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Keto Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

by KetoFocus.com
Nutrition Facts

10

Servings

19

Calories

0.3g

Fat

0.5g

Protein

2.5g

Net Carbs

Sugar-free, keto strawberry lemonade popsicles are a great way to beat the heat on a hot sunny day. What’s more? Their yummy tangy and sweet flavor does not have to disturb your ketogenic diet anymore!

Keto Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles Ingredients

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 6 large lemons)
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/2 to ¾ c confectioners Swerve or use sweetener of choice
  • two pinches of salt

Keto Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles Directions

  • 1
    In a medium saucepan, add strawberries and 1/4 cup of water. Cook over medium heat until the juices have released from the strawberries. Remove from heat and let cool.
    strawberries and juices in a saucepan
  • 2
    Strain out the strawberry pulp by pushing strawberries through a fine meshed sieve, strainer or cheesecloth to collect the strawberry juice. Discard the pulp.
    pouring the strawberry pulp and juices in to a strainer with a pyrex measuring cup underneath
  • 3
    To make sugar-free lemonade, use a juicer or a citrus squeezer to squeeze the juice out of the lemons until you have 1 cup of freshly squeezed juice. Strain out lemon seeds and pulp by pouring the fresh lemon juice through a strainer. You can use concentrated store bought lemon juice too if desired.
    juicing lemons with an old fashioned juicer
  • 4
    In a large pitcher, combine lemon juice, strawberry juice, water, sweetener and salt.
    stirring a pitcher of strawberry lemonade with a wooden spoon
  • 5
    Pour into popsicles molds. Add popsicles sticks and freeze overnight or until hardened.
    pouring lemonade into a popsicle mold

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Low Carb Strawberry Lemonade Popsicle Recipe

four strawberry lemonade popsicles stacked up and staggered with lemons slices nearby

Strawberry season is just around the corner, which means the crimson fruit will be sweeter, cheaper, juicier, and easily available. You will be able to grab a bag full of them and make delicious desserts like keto strawberry lemonade popsicles. With a good recipe (hint: this one), your cold sugar-free popsicles will not only taste amazing but also be healthier. Another great thing about homemade keto strawberry lemonade popsicles is that they are easy to make and do not require any fancy ingredients. Just strawberries, lemons, sugar-free sweetener and a pinch of salt!

The pop of color exudes a vivifying feel, which is much-needed on any hot, summer day. Sugar-free, this keto frozen dessert is also appropriate for people with diabetes too!

Are Lemons Keto Friendly?

lemons in a silver bucket Yes, ketos are keto! Generally composed of about 0.5g carbs and 0.2g sugar, lemons are completely keto-friendly. They also are a source for 3.7mg Vitamin C, 6.2% of the RDA. The sour lemon water contains antioxidants that promote healthy digestion and even fight free radicals.

To put it simply, adding a spritz of lemon juice to sugar-free strawberry lemonade popsicles still keep their keto-character intact.

Should I Use Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice or Concentrated?

If you are making these keto strawberry lemonade pops you can use fresh squeezed lemon juice or concentrated lemon juice. If you are after that homemade summertime lemonade flavor, you will want to reach for freshly squeezed lemon juice; however, I have used concentrated lemon juice and it works just as well for making sugar-free lemonade popsicles.

Can I Have Strawberries on the Keto Diet?

red strawberries in a cooper collander

You can have strawberries on the keto diet, but in moderation. One cup, or 152 grams of this delicious fruit contains 12g of carbs. Therefore, as long as you are diligent with the net carb consumption, fitting some strawberries in your keto diet will be a breeze. And these tasty popsicles are so good, it’s worth it to fit the carbs from the sugar-free popsicles into your macros.

Tips for Making Sugar-Free Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

These keto popsicles main draw might be that they are healthier than most, but let’s be real, keto or not, taste and presentation matters. Mentioned below are common, but extremely useful, tips on how to make perfect keto strawberry lemonade popsicles with delicate color and delicious taste. adding pink lemonade and lemon slices to a popsicle mold

Find the Right Mold

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.

If you don’t have a popsicle maker, do not sweat it. Just use dixie cups for your easy keto dessert creations.

Fix the Sticks Sturdily

The last thing you want is a damper on your pop-plans because a wooden stick tipped over. To ensure it does not happen, use tin foil or press and seal to cover the top of the mold. First, cut small holes in it and then add the wooden popsicle sticks in it. You can also wait for the popsicle to get all slushy and then insert sticks.

Soak the Sticks

Give the sticks more strength by soaking them in water for about 30 minutes first. It would make them flexible and prevent them from tipping over when you pull the keto strawberry lemonade popsicles out of the mold.

More Water for More Ease

Make perfect keto popsicles by running the bottom of the mold under tepid water. Do it for around 20 seconds and make sure that the warm water reaches all of the cavities. If needed, keep the water running for 10 more seconds.

Pack into the Freezer

When you remove the low carb strawberry lemonade popsicles, cover each of them in a plastic wrap or use press and seal. Once done, place them in a freezer bag and pop them out whenever you feel like enjoying the cool keto dessert!

wooden sticks inside pink lemonade popsicles with strawberries nearby

How to Store Homemade Popsicles?

The best way to store popsicles is in an airtight container or, as mentioned above, in a freezer bag. You can wrap each one individually to avoid any sticky situation. Storing them separately will also keep them fresh for a week or two. Plus, you will get to experience the special feel of unwrapping them one by one. My boys love this!

Sugar Free Sweeteners for Keto Popsicles

Among the best keto-friendly sugar-free sweeteners is the Confectioners Swerve. It comes in powdered form and contains erythritol as its main sweetening ingredient. Being powdery, the sweetener dissolves quickly and easily in cold water. Despite being keto sugar-free, a cup of Swerve can feel a little sweeter than a cup of regular sugar. So, measure it accordingly to adjust erythritol to your preferred sweetness level.

Other sugar-free sweeteners that you can use to make these popsicles are liquid stevia, and powdered monk fruit, possible by Lakanto. They are twice as sweet as the normal sugar, so add as little as ¼ cup to the popsicle.

Other Keto Lemon Recipes to Try

There’s nothing like a cold popsicle on a hot summer day especially if it’s lemon. If you are a lemon lover like I am, try these other sugar-free lemon recipes:

cold glasses of keto strawberry lemonade on the counter with lemons and strawberries laid around

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Annie Lampella

Annie Lampella

I strive to find meals that your whole family can enjoy (kids and relatives too) while you are on your keto quest. You can still have your favorite foods on the keto diet, you just have to be creative with how you make them.

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