My latest cooking adventure was Low Carb Strawberry Popsicles. The heat is definitely taking over South Carolina. It’s already unbearable and it’s only July. I needed a tasty frozen dessert while I wait for my ice cream maker that I hopefully will be getting for my birthday at the end of July (*hint, hint* to my fiancé). I have tried making popscicles before, but they usually end up hard as a rock and I practically break my teeth eating them because I’m so impatient. Well these popsicles had the perfect consistency!
1 lb strawberries, hulled and quartered
2 Tbsp sweetener of choice (I used Swerve)
1/4 oz package gelatin
1/4 cup water
Place the strawberries in a bowl and add the sweetener. Stir to combine and allow to sit for 1 hour. After one hour, place the strawberries in a blender and puree until smooth (taste and add more sweetener if needed). Place the water in a bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the water (sit for 1 minute). In a medium saucepan, heat the strawberry puree over medium heat until heated through. Next, whisk in the gelatin until the mixture is smooth. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
Once the mixture had cooled, poor into popscicle molds and freeze for at least 3 hours. To unmold the popscicles, run warm water over all sides of the mold for 15-30 seconds and remove the popscicles form the mold. If the popsicles will not release, repeat until the popscicles are able to be removed from the mold.
Net Carb Count*:
Strawberry Popsicles: 26 net carbs (for the entire recipe–I was able to get 5 popsicles out of the recipes for about 5 carbs each)
Comments: This was a nice refreshing summer treat! The fresh fruit adds great flavor! The popsicles stay soft and have a great consistency. If you are eating the popsicles the next day (or a few days later) you have to let them defrost a little first, but the soft texture comes right back. Also, if you want less carbs try freezing the mixture in ice cube trays and eat one or two cubes at a time (calculate the carb count based on how many cubes it makes). This definitely helped keep me cool in the summer heat, but I have to admit that I’m doing everything I can to stay indoors. I’ve even moved my exercise indoors and started with the exipure reviews. My mood can’t handle the heat! 😛