8 Ice Pop Flavors You Didn’t Know Existed Slideshow
May 31, 2012
Persimmon Pudding – The Popshop, Los Angeles, Calif.
The Popshop serves up all-natural ice pops, made with organic cane sugar and seasonal produce, across Los Angeles. The flavors (which are all vegan) vary from week to week, including a slew of interesting combinations like spiced cider, amaretto white peach, and avocado vanilla. Perhaps the most intriguing flavor they offer though is persimmon pudding. This frozen version of the American is steamed and then chilled.
Vanilla Malt Whopper – King of Pops, Atlanta, Ga.
This Atlanta ice pop shop is owned and operated by three brothers with a love for paletas (Latin American frozen treats). They offer eight pops year-round, ranging from Arnold Palmer to banana pudding-flavored, plus a rotating selection of nearly 50 original flavors. The vanilla-based ice pop filled with malted milk Whopper candies is among the most unusual varieties available, though the pineapple habanero and habanero margarita treats come close.
Thai Tea and Sweet Potato – Fat Face Pops, Davis, Calif.
This Davis, Calif. operation offers a variety of unusual ice pops as well as small plates, sandwiches, and sodas. The Thai tea and sweet potato pop combines two ingredients that lend naturally to a sweet dessert, but uses them in a unique and interesting way. In the past Fat Face has offered bacon-and-egg ice pops, featuring vanilla egg custard and a ginger-bacon caramel ribbon.
Strawberry Goat Cheese – OnoPops, Multiple locations across Hawaii
OnoPops is a burgeoning ice pop brand available throughout Hawaii on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island. The hand-crafted frozen treats are made using locally sourced, all-organic ingredients and come in flavors reflecting the cuisine of Hawaii. Alongside pops featuring local fruits, honeys, and syrups, are flavors such as strawberry goat cheese.
Arroz con Leche – Zora Dora’s Micro Batch Ice Cream and Paletas, Beacon, N.Y.
Zora Doras specializes in making funky flavored-pops taste and look like elegant, gourmet desserts. They offer both typical American-style pops and paletas. For a sweet and savory treat try the vanilla-beet pop, which is a vanilla pop dipped in roasted beet puree. If youre looking for something a bit more different, order the Arroz con Leche pop, which is essentially frozen rice pudding with raisins on a stick. Frozen rice may seem risky in theory, but the chewy texture is absolutely delightful.
Yosicles – Popsicle®
Available in grocery stores nationwide, the Popsicle® brand has been cooling-down Americans since the 1920s. The company offers a wide variety of popsicles, ranging from ones flavored like popular candies (like Sour Patch Kids and Jolly Ranchers) to the original fudgesicles. In April Popsicle® debuted its latest creation, Yosicles, a wacky combination of pops and yogurt. Available in a variety of flavors, like watermelon-vanilla and cotton candy-vanilla, these treats have a creamy yogurt center and a popsicle coating on the outside.
Peanut Butter Curry – Lil’ Pop Shop, Philadelphia
Owner Jeanne Chang opened the Lil Pop Shop in Philadelphia earlier this month, she also sells her all-natural pops from a roving cart. All of the flavors are made using locally sourced fruits and come in intriguing combinations such as lemon-blueberry buttermilk and mango sriracha. For something extra unique try the peanut butter curry ice pop.
World’s Most Expensive Ice Pop — Marquis Los Cabos Luxury Resort, Baja California Sur, Mexico
This $1,000 pop is made with Tequilas Premium Clase Azul Ultra (which sells for $1,500 a bottle), edible 24-carat gold flakes, and sugar to sweeten the tequila.