Jolly Llama Makes No Drama Dairy-Free Cream and Sorbet Pops

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Tony and I stumbled upon Jolly Llama at a natural food trade show. To be honest, we were already so full from a day’s worth of samples that we almost passed this booth up. But they proudly displayed “dairy-free” on their signs and packaging, so we simply had to stop in.

Their cream pops turned out to be one of our favorites from the event. But I wanted to wait until we had the chance to sample some more flavors before doing a full post. We finally got that opportunity! They do have even more varieties, but we tried a good cross section.

Jolly Llama Pops - Cream and Sorbet Single-Serve Frozen Desserts (Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free!)

Tasting Notes for Jolly Llama Cream Pops and Sorbet Pops

We sampled six flavors of Jolly Llama Pops and shared them with our neighbors, a family of four. Everyone raved about how amazing these were. Even the toddler and six-year-old excitedly approved. But here are my specific tasting notes for these flavors.

Salted Caramel Cream Pops

Where have these been all my life? The depth of flavor in these perfectly creamy pops is addictive and fulfilling. Rich caramel notes are generously, but not overly, complemented by sweet and salty undertones. These were a hands down favorite.

Ingredients – coconut cream (coconut extract, water, stabilizer (xanthan gum, guar gum, carrageenan), water, cane sugar, caramel syrup (sugar, water), sea salt, natural flavor, stabilizer (guar gum, xanthan gum). Manufactured on shared equipment with products that contain milk, wheat, soy, peanut, tree nut and egg ingredients.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cream Pops

The delightful ice cream-like base has a pleasant, not overpowering, minty flavor. And the little dairy-free chocolate chips are perfectly sized for flavor, contrast, and easy eating.

Ingredients – coconut cream, water, cane sugar, fairtrade chocolate, peppermint oil, vanilla, fruit juice concentrate, tumeric, stabilizer (guar gum, xanthan gum). Manufactured on shared equipment with products that contain milk, wheat, soy, peanut, tree nut and egg ingredients.

Mango Sorbet Pops

These really are like tubes of perfect sorbet! The Mango is sweet with the perfect amount of tartness and a fresh, fruit-forward flavor. The consistency is smooth and not the least bit icy.

Ingredients – mango puree, distilled water, cane sugar, brown rice syrup, natural flavor, citric acid, stabilizer (guar gum, xanthan gum), vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin A (palmitate). Manufactured on shared equipment with products that contain milk, wheat, soy, peanut, tree nut and egg ingredients.

Blackberry Sorbet Pops

Much like the mango, these pops are true to their namesake in flavor. They taste like perfectly ripe blackberries pureed into a sweet, smooth sorbet.

Ingredients – water, blackberry puree, cane sugar, rice syrup solids, citric acid, natural flavor, stabilizer (guar gum, xanthan gum), vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin A (palmitate). Manufactured on shared equipment with products that contain milk, wheat, soy, peanut, tree nut and egg ingredients.

Raspberry Sorbet Pops

This is the tartest flavor of the bunch, but it’s still on the sweet side with loads of pure raspberry flavor and an equally smooth finish.

Ingredients – raspberry puree, distilled water, cane sugar, brown rice syrup, natural flavor, citric acid, stabilizer (guar gum, xanthan gum), vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin A (palmitate). Manufactured on shared equipment with products that contain milk, wheat, soy, peanut, tree nut and egg ingredients.

Strawberry Sorbet Pops

These pops taste like summer to me. The gentle, sweet, alluring taste of strawberries permeates each bite and provides a slightly creamier finish than the other sorbet pops.

Ingredients – strawberry puree, distilled water, cane sugar, brown rice syrup, natural flavor, citric acid, stabilizer (guar gum, xanthan gum), vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin A (palmitate). Manufactured on shared equipment with products that contain milk, wheat, soy, peanut, tree nut and egg ingredients.

Jolly Llama Pops - Cream and Sorbet Single-Serve Frozen Desserts (Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free!)

The Facts on Jolly Llama Cream Pops and Sorbet Pops

Price: $3.99 per 4-pack (3-ounces each)

Availability: Jolly Llama Cream Pops and Sorbet Pops are available in the freezer section of natural food grocers (like Whole Foods and Sprouts) and conventional grocers (like Walmart) throughout the U.S. See their website below to find where to buy.

Certifications: Jolly Llama Cream Pops and Sorbet Pops are Non-GMO Verified and Certified Kosher DE (for dairy equipment). See our kosher labeling guide for a better understanding.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Jolly Llama Cream Pops and Sorbet Pops are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan (but check the sugar source), and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes, ingredients, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Jolly Llama website at thejollyllama.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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