These sugar free peanut butter popsicles are creamy and delicious and they are also dairy free!Jump to Recipe
Are you in need of a refreshing summer treat? I’ll be honest, these are good enough to make in the middle of winter!
I have a big love for all things peanut butter and I love adding in caramel extract to peanut butter treats. So it’s no surprise that I decided to come up with a popsicle that has these two ingredients.
Not only are these popsicles sugar free, they are also dairy free and the perfect summer snack for your kids, or yourself! I’ll also give you some other options in this post if you are allergic to peanuts.
Why should I make my own popsicles?
Here are some of my favorite reasons why you should be making your popsicles from scratch:
- They are cheap! It just takes a few simple ingredients and you can have a good supply of popsicles stashed away in your freezer.
- They are easy! Popsicles literally couldn’t be simpler. You throw everything in a blender, give it a good blend, pour into popsicle molds and freeze! Viola!
- You can control the ingredients! Most bought popsicles are sugar bombs and contain a lot of completely unnecessary ingredients. By making your own, YOU decide what goes in them and you can customize them based on any dietary restrictions you might have.
- Kids love them! Popsicles are just plain fun to eat. Especially if you make them in those popsicle molds where that have a little straw at the bottom and you can suck up anything that melts, lol.
Are these popsicles creamy?
YES!! They are very creamy! I really can’t stand a popsicle that is super icy and full of crystals, especially one where you are expecting a creaminess.
The coconut milk in these peanut butter popsicles keeps them deliciously smooth.
What if I don’t like coconut milk?
I personally don’t notice a coconut flavor at all in these popsicles. However, I know that some people heartily dislike coconut and can detect the flavor like a coconut sleuth, lol.
If that is you, you can swap out the coconut milk with a half and half. You could also use a combination of half and half and whipping cream for even more creaminess.
Keep in mind that if you do this, the popsicles will no longer be dairy free.
If you don’t like coconut AND you are dairy free [that would be a sad situation indeed], you could try using all cashew milk. I personally would be scared to try this because I feel that frozen nut milk gets icy, but it’s another option to consider.
What if I’m allergic to peanuts?
If someone didn’t like me and was granted one wish to make my life miserable, making me allergic to peanut butter would be devastating.
I feel so sorry for you if this is your case! Although it might be a blessing in disguise because I’m sure I would consume far less calories if there was no peanut butter in the world, lol.
Anyway, if you do have a peanut allergy, don’t worry. You can still make these popsicles! Just swap out the peanut butter for sunflower seed butter, which is a pretty great substitute although it doesn’t taste exactly the same.
You could even try any nut butter of your choice such as cashew or almond. Hazelnut butter would be amazing too, but I would leave out the caramel extract in this case. You could substitute it with hazelnut extract though!
I think I may be on to something here! Like a Nutella popsicle perhaps!
How long do these sugar free popsicles take to freeze?
I would give these popsicles a good 5-6 hours at least to freeze, but even longer is best. It’s no fun to be trying to get a popsicle out of the mold and have just the stick come out!
You could make these and freeze overnight so that they are good and firm or make them in the morning and have at supper or in the evening.
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Do I need any special tools to make these?
Hopefully you already have a blender because I don’t think I could survive without one! An immersion blender could also be used to whiz the ingredients together in a pinch.
Other than that the only special thing you need to make this recipe are popsicle molds. You can find these at Walmart, secondhand stores or on Amazon.
Sugar Free Peanut Butter Popsicles Recipe:
1 can [400ml] full fat coconut milk
1/2 cup cashew milk
1 cup natural peanut butter or sunflower seed butter
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons Gentle Sweet, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon caramel extract
1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend together well.
2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze 4-5 hours or until completely solid. Run under hot water to loosen before removing from the molds.
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Sugar Free Peanut Butter Popsicles
- 1 can [400ml] full fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup cashew milk
- 1 cup natural peanut butter or sunflower seed butter
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons Gentle Sweet or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon caramel extract
- Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend together well.
- Pour into popsicle molds and freeze 4-5 hours or until completely solid. Run under hot water to loosen before removing from the molds.
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