It seems right now that mother nature is intent on melting us. Nothing helps beat the heat better than an ice-cold treat. Here is a quick, creamy sugar free version of a classic frozen fudge pop.
I’ve mentioned before how ridiculously high in added sugar store bought popsicles are. Store bought will cost you 11g of sugar, this version clocks in at 0g. The cream cheese is gives them a nice creamy texture. Feel free to also add a splash of cream if you don’t mind a few extra grams of fat.
The recipe comes together in a snap. Make a bunch and freeze for later so that you’re always ready to combat the heat!
Sweet Cheat Frozen Fudge Pops
Freeze in molds
Usually my children are happy to accept fruit as a dessert. Recently at a BBQ, I had plenty of extra dip ingredients. I thought I would give a sweet dessert dip a try, and boy was I glad I did! This dip takes fruit to the next level. The taste is reminiscent of a sweet New York cheesecake. It really makes fruit special.
I used apple slices and fresh Ontario strawberries as dippers but use whatever fruit you like. I think peaches will be great once they’re in season.
All you need to make this amazing dip are a few ingredients and a hand mixer (or a whisk if you like working your arms!). It can be made low fat by using lower fat versions of the ingredients.
It comes together in a snap and waits in the fridge until you’re ready for dessert.
Sweet Cheat Cheesecake Dip
Add all ingredients to a bowl.
Mix until fluffy.
Serve in a bowl with your favourite fruit or dipper.
See below for full fat and low fat nutritional information.
Lower Fat Version
Full Fat Version
Have you met the Collins family?
Brothers Tom, John and Juan, have been intoxicating people since the 1800s. Back in the 1800s people didn’t consume nearly the amount of added sugar we do today, so a drink recipe containing simple syrup wouldn’t put people into sugar overload.
A classic Collins contains lemon juice, simple syrup, soda water and alcohol (Tom Collins=gin, John Collins=Whiskey, Juan Collins=tequila, bonus: Vodka Collins=vodka but he didn’t fit my “brother” analogy ¯\_(ツ)_/¯). Given the amount of hidden sugar we consume, I gave this recipe a sugar free makeover.
It’s as easy as whisking the Spoonable Monk Fruit with lemon juice and alcohol, then topping up with ice and soda water. Feel free to adjust the sweetness to taste.
Whisk Sweet Cheat Spoonable Monk Fruit with lemon juice and gin.
Add ice to glass and top with soda water.
Garnish with a slice of lemon.
One of my kids’ favourite go-to desserts is popsicles. It could be the middle of February and well below freezing out and they would gladly have a popsicle for dessert.
The problem with store bought popsicles is the amount of added sugar they contain. Sugar is often the second ingredient after water. In fact, one brand I was looking at listed; water, sugar, corn syrup, glucose-fructose, and then dextrose.
Store bought popsicle
Yikes! 4 out of the 5 first ingredients are added sugar.
As a treat, fine, but my kids will eat popsicles every day. I created this recipe so I could say “yes” when they ask.
The strawberries have naturally occurring fructose, but since they also have fibre, they won’t spike your blood sugar the same way fruit juice or added sugar will.
Sweet Cheat Frozen Strawberries and Cream
After creating the recipe for Sweet Cheat Frozen Hot Chocolate, I got a lot of comments from people loving the “grown up” version with Irish Cream. That got me to reminiscing about the Frozen Mudslide drinks I drank in University.
The original recipe calls for both Kalua and Irish Cream. Delicious, however not low sugar by any stretch of the imagination. I thought there had to be a way to create a low carb, no sugar version. Guess what, I did it!!!
As excited as I am about this recipe, I figured that people following a keto, or other low carb diet would love it too. It’s only 1g net carb!
All this one takes, is a few ingredients and a blender (or not, if you prefer no slush).
Combine. Mix or blend. Drink.
Just in time for the weekend.
Sweet Cheat Keto Mudslide
2 Tbsp Sweet Cheat Chocolate Milk
1.5 oz vodka
¼ tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup cold coffee
1 cup ice
Slush version: Add ingredients to blender. Blend.
No Slush: Whisk ingredients and pour over ice.