Looking for a healthy, keto popsicle recipe this summer? Well, this recipe for keto berries and cream popsicles makes the perfect frozen treat. It’s low in carbs, easy to make and keto-friendly.
Here in South Florida we are already in full summer mode. Which simply means finding creative ways to stay cool, is always welcomed. Which is why a recipe like my Keto Berries And Cream Popsicles was in order.
Don’t ask me why this was my first attempt at making popsicles. Frankly, I’m a bit embarrassed that I waited so long, because it took no effort to make these keto-friendly popsicles.
I finally buckled down and created a recipe after the sweltering weather we were experiencing made it clear that summer had arrived in full force.
At that point I knew I had to put an end to my procrastination and create a popsicle recipe I would be proud to share.
Also make sure you remember to also checkout our Keto Cream Cheese Recipes for other delicious recipes that feature cream cheese.
This recipe for keto berries and cream popsicles fit nicely into my goal of keeping things simple during the summer.
I mean, who wants to be stuck in a kitchen, during the hot days of summer? Not me, and probably not you.
If you’re anything like me, during the long days of summer you are on the hunt for super-easy, healthy treats. With the added requirement they must also get you out of the kitchen quickly.
That’s why I’m confident that these almost too pretty to eat keto berries and cream popsicles, are going to make your summer a little more pleasant.
Did you notice I said ALMOST too pretty? Yeah, because there is no way these lovely popsicles are not going to get gobbled up.
A Healthy Summer Project
It’s a simple mouth-watering recipe that appeals to both kids and adults. And that my friends, is a major win in this girl’s book.
PLUS, if you have kiddos who are enjoying their summer break from school, why not include them in the process of making healthy keto popsicles?
I can’t think of a better way to teach children how to eat healthy than by allowing them to participate in the cooking process.
And since this recipe requires no heat, it’s a perfect way to have them do so safely.
Fast And Easy Keto Frozen Treats
What I loved most about these low carb berries and cream popsicles is how fast you can make them.
If you’re a follower of our blog, you know I am a fan of creating easy low carb, keto recipes.
I refuse to make anything that is super complicated or that requires hard to come by ingredients.
When I share my recipes it’s with the hope that they will help make the keto lifestyle sustainable. The last thing someone new to the low carb keto diet needs is a challenging recipe.
In fact, I bet you probably have everything you need already in your fridge to whip up a batch of these keto berries and cream popsicles.
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Fun Popsicle Molds
Perhaps, the only thing you may be missing, is a set of popsicle molds. And you can find popsicle molds rather easily in lots of places, including Dollar General.
Have your doubts? Just do a quick search in Amazon for popsicles molds and you’ll find tons of options in every price range.
Making your own popsicles is a much healthier option than any store-bought variety. Plus, these are super fun to make and serve.
Who says keto cooking can’t be fun?
This delicious frozen keto treat is low in carbs, and can be customized rather easily. Frankly, the options are pretty endless.
Something tells me I will be making a few more popsicle recipes for you before the season is over. Especially since learning firsthand what a breeze they are to make.
Popsicles For Breakfast?
I opted to add cream cheese to my keto popsicle recipe, because for one you know I’m a huge fan of low carb keto cream cheese recipes and two, because it gives the popsicles and extra layer of richness.
PLUS, adding that little extra protein to your keto popsicles, means they can even act as a light meal.
Did someone say keto popsicles for breakfast?
A meal Hilda? Are you kidding me?!
Why Ketosis Is A Good Thing
Hear me out before you say no to a popsicle as a meal option.
You see being in ketosis has reduced my appetite immensely causing me to intermittent fast easily. This means I rarely eat three meals a day. Most days I have one main meal with maybe a snack or two in between.
This is because being in a state of therapeutic ketosis has many great benefits, one of which includes burning fat as your primary fuel instead of sugar.
Ketosis is the metabolic process of using fat, instead of carbohydrates as the primary source of energy. Simply put, when you are in a state of ketosis your body is directly breaking down its fat stores as energy.
When Does Ketosis Happen?
You enter ketosis when your body doesn’t have enough carbs (glucose) available and turns to fat instead.
When you reduce your carbs and deplete the glucose and glycogen stores, it forces the body to search for an alternative fuel.
This causes your body to break down it’s stored fat for energy in a process called beta-oxidation. Which turns into acetoacetate. Acetoacetate then shifts to beta-hydroxybutyrate, (ketone bodies) These ketones then travel in your blood and provide energy to the body and brain.
One of the interesting reasons why ketosis is effective in weight loss, is because it helps in the regulation of the hormones that are directly responsible for our weight.
This is why people notice that their cravings are greatly reduced when the do a low carb keto diet. Being in ketosis causes their appetite to be suppressed.
If your body is doing a good job in signaling your hunger cues, you can manage your weight with less effort. This is why it’ so much more effective in controlling hunger versus a low-calorie, high carb diet.
