Welcome to the Virtual Vegan Potluck! A big thanks to Ann at An Unrefined Vegan for all of her hard work! Another thanks to all the foodies (there are over 60 of us!) who were willing and excited to participate! It’s great to see so many vegan/vegetarian foodies uniting over their love for cooking and food.
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I decided to pitch in a dessert, and boy am I excited to share with you a new kind of treat (or new to me, anyway)! They’re Plum Strawberry Popsicles! I’ve never made Popsicles (other than the kind with Kool-Aid, so I decided to browse the web for a little inspiration.
First, I combined sliced strawberries and chopped white plums in a medium sized saucepan.
I added 3 Tablespoons of water and brought the mixture to a boil. I allowed for the fruit to cook for a few minutes until the plums were soft. I then removed them from the heat and allowed for them to cool.
After the mixture cooled, I moved everything to a food processor and blended until all the fruit chunks were gone.
Once combined, I blended unsweetened coconut milk and a little agave nectar into the fruit to sweeten things up.
I sprinkled a little unsweetened coconut into the Popsicle molds…
…filled the Popsicle molds with the fruit mixture and topped with a little more coconut.
I froze them for 4 hours, or until I was ready to eat them.
PLUM STRAWBERRY POPSICLES
Yields: 4 Popsicles
Adapted from Family Fresh Cooking
6 Large Strawberries (about the size of a golf ball), sliced
2 white plums, chopped
3 Tablespoons Water
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 teaspoon agave nectar
2 Tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
In a medium sized saucepan, combine strawberries, plums, and 3 Tablespoons water. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring often.
When plums are soft, remove from heat and allow mixture to cool completely.
Transfer mixture to a food processor, blend until pureed.
Add coconut milk and agave nectar and continue to pulse in the food processor until mixture is fully combined.
Sprinkle a scant amount of shredded coconut into the Popsicle molds. Top with the fruit mixture. Finish the Popsicles with another pinch of coconut. Seal Popsicles with the Popsicle mold lids or Popsicle sticks and wax paper.
Freeze for 2 hours, or until you’re ready to devour them!
These Popsicles are the perfect summer treat. They’re refreshing, sweet, and a little tangy. The tart strawberries really mesh well with the semi-sour plums, and the coconut milk and shredded coconut really sweetens things up and makes for perfect, Popsicle harmony!
I hope you’ll take the time to check out the rest of the featured bloggers who are partaking in the Virtual Vegan Potluck!
What an awesome idea! I’ll be trying these for sure- perfect for the summer 🙂
Looks so refreshing, perfect for the upcoming summer months.
Perfect for summer! How did you keep from eating the mixture prior to freezing?? It’s so tempting! Thank you!
I’m not going to lie to you, I had a spoonful..or two.
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Oh man, this brings me back to making homemade popsicles when I was a kid. I used to get strep throat all the time so for a couple of years there I think I lived off of them. I wish these had been around as they sound so yummy AND nutritious. Thanks for sharing!
I absolutely love popsicles! So much I thought it was worth making them healthy! 🙂
This looks so easy and delicious! Thanks for the fantastic summer treat. 🙂
Loving this idea! Great flavour combo. I usually go for strawberry and banana which is heaven in a popsicle, but I am so going to try this. Love the idea of the tanginess.
Hope they turn out great! 🙂
Just making my way through the virtual vegan potluck and wanted to say hello 🙂
Well, hello! Thanks for stopping by! That peanut butter chocolate fudge you posted today looks devine!
that looks and sounds so refreshing. and with summer rolling in that will be the perfect cold treat!
Thanks for stopping by! Loved your dish today!
Oh so good – thank you 😉
Thank you for stopping by!
I just made popsicles this last week. I’m so glad it’s almost summer so I can make them all the time. I will definitely use this recipe next time! Looks delish!
What kind of recipe did you use? I’m in a popsicle phase and am looking forward to making more! 🙂
Ooh then you will enjoy this blogger’s post about popsicle recipes: http://blisstree.com/eat/homemade-popsicles-recipes/ I haven’t tried any of them yet but I need to. I normally just mix frozen berries, almond milk, and sugar together in the blender for smoothies. I love using frozen mango, too!
I just found the cutest rocket shaped Popsicle molds and I need recipes. I am definitely trying this one! Thanks! Or I should say my kids say thanks!
Where did you find them? I looked all over for cute molds but couldn’t find anything. 😦
Making your own popsicles is so much fun! A great way to use apricots!
yay I love plums! Never thought of preparing them into a popsicle before. Thanks for the great idea 😀
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Homemade popsicles are so fun! I like the addition of plums to this. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by!!
These sound perfect! 🙂
I am sending you a huge virtual hug from my children…they will LOVE these when I make them! 🙂
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