May 24, 2017
By Lauren Dana | August 25, 2016 | Food & Drink
Here in the Magic City, the weather is great, until it’s not—and the only remedy to those scorching hot and unbearably humid summer days is to cool off with an ice-cold treat that never fails to satisfy. You're bound to find a favorite at any one of these inventive popsicle shops.
Not only are these popsicles delicious and satisfying, but they’re also guilt-free. Made with organic ingredients including seeds and fresh fruit pulp, you can still indulge in a frozen treat while maintaining your beach bod—which in Miami, you'll need year-round. Try the pineapple basil pop, which is packed with fiber, manganese, and vitamin B6 to maintain a healthy nervous system. 17000 N. Bay Road, Sunny Isles Beach, 786-529-0336
This Italian establishment serves fresh, preservative-free popsicles. It's also here that you'll find refreshing aloe pops and, for the health nut, paleo pops. With an assortment of flavors ranging from blackberry to apple mojito, it’s hard to choose just one. Fortunately, Eccolo Pops offers mixed ice pops that combine the most popular flavors into one perfectly blended specialty snack. 150 NE First Ave., Miami, 786-464-9093
These hand-churned delicacies are unique to the world of frozen treats: on the outside they look like normal popsicles, but on the inside they’re stuffed with ooey gooey filling. If you have a sweet tooth, you won't want to miss the Brigadier Chocolate, which tastes like a decadent frozen chocolate truffle. But, if you prefer more of a fruity and tart treat instead, you can't go wrong with the raspberry pop. 2198 NW 21st St., Miami, 305-515-8004
Not only do these popsicles taste amazing, but they also look like miniature, edible works of art. All of the shop’s ice pops are made with different varieties of nut milk, and are blended together before being hand-sculpted into gorgeous, lip-smacking desserts. For a refreshing post-beach day pick-me-up, try the gluten-free and vegan smile pops. 1840 Alton Road, Miami Beach, 305-535-5000
Located in the heart of downtown Miami at Bayside Marketplace, this novelty frozen dessert shop allows you to create your own one-of-a-kind popsicles made from fresh ingredients. Flavors range from dulce de leche to passion fruit, and everything else in between. After you make your choice, choose to dip your ice cream into either dark, milk, or white chocolate, and top it off with add-ons like crushed nuts, sprinkles, shredded coconut, and more. 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-879-0284.
May 4, 2017