You can read more about why we believe it’s beneficial to enter into ketosis quickly .
There are times that our low carb keto lifestyle can use a little assistance. When even great keto recipes just isn’t enough.
Using exogenous ketones can prove to be very beneficial when you are first embarking on a keto diet. Or you’ve had a setback and resorted back to your old eating habits.
We’ve also found that It’s an effective tool for breaking weight plateaus.
Ketosis Appetite Suppression Benefits
During the summer months I find that my appetite is further reduced. I don’t know if there is a scientific reason for this, or if I am just trying to find a way to avoid turning on my stove in the summer. Ha!
But all kidding aside, appetite suppression is something I’ve noticed ever since Randy and I went low carb keto.
Let me go back to the reason I believe these popsicles can sub in as a meal.
I mainly feel this way because the recipe uses heavy whipping cream, cream cheese and berries, and I don’t know but that kinda sounds like a shake to me. So what if it’s a “frozen shake”?
I mean, who’s making the rules as to what time we should eat something anyway?
You know who I am certain will agree with my keto popsicles for breakfast idea? Yup, you guessed it, the children in your life.
I tell you what, if I would have given my kids the option to have a keto popsicle recipe like this for breakfast, waking up and getting ready for school would have required no convincing.
Making Healthy Keto Popsicles
I’ve given you plenty of reasons why you should consider making healthy keto popsicles.
So, what are you waiting for? Get yourself some popsicle molds and start packing your freezer with keto frozen treats.
I make my keto popsicle recipe in a high-speed blender and process the ingredients until smooth. Once perfectly blended you can spoon the mixture into your popsicle molds.
Since this was my first time introducing you to one of my keto popsicle recipes, I took extra measures to impress you.
Which is why I strategically added some sliced strawberries and blueberries to the bottom of my popsicle molds before adding the mixture.
I then used a skewer to push the blended puree to make sure there were no air pockets in the mold, and that the mold was full to the brim.
Alternatively, you can skip the extra fruit in the bottom of the mold if you are pressed for time, and just add all the fruit into your blender.
These keto berries and cream popsicles will be ready to enjoy once they are completely frozen and firm. This can take anywhere from 3-4 hours.
Can I tell you that the waiting till they are completely frozen, is probably the only challenge you’ll find in making these keto berries and cream popsicles?
It’s soooo hard to wait for them to be ready.
BUT for goodness sakes, don’t keep opening the freezer to check on them. That’s only going to make it longer before you can enjoy your keto berry and cream popsicles.
Unmolding And Serving Your Popsicle Treats
When the allotted time has finally passed, and your are ready to unmold your popsicles, simply run some warm water over the bottom of the popsicle molds and wiggle them out gently. It’s really that easy!
These frozen treats will keep in the freezer for weeks in their molds. Making it easy to meal plan .
My healthy keto popsicles recipe makes 12 regular-sized popsicles, but you can always cut the recipe in half if you don’t have enough molds.
But trust me, you’re going to want to get enough molds.
Did you like how pretty my keto berries and cream popsicles turned out? But looks aren’t everything, because they of course are also super delicious and healthy.
I presented mine to my family on a metal tray lined with ice cubes and caused a dramatic entrance. Taking this tray to the table made everyone sit up and take notice.
Can you imagine taking this popsicle lined tray to your guests when hosting a BBQ? I can’t imagine anyone turning them down.
Their dollar section is always full of great seasonal items, allowing me to decorate for each season easily and inexpensively.
I sure hope you will give this fun keto berries and cream popsicle recipe a try. Once you do, make sure you remember to tag us on Instagram and Facebook. Seeing your pictures is what keeps this girl encouraged to keep sharing and perfecting her recipes.
- 8 ounces of cream cheese softened
- 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1/4 cup of sour cream
- 1 1/2 cups of fresh sliced strawberries (reserve 1/2 cup to layer the bottom of the popsicle mold)
- 1 cup of fresh blueberries (reserve 1/2 cup to layer the bottom of the popsicle mold)
- 3/4 cup of sugar substitute
- Add the cream cheese, heavy cream, lemon juice, and sour cream into a high-powered blender or food processor. Process until smooth.
- Add the 1 cup of the strawberries, and 1/2 cup of blueberries, sugar substitute.
- Blend until fully combined and smooth.
- Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds and slide the popsicle sticks.
- Freeze at least 3 to 4 hours until frozen solid.
- Unmold when ready to serve by running the bottom of the popsicle molds under warm tap water. Jiggle the popsicle stick gently to help release from mold.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158 Total Fat: 15.1g Saturated Fat: 9.4g Cholesterol: 50mg Sodium: 66mg Carbohydrates: 4.4g Fiber: 0.7g Sugar: 2.2g Protein: 2.2g