Overhead view of white and orange Sunshine Popsicles on a white marble countertop

Sunshine Pops

It’s a scorcher right now here in Florida. Walking from your house to your car is likely to have you dripping in sweat in a matter of seconds! You know how when it’s really cold out, you start your car to warm it up before you get inside? Well, here you should do the opposite and start your car to get the A/C running nice and cold before you get in. Another way to keep cool is by making chilled treats. If you’re looking for something to help cool you off, these Sunshine Pops are a perfect choice.

I call these Sunshine Pops because the oranges rise up towards the top, like the sun, and they contain vitamin D3, also like the sun! Although the sun gives us vitamin D, it’s often a good idea to supplement with it because most Americans are deficient. Vitamin D plays an important role in the immune system and is especially good for children. Did you know a lack of vitamin D in children has been linked in studies to an exacerbation of asthma symptoms? For these pops, I used ChildLife Essentials Vitamin D3 Drops, which mix in well with recipes.

For the pops, I used this popsicle maker. It has 10 molds, which is perfect for this recipe.

Get more gluten-free ice pop recipes to cool you off this summer!

White and orange Sunshine Popsicles on a white counter

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Overhead view of white and orange Sunshine Popsicles on a white marble countertop
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Sunshine Pops Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Freeze time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 popsicles
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine the coconut milk and agave in a large glass measuring cup with a spout. Add appropriate number of drops of the Vitamin D3 for 10 doses and stir.
  • Drain the orange slices and drop 5 or 6 slices into popsicle molds; do not fill. Pour the coconut milk over the orange slices, add popsicle sticks, and freeze for at least 4 hours or until solid.

Notes

Nutrition facts not calculated with vitamin D3, as this will vary based on the amount you use (dosage varies based on age of children this will serve).

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Sunshine Pops Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: ChildLife Essentials Coconut Milk Kid Friendly Orange Popsicle Summer
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