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.
My three favorite ingredients are in this popsicle: Coconut yogurt, watermelon, and plum. Who could ask for anything more? If it was possible to live on popsicles, I would live on them. Easily.
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 perfect joyful eating experience.
Lately, I have become a fanatic when it comes to dairy-free yogurt fruit pops! I just love them! And the reason is so simple. They are naturally sugar-free, dairy-free, and guilt-free. I eat a diet very low in sugar and these are PERFECT for me! I can have two in one day and not even feel guilty for the sugar content, and I can have one every single day if I wanted to. 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?
A lot of my clients tell me they don’t have time to make food let alone desserts, that everything in life is too time-consuming. Hello, plum watermelon popsicles! 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! So not only are they delicious, nutritious, low in sugar, or have no sugar but they are super easy to make and don’t take up your time.
In almost every post I have written about Anita’s Coconut Creamline Dairy-Free Yogurt, not because I get any incentive, but because it is the only Coconut based yogurt I know of that is 100% sugar-free, with only 3 ingredients and loaded with beneficial probiotics. Plus Coconut Yogurt is loaded with calcium! There are no additives, fillers, sugars, or any nasty stuff like some of the other brands you see at the market. My second favorite and talked about yogurt is Coyo coconut yogurt in its plain form only has single digits in sugar and is super creamy. These two are perfect for my popsicles because they are tart in flavor.
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 – 7/8 of the ingredients I not only couldn’t pronounce but didn’t even know what they were.
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.
Another reason I love Anita’s yogurt and Coyo yogurt are that they are tart instead of sweet. It literally makes the popsicle. But if you cannot get these yogurt brands, by all means, alter the recipe and use a tart plant-based yogurt or dairy yogurt like Greek. Any of those will work without drastically changing the taste. If you use dairy yogurt, eliminate the Stevia. That will keep some of the tartness intact.
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 1/8 inch – 1/4 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 1/8 – 1/4 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 1/8 – 1/4 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.
Want more watermelon? Check out my other awesome and fabulous watermelon popsicles!