Is there anything better than an ice-cold treat on a hot day? For my kids, frozen pops are about as vital as sunscreen during the summer months.

I’ll often just freeze sugar-free sports drink to make zero-carb pops, and my son Carson loves them! Incorporating fresh fruit adds just a couple steps and a few more carbs. These pretty pops are light and refreshing, the perfect treat to cool off with. They aren’t loaded with added sugar like most store-bought frozen treats. And they’re as gorgeous as they are tasty!

Nutritional Information

Serves: 4

Serving Size: 1 frozen pop

  • Calories: 37
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 9g


  • 4 tablespoons diced peaches
  • 20 blueberries
  • 12 kiwi slices
  • 4 medium strawberries, sliced thin
  • 8 ounces clear sugar-free sports drink, like Gatorade® Zero

How To Make It

  1. Distribute fruit evenly into ice pop molds, arranging it how you’d like it to look once frozen.
  2. Pour sports drink over the top, filling each mold ¾ or so full.
  3. Freeze for about 1 hour, then insert a craft stick ¾ of the way into the center of each mold.
  4. Freeze for an additional 3 to 4 hours. When ready to serve, remove pops from the molds by running each mold under warm water for a few seconds to loosen.

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.