Refreshing sugar-free popsicles (frozen ice pops) – EASY blender recipe from 4 simple healthy ingredients.
This kid-friendly healthy sugar-free recipe can be sitting in your freezer in less than 15 minutes.
Easy no-churn ice cream on a stick!
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These healthy sugar-free frozen desserts are natural and artificial-flavor-free. You can make ice pop varieties with your favorite flavors.
Make some room in your fridge for these yummy healthy keto popsicles!
If your family loves indulging in something cool especially on hot days, then give this recipe a go!
When summer rolls around, it’s the perfect time to whip up some cool sugar-free desserts! So here’s a new berry popsicle recipe to add to your repertoire of icy, low-carb sweets.
Children love making these ice pops as much as they love eating them because they are so quick and easy to make.
Popsicles (or ice blocks as we call them in NZ and AUS) can be easily made using any mold of your choice. It sure adds to the fun when eating them out in the garden, picnics, at the beach, or a sweet after-dinner snack.
They have all the great qualities of a much-loved dessert. They’re colorful, tasty, and easy — but WITHOUT the sugars, artificial flavor, and other additives.
This healthy summer dessert only requires 4 ingredients.
This recipe is totally natural! No additives such as ascorbic acid, beet juice concentrate, vegetable juice concentrate (often another name for vegetable sugar syrup), citric acid, lactic acid, locust bean gum, or guar gum. And, of course, no sugar either!
- Frozen or fresh berries – berries are one of the lowest carb fruits out there, which is why they are perfect for these keto popsicle ice pops. Check out the carb count of berries vs other fruit here.
- Natural unsweetened yoghurt – you’ll want the full fat plain yogurt.
- Coconut cream – get the full fat version. If you aren’t able to find coconut cream, you can also use a can of full-fat coconut milk. Just use the solid part for these sugar free ice pops and keep the liquid bit for something else.
- Sweetener (of choice) – add more or less according to your preferences for sweet flavors.
- Berry essence or extract (optional) – if you want to make a sugar free orange berry pop, this is the best way to do it. Just grab some orange essence and add a few drops to your popsicle blend. Make sure it is sugar-free!
- Dark chocolate drizzle (optional) – I love a good chocolate drizzle, but this one is totally optional. To keep the carb count low use 90% dark chocolate.
Step 1: Simply place all your ingredients (apart from the dark chocolate) into your food processor, or use a large mixing bowl and use a stick blender with the blade attachment to blend everything together.
Step 2: Blend until smooth then pour into popsicle molds and place in the freezer to freeze solid. Depending on the size of your popsicle molds, freeze overnight or a minimum of 5-6 hours.
Step 3: Remove the frozen sugar-free berry popsicles from their molds and drizzle with melted dark chocolate.
Popsicle family variations
If you love berry frozen desserts, you can easily make these simple substitutions and additions to your popsicle ice pops.
- Sugar-free sweet cherry juice concentrate or extract – instead of the berry essence to make a cherry pop.
- Sugar-free orange extract – instead of the berry essence to make a sugar-free orange ice pop.
- Sugar-free grape juice concentrate – to make sugar-free grape frozen ice pops (but without the sugar).
- Ice pop mocktail – use your favorite combo of flavors to make sugar-free orange cherry grape ice pops.
These keto popsicles are a no-churn ice cream recipe. You only need a food processor (or blender) and your favorite popsicle molds.
You probably have everything you need in your kitchen right now!
Popsicle molds come in all kinds of fun shapes and sizes. Some may need a popsicle stick (stirring stick) while others come with them.
FAQs about sugar free ice pops
The easy answer is…whichever one you like! Blackberry and raspberries both have the lowest net carbs at just 5 net carbs per 100 grams. Strawberry and blueberry are slightly higher, but not by much.
Personally, I like to do a blended berry with both blackberry and raspberry. I’ll even add a squeeze of lime sometimes too!
You can use either fresh or frozen berries in these sugar-free ice pops- whichever is on hand and more convenient.
I do think fresh tends to be slightly sweeter and have a better taste, but that is very slight. I often make these with frozen berries just for the convenience of it!
Most grape popsicles are made with sugar-laden ingredients such as grape juice concentrate…that’s the furthest thing away from sugar-free popsicles!
To keep this keto, I would stay away from grapes unless you want to blend them with a berry. Grapes are a higher-sugar fruit and have over 3 times the carb count than blackberry and raspberry!
Popsicles were invented in 1905 accidentally by 11-year old Frank Epperson when he left frozen soda powder and a stirring stick in a cup on his kitchen bench and it froze overnight. At first, it was known as an “Epsicle”. Now popsicle Popsicle is the well-known brand of frozen dessert on a stick in the USA and Canada.
It depends on how large your popsicle molds are. Generally, a popsicle will take 4-5 hours to freeze completely.
Be careful with the first ice pop you remove. If the ice pop isn;t frozen solid yet, it will crumble and fall out of the mold. If it has become stuck inside the ice pop mold, dip the mold in warm water for a few seconds and carefully lift the frozen dessert out.
The best popsicles are the ones you can make at home so you know exactly what ingredients are inside. Be careful of some sweeteners and sugar alcohols that may raise your blood sugar (such as maltitol).
They can be if they contain certain sweeteners, additives, colors, and preservatives. Read the nutrition label.
More sugar-free frozen desserts
- Sugar-free mint ice-cream with a sugar-free chocolate magic shell
- Low-carb ice-cream bars
- Low-carb berry cheesecake popsicles with cream cheese
- Keto coffee brandy blocks (adults only, brandy is optional)
- Vegan peanut butter ice cream
- Sugar-free chocolate berry popsicles (with hidden spinach)
Sugar-Free Berry Popsicles Recipe (Frozen Ice Pops)
- Popsicle mold
- 500 ml coconut cream full fat
- 250 ml natural unsweetened yoghurt unsweetened
- 3 tbsp granulated sweetener, of choice or more to your taste
- 120 g frozen berries
- 1 tsp berry essence
- 50 g 90% dark chocolate (optional) to decorate
- Place all the ingredients apart from the dark chocolate, into the blender or food processor.
- Blend until smooth then pour into popsicle molds and place in the freezer to freeze solid.
- Remove the frozen sugar free berry popsicles from their molds and drizzle with melted dark chocolate.
- Dark chocolate has not been included in the nutrition panel because it is optional.
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