Perfect Low Carb Fall Popsicles
When you think about pumpkin pie, you probably think about a warm, sweet custardy pie with a flakey, butter crust. Well, get ready to have your pumpkin pie visions completely changed with this pumpkin pie popsicle recipe! While the pops may be very different from the normal pumpkin pie, it is just as delicious, if not more so!
Even if this is a frozen dessert, it should still embody the essence of pumpkin pie. Part of the pumpkin pie appeal is the creaminess that the pie has so it was necessary that we capture that texture and taste in this recipe. Luckily, the keto diet allows so many great, creamy ingredients! Cream cheese was the number one choice here, adding lots of soft, velvety texture as well as tangy flavor and healthy fats.
Cottage cheese is another way we added texture to these pumpkin pie popsicles. Cottage cheese is nice an tangy, balancing the rich taste of the cream cheese and also adding vitamins and minerals. Cottage cheese is high in calcium, b vitamins and vitamin A. It’s unique consistency is great inside these popsicles and adds a thickening component as well, keeping the pops custardy just like a pumpkin pie!
Pumpkin puree is a clear necessity in anything that is going to have a “pumpkin pie” label! You can choose to make your own pumpkin puree which may be time consuming but can be worth it as you will know there are no additives or sugars hidden in the mix. Homemade pumpkin puree is made by roasting fresh pumpkin slices in the oven, scooping out the cooked flesh and pureeing it until smooth. You can also simply use a canned puree found in many stores, especially in the fall season. Just be sure to check the label and make sure you are purchasing pure pumpkin puree rather than a premade pie filling- the cans sometimes look the same!
Pumpkin pie seasoning is what truly gives these pops that pumpkin pie taste. Once again, you can make your own pumpkin pie spice or simply buy a premade version- either will work perfectly! Pumpkin pie spice is primarily composed of cinnamon with ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice mixed in. These spices are actually what most people think of when they dream of the taste of pumpkin pie. So do not skip the spice when making these popsicles!
The popsicle mixture can be poured into any kind of popsicle mold and kept in the freezer until you are ready to enjoy them. After all, some fall days are chilly but others are hot, making you need a refreshing dessert treat!
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