You can’t beat a nice, cold sweet on a summer’s evening, and that’s precisely why you’ll want to get these in your freezer ASAP. These low-carb strawberry cheesecake popsicles are a guilt-free indulgence that you can make for the entire family or enjoy all by yourself once the kids are tucked into bed.
Not only is this recipe from Hip2Keto low-carb, but it’s also super easy to make. You don’t even need popsicle molds to give these popsicles their shape. Hip2Keto recommends using paper cups and popsicle sticks to form these frozen treats, and honestly, it seems like a pretty genius idea.
The recipe calls for heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, vanilla extract, confectioners erythritol (a powdered-sugar replacement) and fresh cut strawberries.
You’ll start by combining the whipping cream, cream cheese, vanilla and sugar replacement in a food processor or blender. Then, you’ll take about 2/3 of the mixture out and place into a separate bowl. Then, fold half of the strawberries into the mixture in the bowl.
Pulse the other half of the strawberries with the remaining mixture in the blender. Then, pour the blended mixture into the cups first and top with the mixture from the bowl. When you’re done, you’ll have created a beautiful ombre effect.
Place the cups in the freezer for at least four hours or until frozen through. Then, peel away the paper cup and enjoy:
If you’re looking for a light, frozen bite, however, the fun doesn’t stop here.
This recipe from The First Year blog is a green smoothie in popsicle-form, so you can even enjoy this after a summer workout. It calls for ingredients such as bananas, spinach, pineapple juice and unsweetened vanilla almond milk, so once you’ve finished this you’ll have gotten a full serving of fruits and veggies:
Not only is this delicious for adults, but it’s also a great way to sneak healthy foods into your kids’ diets. Because spinach is way more appealing in popsicle form.
Last, but certainly not least, is a popsicle recipe that’s healthy enough to replace your breakfast. This version from Meaningful Eats calls for only four ingredients and uses a natural sweetener. You’ll need to combine strawberry yogurt, coconut milk, strawberries and honey to start enjoying your morning meals on a popsicle stick this summer:
Look no further than your freezer the next time you’re craving something sweet that won’t totally blow your diet. Recipes like these prove that popsicles really are the perfect treat!