Low Carb Avocado Popsicle Recipe
A satisfying, frozen treat that contains a surprising ingredient - avocados! These keto avocado popsicles are creamy, mildly sweet and contain a hint of vanilla flavor. They are great for Summer or if you are having a fiesta and looking for a Mexican inspired dessert. The best part - they are so easy to make and only involve three ingredients!
These sugar-free avocado pops are basically considered a frozen fat bomb because they are high in fat to keep you going and satisfied. And they are very low in carbs!
Favorite Popsicle Mold
You can use any popsicle mold for this keto avocado popsicle recipe. The mold that I typically use is this popsicle mold. It comes with some popsicle sticks but you may have to purchase more if you run out.
Another popsicle mold that I like is this silcone ice pop mold. It lies flat when freezing will hold the popsicle sticks in stick in snuggly so they don’t slip out.
Are Avocados Keto Friendly?
Yes, avocados are keto approved! Avocados are a fruit and the avocado is probably the best fruit you can consume on the keto diet. Avocados are loaded with fat. One medium avocado has 22 grams of fat! So snacking on avocados will definitely keep you full and satisfied when you are eating low carb.
Avocados are low in carbohydrates as well. Although they do have a higher total carb amount, sitting at 12.8 grams for a medium avocado. Avocados contain a lot of fiber, so the net carbs in a medium avocado is around 2.8 grams!
How to Select a Ripe Avocado
Finding a perfectly ripe avocado can be a bit of a guessing game but here are some tips and tricks to selecting a perfecly ripe avocado.
Look for an avocado that is in between green in color and black coloring. Bright green usually means the avocado is under ripe and black can mean the avocado is overripe, so you want a color in between. A ripe avocado usually is greenish, blackish in color.
When you pick up the avocado and give a gentle squeeze, you want it to be firm but still has a little bit of give to it. The avocado shouldn’t be rock hard. If it is hard, it’s probably an indication that the avocado is not ripe yet. If the avocado is too squishy, then it is most likely brown inside and overripe.
You can often tell if an avocado is ripe by peeling off the stem. Once the stem is off, if the underpart is bright green in color, then the avocado is ready to eat. If the flesh under the stem is brown, the avocado is probably over ripe or at least has patches or streaks of brown on the inside.
Keto Ingredient Substitutions
This recipe for keto avocado popsicles uses ChocZero Vanilla Syrup as the sweetener and to give it a hint of vanilla flavor. I love using ChocZero’s syrups in my popsicle recipes. Their line of syrups are sugar-free and sugar alcohol free so if you are sensitive to certain sweeteners, you don’t have to worry about getting a belly ache with one of these.
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If you don’t want to use the vanilla syrup, you can substitute with 2-3 tablespoons of powdered erythritol or monkfruit and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. The brand of powdered sugar-free sweetener that I love and trust is Lakanto. If you use Lakanto powdered monkfruit sweetener, it is 2x sweeter than sugar so you will add less of it to the avocado mixture. I would only add 1 - 1.5 tablespoons in this case.
Another substitution you can make in this recipe for keto avocado popsicles is with the nut milk. My favorite nut milk is macadamia nut milk. If you get the unsweetened, unflavored version, it is zero carbs and mostly contains fat (4.5 grams per 1 cup). You can substitute with any keto approved nut milk in this recipe - like almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, cashew milk or pili nut milk. You can also use heavy cream if you desire.
Sugar-free Avocado Popsicle Variations
One way to change up this avocado pop recipe is to add slices of fruit or berries to the popsicles molds. I love the flavor combination of strawberries and avocado. Sliced up strawberries mixed with this creamy avocado mixture is delicious!
To make a strawberry avocado popsicle, add thinly sliced strawberries to you mold. If you have a flat popsicle mold, lay the strawberries down first then pour the avocado cream mixture into the mold. If you have a stand-up popsicle mold, pour in the avocado mixture first then stuff the sliced strawberries down into the mold. The mixture is thick and creamy so you don’t have to worry about your strawberries sinking to the bottom.
Other keto approved berries will work in this sugar-free avocado popsicle recipe too. Try raspberries, blackberries or even some blueberries!
You could also add cocoa powder to make a chocolate avocado popsicle!
More Easy Keto Frozen Desserts
Summertime is the best time to enjoy frozen keto desserts; although, you can make them anytime throughout the year. Here are some other sugar free frozen dessert options for you to try: