Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

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Low Carb Sugar-Free Strawberry Cheesecake PopsiclesCreamy, dreamy and sugar-free strawberry cheesecake popsicles.  The only thing standing between you and the ice cream truck!

Popsicles.  They’re where it’s at this summer.  If you don’t own a popsicle mold, I suggest you hightail it to your nearest cookware store, grocery store or even your local drugstore.  At this time of year, plastic popsicle molds can be purchased cheaply at a variety of stores (often in the “seasonal” aisle) and there is simply no excuse not to have one.  Because they will make your life, particularly your healthy, low carb life, a far sight better than it is right now.  Making your own popsicles is fun, it’s easy and in terms of flavours, the possibilities are truly endless.  The kinds of popsicles you can make are limited only by your imagination.  Now, if your imagination spurs you to make liver and onion flavoured popsicles, you may be the only one eating them.  But have at it if you like.  They’re your popsicles molds, after all.

Low Carb Sugar-Free Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

And if you have small kids, you’re at a severe disadvantage if you don’t own a popsicle mold.  Having delicious but healthy sugar-free homemade popsicles on hand is the only way I know of to ward off the ice cream truck.  Sure, you may still hear that jingly music, the same loop of The Entertainer playing over and over as they circle the neighbourhood.  It’s a classic sound of summer, but if you’re trying to feed your kids healthfully, it’s a sound that makes your heart sink a little.  Because inevitably, your kids eyes glaze over and they are drawn toward the music like moths to a flame.  Mindless zombies, in search of frozen sugar on a stick.  But if you have a popsicle mold, you can jump between them, smiling broadly and madly waving your sugar-free popsicles in the air to lure them away from the siren’s call of the ice cream truck.  Unless you have liver and onion flavoured popsicles, in which case, I wish you luck.

Low Carb Sugar-Free Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

I have made my share of popsicle recipes here on All Day I Dream About Food and I can say with confidence that I don’t intend to stop.  As I said, it’s fun and easy and there are so many flavour ideas I have in my head that I have yet to try.  It’s also a great alternative to ice cream if you don’t happen to own an ice cream maker.  These Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles are very much ice cream-inspired.  When we went berry picking a few weeks ago, I offered my husband a choice for dessert…regular strawberry ice cream or strawberry cheesecake ice cream.  He chose the former, but the idea of a low carb strawberry cheesecake ice cream stuck with me and I had to do something with it.  I also had to find a way to use up the 6 quarts of berries we picked!  So I simply took all the same ingredients I would have used to make the ice cream and poured it into popsicle molds instead.

And oh my, were these ever a hit in my house.  They were so creamy, so satisfying and definitely a great way to showcase that fresh-picked berry flavour.  I think the cream cheese played a huge role in making them so good, as it kept the consistency thick and rich, without much iciness at all.  And in case that’s not enough to inspire you to get a popsicle mold, here are a few other great recipes to try:

Low Carb Sugar-Free Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Popsicles

Chocolate Mint Fudgsicles

Mango Creamsicles (sugar-free but not low carb)

Chocolate Coconut Rum Pops (not kid-friendly)

Matcha Green Tea Yogurt Pops

Rich Chocolate Yogurt Pops

Red, White and Blue Yogurt Pops

Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Yield: 12 small popsicles

Serving Size: 1 popsicle

Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Creamy, dreamy and sugar-free strawberry cheesecake popsicles. The only thing standing between you and the ice cream truck! Low Carb and Gluten-Free.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered Swerve Sweetener or other powdered erythritol
  • 1/4 tsp stevia extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped, divided

Instructions

  1. Place cream cheese in a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Add cream, powdered erythritol, lemon juice, lemon zest and stevia extract. Process until well combined.
  3. Add 1 1/2 cups of the strawberries and process until almost fully smooth. Stir in remaining chopped strawberries.
  4. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and push popsicle sticks about 2/3 of the way into each (I recommend getting wooden sticks, as they tend to grip the mixture better and don't come out when you are trying to unmold the popsicles).
  5. Freeze at least 4 hours. To unmold, run under hot tap water for 20 to 30 seconds, and then twist stick gently to release.

