These toasted coconut lime popsicles are a bright + fresh treat that will make you feel like you’re on vacation no matter what time of year! They are dairy free, sugar free + a low FODMAP friendly dessert!
These coconut lime popsicles are a refreshing tropical treat that you can feel good about indulging on. With just 1g of sugar + 3 carbs, they’re perfect for anyone following a low carb keto diet and they are a low FODMAP dessert!
Not only are these coconut lime pops good for you, they also could not be easier to make. Requiring only 4 simple ingredients, a blender + just a few minutes of your time, all you need to do is blend, freeze + enjoy!
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Low FODMAP Tip: Coconut is a low FODMAP friendly food! 2/3 cup of coconut flakes is considered low FODMAP, as is 1/4 cup of coconut milk.
What makes coconut lime popsicles a low FODMAP dessert?
These popsicles are made with:
- Coconut Milk: These popsicles are made with low FODMAP friendly coconut milk. While dairy is not necessarily off limits on a low FODMAP diet, many people opt for dairy free options when they can.
- Lime: Lime is one of the most low FODMAP friendly fruits! An entire cup of lime juice is low FODMAP friendly. In addition, limes are high in vitamin C + antioxidants.
- Toasted Coconut: Opt for unsweetened coconut flakes to keep this a sugar free dessert.
Do I need to use popsicle molds?
I recommend using popsicle molds when making popsicles at home. Sure, there are lots of tricks that you can use instead, like a paper cup or ice cube tray, but those just end up creating more waste + smaller popsicles.
The best option is a stainless steel popsicle mold. Your dairy free popsicles will slide out of a stainless steel mold much easier than a plastic mold. I find plastic molds need to be run under hot water for a few seconds prior to removal, which obviously can lead to melting + cracking of the popsicle itself.
Coconut Lime Popsicles Tips + Tricks
- Use full fat coconut milk from a can only. The fat content is what helps these dairy free popsicles freeze well + stay creamy. If you use coconut milk from a carton, you will yield an icy, watery popsicle.
- Invest in stainless steel popsicles molds for a more even freeze + ease of removal. They even come with bamboo popsicle sticks!
- Fresh lime juice is always preferable but you may use bottled lime juice if that is all you have available to you. If you prefer a more lime-forward flavor, increase juice to 2 tbsp.
- Vanilla extract can be substituted with vanilla bean paste and can be increased to 1 tsp for a more vanilla-forward flavor.
- Be sure to use a blender to mix all ingredients + distribute flavors thoroughly.
- To toast the coconut, no more than 5 minutes is all you need. Keep an eye on the oven to ensure the coconut flakes do not burn!
Looking for more delicious low sugar popsicles recipes to try? Check out this recipe for Mango Lime Popsicles or these homemade Rocket Popsicles!
As someone who healed SIBO successfully through a low FODMAP diet, these coconut lime popsicles were a go to for me when preparing low FODMAP desserts. Since they are sugar free and contain low FODMAP friendly ingredients it is the perfect recipe to make all year round!
What to serve with coconut lime popsicles
- Start the meal off with a refreshing limoncello spritz cocktail, or make it a dessert cocktail by adding the coconut lime popsicle to your spritz for a summery treat!
- Enjoy a fresh grilled panzanella salad topped with blueberry bbq chicken thighs as your entree
Did you have a chance to make this recipe? If so, please leave me a rating and review below. I always love and appreciate hearing from you!
Dairy Free Toasted Coconut Lime Popsicles
- Popsicle Molds
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp lime juice fresh
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes toasted
- Place all ingredients except coconut flakes in blender + blend until smooth.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment and spread out coconut flakes evenly, baking at 300F for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Keep an eye on the coconut so it doesn’t burn!
- Pour contents of blender into popsicle moulds and freeze for at least 4 hours
- Press toasted coconut along bottom of pop before removing from mould + serving.
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