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There’s nothing better than a frozen treat on one of Florida’s hot summer days. Luckily, there are a variety of popsicle shops that serve anything from gourmet pops to classic flavors with fresh ingredients. Savor the sweetest taste of the season at these top spots to get popsicles in Florida on a hot summer day.
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Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops isn’t just your regular ice cream shop, as this whimsical store sells delightful all-natural ice pops that come in an array of unique flavors. They have over 450 flavors to sample, each mixing in the freshest fruit they can find. You can pick from an ever-changing menu of popsicle flavors and sample anything from Champagne Mango, Cucumber Lemon Mint and Sangria Plum to Blueberry Lavender or Strawberry Rose. Classic flavor combinations include Mango Kiwi, Banana Coconut, Passion Fruit, Strawberry or Watermelon. There’s also a wide range of seasonal flavors as well, including a Summer Watermelon.
Popsy – Artisan Ice Pops is a popsicle shop in Miami that serves handmade treats with fresh fruits and no preservatives, including a special ingredient called “love”. Since it was launched in 2015, they have found success in serving their delicious gourmet treats, which are merged with slow churned gelato. Stay with the additive flavors at this shop and pick between Strawberry n’ Creme and Banana n’ Nutella, or go for a fruit and creamy based popsicle with mango, coconut and pineapple. Healthy folks can go for a Chocolate Whey Protein, while Mango Whiskey and Strawberry Tequila are adults-only flavors.
Inspired by their grandfather who made ice cream back in the 1970s, The Pop Parlour in Orlando claims to have frozen desserts in their DNA. Every one of their pops is served with real, high-quality ingredients by hand and the fruit used in them are brought in fresh and broken down by the staff as opposed to using frozen puree. You can pick from boozy, creamy or fruity in your popsicle flavors, from the Mango Rum, Pineapple Mimosa and Bourbon Peach to creamy-based Bananas Foster or year-round Arnold Palmer.
You’ll find a lot of fun flavors at Pop Craft Pops in Sarasota, from Blueberry Lemon Basil to Darth Chocolate. There are no artificial preservatives, additives or corn syrup in these pops, and they pride themselves in the quirky flavor combinations that burst in your mouth and satisfy your sweet tooth while eating healthy. Try the Blackberry Mango, Banana Strawberry Pineapple or Citrus Coconut Ginger, while the Key West Lime offers a taste of authentic Florida. Treat yourself to a Peanut Butter Dipped in Dark Chocolate or a Raspberry Rose Almond.
LadyFingrs in North Miami started with two girls from fashion school and a love for ice cream. The Natural and handmade popsicles offer gooey surprises in the middle and are sourced from chocolate in Italy and fruits from around the globe. These sweet treats are sure to help you beat the heat, from the Lemon Basil flavor to the Passion Fruit with Condensed Milk and Strawberry Mint. Chocolate lovers should sample the Chocolate Lava with a chocolate fudge gooey filling or the Oreo Madness with chunks of Oreos. It’s hard to resist the Dragon Fruit Blueberry and Strawberry and Condensed Milk.
The steps for ordering are easy at Morelia Gourmet Paletas in Coral Gables. First you pick it, then dip it and lastly, top it. You’ll find fresh and high-quality ingredients used in these gourmet treats, which are made daily in the Coral Gables store. You won’t want to miss a chance to sample the Dulce de Leche filled pop, while the Greek Yogurt & Wild Berries Paleta and Maracuya filled with Condensed Milk treat are a hit with dessert lovers of all ages. Try something new with the Sicilian Pistachio Paleta or stick with classic flavor combinations in the Strawberry Cheesecake Paleta and Cookies and Cream.
Nestled in the heart of the colorful Wynwood area, Cielito Artisan Pops in Miami is the first artisan ice pop store of its kind in the city. They offer handcrafted and high-end frozen desserts in its shop that boasts a family-friendly ambiance, where you can enjoy your treat indoors or at its outdoor seating, where even the pups are offered ice pops. Their fruity pops change with the seasons, as they are made with fresh fruit from local vendors. You can also design your own or indulge with a cake pop, which is topped with buttercream, dulce de leche or merengue.
Frios serves up fresh, frozen fun in Pensacola, with popsicles made with the freshest possible ingredients. You can choose from fruity and creamy flavors that are perfect for beating the heat in the summer. Fruity pop flavors range from Blackberry Ginger Lemonade and Classic Mojito to Raspberry Lemonade to Strawberry Balsamic. If you prefer the creamy type, try the Frozen Hot Chocolate, Creamy Coconut, Thin Mint or Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
La Palette in Orlando uses 100% real fruits and local fresh ingredients in their frozen desserts, boasting unique signature flavors in the artisan pop-bar. They’ve got a diverse range of over 40 flavors at any time and are always creating new concoctions. Signature flavors include Lemon & Mint, Guava & Dulce de leche, Rhubarb & Strawberry and Strawberry Nutella, while dairy flavors include Mix Berries, White Chocolate and Banana Nutella. They’ve also got sugar free flavors and non-dairy options for those with special dietary needs.
Enjoy the artisan pop store Pop Brothers in Santa Rosa this summer, where you can indulge in fruit, cream and indulgent pops. Try the Honey Dew, Asian Pear and Passion Fruit fruit pops or sample the cream-based pops that range from Matcha Green Tea and Caramel Macchiato to Lavender, Milk & Honey and Peaches & Cream. If you’ve got a real sweet tooth on your hands, pick from items in the Indulgent Pops category that includes Caramel Custard, Billion Dollar Brownie and Reese’s Cheesecake.