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When the heat hits, all I want is a refreshing treat to cool down. But, let’s face it, frozen desserts in your typical run for groceries can be loaded with sugar (or worse, high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners like aspartame) and food colors that nobody needs. Why bother when it’s so easy to make your own sugar free popsicles with real fruit? These are the perfect guilt-free, nutrient-dense summer treat for the whole family. My kids can attest!
With only 3 simple ingredients and a 5-minute prep time, you can cool down and quench your thirst without any guilt. (They happen to be keto popsicles, too.)
Why You’ll Love These Sugar Free Popsicles
- Sweet, tart, and classic fruit flavor
- Cool and smooth texture
- Just 3 ingredients (plus water)
- 41 calories each and no added sugar
- No corn syrup, artificial flavors, or fillers
- Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, low carb, keto, and vegan
- Quick 5-minute prep time
- Make in your favorite fruit flavors
- Easy dessert for summer (or perfect for an after-dinner snack!)
My Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend is the secret ingredient to making these classic frozen ice pops sweet, yet totally natural. It dissolves effortlessly, provides the same great taste as sugar, and prevents the sugar free popsicles from becoming too hard or gritty.
Ingredients & Substitutions
This section explains how to choose the best sugar free popsicles ingredients what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- Fresh Berries – Berries make up the base of these sugar free popsicles! They taste great, and don’t need any weird fake colors, guar gum, maltodextrin, or other weird ingredients for sweetness or color. Use your favorite combo such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and/or blackberries to make your favorite flavors. You can also swap fresh berries with any frozen fruit. If using frozen, defrost for 30 seconds in a microwave. You might also need to add extra 1-2 tablespoons of water to help blend these keto popsicles easily.
- Lemon Juice – Helps keep popsicles fresh, preserves the color, and brings out the sweetness. Store brands use citric acid to achieve this. I used bottled lemon juice for convenience, but you could use 1-2 fresh lemons for an even brighter taste. You can also swap lemon juice with lime juice. Any other citrus juice (like orange juice) will work, but others will be higher in sugar.
- Water – If you don’t mind extra natural sugar, you can swap plain water with coconut water.
- Besti Powdered Monk Fruit Allulose Blend – This perfect powdered sweetener creates the smoothest texture in your popsicles, without the sugar spike. Unlike other sugar substitutes (which includes anything that contains erythritol — including most brands of monk fruit and stevia), this one won’t leave a gritty texture and keeps the ice pops from getting rock hard in the freezer. You can also replace it with zero sugar simple syrup for a comparable result. Use my sweetener conversion chart if you choose a different substitute.
How To Make Sugar Free Popsicles
This section shows how to make keto popsicles without sugar, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique, to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.
- Blend. Add the berries, lemon juice, water, and powdered Besti to a high-powered blender and puree until smooth. Adjust sweetener to taste as needed.
- Assemble. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds. (I recently switched to these stainless ones and will never go back to plastic ones!) Add popsicle sticks. Freeze until completely set.
- Enjoy. Run under warm water to easily remove the sugar free ice pops from the molds.
VARIATION: Red, white, and blue keto popsicles for 4th of July or Memorial Day!
For a festive effect make one layer for each color:
- Red – Make 1/3 of the recipe using red berries only (strawberries, raspberries, or both) and fill the molds 1/3 of the way. Freeze for 30 minutes.
- White – Blend 2 cups of coconut cream with powdered Besti. Remove the molds from the freezer and fill an additional 1/3 of the way with the mixture. Freeze for 30 minutes.
- Blue – Make 1/3 of the recipe using darker berries only (blueberries, blackberries, or both). Remove the molds from the freezer and fill almost to the top. Freeze until solid.
Remove the sugar free popsicles from the molds and place into individual freezer-safe bags. (This is better than storing in the molds long-term, to prevent freezer burn.) Store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
More Sugar Free Frozen Dessert Recipes
Need to satisfy a craving for something cool and sweet, but want to skip the pre-packaged and processed desserts? You’ll love these other sugar free popsicles and frosty treats:
Sugar Free Popsicles (3 Ingredients)
Learn how to make sugar free popsicles with just 3 simple, natural ingredients! This easy recipe is healthy, fruity, and easy to customize.
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Tap on the times in the instructions below to start a kitchen timer while you cook.
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust sweetener to taste as needed.
Pour the mixture into popsicle molds. Add popsicle sticks, and covers if your molds have a cover.
Freeze until completely set, at least 6 hours (or overnight).
To easily remove from popsicle molds, run under warm water for a few seconds.
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Serving size: 1 popsicle
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