Strawberry Lime Popsicles (No Sugar Added)

 

Jump to Recipe

Refreshing, nutrient-packet Strawberry Lime popsicles with zero sugar added! This easy 3-ingredient recipe will cool you off in a healthier way! (Low-Carb/Keto, Paleo & Vegan)Strawberry Lime Popsicles (Keto, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

Summer Sweetness

Popsicles are the quintessential summer treat. It makes me so happy just to sit on the patio with the fam, frozen dessert in hand. So refreshing.

I feel like summer just exploded here. It’s technically not even summer yet, but all the sudden we have humidity at 85% and temps in the 90s. Woah there, Texas. We NEED to cool off.

Last summer I loved making Coffee Creamsicles – yum – but I can’t get enough strawberries right now. Strawberry Fudge , Strawberry Shortcake, I can’t stop! 🙂 

These Strawberry Lime Popsicles are SO delicious with the perfect blend of sweetness, a little tart, and a burst of bright citrus.

With just 3 simple ingredients and minutes to make, these popsicles are sure to be on repeat all summer long.

Strawberry Lime Popsicles (Keto, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.comKid Tested, Mom-Approved

My kids ask for sweets all the time. I want them to be able enjoy a treat, but I don’t want them loading up on sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes and all the other junk found in conventional popsicles. (Ugh. Whyyyy do they have to add all that JUNK??)

These popsicles are not only CLEAN and simple, but also:

  • Nut-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Dye-Free
  • Sugar-Free

Even Coconut-Free, for you coconut haters lol. 

Just THREE ingredients:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Lime
  3. Sweetener

The flavor reminds me of my Strawberry Daiquiri Balls! I absolutely LOVE this flavor. Regular strawberry is nice, but adding LIME takes it to a whole new level. So complimentary. So fresh tasting.Strawberry Lime Popsicles (Keto, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

Do you need to add sweetener?

In short, YES. You must.

Why? Even though fruit is sweet, it’s mostly made of water. Freezing water turns to ice (of course). And ice doesn’t have flavor!

Without some added sweetness, the popsicles taste bland. So adding 1-2 Tbs dry sweetener boosts the sweetness perfectly so you have a deliciously SWEET frozen treat (not a flavorless ice stick lol)

I used granulated monkfruit to keep the carbs lower, but any dry sweetener should work fine. You can also use monkfruit or stevia drops, monkfruit or stevia concentrate or coconut sugar (for non low-carb).

But I feel like the granules help improve the texture so it’s more like a firm sorbet instead of an ice cube. Especially if you let them thaw for a few minutes. OMG SO GOOD.

TIP: You’ll want the mixture sweeter than you would normally make, in order to compensate for the loss of sweetness from freezing. And this is especially important if your berries are tart. Taste as you go (as always!) Make it extra sweet and you’ll be good to go.

Bonus Tip: DO NOT use a liquid sweetener (like maple syrup). Water => ice, remember? And you *don’t* want there to be too much iciness.Strawberry Lime Popsicles (Keto, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

Strawberries: Are they good for low-carb?

I used to avoid fruit completely because I didn’t want to eat too much sugar. But I learned that berries actually don’t have much sugar at all!

Strawberries are not only so tasty, but absolutely nutrient-packet. They’re good for your taste-buds as well as your body! Did you know strawberries contain antioxidants and other compounds that fight aging and inflammation? I’m always up for desserts with benefits! 😉

Berries are naturally low in sugar compared to other fruits, so they’re perfect if you’re following a low carb/keto diet.

And YES, you can and SHOULD eat some fruit. There are just too many health benefits to avoid fruit altogether.

These popsicles contain just 4 net carbs per pop, so you can absolutely fit them into a keto lifestyle.

Want to lower the carbs even more?

I used a sugar-free sweetener to keep the carbs low in this recipe, but if you want to reduce your carb count even more, make them in an ice cube tray!

I tried it and it worked perfectly. It makes smaller portions, and a lot more servings. The bite-size treats that were the ideal size for me. If you’re like me and you eat fruit sparingly, you’ll love the mini size, too 🙂

ps You can even use these as actual ice cubes in your beverage of choice! (Ahem, tequila and Pineapple Strawberry La Croix for me! so good)Strawberry Lime Popsicles (Keto, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

THIS is a Major Time-Saver

If you love citrus flavors, and want a quicker, easier way to add lime, lemon, and orange flavors to recipes, a microplane is your new best friend.

I got one last year and it has saved me SO much time. Zesting citrus is a BREEZE compared to my old zester that was clunky, dull and frankly a frustration.

It literally zests a whole lime in a matter of seconds.

And you can zest directly into the cup so there’s no extra stuff to clean. Praise.Strawberry Lime Popsicles (Keto, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

What a bargain!

My popsicle mold came from Walmart for the bargain price of twenty five CENTS! Lol – yeah!

Can you even believe it? So there’s no reason why you shouldn’t buy one.

But if you’d rather shop online (that’s usually me!) Amazon has some great options too!
Strawberry Lime Popsicles (Keto, Paleo, Vegan) PrettyPies.com

Flavor Options!

Don’t just limit yourself to strawberry lime, although that’s one KILLER flavor. The possibilities are endless:
  • Strawberry lemon
  • Raspberry lemon
  • Blackberry lime
  • Blueberry lime
  • Watermelon lime
  • Mixed berry!

With so many amazing fruits in season, now’s the time to take advantage!

Don’t forget to save this recipe on Pinterest:

Strawberry Lime Popsicles

Refreshing, nutrient-packet Strawberry Lime popsicles with zero sugar added! This easy 3-ingredient recipe will cool you off in a healthier way! (Paleo, Vegan, Low-Carb) 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time8 mins
Keyword: dairy-free, low-carb, strawberries
Servings: 4 popsicles
Calories: 24kcal
Author: Emily

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 1/2 Tbs monkfruit or preferred dry sweetener, to taste
  • Zest of one lime

Instructions

  • Hull and chop strawberries. Measure 2 cups. Add to blender with monkfruit sweetener.
  • Zest 1 lime directly into the blender (I used a microplane)
  • Blend smooth. Taste and adjust (make it a little extra sweet)
  • Pour into popsicle molds. Add sticks and freeze until solid (about 2 hours)
  • Run the molds under warm water for easy popsicle removal. Enjoy!

Notes

To store: Keep frozen for 1-2 months.
Sweetener Swap: any dry sweetener that measures 1:1 with sugar, such as coconut sugar or erythritol. Other options for low-carb: stevia or monkfruit drops, or stevia or monkfruit concentrate.
For an extra boost of lime: add a few drops of lime essential oil!

Disclosure: As an affiliate I may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases made through referral links in this post (at no additional cost to you). 

Monkfruit is available from:

    • Amazon
    • Thrive Market (use my referral link for 25% off your first purchase)
    • Lakanto’s website (use code PRETTYPIES for 20% off)
    • Costco and other discount retailers like Ross (not every store, but some)!

Thrive Market sells your favorite organic and non-gmo brands for up to 50% off retail.

Macros:
Calories 24
Fat 0
Total Carb 10
Fiber 1.5
Sugar Alcohol 4.7
Net Carb 4.2
Protein .5
Did you make this recipe? Leave a rating below and tag me on Instagram @emily.likes.food so I can see! 🙂

Leave a Reply