Sugar-free cheesecake popsicles with fresh strawberries are a perfect low carb treat. This keto popsicles recipe is possibly the only thing standing between you and the ice cream truck. Instructional video included.
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 kinds of keto 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.
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 kid’s 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.
How To Make Sugar-Free 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 fresh strawberries we picked!
So I simply took all the same ingredients I would have used to make the sugar-free strawberry cheesecake ice cream and poured it into popsicle molds instead.
And oh my, were these keto popsicles ever a hit in my house. They are so creamy, so satisfying and definitely a great way to showcase that fresh-picked berry flavour. I think the cream cheese plays a huge role in making them so good, as it keeps 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:
- 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
Creamy, dreamy and sugar-free strawberry cheesecake popsicles. These might just be my favourite keto popsicles. My kids love them too! The only thing standing between you and the ice cream truck.
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 cup cream
- 1/3 cup powdered Swerve Sweetener
- 1/4 tsp stevia extract (or monk fruit extract)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp lemon zest
- 2 cups fresh strawberries chopped, divided
Place cream cheese in a food processor and process until smooth.
Add cream, powdered Swerve, lemon juice, lemon zest and stevia extract. Process until well combined.
Add 1 1/2 cups of the strawberries and process until almost fully smooth. Stir in remaining chopped strawberries.
Pour mixture into popsicle molds and push popsicle sticks about 2/3 of the way into each (I recommend wooden sticks, as they tend to grip the mixture better and don't come out when you are trying to unmold the popsicles).
Freeze at least 4 hours. To unmold, run under hot tap water for 20 to 30 seconds, and then twist stick gently to release.
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.