Keto Orange Creamsicles
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Keto Orange Creamsicles
You don’t have to give up orange flavor with these Keto Orange Creamsicles. They’re fresh and perfect for Summer..and no orange juice used!
Simply Delish is a brand of Jell-O style desserts. I found this brand while I was looking for a healthier version of the well-known brand Jell-O. Simply Delish is sweetened with stevia and erythritol. Simply Delish is also colored with natural dyes.
Sugar Free Jell-O Brand
Jell-O brand jello can be found at pretty much every store you will ever go into in the United States. You will find it at Walmart, supermarkets, CVS, and even gas stations. I have long been a fan of Jell-O brand jello, however I’m not a fan of the artificial ingredients and dyes.
That must change..and we are starting with Keto Orange Creamsicles. Seriously, can’t Jell-O brand get with the picture?!?!?!
With that said, not everyone will have access to the cleaner healthier version of Simply Delish brand Jel Dessert. And let’s be honest, Jell-o brand jello is delicious and fool-proof. So if all you can find is the Jell-O brand jello (sugar-free of course), then that will suffice.
Simply Delish and simple ingredients….
- Simply Delish .7oz package
- orange zest
It’s always fun to be handed a perfectly shaped Keto Orange Creamsicle or popsicle straight from the freezer on a hot summer day. I get a skip in my step when I make my own at home and pull out of the freezer something that looks like store bought.
Professional looking creamsicle, fudgesicle or popsicle molds don’t take up a ton of space in your freezer and they wash right in your dishwasher.
Once your pops are frozen solid you can store your Keto fudgesicles or popsicles out of the molds and in a ziploc.
I have a silicone mold and a metal/plastic fudgesicle or popsicle mold. Both versions work well, but I prefer the silicone mold (to the plastic mold) as I can peel back the sides of the fudgesicle or popsicle.
Either version is inexpensive and easily found at Target or on Amazon at this link. They range from ($12-30) and you can use them over and over and over again for your Keto Fudgesicles, Keto Orange Creamsicles and Popsicles in any flavor imaginable.
For a small investment in the molds ($12-18) you can wash them and use them again and again for more flavors to be made and stored in your freezer.
However…you don’t need fancy fudgesicle or popsicle molds! Any small paper dixie cup will work just fine. Sometimes I even prefer the small paper cups to the molds as they are smaller serving size and there’s no clean up.
The molds typically come with a cover to hold the stick in place. If you are using paper cups simply wait until your mixture is slightly frozen. Place a fudgesicle or popsicle stick in the center of the slushy cup. If the stick still falls to the side you can wait a little longer for your slush to get a little thicker.
To unmold your Keto Orange Creamsicles, fudgesicles or popsicles from the plastic molds simply set the mold out on the counter for a few minutes. If you can not wait then dip the mold in warm water for 30 seconds to a minute and then slide a fudgesicle or popsicles out.
The silicone molds are slightly easier as you gently peel back the sides and give them a tug every couple seconds to see if they’re loose yet. We don’t want to soften them any more than absolutely necessary.
If the stick comes out before the fudgesicle or popsicle is fully frozen then they just weren’t frozen enough…and that really sucks! You’ll want to freeze your Keto fudgesicles or popsicles at least overnight, but preferably a full 24 hours just to be certain they’re hard enough to unmold.
Trust me…there is nothing more sad than having part of your slush still at the bottom of the mold.
The cool thing about using the little paper dixie cups for the Keto Orange Creamsicles is that there is no unmolding to be done. Simply remove your cup from the freezer and tear away the paper cup to enjoy. I use a small knife or a pair of scissors to make a small cut in the top of the cup and then tear away. Easy peasy!
If you use the molds there is another step in the process before you can enjoy your Keto fudgesicles and creamsicles. After I unmold all of the fudgesicles and popsicles and I place them on the tray.
I refreeze them for 10 minutes out of their molds before putting them in a freezer bag. You can also separate them in their freezer bags by placing extra strips of parchment paper in between each pop.
Plastic freezer bags (gallon sized ziploc bags) ensure that your popsicles don’t pick up the flavor or smell of anything else in your freezer. No one likes the taste of a Keto Fudgesicle with a hint of enchilada casserole, right?
This extra step ensures that any melting/softening that happens when you unmold them doesn’t mess up their shapes or cause them to stick to one another. The parchment paper in between each pop as you place in the freezer bag keeps the fudgesicles and popsicles separated.
Mix and Freeze
Back to our Keto Orange Creamsicles now…
You want to mix the SImply Delish Jel powder with a little bit of water to let it start to activate the jel. Then pour in the cream into the orange slurry and thoroughly mix. Next add in the HOT water (my water is just below a simmer, not boiling).
Mix all together and let sit on the counter to luke warm. Then carefully pour your Keto Orange Creamsicle mixture into whatever popsicle molds you like. I use either silicone popsicle shape or simple paper dixie cups and wooden popsicle craft sticks.
Freeze the creamsicles overnight for best and firmest results.
If using a silicone mold, remove the Keto Orange Creamsicles from the popsicle mold. Place all of your popsicles in a airtight or ziplock baggie and seal tight. This protects your pops from picking up other food smells from your freezer.
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Keto Orange Creamsicle
- .7 oz orange sugar free gelatin Simply Delish brand
- 2 tbsp cold water
- 1 cup cream
- 1 cup HOT water
- 1 tbsp orange zest
- Mix the Jel packet with the 2 tbsp of cold water. Then mix in the 1 cup of cream and orange zest until fully combined.
- Mix in the HOT water until all fully combined.
- Equally divide the orange creamsicles mixture into popsicle molds (mine is 6-7 pops)
- Cover and place sticks in the center of each Popsicle.
- Place in the freezer for at least 12 hours.
MEDICAL AND NUTRITION DISCLAIMER…Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this blog. Nutritional break downs are done using a commercial nutrition calculator. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctorbefore starting any diet or exercise program. I provide nutritional information for my recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers, this should never be construed as medical advice.