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Rose Plum Yoghurt Ice Lollies with only 3 ingredients

Rose Plum Yoghurt Ice Lollies.

Tasty tangy and tart these rose plum yoghurt ice lollies are fruity and refreshing with a hint of rose. Just what you need on a hot summer’s day. If you have a good blender, they’re easy to make too.

We may not be having the best summer ever here in Cornwall, but we have had a few warm and sunny days. We even had a whole week where it was actually way too hot. When it’s that hot, all I want to eat is cool foods and ices. I headed for the freezer, but when I got there, the freezer was bare –  of ice cream anyway. To avoid another Mother Hubbard moment, I converted a large bag of cheap seasonal plums into these rose plum yoghurt ice lollies.

Rose Plum Yoghurt Ice Lollies

I’ve been admiring the wonderful ice lollies that have been springing up all over the net this summer, so a few weeks back, I took the plunge and bought myself some ice lolly moulds. As soon as they arrived, I realised it was not going to be as easy as I’d imagined.

For a start, I needed a considerable amount of clear space in my overcrowded freezer. A bit of lateral thinking was required. I managed to squeeze some ice packs into the freezer and as soon as they were solid, I whipped them out into a cool bag along with some of the contents. This created enough space for my lolly mould and my fruit ices were good to go.

Rose Plum Yoghurt Ice Lollies

Making the rose plum yoghurt ice lollies was simple. It was just a case of stoning the plums, whizzing everything up in my trusty Optimum 9200A power blender* and filling the moulds. When it came to releasing them, however, I was a bit trepidacious; I had visions of limpet lollies steadfastly refusing to budge. There were no accompanying instructions, but I guessed dipping the mould into warm water might be a good idea. I’ve subsequently learnt that’s exactly what you’re meant to do.

Rose Plym Yoghurt Ice Lollies

The rose plum yoghurt ice lollies were a first attempt and one I was pleased with: they were tangy tart and refreshing. My rose syrup gave just a hint of delightful floral sweetness which complemented the plums beautifully. All we need now is some more hot weather.

NB 7/8/16 – Several people have asked me where I got the ice lolly moulds from. So in case you’re interested too, I bought them from Amazon. Here’s the link: Norpro Frozen Ice Pop Maker*.

No Rose Syrup?

My rose syrup is super easy to make, but I realise not everyone has access to highly scented unsprayed roses. So, if you don’t have any rose syrup or you’re unable to make some, don’t despair. You can add two to four tablespoons of sugar instead along with a couple of drops of rose oil or a teaspoon of rose water.

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Rose Plum Yoghurt Ice Lollies – The Recipe

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Rose Plum Yoghurt Ice Lollies

Tasty tangy and tart these ice lollies are fruity and refreshing with a hint of rose. Just what you need on a hot summer's day.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: ice cream, plums, popsicles, rose, yoghurt
Servings: 10 ice lollies
Calories: 84kcal
Author: Choclette


  • 8 large purple plums 400g
  • 500 g Greek yoghurt
  • 4-8 tbsp rose syrup - depending on how sweet the plums are and how tart you like your lollies.


  • Wash and stone the plums.
  • Whiz in a high speed blender with 4 tbsp of rose syrup - I used my Optimum 9200A blender* for 20 seconds.
  • Add the yoghurt and whizz together until just mixed. Taste for sweetness and add more rose syrup as necessary.
  • Pour into 10 ice lolly moulds + 2 philadephia tubs.
  • Push a wooden stick into each mould.
  • Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours or until completely solid.
  • Dip the moulds into hot water for 15-30 seconds, then pull the lollies out by their sticks. If they are difficult to remove, dip in hot water for a few more seconds.


This quantity makes more than the quantity needed for 10 ice lollies, but any excess can be poured into little plastic tubs and served as ice-cream.
If you don't have rose syrup, use 2-4 tbsp sugar instead with a little rose water or a drop or two of rose oil.
You can use any plums but the more purple they are, the better the colour will be.
Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.


Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg


I’m sending these rose plum yoghurt popsicles to Kavey Eats for Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream (BSFIC), where the theme this month is fruit.

I use the Optimum 9200A* for smoothies, spreads, sauces and even chocolate making. This post contains affiliate links which are denoted with an *. If you buy through a link it won’t cost you any more, but I’ll get a small commission. This helps to keep Tin and Thyme blithe and blogging. Opinions are, as always, my own.


