When you are following a low-calorie diet, finding tasty treats often isn’t the easiest thing to do. Finding sweet treats that you can enjoy without breaking your diet is hard, and this can quickly become incredibly frustrating.
Thankfully for you, we’ve got your back! In this guide, we’re taking a look at a recipe for the tastiest chocolate covered strawberry popsicles that exist.
Even better, this recipe is low in calories too. So, you can satisfy your sweet tooth totally guilt-free!
So what are you waiting for? If you want to find out how to make delicious chocolate-covered strawberry popsicles that are totally sweet but incredibly low in calories, you’re in the right place. Keep on reading to find out more!
What You Need
Before you start making your chocolate-covered strawberry popsicles, you will need to gather all the tools for the job.
There are a number of cooking utensils and ingredients that you will need for the job, so let’s take a look at what they are so you can gather them before you get started.
- Popsicle Molds
- Popsicle Sticks
- Parchment Paper
- Microwave-Safe Bowl
- 1.5 Cups Strawberries
- 0.5 Cup Coconut Milk
- 1.5 tbsp Coconut Oil
- 2 tbsp Baking Sweetener
- 1 Cup Vegan/Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips
- Freeze Dried Strawberries
Once you have gathered all the ingredients that you need for the job, you are ready to get started!
For reference, the preparation of these popsicles doesn’t take long. In fact, it only takes around 10 minutes. However, the popsicles will not be ready to enjoy right away.
In fact, it is best to prepare these popsicles the day before you want to eat them. The ingredients listed above will allow you to prepare 8 popsicles.
How To Make Tasty Low-Cal Chocolate Covered Strawberry Popsicles
With all the ingredients that you need for the job gathered, you are ready to start making your low-cal chocolate covered strawberry popsicles.
Thankfully, making these popsicles is super simple, and it is made even easier if you pay close attention to our step-by-step guide.
So without further ado, let’s dive right into the methodology of making these chocolate covered strawberry popsicles.
Step One – Make The Popsicle Filling
The chances are that at some point in your life, you will have made popsicles before.
Making popsicles is a task that many parents do with their children when their children are growing up, so making popsicle filling is likely something that you are familiar with.
Making the popsicle filling for these popsicles is super simple. All you need to do is take your blender and add the coconut milk and sweetener to it.
Take your knife and chopping board and chop up all of your strawberries. Once you have added your strawberries to the blender, blend until smooth.
Step Two – Pour The Filling
With your strawberry popsicle filling prepared, it is then time to pour the filling into your popsicle molds.
Some popsicle molds will come with popsicle sticks included, and if this is the case for your mold, you will not need to worry about inserting the sticks.
However, if you are using a silicone mold, then you will need to insert the sticks yourself. We recommend doing this before you pour your filling.
With your popsicle mold ready to go, all that is left to do is fill your molds. Make sure that you fill your molds to the brim, that they are not overflowing and also not underfilled.
With your molds full and ready to go, pop them in your freezer, ensuring they remain flat at all times. Leave your popsicles to set in the freezer for at least 8 hours. Ideally, we would recommend leaving them to sit overnight.
Step Three – Cover In Chocolate
When you take your popsicles out of the freezer, the strawberry filling will have set.
Remove your popsicles from the popsicle mold and place them onto a sheet of baking paper. Set aside for now, but remember not to forget about them as they will melt.
Take your microwave-safe bowl, and add your chocolate chips and coconut oil to it. Pop the bowl in the microwave and set it to go for 15 seconds.
Once the 15 seconds have passed, stir your chocolate, and then repeat this process until the chocolate chips have melted into a smooth mixture. It shouldn’t take too long.
Pick up each popsicle one by one, and using a spoon, spoon the melted chocolate over the popsicle. With each spoonful, shake off any extra chocolate until your popsicles are covered in a smooth layer.
Immediately after this, sprinkle the chocolate with the freeze dried strawberries, and place your popsicle back on the baking sheet.
Repeat this until all the popsicles have been covered. Either serve immediately or transfer into a freezer bag or freezer-safe container and place in the freezer until you want to eat them in the future.
To ensure the best quality chocolate covered strawberry popsicles, we would recommend eating them soon after you freeze them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Use White Or Dark Chocolate?
Yes, if you want to, you absolutely can swap your milk chocolate for either white or dark chocolate.
To ensure that your chocolate covered strawberry popsicles continue to be low calorie (see also “How You Can Make A Low-Calorie Protein Shake“), however, you should choose a low-calorie chocolate for the job.
Do I Need To Use Freeze-Dried Strawberries?
No, you don’t have to use freeze-dried strawberries if you don’t want to. Essentially, the freeze-dried strawberries are just there for a decorative purpose to ensure that your strawberry popsicles look as nice as possible.
In this guide, we have taken a look at a recipe for some of the tastiest chocolate covered strawberry popsicles that are low in calories.
This recipe will allow you to create utterly delicious strawberry popsicles that will make the perfect treat without breaking your diet.
Thanks for reading, and enjoy!