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Top 7 Delicious Sugar-Free Popsicles: A Healthy Summer Treat

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Hello, fellow popsicle lovers! If you're like us, you're always on the lookout for refreshing summer treats that are both delicious and healthy. Today, we're diving into the world of sugar-free popsicles, the perfect way to cool down without the guilt. With so many fantastic flavors to choose from, let's explore seven mouth-watering frosty pops that will make your hot summer days even better. Plus, we'll talk about the benefits of using honey as a natural sweetener over artificial sweeteners and white sugar typically found in ice cream.

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The Benefits of Honey in Shroomsicles™

Before we dive into the flavors, let's talk about why honey is a great way to sweeten our organic popsicles. Unlike artificial sugars, honey is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It has a lower glycemic index than white sugar, which means it doesn't cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels. Honey also has antimicrobial properties and can be easier on the digestive system. Using honey in our sugar-free popsicles not only enhances the flavor but also offers health benefits that you won't find in traditional ice cream bars loaded with traditional sugars and preservatives.

Our Top 7 Sugar-Free Popsicles

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1. Cotton Candy Cap

Dive into the whimsical world of our Cotton Candy Cap popsicle. Made with a creamy coconut milk and cashew base with a dash of wild candy cap mushrooms and a touch of honey, this popsicle brings the carnival favorite to life. It's a perfect sweet treat for kids and adults alike.

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2. Chagaccino

For all the coffee lovers out there, our Chagaccino popsicle is a dream come true. Combining the rich flavors of Verve coffee and chaga mushrooms, this frosty pop is dairy-free and naturally sweetened with honey. Each popsicle has the caffeine equivalent of about a third cup of coffee.

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3. Chagolate

Chocolate lovers, rejoice! The Chagolate popsicle blends the deep, rich taste of chocolate with the health benefits of chaga mushrooms. It's a delightful frosty treat that satisfies your chocolate cravings. We proudly source our cocoa powder from Equal Exchange, a pioneering worker co-op committed to fair and ethical trade practices.

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4. Key Lions Mane Pie

Our Key Lions Mane Pie popsicle is a tropical delight. Made with real limes and a touch of honey, it combines the refreshing tart flavors of citrus with the cognitive benefits of lion's mane mushrooms. It's a perfect healthy popsicle for those hot summer days.

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5. Cordy Creamsicle

Take a trip down memory lane with our Cordy Creamsicle. This popsicle features the classic orange-vanilla combo, but with a twist—it's made with cordyceps mushrooms, fruit juice (oranges) and coconut milk, making it both dairy-free and deliciously creamy.

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6. Tremella Lematcha

For a refreshing and invigorating treat, try our Tremella Lematcha popsicle. This frozen treat combines the delicate grassy flavors of matcha and tart lemon with the hydrating benefits of tremella mushrooms, all naturally sweetened with honey.

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7. Strawberry Lions Mint

Last but certainly not least, our Strawberry Lions Mint ice pop is a fruity and minty delight. Made with whole foods like fresh fruit (real strawberries), fresh mint, and the brain-boosting benefits of lion's mane mushrooms, it's a low-sugar fruit popsicle that's perfect for any time of day.

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Popsicles Made for Those Who Prefer Less Sweet Desserts

At Santa Cruz Fungi, we understand that not everyone has an extreme sweet tooth. That's why our popsicles are designed for people who enjoy desserts that aren't overly sweet. Each of our frosty pops contains no more than 8 grams of honey per serving, offering just the right amount of natural sweetness without overwhelming your palate. This balance allows the natural flavors of the fruit and other tasty ingredients to shine through, providing a refreshing and satisfying treat that feels indulgent yet healthy.

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Why Choose Popsicles Made With Honey?

Sugar-free popsicles are a fantastic alternative to traditional sugar-laden ice cream bars and store-bought frozen treats. They are lower in carbs and don't contain added sugar, making them suitable for those following a healthy eating regimen like keto or low carb diet. Using natural sweeteners like honey instead of artificial sweeteners or cane sugar ensures that you're enjoying a wholesome and nutritious treat.

Health Benefits

  1. Lower in Carbs: Perfect for those watching their carb intake.

  2. No Added Sugar: Helps maintain stable blood sugar levels.

  3. Natural Sweeteners: Honey provides antioxidants and other health benefits.

  4. Dairy-Free Options: Ideal for those with lactose intolerance or those following a dairy-free diet.

  5. No Artificial Colors or Preservatives: Ensures you're consuming only the best ingredients without unnecessary additives.

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Embracing sugar-free popsicles is a delicious way to enjoy a healthy summer treat while supporting your wellness goals. With our top 7 flavors, you're sure to find something that tantalizes your taste buds. Plus, by using natural sweeteners like honey, you're making a better choice for your body compared to traditional ice cream loaded with artificial sweeteners and preservatives.

Check out where to buy our sugar-free popsicles in grocery stores and explore our delicious flavors. Enjoy your healthy and refreshing gluten-free summer treats!


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