Plum Lemonade

I’m typically a purist and not a fan of changing some recipes. If it is supposed to be lemonade then it doesn’t have plums in it. But the photo sucked me into this one and I’m dying to try it.      

Adapted minimally from Chef is You

Serves 6-8

About 12 small ripe plums, halved and pitted

4-5 cups of water, or as needed

2-3 limes, or as needed

1 cup vanilla sugar {decrease if your plums are sweet. Mine were super sour}

Ice cubes to serve


Run the ingredients, other than the water, in a blender until smooth. Taste and adjust sugar if required. Pass through a sieve. Add water as required, keeping in mind that ice cubes will dilute the taste further.

Garnish with fresh mint and lime slices, and serve over ice cubes.

BTW: If you can’t buy any vanilla sugar take a cup or two, slice open a vanilla bean and scrape out the inside into the sugar. Add what’s left of the bean to the container and cover tightly. In a few days the sugar will have taken on a strong vanilla flavor. Some people also prefer this kind of sugar in their tea and coffee.


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