Frozen, fruity and lighter than ice cream, ice pops really hit the spot on a hot, humid, NYC summer day. The trendiest spots go above and beyond the Popsicles of our youth to offer your kids (and you) and chilly, flavor explosion worth the sugar rush. Read on to discover Red Tricycle’s favorite ice pops including shops, stands and even a locally made popsicle that you can pick up while buying groceries.They’ll beat a dunk in the Hudson River (eww!) or a stir-crazy afternoon at home in the A/C any day.
It's extremely hot outside and your kids are begging for ice cream, but you want them to have something healthy like a piece of fruit, compromise and get them an ice pop from People's Pops. You don't actually have to let them in on the "it's healthy" secret.
Where to find them: People's Pops have a bunch of locations around Manhattan and Brooklyn - Park Slope (808 Union St.), East Village (118 1st Ave.), Chelsea Market (425 West 15th St.) and many more listed on their website.
What to order: Flavors vary from week to week as the pops are made from locally sourced fruit, but some killer pop combinations include Blueberry Peach, Sour Cherry Pear and Strawberry Basil.
Cost: These pops are priced just right at $3.50 a pop (pun intended!).
Good to Know: You can find People’s Pops at the outdoor markets Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea on the weekends.
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