There is lots of plum and coconut going on in my house these days. It's stone fruit season here in California and plums are just too good to pass up at the farmers market every week. This is a very simple recipe and perfect for an afternoon craving on a hot day. You can substitute any stone fruit for plums. Peaches would also taste amazing.
Besides the great taste and vitamin benefits of plums, an added health benefit to this recipe is the maca powder. Maca is an adaptogenic root full of super powers. Adaptogenic means that it works to balance any system that is unstable/unbalanced in the body (nervous system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, musculature). It also provides energy, enhances stamina and libido, increases endurance and strength, boosts mood, and balances hormones (aids with PMS). It has a nutty and delicious flavor. Make sure to purchase a raw and organic maca powder to get the full benefits and added chemicals.
3 fresh plums
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean powder (or vanilla extract to taste)
Pinch of sea salt
1 cup full-fat coconut milk (homemade or Native Forest Classic Coconut Milk - BPA free and organic)
1-2 Tablespoons coconut nectar, raw honey, or pure maple syrup (to taste)
1 Tablespoon raw maca powder
Pinch of sea salt
- Make plum layer: blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and place in freezer for 10-15 minutes for it to begin setting before you pour the next layer.
- Make coconut-maca layer: Blend all ingredients until smooth. Once plum layer has nearly set, pour coconut mixture over it to fill molds. Place in freezer for another 15 minutes.
- Insert popsicle sticks and return to freezer until fully frozen. To take out popsicles, run molds under cold water for about 10 seconds. Enjoy!
Makes 6 popsicles
For another delicious plum recipe, check out my previous treat: coconut-lavender pie with plum sauce.
Tell me, what's your favorite stone fruit?