These easy, delicious strawberry keto popsicles are less than 2 net carbs each and only require 4 ingredients! Make them in freezer pop bags or popsicle molds for a delicious summer treat.
Popsicles are the perfect summer treat. They’re cool, refreshing, and easy to take on-the-go.
But store bought popsicles and freezer pops contain lots of sugar. That’s why I decided to create a healthier version that my kids and I could enjoy!
These strawberry keto popsicles are so tasty. I first made them when my daughter was two-years-old. For the rest of the summer, she demanded one every day.
My kids aren't following a low carb lifestyle. But I still want to make sure they’re eating healthy treats that aren’t full of sugar.
I usually call these sugar free popsicles. However, there is some natural sugar in the strawberries. Maybe it’s better to say that there is no sugar added.
Making them is so simple. You can start with either fresh or frozen strawberries. Then, simply cook them with sweetener, blend with lemon juice and water, and freeze.
How to make keto popsicles
You’re only 6 steps and 4 simple ingredients away from a refreshing summer treat!
We start by cooking and blending the strawberries, sweetener, and lemon juice:
- Combine sweetener and sliced strawberries in saucepan. Cook over medium heat for about 5-10 minutes until a sauce forms.
- Transfer the strawberry sauce to a blender. A small smoothie blender is just the right size.
- Add lemon juice and purée in blender until smooth. Alternatively, you could add the lemon juice to the saucepan and use an immersion (stick) blender to blend everything right in the pan.
- Add water to the mixture. Transfer the smooth mixture to a large bowl and add the water.
- Carefully pour the liquid into popsicle molds or freezer pop bags. Although it's recommended to use a funnel to fill the narrow popsicle bags, I found that pouring from a OXO measuring cup is just as good if not better.
- Place in the freezer until solid. If using molds, you can remove them after frozen and store covered in the freezer.
That’s it! This recipe makes 12 servings of sugar free freezer pops.
Options for molds
I usually freeze my strawberry keto popsicles in Zipzicle freezer pop bags. These are especially nice if you have young children because they won’t drip everywhere.
I’ve found that you can get 5 or so uses out of each bag as well. Just rinse out the bags and put them in the dishwasher to clean them.
The bags make these more like freezer pops. If you’d rather have traditional popsicles, you can also make them with molds.
There are plenty of molds available on Amazon or at your local home goods store. You could also line a loaf pan and allow the juice to freeze in it. Once frozen, slice into individual popsicles.
Sugar-free popsicle variations
I really enjoy the mild strawberry flavor of these freezer pops. By adding 4 cups of water, it reduces the amount of carbs per popsicle.
If you want a stronger flavor, you can use less water or more strawberries. Just keep in mind that this will increase the number of carbs per serving.
To cut back carbs, the amount of fruit can be cut back. But you may need to add a flavor extract.
You can also adjust the sweetener to taste. The perfect amount will depend on how sweet you like your desserts and how naturally sweet your strawberries are.
To change the flavor of these keto popsicles just use other berries or a mix of them. Blueberries or raspberries would be just as refreshing and are good, low carb fruits.
Other recipes to try
Looking for more delicious, low carb frozen desserts that are keto-friendly too? Check out a few of these favorites:
- Blueberry Lemonade flavored Skinny Freezer Pops are another tasty low carb popsicle recipe!
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Low Carb Ice Cream Bars are decadent treats that are surprisingly easy to make.
- Frozen Peanut Butter Whipped Cream treats are rich, satisfying bites that only take about 5 minutes to make!
- Sugar Free Fudgesicles are super tasty and only have 5 grams of net carbs per fudge pop.
- Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is delicious, creamy, sugar free, and low carb!
Low-carb popsicles recipe
Either way, these strawberry keto popsicles are so much better for you than store bought ones! I like to make a big batch so I have tasty frozen low-carb treats ready in the freezer any time!
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Strawberry Low Carb Popsicles Freezer Pops
- ½ cup low carb sugar substitute or other sugar substitute
- 2 cups strawberries sliced
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 4 cups water
- In a saucepan, heat sweetener and strawberries on medium low until a sauce is formed (about 5-10 minutes).
- Place warm strawberry sauce and lemon juice in blender until smooth.
- Combine with water in large bowl.
- Pour liquid into popsicle molds or freezer pop bags.
- Freeze until solid.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 8 [carbohydrates] => 2.1 [protein] => 0.2 [fat] => 0.1 [sodium] => 0.25 [fiber] => 0.5 )
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First Published: August 10, 2015... Last Updated: June 3, 2020
Next time I will leave out MOST of the water if making for ADULTS! This recipe is good for kids who might eat a few at once but too watered-down for us big kids ?
Can you use frozen strawberries for this recipe and if so how would I proceed?
You can just replace the fresh strawberries with frozen.
I made this today. If I make it again, I will leave out the water...or at least only use 1/4 cup. Four cups watered it down so there was hardly any strawberry taste at all ! It had a great flavor up until I added the water.
It’s watered down to keep carbs to a minimum. If you leave it out, the carbs are much higher and the popsicles will be too sweet.
These are excellent! Was looking for a healthier alternative to sugary store-bought popsicles for my son but I like them too. I used half the water for a stronger flavor.
These ones are definitely a winner with the kids. More fruit is always a good option.
Can you blend the strawberries and the juice or do you have to just use the juice?
You should be able to do that if you'd like.
This look so delicious, I love strawberry. I will try make it tomorrow.
Hope it works out for you. My youngest daughter loves them.
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I could have sworn that the original recipe in the magazine only had 1/4 cup sugar. That's really all the sugar you need. I'm excited to try other combos of fruit!
You don't need much sweetener.
Instead of water can I add a 100% fruit juice? I just started making my own pops and they are way too hard. I will try cooking the fruit next time to see if it changes the consistency. I use Stevia as the sweetener.
Juice if fine if you don't mind the added carbs.
Is there a reason you cook the strawberries?
I find it helps blend the fruit and sweetener together better, but you can probably skip that if desired.
Do you think this would work with frozen strawberries? I have tons I need to use up. (Father-in-law has an orchard.)
Of course. This recipe works with either fresh or frozen berries.
Where did you buy the little bags? I really want to try this recipe! ? Thank you
They have them at Bed Bath and Beyond as well as The Kitchen Collection store. You can also buy them online.
You can also get them on Amazon. Mine came today, which is why I’m on Pinterest trying to decide which ones to make first! You just fill to the line (they even come with a little funnel), seal them and throw them in the freezer. You cut them open to eat, just like the kind you buy. Your kids will think you bought them - they don’t need to know they’re healthy!
Kim | Mom, Can I Have That?
These look great! It's just getting hot here and I love having frozen treats for my kids after they get home from school. We've been making popsicles like crazy and I think strowberry will be our next batch. Thanks for a great recipe!
These sure are refreshing when it's hot. My daughter likes to have one in the kiddie pool. Nice to have you stop by!
Just a point of correction -- these are NOT sugar free but "no sugar added". Since there's sugar in the strawberries, there's sugar in the pop. Not as much as other fruit-based pops perhaps, but NOT sugar free. Sugar free means exactly that - free of ANY sugar and strawberries and many other low sugar foods don't fit that definition. The net carb is ALL sugar so this is not free of sugar.
That is true of any fruit recipe. Fruit contains natural sugars.
Judith, anyone who is on a low carb diet (and even most people who aren’t) knows there is natural sugar in fruit. No need to point out the obvious. Lisa was kind enough to post the recipe and even tell us how many calories/carbs. If it bothers you, don’t make them. It’s that simple.