Sick of ice cream yet? No? Neither are we! But we love to change it up with popsicles! It’s as equally delightful as ice cream but there’s something about that icy treat on a stick that really refreshing after a day in the Vancouver sun. Artisanal popsicles are popping up everywhere. They no longer taste like artificially coloured and flavoured ice. These are locally made and chock full of real ingredients, with most made from fruit from local farms! Here are a few of our faves.
Find Johnny Pops popsicle cart all over the Vancouver area! They can be found at Vancouver farmer’s markets, events and festivals. They also offer catering services which would be perfect for an outdoor party or wedding. Best part is that the fruit they use are all sourced from local farms!
Mexi Pops are frozen treats inspired by a Mexican paleta: popsicles full of real fruit. Some of their flavours are: key lime, coconut espresso, mango coconut, raspberry yogurt. For an organic healthy snack, go for their frozen organic mango on a stick! It’s cut like a flower making it easy for little ones to eat.
Rico ‘n Lalo Paletas
Traditional handmade Latin American all natural frozen bar using the freshest fruit. Vegan & mostly organic (coconut strawberry is our fave!). Locally made in North Vancouver by Eclectic Foods. Noms!
These Canadian whole fruit frozen bars use natural ingredients and whole fruit (versus pureed fruit) in their tasty, refreshing and widely available pops.
The blogger behind Nourish Through Movement, Reg Von Lok writes about DIY and style, nourishment through movement and integrates it all with motherhood, family and life's curveballs. She lives live in the Metro Vancouver area with my husband and two girls.