These healthy popsicles are the ultimate easy summer desserts you can quickly make at home. And I share 3 luxurious flavors to choose from!
They're all refined sugar-free, gluten-free, Low carb (also Keto), and paleo-friendly. Plus, I share options to make them also vegan-friendly.
It all comes together with a few ingredients in less than 10 minutes. All you need is a little patience to let the gourmet popsicles set in the freezer.
Adults and kids will love them, making them the perfect quick summer treat for the entire family!
Note: this article and the popsicle recipes have been updated since Jun 8, 2018, with new flavors and pictures!
I love making healthy homemade popsicles. They are a guilt-free indulgence, fun to make, and you can experiment with endless flavor combinations.
- All popsicle recipes use some creamy base, whether coconut cream, coconut milk, or heavy whipping cream.
- And they are naturally sweetened with a sugar-free (Keto) sweetener like Monk fruit, erythritol, or Swerve.
Yet all three popsicles have a delicious, unique flavor:
- Luxuriously creamy avocado popsicles made with coconut cream and nicely balanced with lime juice and mint.
- Refreshing kiwi popsicles with coconut milk and complimented with sweet Basil leaves and some lemon juice.
- Satisfying coffee popsicles—for the coffee lovers—made with brewed coffee or cold brew nicely complimented with cinnamon and chocolate flavors and incredibly creamy.
What you'll need to make these healthy popsicles
You have to blend the mixture
You need a speed blender, like a Vitamix, Nutribullet—type or brand doesn't matter—or a food processor.
And your blending tool needs to be powerful enough to blend the ice pops ingredients until everything comes together and you get a smooth, creamy consistency.
You'll need (sealed) individual popsicle molds
To get that smooth experience when enjoying healthy popsicles, you want the ice pops to freeze in without forming any crystals.
So, it's best to use pop molds that you can seal, preferably one where you can release one popsicle at a time, so you can quickly take one out whenever you crave a frozen treat.
Since I make popsicles quite often, I also have, unfortunately, broken quite a few molds.
So, I have come to rely on silicone popsicle molds. They're flexible, so it's easier to remove the ice pops and super easy to clean—it's just a recommendation.
But I've also used popsicle molds without a sealer and covered the top with parchment paper before placing them in the freezer—that works too.
Let's talk flavors
1. Avocado-coconut-lime popsicles
When properly ripe, an avocado—the fruit should yield to firm, gentle pressure—adds a luxuriously creamy and almost buttery-like texture to these healthy popsicles.
Combined with lime juice and mint leaves, the creaminess is nicely balanced with fresh, fruity, aromatic flavors.
It's subtly sweet, so feel free to add some extra sugar substitute—two more tablespoons— if preferred.
The blended avocado mixture is a bit on the thicker side. So once you divide it into the pop molds, gently shake it or tap a bit to let gravity remove as many air bubbles as possible.
These beautiful light green avocado popsicles are a creamy delight!
2. Kiwi-Basil-Lemon popsicles
Combine this popular green fruit with fresh sweet basil leaves and lemon juice, and you get that irresistible refreshing pop with each bite.
The coconut milk still adds a creamy component to these healthy popsicles, but they are more reviving than the other two homemade ice pops.
The best kiwis are sweet-tangy in flavor. Avoid the mushy ones or the ones that are still too hard.
When gently pressed with your thumb, the kiwi's skin should yield to slight pressure.
Its flavors also go better with a bit more sweetness. So I'm adding more of the sugar substitute in this popsicle recipe (⅓ cup instead of ¼).
These refreshingly light creamy kiwi popsicles have a beautiful tangy-sweet flavor.
3. Coffee Popsicles
I love coffee-flavored treats, so this is probably my favorite out of the three.
I'm using freshly brewed coffee (or any leftover coffee), but you can also use your cold brew coffee leftovers.
The recipe only calls for ¼ cup, but that's enough to bring out the coffee flavors without overpowering the overall taste.
I go for subtle sweetness here because these coffee popsicles are plenty creamy but feel free to make them a tad sweeter.
Don't skimp on the cacao and cinnamon powder! It's those subtle add-ons that make the coffee flavor shine.
You NEED a heavy whipping cream or whipped cream alternative to get a smooth and even texture. Anything lighter does not create the same texture and flavors.
Feel free to use a rich mascarpone cheese or full-fat coconut cream instead.
If you are a coffee chocolate lover, you'll love these homemade ice pops.
So, there you have it, three delicious gourmet popsicle recipes that you can quickly make at home.
Let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite!
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Avocado-coconut-lime: creamy 6 medium-sized popsicles
- 1 (about 200 grams) ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
- 1 (13.5 fl ounces/400 ml) can of coconut cream, full fat, not coconut beverage
- Juice of 2 small limes (2 tablespoons)
- ¼ cup Monk fruit sugar (sugar substitute) or Erythritol, plus 2 tablespoons for a sweeter taste
- 5 small mint leaves or chocolate mint leaves
Kiwi-Basil-lemon: 8 refreshing medium-sized popsicles
- 2 sweet kiwis (about 180 grams), peeled
- 7 Fresh Basil leaves
- 2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice (juice of 1 big lemon)
- 1 (13.5 FL oz/400 ml) can of coconut milk
- ⅓ cup Monk fruit sugar or Erythritol (sugar substitute) or Swerve,
Coffee-chocolate flavored: creamy 6 medium-sized popsicles
- 1 (10oz/283 grams) can of unsweetened heavy whipping cream or whipped cream alternative (you can also use mascarpone cheese or coconut cream) (about 1 ¼ cups)
- ¼ cup black brewed coffee (55 ml)
- ¼ cup (55 grams) Monk fruit sugar or Erythritol (sugar substitute)
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 2 teaspoon unsweetened cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cashew or almond, or macadamia milk
To Make One of the Popsicle Recipes above:
- In a high-speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth.
- Then, prepare a 6 or 8-cavity individual ice pop mold, depending on the recipe.
- Fill the ice pop molds, and place a popsicle stick in the center of each mold.
- Immediately store in the freezer for at least 2 to 3 hours to set (preferably let it sit overnight)
- Only release the individual popsicles from the mold when ready to enjoy one.
- Keep in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Nutrition information per popsicle recipe and per serving:
Nutrition Disclaimer: The nutritional data below is calculated using third-party tools and is only intended as a reference.
Avocado-coconut-lime: Yield: 6; Serving Size: 1; Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215; Total Fat: 21.3g; Total Carbohydrates: 7.3g; Dietary Fiber: 4.3g; Sugar: 2.4g; Protein: 2.5g
Kiwi-Basil-Lemon: Yield: 8; Serving Size: 1; Amount Per Serving: Calories: 132; Total Fat: 12.3g; Total Carbohydrates: 6.2g; Dietary Fiber: 1.8g; Sugar: 3.8g; Protein: 1.5g
Coffee-Chocolate Flavored: Yield: 6; Serving Size: 1; Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166; Total Fat: 17.5g; Total Carbohydrates: 1.8g; Dietary Fiber: 0.3g; Sugar: 0.1g; Protein: 11.2g