Who doesn’t love an ice pop at the end of November? I sure do considering I live in Florida and am constantly battling the heat. This specific instance happened to occur on one of our cooler nights of the season, but nonetheless it didn’t stop me from indulging in two epic ice pops. So what’s the buzz?
Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops with two convenient locations in old town St. Augustine. Look it up on Google Maps because I can’t given directions to save my life and it’s 2016… Get with the technology.
My boyfriend and I were having dinner with some family there one evening. After dinner we took a stroll to see some of the lovely festive lights that engulf the town during this holiday season. Post light walk, I had a craving for something sweet. The line out the door at the ice cream shop (where I would order sorbet) was too long for my taste, but I remembered a cool little popsicle vendor near by. Hop on the Google Maps and we walked there in 7 minutes. The atmosphere at Hyppo’s was rustic, yet eclectic for the tiny historical town. A charming local spot. Right up my alley! The popsicles are only made with natural ingredients – no preservatives, artificial coloring/flavors and non-GMO. Plus, they are gluten-free and soy-free and offer a large selection of dairy-free popsicles too.
I was surprised to see the variety of uncommon flavors the joint offered. They had fruit based pops, veggie based pops and milk/cream based flavors. I chose the Plum Datil and Cucumber Lemon Mint. That’s right, plum datil that was spicy and contained datil pepper. It was delicious with a welcoming kick that I didn’t fuss over. Next flavor: cucumber lemon mint… which was as refreshing and tasty as one could hope. The unexpectedly spicy flavor from the plum datil was a nice change from a popsicle standpoint, but I did prefer the cucumber lemon mint over it. The cucumber lemon mint was dairy-free but offered a creamy flavor that I couldn’t resist.
If you’re visiting old town St. Augustine, go ahead and get yourself a Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pop.