10 Refreshing Sugar-Free Popsicle Recipes

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Summer is upon us (well, upon our US readers, that is), and the temperatures are rising. If you’re like me, you’ve probably been wondering how to go about enjoying your summer without compromising your healthy eating habits.

I love summer foods and treats, and there’s nothing like eating an ice-cold popsicle in the hot, sweltering sun to cool you down. So, beat the heat and take a bite out of these 10 Refreshing Sugar-Free Popsicles…

1. Banana Coconut Cream Popsicles

Banana Coconut Cream Popsicles

Eat this on its own by the poolside, or enjoy it as a tasty summer dessert…because it iz yummeh.

2. Lavender Lemonade Popsicles

Lavender Chamomile Popsicles

Plain lemonade popsicles are boring. Add some lovely lavender and suddenly you be fancy, gurl ????????.

3. Cucumber Lime Mint Paletas

Cucumber Lime Mint Paletas

Does that look refreshing, or nah ?????????

4. 3-Ingredient Vanilla Peach Popsicles

3 Ingredient Vanilla Peach Popsicles

What are you waiting for? Make these. Now.

5. Banana Chai Popsicles

banana chai popsicles

Who says chai is only for cold weather? If you love a warm cup of chai tea in the winter, then you’ll love these banana chai popsicles in the summer.

6. Honey Chamomile Popsicles

honey chamomile popsicles

I’ll eat this in the dead of winter if you serve it to me covered in cutesy little daisies, like it is in the picture ????.

7. Three Ingredient Strawberry Popsicles

three ingredient strawberry popsicles

There’s nothing like an easy-peasy recipe with an amount of ingredients I can count on one hand. This recipe is one of them ????????.

8. Rainbow Popsicles

rainbow popsicles

These are for showing off your amazing low-carb food skillz ????????.

9. Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles

strawberry watermelon popsicles

You know what they say – a summer without watermelon is a bad summer indeed. Well, that’s what I say ????????. So have a good summer and make these damn strawberry watermelon popsicles!

10. 2-Ingredient Mango Coconut Popsicles

2 ingredient mango coconut popsicles

There are only two ingredients ✌????. Your excuse is irrelevent ✋????.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, Just found your page through Pinterest. What got me here was “sugar free”. Unfortunately, bananas have Seven teaspoons of sugar in each one. So, maybe you should change it to No Added Sugar instead.

    • Hi! Thank you for your feedback. In our opinion, and we always preach it here on Living Chirpy, “sugar” is the highly processed sugar (whether it’s cane sugar, coconut sugar, artificial sweetners, etc) that’s completely devoid of any nutrients whatsoever. We prefer not to demonize the natural, healthy sugars found in whole fruits, whole vegetables, milk or even raw honey – it’s a completely different animal.

      • I respectfully understand what you’re saying. But to people with type 2 diabetes, the body cannot tell the difference. Sugar is sugar. I don’t think saying no added sugar would ‘demonize’ the fruit.

        • I agree with Low Carb and Loving it. I don’t have diabetes, but your body can’t tell the difference between refined sugar and sugar from fruit. There are definitely important micronutrients in fruit, but there is still sugar present and it will react in your body just the same as white table sugar.

          • I respectfully disagree. The sugar in fruit is not equal to spoons full of added processed white table sugar. There’s good sugar and bad sugar. Good carbs/bad carbs. Eating an apple will not give you a sugar rush the same way eating a block of chocolate will. And as far as my research shows, diabetics can eat fruit, if they’re mindful of their portions – and non of these recipes contains any crazy amounts of anything. Because of misinformation and the wide range of beliefs, we are now moving in a direction of “whole foods” and will rebrand all our content accordingly.

  2. Hi Shay, I respectfully disagree with your statement. The body cannot differentiate one sugar from another. I have Type 2 diabetes. While we can add berries from time to time, we should steer clear from bananas, watermelon, apples, pineapple, etc, as well as all dried fruits, fruit juices, etc.

    • Well then, lets agree to disagree. Maybe for you personally, your doctor instructed you to not eat fruit, because of your own personal body/health condition. That is not the norm. Not only have I done extensive research on this topic, I also have a Type 1 Diabetic grandfather and a Type 2 Diabetic mother. They are both allowed to eat fruit, and in fact they have been encouraged to consume plenty of fruit and vegetables as part of their balanced diet – but to be mindful of portions, as with everything else. Even the American Diabetic Association gives a very clear “YES!” with regards to fruit (as do most other Health Associations). Dried fruit and fruit juice is not “fruit”, but processed products, so it cannot be mentioned in the same category. As I said in my previous comment though, we are moving away from “low-carb”, and moving towards healthy “whole foods” to avoid these disagreements.

      • The other commenters are correct. Eating whole fruit is fine because the natural fibre helps you digest it more slowly and blunts the impact of the fructose, however the second you blend or juice a whole fruit, as far as your body is concerned it’s like chugging down any other type of sugar. No amount of posturing or flawed citations are going to change that. Obviously you’re not going to agree with this undeniable fact because it will invalidate a lot of your blogs but it’s worth knowing – especially for parents who seek recipes like this out to provide their children healthy alternatives to store bought popsicles and what not. If you’re a parent and you’re reading this, consider supplementing your fruity popsicles with vegetables to reduce the overall sugar content and limit the inevitable insulin spikes that come from irresponsible bloggers like this.

        • Hi Mac! Nowhere on this blog do we claim to be medical professionals giving nutritional advice. We are just regular people creating and sharing recipes for fun. Nothing irresponsible about that. We use whole, fresh, unrefined ingredients as far as possible, but we also add other things here and there when we feel like it, because hey it’s our blog – our little corner of the internet to do with as we please! If you have a child with diabetes, you know what they can and cannot have and what makes their insulin spike. If you do not like what you see in this post and it doesn’t adhere to your standard of eating, then don’t use the recipes or adjust it to fit your needs.

  3. I follow Prof Tim Noakes,Dr. Stephen Phinney, Prof Jeff Volek, Dr Eric Westman, and others who believe differently. Also, the ADA needs to revise their dietary program for better results. Carbs and not needed to survive when you get right down to it. Once you do get your diabetes under control, then you may have Some fruits occasionally. Vegetables are always welcome, especially those grown above ground. The others have too much starch that converts to sugar in the body. Anyway, to each his own.

  4. Thank you Shay, your recipes are amazing! Love your site and encourage you to keep it coming. As far as I know, as a responsible adult, I have choices. I would never make something that knowing whatever kinds of health issues I might have would harm myself or someone else that I might be making them for. If you read sugar free and consider the natural sugars in fruit and know they might harm you or someone you are making it for, then don’t make it. We should all know what we can and cannot tolerate. So rather than disagreeing with what you have stated as “sugar free” if you can’t have even the natural sugars in fruit, then don’t make the recipe. decide for yourself. If I looked at a recipe and it called for something I wasn’t allowed, or couldn’t tolerate, I would either omit it or just move onto another recipe. Again, thanks for sharing your great recipes, keep them coming.

  5. Um yeah – these are for sure not sugar-free recipes. But they do look amazingly yummy. I’m going to try out the lavender lemonade.

    • Hello JM, it’s not our intention to mislead our readers/visitors. So, we are in the process of rebranding from a “low-carb” to a mostly “whole ingredient” blog. We’ve come to realize that the opinion of what is and isn’t low-carb seems to vary from person to person, and since we are not qualified nutrition experts, we would rather avoid the confusion.

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