  1. Christine Dodd

    6th August 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Wow – this sounds fab! I was drawn in by the mention of rose – but this is actually a great idea for the plum surplus that ends up in the freezer.

    • Choclette

      6th August 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Oh for a surplus of plum – any plums. I used to get a few from my mother’s tree, but she’s not had much in the last few years. Hope you like the recipe.

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    6th August 2016 at 3:23 pm

    They look fantastic! I love the combo of flavour here, Choclette.

    • Choclette

      6th August 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Thanks Angie. I’ve noted over the years that rose goes well with many tree fruits and berries 🙂

  3. Emma Cooper

    7th August 2016 at 7:34 am

    Ooh, these look divine! Where can I get my hands on some plums now! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Choclette

      7th August 2016 at 10:21 am

      No plum tree yet Emma? Maybe try the neighbours 😉

  4. Kavey

    7th August 2016 at 11:25 am

    Such gorgeous lollies, love the colour and your flavour combination sounds perfect! Amazing first lollies!

    • Choclette

      7th August 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks Kavey. I was pretty impressed with them, though it’s mostly down to the lolly moulds really.

  5. Urvashi Roe

    7th August 2016 at 11:32 am

    I love the flavour of rose but must admit I have never paired it with plums! what an intriguing combination. I might have to put that on a cheesecake. This is my favourite summer dessert of choice. I’m not a huge lolly fan to be honest but than you for inspiring such a lovely combination for floral and fruit!

    • Choclette

      7th August 2016 at 6:09 pm

      Oh yes, rose plums on a cheesecake would be fantastic. I’ve found rose goes particularly well with plums, rhubarb, apples and most berries.

  6. Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe

    7th August 2016 at 11:54 am

    Wow your iced lollies look very professional in the photo – look like you do it regularly – and I love the sound of ingredients – would be great in an Aussie heatwave!

    • Choclette

      7th August 2016 at 6:04 pm

      They would be perfect in an Aussie heatwave Johanna and thank you for being so generous. It was really tricky to take the photographs as it was so hot – everything was melting fast.

  7. Dom

    7th August 2016 at 12:13 pm

    So delicious. I adore the plum and rose combo and you’re so right, a lolly is lovely on a hot day. I’m actually in the garden laying on the lawn now!!

    • Choclette

      7th August 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Dom, you need a lolly! A rose plum lolly 😉

  8. Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs

    7th August 2016 at 8:26 pm

    I love, love, love floral flavours, especially rose! Why ahve I never thought of putting it in an ice lolly! Fab recipe 😀

    • Choclette

      8th August 2016 at 11:03 am

      Thanks Emma. You can probably tell I’m a big fan too. If it’s summer and I’m using fruit, I always think ‘rose’!

  9. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    8th August 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Lovely! Fab combination of ingredients and such a beautiful colour!
    I always find it very tricky to get lollies out of the mould….. especially when you are only trying to get one!

    • Choclette

      19th August 2016 at 1:18 pm

      Thanks Kate. I think the answer to only getting one lolly is taking them all out, then freezing them again in a bag. That’s what I did anyway and it worked fine.

  10. Rosemary

    9th August 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Aha! We went fruit-picking this weekend and got way too many plums. You’ve just solved our problem:)

    • Choclette

      9th August 2016 at 5:30 pm

      There’s such a thing as way too many plums Rosemary? 😉

  11. Nayna Kanabar

    9th August 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I adore the colour of these they look delectable. I have never thought to combine plums and rose, interesting combination.

    • Choclette

      10th August 2016 at 9:03 am

      I’m a big fan of rose and summer fruits Nayna. I’ve not had a fail yet.

  12. kellie@foodtoglow

    21st September 2016 at 8:56 am

    what a super recipe! Simple but very creative. I haven’t see plum pops before but I love the idea so much!

    • Choclette

      23rd September 2016 at 8:03 am

      Thanks Kellie. Having gone through a phase of making recipes more complicated than they need to be, I’m enjoying keeping things simple at the moment.

  13. Cathy @ Planet Veggie

    10th October 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I made lollies for the first time this summer, too. Picked up some cheapy moulds in Asda for £1.50! Yours look fab 🙂

    • Choclette

      12th October 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Ah well, you did better than me. My moulds weren’t cheap, but they are good. Making lollies is a bit of an art and I think I need to practice a bit more.


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