Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Roasted Plum Cooler

The fruit aisles in the grocery fill to capacity as winter gives way to spring and spring to summer. There is a variety of fruit in all shapes and colors. A trip to the produce section becomes a treat in itself. I usually spend a lot of time in this section and try to fill my basket with as many colors as possible. For this drink I used ripe dark colored plums.

Roasting the plums brings out a different flavor and the drink is most welcome on a hot day. Careful with the cumin powder it has a tendency to dominate the flavors. Add small quantities of all the flavoring ingredients

You will need
3 small plums
black pepper
rock salt
a pinch cumin powder

Place a heat resistant wire mesh on the stove top and place the ripe plums on it. Turn up the heat. In a few minutes the skin on the plums will crack and the juice will threaten to ooze out. Flip the plums to roast the other side for a couple minutes.

Take off heat and cover in foil. Keep aside until cool. Peel the skin and remove the pulp from the seed. Mix all the ingredients and run it through a blender. Cool for a few hours before serving.


This is my entry for week four, day one of BM #53 for the theme Fruits in any form. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#53.


  1. VarDa i am very fond of plum juice and make it in the similar manner , except for roasting , now I must try your method too. Seems interesting.

  2. Thats quite interesting drink to have a fruit roasted..must try!

  3. Plum cooler is delicious. This dish is new to me. Good to know about the roasting process.

  4. Roasting plums looks too delicious themselves..cooler looks scrumptious...

  5. Haven't tried roasting plums, but I can imagine it bringing out the flavor more.

  6. Looks yummy, love the process of roasting the fruit.

  7. Love your idea of roasting the fruit. It sure brings out a lot of sweetness from the fruit.

  8. I've never tried plum juice. Roasting it and adding cumin and Indian flavors sounds so delicious. Will try.

  9. Roasted plum sounds delicious...must try

  10. Stunning drink, that too with Indian flavours, loving it..

  11. Wow! Never tried roasting the plums. The cooler made out of the roasted plums sound flavorful.

  12. Must try this refreshing roasted plum cooler.


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