Summer on a Stick: Seattle's Organic Ice Pops

Move over, ice cream. There's a new sweet summer treat.
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Ice cream may be the queen of summer treats, but a really good ice pop is equally glorious on a sunny day. Holding one instantly makes me feel like I’m 5 years old again. Maybe it’s because time slows down with every icy lick. Many of today’s locally made versions are crafted with natural, organic ingredients.

The result?

 

At family-owned Seattle Pops (multiple farmers markets; seattlepops.com), the concentrated, sweet-tangy fruit flavor makes its Very Strawberry ice pop the best I’ve ever had. Seattle-based Six Strawberries (PCC stores; sixstrawberries.com) also crafts a mixed melon pop from Tonnemaker Hill Farm cantaloupes, honeydews and watermelons that is like summer stuck in time. Succumb to brain freeze.

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