Milano Ice Cream, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kochi
If you’ve always wanted to taste popsicles in a movie zootopia, this is your chance. When co-founder Sarah Calderoni was in Italy on vacation a few months ago, a claw-shaped mold caught her eye. This inspired the brand’s 2023 summer range of popsicles (available across its Bengaluru outlets). “The mold was purchased to appeal to children, but we never expected adults to enjoy it in different shapes and flavors,” says Sarah of the popsicles, available in natural fruit flavors, vanilla, and chocolate. The brand’s regular fruit-flavored popsicles are also available. New launches this year include mango, sour orange, grapefruit, pineapple and kiwi.
₹130 at outlets in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kochi
Sticky’s Filter Coffee Popsicle | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
Known for its ice lollies in strawberry, rose and honey banana flavours, founder Tarun Anand has launched a new variant this season: sugarcane with lemon and ginger. “Looking at customer requests and the rise of the guilt-free sweets market, we are looking forward to introducing a product range later this year that is sugar-free, high protein and keto-friendly,” says Tarun. and cream, filter coffee, and blueberry yogurt. Also in the works is Tender Coconut with Brown Sugar which will launch by the end of May.
Above ₹65 at their Race Course and RS Puram outlets in Coimbatore and at Swiggy, Zomato.
Popsicles by The Purfis Candy | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
The Perfect Candy, Chennai
Mango continues to be a bestseller at this Chennai-based brand that specializes in popsicles, says proprietor Sudarshan Hari. “Our bestsellers change every season, and this year it’s Strawberry and Blueberry Lemonade. We also have a huge following for citrus flavors, so mosambi Ice candy is also in good demand,” he says, adding that three new flavors have been launched from January 2023 – PB&J, Amla, and Musk Melon.
above ₹40 at theperficecandy.com
A creation by Kuchis | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
Soon to be added to their existing menu – which includes Triobroma in flavors like White Chocolate Pistachio, Original Cheesecake, etc. and Sorbet on a Stick – is this best-selling Mango Popsicle. “Last year, our Creamy Banganapalle Mango was a huge hit, and we are definitely bringing it back. We are also planning on breakfast flavored popsicles,” says co-owner Ramya Unnikrishnan, adding that some “traditional Chennai flavors with twists” are also being experimented with.
Above ₹80 in Fourth Main Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai.
Strawberry Popsicle by Himayug Gourmet Ice Treats | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
Himayug Gourmet Ice Treats, Kerala
The state’s first vegan popsicle brand recently launched new flavours, including Iced Tea, Spicy Jalapeno-Pineapple, Mango and more. Co-founder Abdul Wahid, who is also researching sugar-free popsicles, says, “We will be launching different fusion variants of mango, jamun and watermelon popsicles.” They say their best-selling flavors are Tropical Passion, Choco Mate Cocoa and Strawberry Lemonade. “We have both dipping (dark chocolate) and toppings (caramel popcorn, cranberry, walnut, almond flakes) available at the store,” he says.
Above ₹60 at outlets at Street Store, Unichira, Edapally and Donut Factory, Panampilly Nagar, Ernakulam. WhatsApp 9526244422 for home delivery.