Popsicles on Keto? Yes, you can. This Keto lemon popsicles recipe is a must for muggy summer afternoons.
How Much Sugar is in Popsicles?
A typical store-bought popsicle might have about 7 grams of sugar and 10 grams of carbs.
That doesn’t leave you much wiggle room in the rest of your day to eat carbs. There are actually much worse items in terms of carbs and sugar, but that doesn’t mean you should give in and buy a box. After all, that’s a whole box of sugar bombs to go through, and that’s a lot of days where you’re potentially not eating nutritious foods just to stay within your macros.
You might wonder about sugar-free popsicles. While indeed a sugar-free version would have less sugar and only about 4 grams of carbs, there is some other stuff in there too.
It takes roughly 13 ingredients to make that store-bought sugar-free popsicle. And you can bet those ingredients aren’t terribly nutritious.
This Keto popsicle has just four ingredients –and one of them is water!
How I Made This Keto
If you just wanted an ice cube, you wouldn’t need a recipe. What you’re looking for is flavor, so there are ways to give you that sweet satisfaction without adding sugar.
For a lemon popsicle, we can use an actual lemon. I know, imagine that, using real food as an ingredient!
You’ll need the zest and the juice to make these popsicles…pop.
To sweeten them, I chose erythritol, a sugar alcohol that doesn’t spike your blood sugar like regular white sugar. Just two tablespoons will make these pops plenty sweet.
You end up with popsicles with only about one gram of sugar and one gram of net carbs –so we did even better than the sugar-free store-bought popsicle!
More Keto Desserts
For many people, and especially those with a sweet tooth, the possibility of losing dessert on Keto is too much to take.
So many missed opportunities to enjoy food and celebrate special occasions…it’s just sad.
But it doesn’t have to be! You can continue to eat dessert and treats on Keto; you just have to make them differently.
There’s no need to give up chocolate, cake, or even popsicles. In fact, this page has a ton of awesome Keto dessert recipes.
A 4 ingredient summertime treat
- Zest from 1 lemon
- 1/4 Cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons (24 g) erythritol
- 2 Cups (480 ml) water
- Place all the ingredients into a small pan and heat up gently. Allow the mixture to cool completely.
- Once cooled, pour into 6 popsicle molds (3.5oz / 100g capacity each) and place inthe freezer until frozen solid.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 1 g
- Serving Size: 1 popsicle
- Calories: 3
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 1 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g