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Summer in the Winter Time: Frozen Berry Buttermilk Smoothie Recipe

Happy Friday! The winter is almost here (for me it starts December 1st), the cold weather is settling in and it's harder and harder to get out of my warm bed in the morning. But even in the middle of the winter, you can still have a hint of summer with this Summer in the Winter Time: Frozen Berry Buttermilk Smoothie Recipe.

Why on Earth would I use buttermilk in a smoothie? Because I had too much buttermilk left from a cake recipe I made for Thanksgiving and did not want it to go to waste. I came up with an idea of mixing buttermilk with some of the frozen berries I had picked in the summer and adding a bit of brown sugar to sweeten the deal.

Frozen Berry Buttermilk Smoothie
Serves 1-2 (makes 1 1/3 cup total)

1 cup buttermilk
1 cup frozen berries (I used sour cherries and blueberries)
brown sugar to taste (I used about 1 tablespoon)

1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend them up ;)

How gorgeous is this color??? You can adjust the amount of berries and buttermilk to get the texture you desire: add more berries for a thicker consistency, or more buttermilk to make this into a dessert soup.

For other ways to use buttermilk check out Buttermilk Pancakes with Boozy Persimmons, Roasted Pear & Buttermilk Sorbet, Buttermilk Panna Cotta, and Adobo Buttermilk Chicken.

How do you use buttermilk??


Evi said...

This looks yummy! I actually never used buttermilk in recipes, but now might have to- since I never use it all up. And I do have some frozen berries in my freezer! Thanks Olga!

discojing said...

such a cute straw! when i have leftover buttermilk, i just freeze it in an ice cube tray, then pop it out when frozen and put it in a ziploc bag

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Thanks! The straws are from World Market: I had to cut this one a bit to fit the glass :)