Creamy Keto Turmeric Popsicles Recipe [Dairy-Free]
Popsicles from the store are packed with sugar and artificial colors and flavors. Skip the carbs and additives and make your own! These creamy Keto turmeric popsicles get their lovely yellow color naturally from turmeric and they have a pleasant spicy bite from ground ginger and pepper. Made from canned coconut milk, you probably have all the ingredients for these tasty frozen treats already on hand. Why go to the store when popsicle perfection is already in reach?
What’s the Deal with Turmeric?
In the US, turmeric is most recognizable in its bright yellow powered-form, but it is actually a root in the ginger family. Turmeric is widely used In South Asian and Middle Eastern cooking, particularly in curries and rice dishes. The spice’s bright yellow hue, also makes it a popular choice as a natural food color.
Turmeric has also been used in folk medicine for centuries and there are many health benefits that have been associated with it. Such as:
- Antioxidant properties – Curcumin, a chemical compound found in cumin has been shown not only to have antioxidant effects itself but also to boost the power of existing antioxidants in the body too. [1, 2]
- Anti-inflammatory properties – The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric extract were shown to be as effective as some popular over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs. 
- Blood sugar stabilization – Curcumin has also been shown to have antihyperglycemic effects and has been found to lower glucose levels in diabetic and prediabetic individuals. 
However, it is worth noting that to get the maximum absorption of curcumin, turmeric alone is not as strong as turmeric consumed along with black pepper, which dramatically increases curcumin absorption. 
Can’t get enough turmeric? Check out more Keto turmeric recipes, or consider giving our own Turmeric Soothe a try.
5 Tips for Popsicles Perfection
- Say goodbye to messy popsicle making! Use a small funnel to keep your popsicle mixture in the molds and off your counter.
- No popsicle molds? No problem! While a popsicle mold is definitely the easiest way to make popsicles, you can definitely make them in paper or plastic cups if you don’t have a mold. Or try making them in a loaf pan!
- Having trouble keeping your sticks upright? Just place the popsicles in the freezer without sticks for about 30-40 minutes or until slushy before putting sticks in.
- Can’t get your popsicles out of the mold? Place the mold in warm water for about 30 seconds to loosen the popsicles before unmolding.
- Make a big batch of popsicles and wrap them individually in plastic wrap or wax paper. Store in plastic freezer bag and you’ll have popsicles on hand whenever you want them.
Keto Popsicle Party
Craving more cold and creamy treats? Smoothie recipes can easily be turned into popsicles by freezing in a mold. Try freezing one of these delicious Keto smoothies for even more frozen fun.
Creamy popsicles that are actually healthy for you!
- Heat up the coconut milk in a small pot and melt the sweetener and spices into it.
- Combine well and pour into popsicle molds. The molds I used take 1/4 cup (60 ml) of liquid.
- Place into the freezer and freeze for 4+ hours.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 2 g
- Calories: 109
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 11 g
- Carbohydrates: 2 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 1 g