Easy and delicious, these low carb keto vanilla pudding pops take only a few moments to whip up. Serious summer fun!
I love summer. I love other seasons too and come fall, I will probably be declaring my love for the autumnal time of year just as ardently. But right now, in the midst of summer, I am crushing on it hard. Like a freshman high school girl who just caught site of the dreamy senior captain of the football team and thinks she will never love anyone as much as she loves him. That about sums up how I feel about summer right now. It helps that it hasn’t been insanely hot this year (yet) and I don’t find myself withering away (yet). But let’s see how August shapes up before I say I will never tire of the warm weather. If it’s another scorcher like last year, I may transfer my crush to the captain of the hockey team pretty quickly.
I think one thing I love about summer is the easy way of gathering and preparing food. Walking out to my garden to pick a few zucchini, some tomatoes, and some basil. Firing up the grill to quickly cook a few burgers, some chicken thighs, or some salmon. Tossing a few ingredients together and plopping it into popsicle molds for an easy, no bake dessert. And it all tastes so good and so fresh, with much less effort on my part.
Popsicles are a staple in our house in the summer. In fact, I often have several varieties on the go at any given moment. Mix up some yogurt and berries for easy snacks for the kids, or whip up a richer, more satisfying pudding or custard-style ice pops for dessert. They are almost guaranteed to be a hit. These vanilla pudding pops certainly were! My somewhat skeptical son took one bite and said “Hey, Mum, these are really good!”. He’s a man of few words, so you know that means a lot.
Keto Vanilla Pudding Pops
- 1 cup whipping cream
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 large egg yolks
- ½ cup powdered Swerve Sweetener
- Pinch salt
- 2 tablespoon butter cut into two pieces
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon glucomannan
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine whipping cream and almond milk. Bring to just a simmer. In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks with sweetener and salt until well combined.
- Slowly whisk about half of the hot cream mixture into the yolks, whisking continuously. Then slowly whisk the yolk/cream mixture back into the saucepan and cook until thickened, 4 to 5 more minutes, whisking continuously.
- Remove from heat and whisk in butter and vanilla extract. Sprinkle surface with xanthan gum and whisk vigorously to combine.
- Divide mixture among popsicle molds. Freeze one hour, then push wooden sticks three quarters of the way down into the popsicles. Continue to freeze until completely firm, at least another 6 hours.
Geri Juen says
Do you have a chocolate pudding pop recipe? Have you tried adding strawberries, etc. to the vanilla ones?
It looks like there’s a mistake in the ingredients. Please confirm. BTW. I love your recipes.
Can you be more specific?
Shelley J says
Not sure if the OP meant this. The ingredient list calls for 1/4 t glucomannan, but in the steps for instructions, I don’t see where it comes into play. I do, however see in step 3 of the instructions, the use of xanthan gum, although I do not see it listed in the ingredients list. I would like to make these, I have xanthan gum, but do not have glucomannan. Love your recipes, thank you!
Pam B says
I was wondering . Why add butter ?
Can a nut milk be used instead of heavy cream?
I make these every week. Really lovel and taste like vanilla icecream perfectly proportioned. Thanks for this great recipe.
OMG I was telling my son how I was about jello pudding pops from the good ol days. Of course I had to explain them to him. Ive been craving them like crazy. Next day here they are I am praying they are similar to the old school versions. Oh I can’t wait to make these tomorrow. Butterscotch might be in my future. yum!!
This is a perfect summer dessert. My family especially the kids enjoyed these vanilla pudding pops! Thank you for sharing.
We eat popsicles all summer long., We usually do fruit, but this vanilla version is so good. Will make it again.
So light, easy and delicious! Perfect for summer 🙂
Where is the ingredients and instructions for this recipe?
Click the link that says “Please see my…”
PDX Girl says
Thank you, the link works I looked at it last night.
Shoot, link doesn’t work. 🙁
It worked for me just now…
Sarah C. says
This points to a blank page with no recipe on A sweet life.
Where did you get your Popsicle molds? I can’t find any like those in the stores.
I actually ordered them last year from Williams Sonoma but I just found the cheaper on Amazon! http://amzn.to/29ZhVQK
These were super delicious and so easy to make. Thanks Carolyn, another brilliant recipe.