When it comes to a cool summer treat – “ice cream” is likely the first thing that pops into your head. Trouble is, ice cream is often laden with allergens, from dairy to nuts, wheat or soy. But for all the food allergy moms, I’ve got a tasty and popular alternative for you – frozen ice pops.
Purchased frozen pops are often allergy-friendly, since their ingredients are simple – usually based on sugar and water and different flavorings. My kids are big fans, and literally eat them all year round.
Also, frozen pops are economical and great for sharing with your kids non-allergic friends.
In the video above, I walk you through 11 frozen pop brands on our family’s allergy-friendly list, and I hope you discover some great new finds from my report.
Ingredients of 11 Frozen Pops
Since you’ll want to know about ingredients, following are the ingredients for the frozen treats covered in the video. It’s important to note: we have not sourced manufacturing information or potential cross-contact information. These are purely the label ingredients that we were able to locate online.
Please use this as a guide, but do not rely upon the information below to determine if these frozen pops are safe for your family. It’s always wise to read actual labels once you have the product in hand, as ingredients may have changed. Call the companies directly if you need to check further allergen and manufacturing information.
We are not affiliated with any of these frozen pop brands. If none of them work for your family, feel free to make your own frozen treats with popsicle molds. This can be a fun project, and then you can control the allergens and sugar content.
However you get your frozen pops on this summer, we hope it’s a fun, delicious time!
Water, cane sugar, natural & artificial flavors, citric acid, cellulose gum, xanthan gum, pectin, sodium citrate, guar gum, orange juice concentrate, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Yellow #6, FD&C Blue #1, turmeric. If Orange Dream, orange juice concentrate.
Popsicle Jolly Rancher
Water, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sugar, less than 2% of: malic acid, citric acid, guar gum, beet juice (for color), natural and artificial flavor, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), vegetable juice (for color), spirulina extract (for color), turmeric oleoresin (for color), locust bean gum.
Luigi’s Real Italian Ice
Lemon ingredients: Micron filtered water, sugar, corn syrup, citric acid, lemon juice concentrate, natural flavor, guar and xanthan gums. Strawberry ingredients: micron filtered water, sugar, corn syrup, natural flavor, strawberry juice concentrate, citric acid, guar and xanthan gums, beet juice concentrate (for color), and caramel (for color).
GoodPop Dreamy Orange Push Pops
Organic coconut cream, organic orange juice, fair trade organic cane sugar, filtered water, organic orange extract, organic carrot juice concentrate, organic guar gum, sea salt.
Outshine Raspberry Frozen Fruit Bar
Red raspberry puree, raspberry juice from concentrate (water, raspberry juice concentrate), water, cane sugar, lemon juice from concentrate (water, lemon juice concentrate), guar gum, carob bean gum, natural flavor, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), citric acid.
Airheads Snow Cone
White Mystery ingredients: Filtered water, sugar, glycerin, gum acacia, xanthan gum, citric acid, natural & artificial flavors, sodium benzoate (preservative), potassium sorbate (preservative). Watermelon ingredients: Filtered water, sugar, glycerin, citric acid, natural & artificial flavors, gum acacia, xanthan gum, sodium benzoate (preservative), potassium sorbate (preservative) yellow 5, blue 1.
Blue Ribbon Classics Twin Pops
Water, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, contains 1% or less of citric acid, natural & artificial flavors, guar gum, cellulose gum, xanthan gum, arabic gum, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 40, Blue 1, turmeric for color.
Cherry ingredients: water, syrup blend (sucrose syrup and corn syrup), sugar, citric acid, natural and artificial flavor (with FD&C Red #40, caramel color, ascorbic acid, guar gum, enzyme modified soy protein. Contains: soy. Blue Raspberry ingredients: water, syrup blend (sucrose syrup and corn syrup), sugar, natural and artificial flavor (with FD&C blue #1), citric acid, ascorbic acid, guar gum, enzyme modified soy protein. Contains: soy.
So Delicious Dipped Vanilla Bean
Non-dairy frozen dessert (organic coconut milk [filtered water, organic coconut cream], chicory root extract, acacia gum, erythritol, vegetable glycerin, pea protein, guar gum, sea salt, locust bean gum, monk fruit extract, natural flavor, vanilla bean specks), chocolate coating (organic coconut oil, inulin, erythritol, cocoa, chocolate liquor, natural flavor, stevia leaf extract).
Water, apple juice from concentrate, sugar, contains 2% or less of the following: natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (preservatives, Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 5, Yellow 6).
Water, sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, contains 1% or less of citric acid, natural and artificial flavors, guar gum, cellulose gum, xanthan gum, Blue 1, Red 40.
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