three flavors of keto popsicles on ice in a cake pan

3 must-try keto popsicle recipes {dairy-free, low-carb}

{This post is sponsored by llinea monk fruit, a brand I use and love.}

Summertime is in full swing and I have three, incredible, must-try keto popsicle recipes to share! They are refreshing, fruity, and so very easy to make. I’ve been in a popsicle-making frenzy the last couple of weeks and my freezer is fully stocked with these homemade keto popsicles– one of the many perks to being a recipe developer. My family doesn’t seem to mind. 🙂

So, after lots of fine-tuning, may I present you with my three favorite flavors? Piña colada, strawberry lemonade, and blackberry lime.

Here’s why you will love them:

  • each recipe only requires 5 minutes to prepare and 5 ingredients or less
  • they’re a healthy treat made with clean ingredients
  • sweetened with llinea monk fruit, there is ZERO added sugar
  • they’re approved for almost every diet type: low-carb, keto-friendly, dairy-free, paleo, vegan, and gluten-free!
  • they’re so easy to make and the PERFECT popsicle recipes for kids!

Let’s get to making some!

assortment of keto popsicles on ice

the keto popsicle recipes you NEED

Until recently, I hadn’t made popsicles in years, perhaps even since I was a kid. I have good memories of making popsicles with my mom, at that young age when the simple science of freezing juice is just the coolest. I’m happy to say I’ve rediscovered frozen treat bliss, and my popsicle-making hiatus is no more!

If you can relate, I hope these keto popsicle recipes inspire your own return to childhood memories, like sitting on the front step with an ice pop (or two) in hand.

  1. Piña colada popsicles: I’d say this is my favorite, but I have a special place in my heart for anything with coconut and pineapple. This one is creamy, tart, and sweet, and if you add a bit of shredded coconut, you get a whole new texture that’s similar to Paletas de Coco, a lovely frozen treat.
  2. Strawberry lemonade popsicles: This homemade strawberry popsicle is a classic summertime MUST, and a combination that’s hard to beat. These strawberry lemonade popsicles are the ultimate sweet and sour treat, and super refreshing. Plus, it’s the peak of summer fruit season, so MAKE USE.
  3. Blackberry lime popsicles: Another sweet/tart combo, but maybe better? Depends on your preference. I can’t decide. This one is fruity, lime-y, and nearly resemblant of a non-alcoholic mojito. Of course, you can throw some mint in there if you really want that mojito vibe.

Watch how quickly they come together!

how to make popsicles

For each of these keto popsicle recipes, you will need fewer than five ingredients, and a couple of specific kitchen items: a blender and a popsicle mold. (p.s. I went with this one and it works great, plus it comes with popsicle sticks and really convenient plastic bags if you want to package individual popsicles, i.e. for a kid’s b-day party!).

Most popsicle recipes contain a good amount of added sugar, which of course we skip out on to make these keto/low-carb. Instead, I reach for llinea monk fruit, which is the perfect type of all-natural sweetener for this recipe. You don’t have to worry about dissolving any type of granulated sweetener, plus a little bit of this monk fruit goes a long way. Llinea monk fruit is a one-ingredient sweetener that is ZERO on the glycemic index. For that reason, it’s perfect for keto and low-carb eaters, as well as diabetics or anyone else watching their sugar intake. It works some serious magic in these keto popsicle recipes– in fact, I’m using it in so much of my cooking AND baking these days!

the ingredients

Here are the ingredients you will need for each of the three keto popsicle recipes! To find the full amounts (and other recipe details), check out the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

Piña colada popsicles: unsweetened coconut milk, pineapple, llinea monk fruit and unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)

Strawberry lemonade popsicles: Strawberries, fresh lemon juice, water, llinea monk fruit, and coconut milk

Blackberry lime popsicles: Blackberries, fresh lime juice, water, llinea monk fruit, and coconut milk

the process

It could not be easier! Once you’ve picked your favorite keto popsicle recipe and have gathered all the ingredients, here’s the process:

  1. Blend: Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes, or until the mixture is smooth. Taste and adjust, adding more of the monk fruit if you’d like it to be sweeter. Use a spoon to scrape off some of the foam that forms at the top and discard (an optional step but it prevents the foam from pooling at the top of your popsicle mold).
  2. Pour: Pour the popsicle mixture into your mold. Each of these keto popsicle recipes will make between 8-10 popsicles, but the quantity really varies based on the mold you have. You can use an ice cube tray (oversized ones work great) or even disposable cups (like Dixie cups).
  3. Freeze: Place the mold in the freezer until set– preferably overnight but give it at least 6 hours.
overhead of keto popsicles in a tray with ice and a napkin

keto popsicle recipe tips!

These keto popsicle recipes are so basic but I do have some helpful tips to keep in mind:

  • Food temperature can affect its taste, so I tend to up the sweetness amount so that it comes through more once the popsicles are frozen. If you taste the popsicle mix prior to freezing and it’s a good sweetness level, I recommend bumping it up ever so slightly.
  • The amount of monk fruit you need will really be up to you and your taste testing since fruit sweetness varies depending on ripeness, time of year, variety, etc.
  • You can easily swap in frozen fruit.
  • To remove the popsicles from the mold, I run the base of it under hot water for a few seconds. Then I gently pull on the popsicle stick until the popsicle slides out.
  • When choosing a popsicle mold, I’d go for one that requires wooden popsicle sticks since the plastic ones can slip right out when you’re removing the popsicle.

And if you opt for all three keto popsicle recipe flavors, might I suggest investing in more than one popsicle mold? Otherwise you’ll end up like me, with blended batches patiently waiting in the fridge. 🙂

I hope you love these keto popsicle recipes! They’re easy popsicle recipes for kids and a fun summertime treat that works for any diet type.

Stay cool!

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3 must-try keto popsicle recipes {dairy-free, low-carb}

Yield: 8-10 popsicles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

These three must-try keto popsicle recipes are fruity and refreshing, and work for nearly any diet type! Strawberry lemonade popsicles, piña colada popsicles and blackberry lime popsicles all require 5 or less ingredients and 5 minutes to prepare! They're the EASIEST keto popsicle recipes that are also low-carb/gluten-free/dairy-free/vegan.

Ingredients

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Piña Colada Popsicles

  • 2 cups unsweetened, full-fat coconut milk (canned)
  • 1-1/4 cups cubed pineapple (fresh or frozen but don't use canned pineapple as it often contains added sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons llinea monk fruit
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened dessicated coconut (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

Blackberry Lime Popsicles

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 6 oz. blackberries
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons llinea monk fruit 
  • 1/2 cup full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk 

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Use a spoon to scrape off (and discard) the foamy layer on top of the mixture (this is optional but will keep that foam from pooling at the top of your popsicle mold).
  3. Pour the popsicle mix into the popsicle molds, being careful to leave about 1/2-inch to 1-inch of space from the top (in other words, don't fill them all the way full). Place the cover on the popsicle mold and insert the wooden sticks.
  4. Freeze until set-about 6 hours, but preferably overnight.
  5. To remove the popsicles from their molds, run the base of the popsicle mold under hot water for about 10 seconds, then gently pull on the popsicle stick until it slides out.

Notes

Taste the popsicle mixture before freezing and adjust for sweetness. Since food temperature affects its taste, I make the keto popsicles extra sweet so that the sweetness comes through once they're frozen.

The coconut milk in the strawberry lemonade and blackberry lime popsicles will not give it a coconut flavor. It's a necessary ingredient and is what makes these a "popsicle" in consistency versus a block of frozen water.

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