These Plum Watermelon Yogurt Popsicles are made with coconut yogurt, fresh watermelon, and plum. Gluten-free, Vegan, paleo, and nut-free. A harmony of beautiful flavors. Each bite is tart and sweet in all the right places.
3 FAVORITE INGREDIENTS TO USE IN POPSICLES
- Coconut yogurt, fresh watermelon, and ripe plum.
What I love about the combination of Plum and Watermelon is the tart vs. sweet flavoring. Something too tart wouldn't be desirable to eat, while something too sweet might also have that effect, but the two coming together and mixed with a coconut dairy-free yogurt balances out the flavors and makes these the most harmonious eating experience.
HOW TO EAT DESSERT ON AN ELIMINATION DIET
- When it comes to dessert, you don't have to eliminate it, you just have to find a dessert that is right for your body that is either sugar-free or low in sugar and free of all other allergens.
- And you have to find a dessert that really feels like a dessert. Pass on the diet brownies that taste like diet brownies, or the ones riddled with chemicals that have that chemical aftertaste, because those would not do it for me at all. Would fake deserts do it for you?
HOW TO MAKE TIME FOR DESSERT MAKING
- All of my popsicle recipes with the exception of one because of a layering technique, take 10-15 minutes to make.
- That's it. Once you fill the mold, then you pop them into the freezer and they are done!
- Remember that most of the "baking time" is when these popsicles are freezing, requiring you to do nothing.
HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT YOGURT FOR POPSICLES
- Strive for yogurts that are 100% sugar-free, or have less than 8 grams of sugar per serving.
- Look for options that have no additives, fillers, or gums.
- Find unsweetened and tangy versions of your favorite yogurt
- Make sure your yogurt is certified gluten-free, or gluten-free
- What you want to look for is pure, unmodified products with about 3-5 readable ingredients, ingredients you understand and know, and labeling that advises the sugar content. When you see 15 grams of sugar on a small individualized yogurt - put it back.
In the past, I only read labels to make sure there was no gluten content. I also looked out for gluten-free certifications and information on the label stating gluten-free information. But until Nutrition School I never ever thought to look at the other ingredients! And what I learned was that there are some pretty nasty ingredients in packaged and processed products-like put it back on the shelf disgusting. Not to mention yogurt brands that deemed themselves to be healthy had about 20 ingredients - ⅞ of the ingredients I not only couldn't pronounce but didn't even know what they were.
Want more watermelon popsicles?
- Mixed Berry Watermelon Popsicles
- Blackberry Watermelon Popsicles
- Watermelon Papaya Popsicles
- Watermelon Plum Ice Pops
READY TO GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS?
Dairy-Free Plum Watermelon Yogurt Popsicles
- Popsicle Mold and sticks
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut yogurt
- 1 cup spring water
- 4 drops liquid stevia
- 2-3 cups chopped watermelon only with white seeds
- 2 whole small plums, chopped with skin
- In a blender, combine the yogurt, water and stevia and blend till mixed well.
- Cut watermelon pieces ⅛ inch – ¼ inch thick and set aside. Cut plums into small chunks and set aside.
- Pour mixture into a measuring cup and pour a small amount of the mixture into each popsicle mold, about ⅛ – ¼ full. Then add a few pieces of each fruit into the mixture and push down with your fingers until the yogurt mixture covers the fruit.
- Then pour another ⅛ – ¼ cup of mixture into the mold and again add a few pieces of each fruit into the mixture and push down with your fingers until the yogurt mixture covers the fruit.
- Repeat step 5 until each mold is full. What this will look like is yogurt mixture, fruit, push down, yogurt mixture, fruit, push down and repeat until the mold is full.
- If you use the popsicle mold I love, it will come with a lid with slits for the popsicle sticks and the actual popsicle sticks. Cover the mold with the lid, and add the popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.
- The following day, remove the mold from the freezer and run it under hot water, until you can loosely remove the lid. Continue to run the mold under hot water until the popsicles can pop out of the molds easily.
- Store the popsicles in a freezer ziplock bag in the freezer for up to 6 months.
- If you cannot access plums instead use kiwi, strawberries, blackberries, and any other super tart fruit.
- If you cannot have coconut feel free to use any unsweetened tart and creamy yogurt of your choice.
Love, and health!