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Creamy Key Lime Popsicles

8. May 2014|Martina|14

I'm a big fan of avocados and eat them almost every day. Avocados are superfoods and great for a low-carb diet. One average avocado gives you 50% of your daily potassium, contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and is high in fibre.

They work great in both savoury and sweet meals because of their neutral taste. I already used avocados to make this dairy-free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream and it was a big success in my house! They add creamy texture and beautiful green colour without affecting the taste.

Preparation time:

Hands-on:    5-10 minutes
Overall:      3-4 hours 

Nutritional values (per serving):

Total Carbs10.4grams
Fiber5.1grams
Net Carbs5.3grams
Protein2.9grams
Fat25.9grams
of which Saturated15.7grams
Energy264kcal
Magnesium55.4mg (14% RDA)
Potassium509mg (26% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7.9%), protein (4.4%), fat (87.7%)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings):

  • 2 large ripe avocados (400g / 14.2 oz)
  • peel from 1 lime, organic
  • juice from 2 limes
  • 2 cups / 1 can coconut milk, BPA-free or cream or almond milk (440 ml / 14.9 fl oz)
  • ½ cup Erythritol (non GMO) or other healthy low-carb sweetener from this list (80g / 2.8 oz)
  • 15-20 drops liquid Stevia extract (Clear / Lemon)

Note: You can use almond milk instead of coconut milk but the result won't be as creamy and will contain less fat. Most coconut milk cans contain toxic BPAs - avoid them if you can. Keep in mind that a product has to be labeled "BPA-free", as manufacturers are not required to display if otherwise. I really like Aroy-D coconut milk - in my opinion, it is the best tasting and also BPA-free.

Instructions:

  1. Halve the avocados and remove the seeds. Scoop the soft pulp into a bowl.
  2. Add the coconut milk, fresh lime peel and juice, powdered Erythritol and stevia.
  3. Using a hand blender, pulse until smooth.
  4. Using a spoon, fill in the popsicle molds.
  5. Insert a wooden stick into each of them and place in the freezer for at least 3-4 hours or until frozen. Enjoy!

Comments (14) -

Becky 5/9/2014 12:16:15 PM #
Becky

So glad I tried avocado in this recipe. I thought it would give it a weird taste but I was wrong, it's just creamy and delicious! I don't have popsicle molds so I used my ice-cream maker and keep it in small containers, just for portion control :-D

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Martina @ KetoDiet 5/10/2014 11:53:49 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Thank you Becky! Avocados are great in desserts, have completely neutral taste and make everything creamy. I do the same - keeping everything in small containers is better for portion control Smile

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Maria 5/10/2014 12:17:01 AM #
Maria

I've tried avocados in desserts before and couldn't tell there was any! Thanks for sharing Smile

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Martina @ KetoDiet 5/10/2014 11:55:02 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

You're welcome Maria! Smile

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Janet 5/12/2014 10:22:35 AM #
Janet

Yummy! Made these yesterday with lemon stevia and my kids loved them!

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Martina @ KetoDiet 5/12/2014 10:02:53 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

That's great! Thanks for trying my recipe Smile

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Beth A. 5/14/2014 12:33:49 PM #
Beth A.

Love the colors, I really have to get some popsicle forms!

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Martina @ KetoDiet 5/19/2014 12:18:32 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Thank you Beth!

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Judee@Gluten Free A-Z Blog 5/19/2014 10:28:59 AM #
Judee@Gluten Free A-Z Blog

This is such a great idea! I've used avocado to make chocolate pudding and lime pudding, but would never have thought to make Popsicles with it! I am visiting from Gluten Free A-Z Blog where I also use everything natural.I am now following you on Twitter.

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Martina @ KetoDiet 5/19/2014 12:19:16 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Thank you Judee, I'll definitely visit your blog!

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Karen 6/20/2014 4:00:33 PM #
Karen

I just made mine now only took me 5 mins have them in the freezer now can't wait to try them later Smile

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Martina @ KetoDiet 6/21/2014 2:17:38 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Great! Thanks for trying my recipe Karen, hope you like it! Smile

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Marick 7/19/2014 4:41:02 PM #
Marick

Hi there, wow, thanks for all the great recipes. I'd like to know why you add both Erythritol and Stevia to most of your ice-cream recipes? Are they not basically the same? I don't like Stevia, can I substitute the Erythoril and Stevia with Xylitol? Thank you.

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Martina @ KetoDiet 7/19/2014 5:39:31 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Hi Marick, thank you! I do that with other ingredients too (nut and seed flours, sweeteners, etc.). I mix ingredients to "hide" the aftertaste some of them have or to reduce the carbs in them.

For example, pure stevia may give the ice-cream a slightly bitter aftertaste, especially if I use too much of it and that's why I add Erythritol too. I only use just stevia (stevia drops are the best IMHO) if the recipe doesn't require too many added sweeteners and there is no risk of bitter aftertaste. If, on the other hand, I use just Erythritol, it may be higher in carbs (Erythritol is not completely carbs-free although it's pretty low). You can use Xylitol too. The reason I don't use Xylitol is that I experienced digestive issues even with small amounts and it also affects blood sugar. I have more about sweeteners here: ketodietapp.com/.../Top-10-Natural-Low-carb-Sweeteners

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