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Vanilla, Plum, and Buttermilk Smoothie


We poached ripe plums with a vanilla bean, then pureed them with buttermilk and ice for a rich, tangy treat for breakfast or anytime.

  • Servings: 6

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2006


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved with scraped seeds
  • 5 plums, quartered, pitted
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups small ice cubes


  1. Put 4 cups water, sugar, and halved vanilla bean with scraped seeds into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Add plums. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until plums are tender, about 15 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer plums to a plate to cool completely; remove bean, and discard poaching liquid.

  2. Puree cooled plums in a blender. Add buttermilk and small ice cubes; blend until smooth.

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