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Easy, Keto Low-Carb Fudge Popsicles

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! 

keto low fudge popsicle bars on a white plate with strawberries
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Summer is around the corner which means my recipes like Keto Mint Chocolate Ice Cream and Chick-fil-A Copycat Frosted Lemonade will be in heavy rotation.

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!

almond milk, heavy cream, unsweetened cocoa, and sweetener in glass bowls for keto fudge popsicles

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. 

keto low-carb fudge popsicles mix cooking in a pan

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. 

  1. You will need a popsicle mold, xanthan gum, almond milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, heavy cream, sweetener, vanilla, and salt.
  2. First, mix together xanthan gum and 2 tablespoons of almond milk. This will create a large clump that is necessary to thicken the mixture.
  3. Add in the remaining almond milk, heavy cream, unsweetened cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla.
  4. Bring to a boil and whisk repeatedly until you have removed all clumps.
  5. Pour the mixture into the molds and freeze for at least 6 hours.
keto fudge popsicle mix in a popsicle mold

What is Xanthan Gum and Why Is it Used in this recipe. 

Xanthan gum 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. 

keto fudge popsicle mix in a popsicle mold

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.

keto low fudge popsicle bars on a white plate with strawberries

Recipe Tips

  • 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.

keto low fudge popsicle bars on a white plate with strawberries

More Keto Desserts and Ice Cream Recipes

Keto Cheesecake
Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
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

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keto low fudge popsicle bars on a white plate with strawberries
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Easy, Keto Low-Carb Fudge Popsicles

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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Course Dessert, treat
Cuisine American
Keyword keto fudge popsicles, keto popsicles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
freeze 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 129kcal


  • 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.



Fudge bars aren’t typically overly sweet. If you prefer sweet fudge popsicles, be sure to taste the mixture repeatedly and adjust to your taste.
When recalculating your macros, be sure to REMOVE sugar alcohols from your calculation.
This recipe includes the exact amount of ingredients to fit the 10 count popsicle mold linked in the recipe. If you spill some of the fudge mixture (this has happened to me several times) you may need to re-make a small amount of the mix to compensate. 
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1popsicle | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g
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Recipe Rating


Wednesday 22nd of May 2024

I love your style and I LOVE your nutritional disclaimer. Folks can get quite upset over that kind of thing. Your recipes are very well written and clear. Keep up the good work! I can't wait to try these!


Tuesday 1st of September 2020

The best fudge pop without all the science experiment ingredients. Creamy... fudgy...amazing!!!


Tuesday 1st of September 2020

I'm so glad you enjoyed it!


Thursday 18th of June 2020

10/10! better than store bought AND I know what's in them! Great velvety texture, really chocolatey taste! I had a bit leftover, so I put it in the fridge and had it as a little pudding to sample while they froze. I will definitely make these again. Thanks for another great recipe.


Thursday 18th of June 2020

I love that idea! Glad you enjoyed them!


Sunday 7th of June 2020

These look really good and seem easy to make. I’m excited to give these a try. I’m curious why they are only good in the freezer for just 1 week, would you please explain why. Thank you for the recipe:)