Easy keto root beer float popsicles make a kid-friendly sugar free treat. These are so easy to make, take 4 ingredients, and the whole family loves them. And these fun popsicles have less than 1g carbs per serving.
I won’t lie – these root beer float popsicles are, admittedly, my desperate attempt to hang on to summer just a little bit! Here we are, into September, and I just don’t know where all the time went. I say that every year, though. I bet you do too.
I made this easy keto pops recipe back in mid-July, when it was hot hot hot here and we needed a sugar-free way to cool off. They were so ridiculously easy to make and so fun, and the kids went wild for them and began asking for them everyday. With good keto ingredients like these, how could I say no?
I have said it before and I will say it again right now: you must go invest in some popsicle molds as soon as you can. They are quite inexpensive and low carb popsicles are an easy way to enjoy a sweet treat now and again, without blowing your macros. You want to know how many carbs each of these root beer float popsicles has? Less than 1. Yup, you read that right. Less than 1g total carbs per serving. And how long did they take me to make? Less than 15 minutes. Practically effortless!
Sugar-Free Root Beer Float Pops
One thing you need for these is a good sugar free root beer. And while there are plenty of them, I would say not all are created equal. Isn’t that always the case, when it comes to low carb and keto products?
I went with Virgil’s Zero root beer, which is tasty stuff and sweetened with stevia. It would be my ultimate choice for this recipe. But it’s not always easy to find. My local Whole Foods carries it…sometimes. I have to grab it when I can see it!
Blue Sky also makes a sugar free root beer, sweetened with erythritol and stevia. Don’t be alarmed when you see the carb count on the back, as they don’t list the sugar alcohols separately. It also does contain a little maltodextrin so use at your discretion. Zevia makes a ginger root beer but it’s colourless and clear so it doesn’t give you quite the same fun layered affect.
Almost all other brands use sucralose or aspartame as a sweetener, so I don’t use those. But that’s up to you.
You don’t absolutely need root beer extract for this recipe either. I added a wee bit to amp up the root beer flavor for my kids, but it could easily be left out and they would still be delicious.
Using whipped cream in place of ice cream makes these so extra simple and helps keep the carbs down.
That’s really it! 4 or 5 simple ingredients, 15 minutes to make, and less than 1g of carbs per serving. Let’s hang on to summer as long as we can!
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Keto Root Beer Float Pops
- ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup powdered Swerve Sweetener
- ¾ tsp vanilla extract
- 12 ounces sugar-free root beer flat (open a few hours earlier to release the bubbles)
- ½ teaspoon root beer extract optional
- In a large bowl, combine the whipping cream, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Beat until it hold stiff peaks.
- Remove about ⅓ of the whipped cream to another bowl and reserve. Whisk in the flat root beer and the root beer extract, if using.
- Dollop whipped cream into the bottom of each of the popsicle molds. It doesn't need to be perfect, streaks make it fun. Gently tap the molds on the counter to get the whipped cream to the bottom.
- Pour the root beer mixture into the molds. Freeze one hour, then push wooden popsicle sticks ¾ the way into each popsicle. Continue to freeze until firm, at least another 3 hours.
- To release the popsicles, heat up water in a kettle. Stand over the sink and pour hot water on the outside of the mold for about 5 seconds (for each popsicle that you want to remove). Gently tug the wooden stick to release.
Kathi Smith says
These were delicious and so easy to make!
Have you ever tried making your out Keto friendly root beer to use in this recipe? The BochaSweet blog page has what looks to be an awesome recipe. I haven’t tried it but it looks good.
I’m so excited my molds came yesterday and I everything I need to make these today. Guess I better check if there is room in the freezer first.
Can I sub a different powdered sweetener?
Annie Rossbach says
4/5 stars because I haven’t tried this yet but I’m sure it’s another winner ! Am I reading the measurement on the root beer extract correctly ? 1/2 ounce ? That would be a quarter of my 2 ounce bottle. Just seems like an awful lot.
Sorry, should be 1/2 tsp… changing that now!
if you didn’t try it yet why did u rate it…
Why do you have to whip the cream? Could I just put all the ingredients in the blender and then freeze it? Not sure what whipping does for the process and I would be ok with it all mixed together without the layers.
It allows you to have layers. Do what you want to do.
Sid Wood says
I made these with Zevia and the pop separated from the cream during the freezing process. You can see the line where the pop turns to cream. So the bottom of the molds (or tops of the popsicles) are basically ice-pop and the tops of the molds (or bottoms of the popsicles) are frozen cream. Any idea why that would happen or how to fix it? Maybe gelatin? They are pretty good, but you get a hard popsicle at one end and a creamy treat at the other. If I can figure out a fix to keep it blended I want to try it with orange Zevia! Thanks 🙂
I’ve never heard of it doing that! That’s a big pain. You could try a little xanthan gum which helps emulsify things.
Kathy Trim says
Hi. I can’t get root beer where I live but I do have root beer extract. Is there anything I can sub for the root beer and how much extract would I need?
You could do some sparkling water with sweetener (you’d need to sweeten to taste). But you’re lacking the right colour that way so I might whisk in a teaspoon or two of molasses to get the caramel colour. That will only add about 1g carbs per serving.
I get this brand root beer at Kroger. I’ve gotten the orange flavor also and wondered if I could make a creamsicle type treat. I’d like to try both root beer and orange with this recipe. Thank you!!
That’s a great idea!
Erica B says
These are better than traditional root beer floats! Such great flavor, and the frozen whipped cream is delicious! (Disclaimer: I couldn’t get to the store for root beer all week, so borrowed some cheap diet root beer from a neighbor. Virgil’s next time!) I’m not a big float fan, but I think these are my favorite popsicles of all the different types I’ve made this summer. Next time I want to whisk in a little xanthan gum when I add the root beer, to emulsify the soda mixture and thicken it just a little. Thank you so much, Carolyn! This is a fantastic recipe, and an excellent finale for popsicle season.
Kathleen Christen says
These look yummy! Thank you!
Where did you get the molds?
This is the one I have https://amzn.to/2NrKbD3
PDX Girl says
I believe Bales carries Virgil’s which is Thriftway, I’ve gotten it from there before.
There is a root beer liquid stevia one can use… I use it for a float w a spritz of seltzer water, heavy cream & the liquid..
Good idea…only issue is that it’s not the right colour but it would be tasty!
I live across the river in Vancouver. I don’t get into Portland often, so I googled to see if anyone over here carries either of the root beers you mentioned. Turns out Safeway and Fred Meyer both carry both brands. So, if your Whole Foods is out, you could try Safeway or Fred Meyer. Our local Whole Foods is small, so they’re often out of stuff. Gotta admit I miss the huge one I used to shop at in Cupertino, CA before I moved up here. 🙂
Oh hey, thanks! It didn’t occur to me that these places would. I do know Natural Grocer’s carries the Blue Sky. Not sure if you have an NG near you.
Kim Smyth says
Could these be made with alcohol for adult root beer float popsicles??
Heck yeah! I don’t see why not. Keep in mind that alcohol keeps things from freezing easily so you will want to leave them at least overnight and they will melt quickly.