These Sugar-Free Popsicles are as tasty as they are beautiful. They feature blueberry seltzer which I sweetened naturally with a blend of erythritol, xylitol, and stevia and mixed berries. Since they are low calorie, low fat, and low carb you can eat almost as many as you want. These are so light and refreshing - and dairy free! The seltzer keeps them from getting too hard and the berries add bursts of flavor all the way through.
Every night at dinner at least one of my kids asks, "Mom, can we have seltzer?" About a year ago our seltzer obsession started. I had given up soda a few years before and then my husband followed suit. I didn't like giving my kids juice or soda or chocolate milk but drinking water all day long can get a little boring. I began buying unsweetened flavored seltzer and it wasn't long before all of us loved it. We drink at least a quart a day at dinner, sometimes two.
While we love the classic flavors, we're branched out to try other options, too! And there are so many! I love that they're free of aspartame and have ZERO grams of sugar. I'm always watching for new products and will quickly place my order for pickup once I see them! I told you that we love these popsicle pops and all the fun varieties we can make!
About a month ago I was in my local grocery store and I saw cases of Pineapple Seltzer. Pineapple! Seltzer! I opened a bottle right there, took a sip, and fell in love. I walked out that day with 25 bottles of Pineapple Seltzer and another case of other flavors.
My kids love seltzer so using it in sugar-free popsicles and ice pops was a natural conclusion.
The best parts about seltzer are it is made with natural flavors, has zero calories, is sugar/fat/gluten free, has no artificial sweeteners, HFCS, or FDC color. As a mom, I feel good about letting my kids drink this every day. Did you know that adding seltzer to your favorite homemade baked goods will give them a fluffier texture?
I love that these have no artificial flavor and that these low-sugar popsicles can be made easily using a blender, food processor, or even just by creating without any prep. (and when I say low-sugar, I mean no added sugar besides the natural sugar that is in the fruit)
Be sure to check out my Keto Avocado Ice Cream for another healthy sweet treat for the kids. This is a great way to get some superfoods into their daily diets.
Anytime you can add that classic fruit look to give that classic fruit flavor, go for it! You won't regret it!
Sugar-Free Popsicles Ingredients:
Blueberry Seltzer - You can use any flavor of seltzer that you'd like. We choose blueberry because it's our favorite.
Frozen mixed berries - Frozen strawberries and raspberries add a good natural sweetness. Frozen mango is great, too.
Sugar free sweetener, to taste, finely ground - I use my blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia - if you use another sweetener you may need to alter the amount. Mine is twice as sweet as sugar.
How To Make Homemade Sugar-Free Popsicles
Step One: Mix the seltzer and sweetener in a 4 cup measure cup. It will bubble up.
Step Two: While the bubbles dissipate divide the berries between the pop molds.
Step Three: Pour the sweetened seltzer over the berries. If you have a little extra just drink it. It's delicious!
Step Four: Insert sticks and freeze the sugar-free popsicles until firm, at least 6-8 hours.
Change up the flavor - You can seriously have so much fun with these popsicle ice pops. Find a grape seltzer, or cherry seltzer, or use any of your other favorite flavors. You can even use a mixture of a few options, too.
Add natural colors - With a little creativity, these fruit pops can look pretty cool as well. Add a little bit of beet juice concentrate to make a darker color or some cherry juice concentrate and grape juice concentrate as well. Just double check that you're not adding in sugars and have fun!
How long do these classic frozen ice pops take to freeze?
You'll need to give the sugar-free popsicles several hours to firm up. Most likely, this easy dessert will take up to 8 hours to be ready to enjoy. But trust me - these fruity popsicles are worth the wait!
If you can be patient enough, you can make them and them enjoy them the next morning, giving them plenty of time to firm up overnight.
What are some other sugar-free popsicles to make?
This is where you can really have fun! The options for freezer pops are unlimited! This is why this treasured American treat is a classic. We're a popsicle family and we've seriously tried them all.
Think cherry pop, grape pop, and even yummy raspberry popsicles, too. Grape ice pops are fast and simple and are easy to make without artificial coloring. You'll also love blackberry as well!
Why not? Having ice pop varieties in our fridge is a great way for the kids to have a healthy after-dinner snack. I love that they're gluten-free, full of natural flavor, and can be enjoyed without guilt by all different diets. The convenience of making your own ice pop flavor with fruits and seltzer is a fun way to show the kids that desserts can be simple and healthy.
In fact, having one in each hand on a hot summer day just might be our favorite combo. The first bite of this refreshing sugar free popsicle will have everyone coming back for more.
The next time you're buying groceries, stock up on the simple list of ingredients so that you can make these asap!
Need some other cool sugar-free treats? Try my Frozen Cookie Dough Bites, Frozen Hot Chocolate, Pina Colada Ice Cream, Chocolate Cream Italian Ice, Raspberry Iced Tea Sorbet, and Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.
I hope you enjoy these Sugar-Free Popsicles!
- 2 cups blueberry seltzer
- 2 cups frozen mixed berries
- ¼ cup sugar free sweetener to taste, finely ground
- Mix the seltzer and sweetener in a 4 cup measure cup. It will bubble up.
- While the bubbles dissipate divide the berries between the pop molds.
- Pour the sweetened seltzer over the berries. If you have a little extra just drink it. It's delicious!
- Insert sticks and freeze until firm, at least 6-8 hours.