Make homemade sugar-free blueberry lemonade popsicles in zipper top freezer pop bags. These low-carb naturally flavored ice pops are a refreshing treat!
Freezer pops are one of the most refreshing treats when it is hot outside - I just love sipping on them! As the frozen juice melts, it becomes a slushie and eventually a sweet drink. It's one of the best ways to cool off when the heat closes in on you like an oven.
I am so thankful that I found these freezer pop bags because they make homemade freezer pops a cinch! I was already a huge fan of theirs, so creating this recipe with their bags was a no-brainer.
Before learning about the Zipzicle freezer pop bags, I considered making my own using vacuum seal bags. However, I had no idea how I was going to seal the top of the bags after they were filled without spilling the liquid.
I do have a handheld heat sealer, but I think it would be rather awkward to do. That's why I'm glad I found these Zipzicle zipper top ice pop mold bags!
Besides the water, there are just 3 simple ingredients in these blueberry lemonade popsicles. I really did use fresh blueberries and lemon juice!
The best kind to use is fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Sure, you can use jarred lemon juice, but it won't have the same sour taste as if you used real lemons.
Use either fresh or frozen blueberries for these blueberry lemonade popsicles. Since you are going to boil them in a saucepan, it doesn't affect the recipe at all.
I used blueberries because I wanted a deep natural color. Since I wasn't sure if they would provide a strong taste on their own, I blended them with lemon juice to make a blueberry lemonade.
No lemonade is complete without something to sweeten it, so I used Pyure All Purpose sweetener. You can also use Swerve or your favorite granular sweetener.
This recipe uses 6 cups of water to make 19 freezer pops.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
💭 Quick tips
- Heating the blueberries on a saucepan helps the sweetener dissolve and brings out a deeper color in the juice.
- Use a funnel to fill the popsicle freezer bags so you can prevent a big mess.
- Wash and reuse the freezer bags after making these blueberry lemonade popsicles to save yourself money.
All of the steps for the blueberry lemonade sugar free recipe are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, here are a few more tips.
Heat The Mixture In A Saucepan
To bring out the blueberries' deepest color and dissolve the granular sweetener, I heated the berries in a small pan with the lemon juice and some water until the skins popped open.
Then, I mashed the mixture through a metal strainer over a large bowl to filter out the blueberry skins and pulp.
Fill The Freezer Bags
A funnel is recommended to fill the narrow popsicle molds with the blueberry lemonade mixture. But, I was able to use a 2 cup angled measuring cup made by OXO without spilling any of the liquid.
This measuring cup has measurement marks inside the cup at an angle so you can read the measurement from the top in addition to looking at the side. It's my favorite measuring cup because I don't have to stoop down to look at the measurements on the outside of the cup.
Seal And Store Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles
The Zipzicle bags have a fill line marker so you know exactly how far you need to pour the liquid. There's also a spot for you to write the flavor and date right on the bag with a permanent marker.
I'd say it took me less than five minutes to fill 19 bags - it went rather quickly. When filled, just pop the bags in the freezer for future enjoyment!
What To Serve With Keto Freezer Pops
When I am in the mood for a blueberry lemonade popsicle, I usually just grab one and snack on it. I don't really eat anything else with it.
Parmesan chips are a milder option that will also fill you up pretty quickly. Or, you really can't go wrong with keto popcorn! It's basically puffed cheese and has a savory and salty taste that is pretty irresistible.
Before we get to the keto freezer pops recipe at the bottom of this post, here are some questions people often ask about it.
How many carbs are in blueberry lemonade popsicles?
There are just 1.9g net carbs in each freezer pop. The blueberries are the biggest source of sugar and I watered down that juice quite a bit while retaining its taste.
Can I reuse the freezer pop bags?
Yes, you can! These freezer pop bags are strong enough to be reused. Just wash and dry them and keep using them.
What is better for popsicles - molds or bags?
I like the freezer pop bags better than popsicles made from molds because the bottom drips into the bag rather than all over your hands. They are also very portable - I can bring them to work in my lunch bag without having to worry about a mess from it melting.
All in all, I was very pleased with the performance of the Zipzicle freezer bags. I also think the foam sleeves are a nice addition to insulate the pops as you eat them so that they won't melt as fast.
Since they can be washed and reused, the cost for each pop is less than what you would pay for any pre-made all-natural low-carb freezer pop.
My strawberry limeade recipe would also make a nice flavor-alternative for these blueberry lemonade popsicles. Now, I just have to come up with a few more recipes and stock the freezer up!
📚 Related recipes
If you enjoyed these blueberry lemonade pops, then you will love these keto frozen desserts too. They are some of my favorites to enjoy on a hot day.
- Keto Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream Bars have a really sweet ice cream covered in a rich chocolate shell.
- Keto Vanilla Ice Cream is a no churn recipe that you can use as a base for so many other recipes.
- Strawberry Sugar-Free Popsicles are just like these blueberry lemonade ones but with a sweet strawberry flavor.
- Sugar-Free Fudgesicles are basically the most delicious fudge pops that you have ever tried.
- Chocolate Ice Cream that is dairy-free is easier than you might think - and only has 3g net carbs in each serving.
Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup blueberries
- ½ cup Pyure All Purpose or 1 cup Swerve
- 4 cups water
- In small saucepan, heat lemon juice, 2 cups water, blueberries, and sweetener until blueberries begin to pop.
- Remove from heat and pour through metal strainer over large bowl to remove the blueberry skins and pulp.
- Stir in the 4 cups water.
- Using a measuring cup with spout or a funnel, fill each Zipicle bag to the fill line then zip closed. Repeat for each bag.
- Freeze bags until frozen solid. Enjoy!
Array ( [calories] => 7 [carbohydrates] => 1.9 [protein] => 0.1 [fat] => 0 [cholesterol] => 0 [sodium] => 0.2 [potassium] => 19 [fiber] => 0 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 0 [vitamin_c] => 8.3 [calcium] => 0 [iron] => 0 )
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First published on June 26, 2015. Post updated on July 20, 2021, with clearer images and additional recipe information.