Notes

Serves 12. Each serving has 3 g of carbs and 1 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 2 g.

122 Calories; 12g Fat (83.6% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 38mg Cholesterol; 63mg Sodium.

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Comments

  1. Christiane - Taking On Magazines says

    I don’t think I even need the molds. Or the freezer for that matter. Just pour the cheesecake stuff directly in my mouth. It sounds amazing.

  2. Susan says

    Hmmmm. I was staring at a pitcher of Thai iced tea that I just brewed, thinking it would be a terrific flavor for a Popsicle. I may just have to get some forms and do some experimenting. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. says

    I Am ALL ABOUT the popsicles this summer! Although now I’m thinking about what liver and onions in a popsicle would actually taste like…. (maybe the heat is getting to my brain?)

  4. says

    These must be heaven!! I like any strawberry popsicle and these look awesome. Where did you get the amazing looking molds? I need to get some!! My kids would love them.

  5. says

    I love your recipes and I pass them on to everyone in the diabetes tribe. First, I try them out, get my kids in the mix and we open up our palates for pleasure. Thank you for all the beautiful work you do. It gives fellow diabetics a tasty path to walk away from the non fiber carbs that are bad for us. Bon Appetit!

    • Carolyn says

      Thank you, Andre! Getting your kids in the kitchen is such a great way to teach them how to eat healthfully, too!

  6. says

    It’s been years since I’ve seen or heard an ice cream truck, but your post brought back fond memories of when we were kids, chasing them down – waving our fistfuls of coins in the air! So. Much. SUGAR! WHEEEE! No wonder my mom rolled her eyes whenever she heard it coming! ha ha! I just bought some of the rocket shaped molds to make some homemade healthier popsicles for my son – he loves strawberries so I’m going to try these ASAP! Then your chocolate mint ones for me! Yum!

  7. Donna says

    Gorgeous frozen manna from the Gods!…Texture..color…its ALL there! Question…could I possibly freeze the mixture…put it in ice cube trays and whir it in the food processor to make a “soft-serve” version instead of popsicles?

  8. Christine says

    I made these with raspberries tonight. I can’t wait until they freeze up! The mix tastes amazing already!!

  9. Beth says

    I made these Strawberry Cheesecake pops a few days ago. I love them. They are really creamy and taste so good! You came up with such a great idea, adding the cream cheese. The consistency is wonderful. Great recipe, I’m going to try the chocolate ones next. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes.

  10. Carol says

    I love your sense of humor and these popsicles sound great. My daughter just recently got some molds, I was tickled when she showed them to me. so me and the grandbaby will have popsicles.

  11. Maria says

    Made these. O M G! Also, for those who have a Kroger (Food Store) in your area, they have Carbmaster Yogurt, 6 oz. 4 net carbs, ALL kinds of flavors (Cinnamon Bun, spiced pumpkin, key lime etc) – I froze the key lime one in a mold (4 oz) and easy peazy low cal, low carb popsicle.

    No Kroger anywhere near my state so I’ll be making Carolyn’s babies all summer long. Thank you Carolyn :)

    • Carolyn says

      It’s not an artificial sweetener. Whether it’s safe you will need to do your own research but I feed it to my kids all the time (10, 8 and 5 years old).

  12. Crissy says

    Just finished whipping these up, they’re not frozen yet but that filling is so good! Thank you for the easy recipe <3

  13. Steph says

    I have been wanting to try these for a while now. I made them today and they are freezing right now. Let me just tell you tho……I CANNOT WAIT!!! The mix alone, is fantastic!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  14. KB says

    Do you know how much Truvia I would use? I don’t have Stevia. Also, I heard another good way to ward off the ice cream truck is to tell your kids that when you hear the music it means they are OUT of ice cream :)

    • Carolyn says

      No, I don’t use Truvia but I imagine that there is a substitution chart somewhere that gives its sweetness relative to sugar. My sweeteners add up to about 2/3 cup sugar.

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