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Frios Gourmet Pops – Pensacola

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Frios Gourmet Pops - Inventive Flavors Meet Summer Vibes
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Frios Gourmet Pops are a culinary twist on your favorite popsicles of yore. Each concoction is made from locally sourced ingredients designed to give you a frozen blast of flavor in every bite. Raspberry lemonade, chocolate peanut butter, and banana pud'n are just a few menu items that demand a taste. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Frios Gourmet Pops was founded on the simple pleasure of enjoying the summer sun. When things start to heat up, everything seems to slow right on down. People take the time to enjoy every bite of a frozen treat made with the best ingredients. If you’re in historic Pensacola, these pops are available all-year-round. And while some flavors are constants, there are also plenty of one-off and seasonal pops just waiting to be wake up your taste buds. 

Made from scratch and locally sourced, each pop carves out its own distinct taste. If you’re around when they have the coffee and donut popsicle, you can expect to find actual frozen mini-donuts in your pop! Whether you prefer chocolate or fruit, the fresh and tasty ingredients are sure to find you craving a second pop.

Frios Gourmet Pops has a variety of locations stretched out across the country, but it got its start in 2013 with a single freezer pushcart. As the pops gained popularity, it was clear that it needed to expand beyond the cart. Now, you can find these pops in any number of public spaces as well as more than 40 franchises. 

If you ask customers what makes these pops so beloved, they would likely mention the ingenuity behind the flavors. From avocado-lime to creamy latte, each pop is mixed with keen attention to detail. But much of Frios success is also due to the nostalgia of the summer months of freedom. When nearly everyone has memories of the warm sun brightening up their days, these pops are meant to bring back those blissful hours. 

Here are our picks for Frios Gourmet Pops:

Orange Cream
The combination of orange juice, milk, and sugar has endured throughout the decades for good reason. The sharp taste of the zest paired with cream results in a dessert that will leave you feeling cool and collected by the time you’re done. 

Blackberry Ginger Lemonade 
If you love flavored lemonades, this fresh frozen pop is a delicious departure from the summer drink. The ginger root, blackberries, and lemon juice make this a great choice for someone who’s looking for something that manages to walk a fine line between sour and sweet. 

Chocolate Hazelnut 
Chocolate and hazelnut pair perfectly together in everything from candies to coffee. The richness of both ingredients don’t detract from one another, but rather enhance each other. This pop is made from milk, cream, sugar, and Nutella. If you enjoy this name-brand spread on your toast in the morning, there’s no reason not to try it as a mid-afternoon or after dinner snack. 

Caramel Sea Salt 
It’s the sea salt in this pop that really makes the whole dessert come to life. The ingredients for this one are simple: milk, cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and of course, sea salt. If you’re looking for something to really highlight the flavors in the caramel, the salt is sure to really make your mouth water. 

Frios Gourmet Pops has infused their love of popsicles into every product they sell. Their chefs know what makes the classics beloved, but they also take the time to experiment with new ingredients that push the boundaries of what a pop can be. We highly recommend throwing caution to the wind and trying something a little more adventurous. 

Insider Tips:
– There are plenty of dairy-free options available. 
– Frios Gourmet Pops has a number of staples on the menu, as well as seasonal and limited-time-only flavors. 
– Seating is limited in this location, so you may not be able to enjoy your pop inside. 
– Not all pop flavors may be available, depending on the supplies of the day.