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Theres still time to have a cool island flavored treat in the Summer. It’s always sunny in Southern California, so we have these Pina Colada Popsicles well into Fall.
These Pina Colada Popsicles are non-dairy and use Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener. I also get pineapple extract to keep these low carb. Real pineapple is delicious, but is full of fructose and carbs.
Fudgesicle and Popsicle Tips
It’s always fun to be handed a perfectly shaped Keto fudgesicle 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 fudgesicle or popsicle molds don’t take up a ton of space in your freezer and they wash right in your dishwasher. And 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 I just use dixie cups.
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 on my Pina Colada Popsicles. 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, 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 fudgesicles or popsicles from the plastic molds simply set the mold out on the counter for 5-7 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 Pina Colada Popsicles at least overnight. 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 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.
Then 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.
- Original Fudgesicle
- Chocolate Mint Fudgesicle
- My favorite…Chocolate Banana Fudgesicle
- Non-Dairy Chocolate Coconut Fudgesicle
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudgesicle
- Coffee Cream Popsicle
- Coffee Chocolate Chip Popsicle
- Strawberry Cream Popsicle
- Strawberry Banana Popsicle
- Blueberry Lemon Cream Popsicle
- Cranberry Orange Cream Popsicle
- Piña Colada Popsicle
- Banana Cream Popsicle
- Strawberry Lemonade Cream Popsicle
- Raspberry Lime Cream Popsicle
- Lemon Cream Raspberry Popsicle
- 13.5 oz coconut cream I use Thrive Market canned coconut cream
- ⅓ cup Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener
- 1 ¼ cup almond milk unsweetened
- 1 tbsp pineapple extract
- 1 tsp coconut extract
- ¼ tsp xanthan gum
- While whisking sprinkle the xanthan gum over your coconut mixture to fully incorporate. Next pour in your almond milk and stir to fully combine.
- Transfer your coconut mixture into a pourable container like a large measuring cup. You will have about 24oz of coconut liquid.
- Pour your coconut mixture into 8 3oz popsicle molds or into 2oz dixie cups. If using a popsicle mold with a lid then cover and stick your popsicle sticks into the holder slots. If using dixie cups you must freeze for 30-60 minutes before you stick the sticks in to hold in the slush.
- Freeze for 24-48 hours…longer is better and makes it easier to pull them out of the silicone molds.
- Once your popsicles are frozen remove them from the silicone molds and transfer them to a zip tight container for freshness.
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.