
Notes
  1. You can remove the ice pops and store them in a ziplock back to stash away in the freezer for later.
Mirch Masala http://mirchmasala.me/

Sambharam Ice Pops - Spiced Buttermilk Ice Pops - Mirch Masala - Kerala Style Sambharam Morum Vellam

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