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This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Popsicle is a deliciously sweet, keto twist on the classic ice cream flavor in popsicle form! This recipe from the new book, For the Love of Popsicles, will be one you are going to make all summer long!
After swan diving off of the keto diet several months ago, I have been recently determined to claw my way back onto the bandwagon and get my waistline moving in the right direction. But, I will be the first to admit that the late night sugar cravings have yet to disappear and with the rise in temperatures I have been on the search for a make ahead sweet that wouldn’t bust my macros.
Okay, okay…it didn’t magically land there, Sarah sent it to me to check out, but I volunteered….because, you guys…. I LOVE popsicles. And I knew it would be awesome because Sarah has been pumping out delicious, fresh recipes for eons (maybe not quite that long).
The Healthier Popsicle
Lets talk some truth right now – I’m a mother of two 12 year olds and I will go through probably 2 boxes of popsicles a week. You can probably double that in the summertime when it’s hot and a popsicle at noon for a kid is like a cold beer with your hamburger for an adult – it’s so hot it almost a necessity.
The problem with store bought popsicles is that, well, they are full of sugar and tons of junk for the box of really cheap ones, and the really good ones are suuuuuuper pricey.
And let’s not forget that you end up with 4 orange popsicles that no one will eat because no one likes that flavor.
That’s why I love the recipes in this book – FIRST OF ALL there’s less than half a dozen recipes in here that take more than one hand and five minutes to make (ok, I didn’t actually count but the recipes are stupid easy, y’all). SECOND – They are made with actually food. So if you want to give your kid a popsicle for breakfast, you won’t feel like a terrible mother doing it.
How to Make a Popsicle Keto
Ok, lets talk recipes. I picked the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe because
A) – I love chocolate chip cookies
B) – Making this popsicle keto friendly was a cinch (and basically included in the ingredients)
Sarah suggested a no calorie sweetener instead of the brown sugar in the recipe, so I used my favorite monkfruit sweetener instead! The recipe already called for almond flour and an easy substitute of Lilly’s dark chocolate chips completed the recipe!
The Best Popsicle Mold
Let’s be real about the struggles of homemade popsicles for a second. Getting the darn things out of the molds is the hardest part. Cheap molds are the right shape but the stick it comes with is too short and the thing slides out of the entire popsicle leaving the sweet treat buried inside of the plastic mold, completely useless.
You can use the old-fashioned paper dixie cup, aluminum foil and popsicle sticks, but they are kind of hard to eat and a little tough to store in your freezer.
Sarah, suggested the Norpro popsicle mold, and you guys it’s the mold I’ve been looking for my whole life. It’s easy to fill and the sticks (classic popsicle sticks) go all the way in. The lid keeps everything centered, and the pops release easily after a quick run under warm water. I love them so much I bought a spare.
For the Love of Popsicles has tons of other great tips and recommendations and tons of inventive, fresh popsicle recipes just in time for summer.
So, how was the chocolate chip cookie dough popsicle? Well, I’ve eaten half of them already and I’m having to hide them from the kids so they don’t eat them too. (These are MY POPSICLES!!)
I can’t wait to make another batch and try even more of the recipes in the book (Margarita Popsicles – you’re up! )
- Place all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour into molds leaving about a 1/4″ of headspace at the top so the popsicle can expand when it freezes.
- Sprinkle the chocolate chips into each mold. Then place the lid on your mold and insert sticks (If you don’t have a lid, aluminum foil will do.)
- Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours or until frozen solid. Run warm water over the molds for a few seconds and then gently remove the popsicles. Enjoy immediately, or wrap in plastic wrap and store in a freezer bag for up to a month!