8/28/10

Plum popsicles: a healthy, no sugar added snack or dessert

Sometimes life presents you with sweet dilemmas. I've read people on Twitter ask what to do with too many figs, peaches, or tomatoes. If only I had those worries! Then last week, my friend Cindy gave me a bunch of Italian plums that were super ripe.

At first, I thought of making a pie, but I really don't need the extra calories. Next idea was a plum chutney, but that required chopping, browning and stirring, and time was not plentiful last week. So at the end I decided to make popsicles!


Ingredients
6 plums, halved, pit removed
juice of 1 orange
juice of 1/2 lemon


Directions
1) In a food processor puree plums with orange and lemon juice.
2) Give the mixture a taste: add more lemon juice or orange juice or sugar if you wish. I thought mine was perfect.
3) Fill the popsicles molds and stick in the freezer (I had enough for 4 popsicles and a "shot" of juice).



This is an unbelievable healthy, naturally sweet and a fun snack or even dessert?

If you like this idea, try blueberry pomegranate and mango melon flavors! Please chime in with your favorite combos!

7 comments:

Gastronomer said...

These Popsicles look delightful! I feel like I'm the last person on the face of the earth to not make home made Popsicles ;-) They are the hottest treat this summer!

Rhea said...

Yummy! This reminded me that I have yet to use my popsicle tray this summer! I love that you're trying naturally sweet desserts.

Fuat Gencal said...

Ellerinize sağlık. çok leziz çok şık çok iştah açıcı görünüyor.

Saygılar.

Roland said...

Thanks for the idea. These look amazing!

Here in So Cal, salty, dried plums are popular. I was thinking of trying a sweet salty popsicle based on your recipe. Getting the good plums are the challenge!

elizabeth said...

These sound (and look) really good I love that they are sweetened only by the natural sugars in the fruits themselves. That makes them a really healthy indulgence for me. Thanks!

Megan said...

Olga - these look so refreshing! I love that it's all fruit.

Chocolate Shavings said...

Those look delicious, and healthy!