During summer we make my dairy-free Creamsicles every day because they’re so refreshing! The boys love the creamy orange flavor of these amazing paleo popsicles, and I’m thrilled that we can throw them together so quickly. All you need to make to make these orange Creamsicles is 6 healthy ingredients! This recipe calls for coconut milk, orange juice, lemon juice, orange extract, vanilla stevia, and powdered lecithin.
I use freshly squeezed lemon juice in this low-carb Creamsicle recipe to reduce the amount of sugar while retaining the zingy citrus flavor. The orange juice that I use in this recipe is also fresh squeezed. I don’t think this low-carb popsicle recipe will taste all that great with store bought juices from concentrate, so keep that in mind.
What is Lecithin?
Some of you may be wondering why I use lecithin in this recipe. First, lecithin is a wonderfully healthy fat and fantastic dietary supplement for the keto diet. Second, it has an incredibly rich creamy flavor. Finally, lecithin keeps the ingredients in this recipe from curdling and separating. Please note, I use powdered lecithin in this recipe.
If you’re loving low-carb and want to go a step further you definitely need to check out my Keto Recipes page! And all of you who are already on a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet will love my assortment of easy keto recipes that range from Keto Bread, to Brownies, to Raspberry Lemonade Muffins.
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- ½ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
- ¼ cup lemon juice (see How to Juice a Lemon)
- 1½ teaspoons orange extract
- ½ teaspoon vanilla stevia
- 1 tablespoon sunflower lecithin powder
- In a vitamix blend coconut milk, orange juice, and lemon juice
- Blend in orange extract, stevia, and lecithin until smooth
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds
- Set timer for 30 minutes
- Place popsicle sticks into semi-frozen popsicles
- Freeze for 3 hours
I tested this low-carb Creamsicle recipe more than a dozen times using the ingredients above to get it just right. I’m not sure if it will work without any of the ingredients above, with other ingredients, or with various substitutions. The only way to know if replacing one ingredient with another will work is to test the recipe using the ingredients of your choice. If you do, please leave a comment so that others can benefit from your experiments!
More Low-Carb Popsicle Recipes
Here are links to my other low-carb popsicle recipes!
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This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first published this recipe in 2016.
Sounds delicious! Except for the lecithin. Causes so many digestive problems!
Mama, I find that to be the case with soy lecithin, but sunflower lecithin works very well for me in healing both brain and gut :-)
Suzanne Martinez says
I do not like anything coconut. Would Cashew cream work in this recipe?
Suzanne, I haven’t tried that :-)
On Carb Manager, I calculated the net carbs of your Easy Low-Carb Orange Creamsicles Recipe to be just under 6 Net Carbs per Creamsicle. Can’t wait to try one!
Anglinia Rose says
Can’t wait to make this! this is so delicious as dessert! hits any sweet tooth on the nail. Thanks for sharing this.
Anglinia, thanks for letting me know this is delicious :-)
Carlene Wilson says
Summers coming here.
Texas heat gives no mercy to MS :-(
So its all about shade and your popsicle recipe. :-)
Thank you for all the wonderful recipes, and advice.
Carlene, thanks for your wonderful comment. Colorado heat isn’t as bad as Texas heat, but same, it gives no mercy to MS. Glad these popsicles can offer us some relief :-)
Which ingredient heals the brain?
Stacey, it’s the lecithin :-)