The $1,000 Ice Pop (and Other Wild Ice Pop News)
If your frozen ice pop repertoire consists of cherry, grape and orange, it may be time to expand your horizons.
Ice pops are becoming super pop-ular among the gourmet foodie set, reports food blog The Daily Meal, with a number of shops and food trucks across the country devoted solely to the alternative to ice cream — but with unusual ingredients in crazy combos.
To wit, the blog rounded up eight ice pop flavors from across the country that you may have never considered trying. Take, for example, the Thai tea and sweet potato pop at Fat Face Pops in Davis, Calif. According to The Daily Meal, the $3 — uh — treat may sound strange, but it seems more palatable perhaps than the bacon-and-egg ice pop the store has offered in the past.
At OnoPops in Hawaii, you can cool off after the beach with a strawberry–goat cheese pop, the website reports, adding that the Arroz con Leche (basically rice pudding with raisins that’s been frozen on a stick) from Zora Dora’s Micro Batch Ice Cream and Paletas in Beacon, N.Y., is “delightful.”
Other weird flavors include peanut butter curry at Lil’ Pop Shop in Philadelphia, the vegan persimmon pudding ice pop from Los Angeles’s The Popshop, and the vanilla malt Whopper number at Atlanta’s King of Pops. Actually, that last one doesn’t sound weird so much as genius!
However, if you prefer your ice pops with a little kick (and you have plenty of money to burn), you’ll probably want to snap up what the website calls the most expensive ice pop in the world at the Marquis Los Cabos Luxury Resort in 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,” according to The Daily Meal.
You know, for about $4 for a giant box of Popsicles, we’re fine to settle for cherry, grape and orange. But we’re kinda liking the idea of a tequila chaser.
The luxe $1,000 ice pop from the Marquis Los Cabos Luxury Resort in Baja.
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