Are you looking for a cruelty-free and refreshing treat? There are tons of vegan popsicles and ice pop brands to choose from, and we have a list of 10 right here.
But first, let’s answer this common question…
Are popsicles & ice pops vegan? Sometimes yes and sometimes no. The truth is, Popsicle is actually a trademarked term referring to a certain brand of frozen ice on a stick – even though most people use it as a generic term. But, either way, both popsicles and ice pops are usually vegan (especially if they are fruit-based).
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Let’s move on to the list!
PS: There’s an awesome ice pop-related video at the end you’ll want to see, so be sure to read all the way through.
While we do our best to keep the ingredient statements here as accurate as possible, always double-check before buying or consuming.
Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick summary of the products we recommend.
Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Popsicle Bar
This sweet treat is sure to keep you nice and cool in the summer and satisfy that craving you have for something light but still saccharine.
It’s great for kids because it uses real fruit, and any parent knows that’s usually something you have to sneak into the diet.
These are great ways to do it.
They have a simple ingredient list and are gluten-free and non-GMO (as are most ice pops). You can buy these online and in stores, and they have multiple flavors.
Strawberry Puree (Strawberries, Lemon Juice), Water, Organic Cane Sugar.
**Ingredients vary from flavor to flavor
Ruby Rocket’s Veggie and Fruit Pops
These pops are satisfying in every way.
Great way to cool down, or even if you want a snack that’s a little sweet but not too much.
Some people say that you can taste the vegetables and strongly affect the flavor profile, but that’s not a common problem.
They come in plenty of flavors, all of them using fruits and vegetables for taste and color.
Water, Grape Juice Concentrate, White Grape Juice Concentrate, Sweet Potato Puree, Blueberry Puree, Purple Sweet Potato Juice Concentrate, Vegetable Glycerin, Dried Acai, Dried Acerola, Citric Acid, Monk Fruit Extract.
***Ingredients vary from flavor to flavor
Minute Maid Soft Frozen
If you love Minute Maid juice, which most of us do, you will love these.
It’s like they took the juice and just froze it. It doesn’t taste any different or have a different consistency.
Just frozen juice (well, not quite juice – mainly water and sugar).
24 comes in a box, and it’s fairly inexpensive, so you’ll have enough of these to keep you cool all summer long, though you’ll probably go through them quicker than you’d think.
Cherry Limeade Ingredients: Water, sweeteners (sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup), maltodextrin, concentrated lime juice, less than 1% of concentrated cherry juice, pectin, guar gum, natural flavors, citric acid (provides tartness), concentrated grape juice and fruit juice (for color).
Motts Freezer Bars
Mott’s Apple Juice is like heaven in a bottle, and these freezer pops are like a love child.
They are so good, and they’re made with a little bit of apple juice in each one, so that extra bit of sweetness is what makes these the best.
There is a bunch in the box, so if you’ve got kids, this is a money saver, plus they’ll love these no mess no fuss pops just as much as the juice.
It’s also worth noting that they’re using a little bit of stevia to cut on the overall sugar and calorie content.
Water, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Apple Juice from Concentrate, Stevia Extract, Contains 2% or Less of the Following: Maltodextrin
Goodpop Organic Freezer Pops
These pops live up to the namesake.
They are undeniably good pops.
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They come in three different flavors, grape, strawberry, and fruit punch, and they are equally amazing.
It can be a little hard to find these in the store, but they’re readily available online.
And get this, GoodPops delivers.
That makes them a winner by default in my book, you don’t even have to leave the house for these. You can just put in the order, get them delivered, sit back and enjoy.
Concord Grape Ingredients: 100% Organic Fruit Juice (Filtered Water Sufficient to Reconstitute Organic Apple Juice Concentrate and Organic Concord Grape Juice Concentrate), Natural Flavor, Organic Guar Gum, Malic Acid, Fruit and Vegetable Juice for Color.
Whole Fruit Organic Frozen Juice
I have seen these in nearly every grocery store, so you’ll probably be able to find them near you as well.
They’re made mostly from real fruit juices and concentrates.
They use natural fruit and vegetable juices for coloring, and they taste great. They’re easy and convenient for kids to eat in the summer.
Apple Grape: Organic Apple Juice from Concentrate, Organic Concord Grape Juice from Concentrate, Organic Sugar, Grape Juice Concentrate (for Color), Organic Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Guar, Xanthan, and Locust Bean Gums
Luigi’s Real Italian Ice
These are a fan favorite.
Luigi’s makes some of the best Italian ice cups that money can buy.
They have a tangy but sweet flavor.
They’re convenient and aren’t messy, making them great for kids.
They come in a little cup, so you don’t have to worry about drips and everything getting sticky.
Lemon Ingredients: Micron Filtered Water, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavor, Guar, and Xanthan Gums.
OUTSHINE Lemon Fruit Bars
These bars are refreshing and like lemonade in a popsicle.
During the summer, which can come in handy when you don’t want to walk around with a glass or a bottle.
They’re sold in pretty much every grocery store, and there’s not too many in the box, so they don’t have to sit in the freezer just waiting for you to grab one; they go pretty fast.
Water, Lemon Juice from Concentrate (Water, Lemon Juice Concentrate), Cane Sugar, Natural Flavor, Guar Gum, Carob Bean Gum, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).
Edy’s Fruit Bars
Edy’s is a pretty big brand, and they’re not necessarily known for their vegan products, more for their hearty ice cream.
But these fruit bars are a refreshing turn for Edy’s.
They’re all-natural and don’t have nearly half the ingredients you would expect to see in one of their products.
They come in a few flavors and are sold where ever Edy’s products are sold.
Water, Strawberries, Sugar, Carob Bean Gum, Natural Flavors, Guar Gum, Citric Acid, Color, (Beet Juice Extract, Turmeric Color), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
*Ingredients vary from flavor to flavor
Popsicle Orange Cherry Grape Ice Pops
These Are a great grab-and-go option.
If you don’t have the time or patience to look for one of the other store brands listed here, you will surely find these with no problem.
There’s usually a whole section dedicated to this brand, and these are no doubt amongst the many flavors they have.
In this box, there’s something for everyone.
The sweet, tangy citrus, juicy grape, and tart but saccharine cherry. The perfect box if you have multiple kiddos.
You’ll notice some artificial colors here, like Red 40 (yes, it is vegan to our knowledge), so if you want to avoid these, there are plenty of other products on the list.
Orange Pop: Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Sugar, Orange Juice (from Concentrate), Contains 1 Percent or Less of Each of The Following: Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Guar Gum, Natural Flavor, Locust Bean Gum, Annatto (For Color).
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