These Keto Popsicles are perfect to beckon a leisurely summer weekend pace. They are sweet, refreshing, and so satisfying. This is one that both kids and adults love.
Although it is ice cream and popsicle weather pretty much year-round here in Florida, there is something about the end of summer that has me wanting to pull out the popsicle molds and make ice pops with the kids!
I love to have a keto-friendly sugar free treat to offer while we are sitting around the pool after a swim.
These Keto Popsicles are every bit as delicious as the "real thing," and are super-easy to make.
Can I Eat Popsicles on Keto?
Sadly, no. Most popsicles are loaded with sugar and are not appropriate for a keto diet.
Even sugar-free popsicles most often contain ingredients that are not keto-friendly like maltodextrin (corn), and many actually contain quite a few carbs. (One brand I looked at had 11 grams of carbohydrates per serving.)
The solution is to make your own - and luckily it is super easy.
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- Keto-Friendly Fruit - You can use either fresh or frozen. Avocado, strawberries, watermelon, raspberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries are all great options. (Of these, blueberries have the most carbs.) If you choose frozen, just make sure that you read the label and that there is no sugar added.
- Lemon Juice - I recommend fresh-squeezed for the fullest flavor. If you want an extra pop of lemon, you can add the zest too.
- Heavy Cream - This keeps the carb count down versus using canned coconut milk. Feel free to use whichever one you prefer.
- Keto-Friendly Sweetener - I like allulose for a slightly less hard (but still solid) ice pop. When I use Swerve or anything with erythritol, I like to take them out of the freezer for at least 5 minutes before serving so they aren't so hard on the teeth.
Options for Popsicle Molds
- These are the ones that I use, and I am thrilled with them. They look very much like the popsicles that you purchase.
- If you prefer to have plastic sticks, this is a great option.
- If you don't want to purchase popsicle molds, you can use paper cups and sticks. Read the recipe card for full instructions.
- You can use canned coconut milk in place of the heavy cream if you would like. (Make sure you adjust the nutritional information if you are tracking because this will increase the total carb count.)
- Feel free to substitute any keto-friendly berry - strawberries are a great option.
- Add 1 tablespoon chia seeds to the mixture. Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes before transferring to the ice pop molds.
- For a richer ice pop, add 4 ounces of room temperature cream cheese to the mixture.
These popsicles will keep in a sealed container in the freezer for about six months.
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- Ice Pop Molds
- 1 1/2 cups keto-friendly fruit see list above; I used a mixture of berries
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup keto-friendly sweetener
- Place the blueberries, lemon juice, heavy cream, water and sweetener in a blender. Process until smooth.
- Divide in to ice pop molds or paper cups and insert sticks into the molds. If you are using paper cups, cover the top with aluminum foil and poke the sticks through the foil. Freeze overnight.