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!
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.
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First Published: August 10, 2015… Last Updated: June 3, 2020