Keto cheesecake popsicles with fresh strawberries are a delicious and easy sugar-free treat. This keto popsicle recipe is possibly the only thing standing between you and the ice cream truck.
Keto popsicles are the bomb dot com. Seriously, we cannot get enough of them in my house. And I have so many delicious options, like my Keto Fudgsicles or my ever popular Keto Peanut Butter Popsicles.
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 are widely available and inexpensive and there is simply no excuse not to have one.
Making your own popsicles is fun, it’s easy and you are limited only by your imagination. Now, if your imagination spurs you to make liver and onion flavored popsicles, you may be the only one eating them. But have at it if you like. They’re your popsicles molds, after all.
Sugar Free Popsicles are a healthy alternative
If you have small kids, a popsicle mold is a parenting requirement. 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.
Check out this silicone popsicle mold for easy release!
Cheesecake Popsicle Inspiration
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 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.
How to make Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles
Cheesecake popsicles are extra rich and creamy, and so easy to make. Here are my best tips for getting it right:
This recipe calls for fresh berries, and I definitely recommend them. You can use frozen berries but you will want to thaw them first so that they don’t jam up your blender.
Softened cream cheese
Make sure your cream cheese is properly softened so that it blends up well. Cold cream cheese will mean you have chunks of unblended cream cheese in the popsicles.
This recipe is extremely forgiving so you can use any sweetener you like best. However, you should choose powdered or liquid sweeteners to avoid grittiness in the cheesecake popsicles.
Wooden popsicle sticks
I always recommend wooden popsicles sticks when making any kind of keto popsicles. Plastic sticks often come with cheap molds but they also tend to slide out of the popsicles too easily. The rough surface of the wooden sticks helps them stay in the popsicles as you un-mold them.
How to release popsicles from the molds
I get this question frequently. Here’s the best way I’ve found to un-mold homemade popsicles:
- Heat water in a kettle to almost a boil.
- Stand over the sink with the popsicle mold.
- Run hot water up and down the outside of the popsicle you want to release for a few seconds.
- Be sure not to allow any water into the popsicle itself.
- Gently tug the stick, twisting slightly.
- If it doesn’t release, run a little more hot water over it.
I like using my kettle so that I don’t waste water waiting for the faucet to heat up.
More delicious keto popsicle recipes
- Keto Root Beer Float Popsicles
- Dairy Free Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
- Keto Neapolitan Popsicles
- Raspberry Coconut Cream Popsicles
- Avocado Popsicles
- Mini Almond Chocolate Pops
Keto Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles
- 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 the cream cheese in a food processor and process until smooth.
- Add the 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 the remaining chopped strawberries.
- Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and push wooden popsicle sticks about 2/3 of the way into each. Freeze at least 4 hours.
- To unmold, heat water in the kettle and run it over the outside of the mold for 5 to 10 seconds, and then twist stick gently to release.