Rosemary Plum Popsicles

plum popsicles

Cool off with homemade popsicles! Although the recipe calls for yellow plums, any variety of plum would work.

1 1/2 lb ripe yellow plums, cut into halves (pits intact)
1 cup purified water, plus some for soaking the popsicle sticks in
1/3 cup honey or agave

4-6 rosemary sprigs, depending on how much you like the flavor of rosemary
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350F.

Place 10 wooden popsicle sticks into a bowl, cover with water and leave to soak.

Combine 1 cup of water with honey/agave and rosemary sprigs in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let infuse while your plums roast.

Place plum halves into a baking dish, cut side down. Roast for about 20 minutes or until soft. Let cool, remove pits and skin. Strain the sweet rosemary water, discarding the sprigs. Place in a blender or food processor together with the roasted plums and lemon juice. Blend until smooth or leave small chunks if you wish.

Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, cover, and insert the soaked wooden sticks.

Freeze for at least 3 hours or overnight. When removing the popsicles, run the molds and lid under hot water, remove carefully and enjoy.

Notes:

  • Roasting the plums intensifies both their flavor and sweetness. You can still make these popsicles with raw plums.
  • Too hot to turn on the oven? Sure, grill the plums instead.
  • Cooked or raw plums will affect the sweetness. Adjust the amount of rosemary syrup to your taste.
  • We found edible flowers at the farmers’ market and added them to our popsicles, just to pretty them up. Edible flowers are optional.

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