Love the idea of a simple, make at home ice cream without adding extra sugar? Try this low carb Dippin’ Dots copycat recipe that you can make in just a few minutes. Both kids and adults will love it!
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Want the Keto Dippin Dots? Follow the directions but scroll to the bottom for the Cherry Chip variation.
I remember having Dippin’ Dots for the first time as a kid. It was so cool! A bowl of little frozen balls that seemed to magically melt into your mouth and turn into traditional ice cream.
And as an adult now, they really haven’t lost much appeal. Fun food is always a welcome little treat! While shopping the other day, I saw some Wyman’s Frozen Blueberries and Greek Yogurt cups that kind of reminded me of my old Dippin’ Dots friend.
And while the Wyman’s cups have pretty good nutrition facts, it doesn’t quite fit into my Trim Healthy Mama or low carb lifestyle because of the added sugar. So I made a modified version to eliminate some of that sugar and make a similar product at home for less money.
Need another use for your wild blueberries? Try this hidden veggie oatmeal (THM E).
Low Carb Dippin’ Dots Copycat Recipe (THM FP)
So what are Dippin’ Dots? The dots made by the Dippin’ Dots company are tiny balls of ice cream that are frozen using liquid nitrogen.
But no worries, you won’t need anything like liquid nitrogen to make this low carb Dippin’ Dots copycat recipe. Just some simple, easy to find ingredients that are likely in your low carb fridge right now!
What You Need to Make Healthy Dippin’ Dots
You only need two ingredients and a couple of common household supplies to make this low carb Dippin’ Dots copycat recipe.
- A low carb/low sugar yogurt – I use this one.
- A fruit that is lower in carbs like berries – Wyman’s Wild Blueberries work great because of their size.
From your kitchen, you will also need:
- A large baking sheet
- A piece of parchment paper
- A small ziplock bag (I use the snack size)
Making the “Ice cream” Dots
Instead of ice cream, these low carb Dippin’ Dots are made with a low carb Greek Yogurt. You can use whatever brand you like but my favorite is the Two Good brand. And for my Trim Healthy Mama friends, it is “on plan.”
To make the dots, start by placing a piece of parchment paper on top of a baking sheet.
Next, fill a snack size ziplock bag most of the way full with yogurt.
Snip off the end of the bag and begin squeezing small dots onto the sheet. Continue until you run out of yogurt.
How Big Should the Yogurt Dots Be?
Not too big because then they don’t seem as similar to the real Dippin’ Dots.
But if you go too small, they will melt almost immediately which is no good either.
The sweet spot that i found was around the size of a pencil eraser.
Freezing the Low Carb Dippin’ Dots
After you make all your dots, place in the freezer for about an hour.
Serving the Sugar Free Treat
To serve, grab your dots out of the freezer, some frozen berries, a spatula and a couple of serving dishes.
Using the spatula, loosen the Greek yogurt Dippin’ Dots from the tray. They should come right off if you used parchment paper.
Scoop a couple of spoonfuls of the yogurt balls into a bowl, add some frozen berries (wild blueberries are awesome because of their small size) and then top with another spoonful or two of the frozen yogurt.
Serve immediately. It has a similar consistency to Dippin’ Dots and then melts in your mouth. It is also free of any additional sugar & you get some fruit in your dessert!
How Many Servings Does the Recipe Make?
Your mileage will vary on this depending on the size of your frozen yogurt dots, size of container that you use and the amount of blueberries or other frozen fruit that you use.
I used a regular sized baking sheet and make the dots about the size of a pencil eraser.
To serve the low carb Dippin’ Dots, I use these 6 oz custard cups.
When using this method, I get 6 oz servings. I fill the cups about 1/2 way with the frozen yogurt balls and then the rest of the way with the blueberries. Gently stir to combine and serve immediately.
Can I Make these Low Carb Dippin’ Dots Ahead?
You can definitely make the dots ahead of time but I would leave them on the baking sheet in the freezer until ready to use.
We mixed up a bowl and put it in the freezer for my husband and they clumped together a bit. So if you want that Dippin’ Dots consistency, it is best to leave the yogurt dots flat on the baking sheet in the freezer until you are ready to consume.
Since these really don’t have to freeze very long, you could make and pop into the freezer before prepping dinner. By dessert, they would be ready to eat.
More Flavor Combination Ideas
I like the vanilla Two Good yogurt with wild blueberries but there are so many other options that you could try as well. Here are a few!
Triple 000 Salted Caramel and Lily’s Chocolate Chips = Chocolate Caramel
*THM: If the yogurt is your only protein source in your meal, you could have this as an S. Otherwise, you would want to only use 1/2 of the yogurt cup in your dots to keep it an S.
Keto Option: Two Good Cherry Greek Yogurt and Lily’s Chocolate Chips = Cherry Chip
*THM: the chocolate chips are an S so it would be best to use this combo when wanting an S snack or as a dessert after your S meal.
Two Good Mango Hibiscus and Frozen Mango = Tropical Paradise
*THM: Adding mango will increase the carbs and turn this into an E treat.
What flavor combination will you use when making this low carb Dippin’ Dots copycat recipe?