What’s better than a frosty popsicle from the freezer on a hot summer day? An artisanal ice pop made with seasonal fruits, local dairy and fresh herbs. American businesses like New York’s People’s Pops and cheeky Suck It in Los Angeles are creating versions of the frozen treats that don’t come with a syrupy sugar high or leave lips stained with artificial dye. —Justine Sterling
After launching as a food truck in 2008 to great success, Meltdown expanded operations with a French Quarter confectionery. Made from locally sourced and organic ingredients, the pops come in flavors like salted caramel and peach orange blossom.