Easy, Keto Low-Carb Fudge Popsicles are the best homemade, sugar-free recipe for creamy, chocolate fudgesicles. These frozen pops are nearly carb free and are the perfect treat for dessert. It isn’t always all about ice cream!
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I can’t forget about the popsicles! They are on the agenda as well. These fudge pops are simple to make and are made with real chocolate, using unsweetened cocoa powder.
These are very kid-friendly, but trust me, adults will love them, too!
Can You Have Sugar-Free Popsicles on Keto?
You can definitely have these sugar-free fudge popsicles while sticking to a keto diet and low carb lifestyle. Beware of products in stores that are labeled as sugar-free. Many have harmful ingredients or sweeteners.
How to Make Keto Popsicles
In the past, I’ve made Martha Stewart’s fudge pops recipe. I adapted this recipe to make it sugar-free.
- You will need a popsicle mold, xanthan gum, almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, heavy cream, sweetener, vanilla, and salt.
- First, mix together xanthan gum and 2 tablespoons of almond milk. This will create a large clump that is necessary to thicken the mixture.
- Add in the remaining almond milk, heavy cream, unsweetened cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla.
- Bring to a boil and whisk repeatedly until you have removed all clumps.
- Pour the mixture into the molds and freeze for at least 6 hours.
What is Xanthan Gum and Why Is it Used in this recipe.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B0013JJZWG” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”staysnatched -20″ cart=”n”]Xanthan Gum[/easyazon_link] helps hold ingredients together (commonly used in baking) and is great to use as a thickening agent. You only need about a half a tablespoon for most recipes. Be sure to look for gluten-free xanthan gum as it will not contain wheat.
[easyazon_link identifier=”B0013JJZWG” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”staysnatched -20″ cart=”n”]Xanthan Gum[/easyazon_link] is made by fermentation, it does not itself ferment. Many things are made by fermentation. In the case of[easyazon_link identifier=”B0013JJZWG” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”staysnatched -20″ cart=”n”]Xanthan Gum[/easyazon_link], sugars are digested by bacteria, and they excrete[easyazon_link identifier=”B0013JJZWG” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”staysnatched -20″ cart=”n”]Xanthan Gum[/easyazon_link].
I have only tested this recipe using xanthan gum. If you require a substitute I recommend that you research other possible alternatives.
Keto Popsicles You Can Buy in Store
Most store-bought brands are loaded with glycerin, maltodextrin, and other artificial flavors. If you can find a brand that is sweetened with natural ingredients like monkfruit or erythritol, this will provide a suitable solution.
Overall, you are likely better off making your own at home.
- If you omit the xanthan gum, the popsicles will not have a creamy texture. They will be watery. I use it in all of my recipes that require thickening, as opposed to cornstarch.
- Taste the mixture repeatedly and add additional sweetener as needed.
- The longer you allow these to freeze the harder they will become. In general, fudge pops are softer and creamier, in comparison to regular popsicles.
More Keto Desserts and Ice Cream Recipes
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Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
Keto Avocado Brownies
Keto Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
Keto Lemon Bars
Keto Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Fat Bombs
Keto Pumpkin Spice Fat Bombs
Keto Pound Cake
Keto Strawberry Lemon Popsicles
Click here for a complete listing of Keto Low-Carb Recipes.
Easy, Keto Low-Carb Fudge Popsicles
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon xantham gum
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 1/3 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup sweetener (Use Discount Code STAYSNATCHED for savings) granular, taste mixture repeatedly to determine if it is sweet enough for your taste. Add more as needed.
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Place a saucepan on medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of almond milk and the xantham gum. Whisk both together until it forms a clump.
- Add the remaining ingredients and adjust the heat to medium-high. Whisk the mixture continuously. It may take some time to break down the clumps of the xanthan gum. It’s used to thicken the mixture.
- The mixture will begin to boil and become thick.
- Once you have whisked away the clumps (be patient, it may take time), remove the mixture from heat. Pour the fudge into a measuring cup, or a cup with a spout. This will make it easier to transfer the mixture to the popsicle mold.
- Pour the fudge into each of the molds. Top the mold with the cover and insert popsicle sticks into each. Ensure the stick adheres to the fudge and is properly inserted.
- Freeze for a minimum of 6 hours. The longer you freeze the popsicles, the harder they will become. Overnight will work best for hard popsicles.
- Run the molds under hot water to release the popsicles. It may take some depending on how long they have been frozen.