City Bites

Popsicle time! The Cupcake Lounge launches new summer flavours in time for spring

The temperature is rising and The Cupcake Lounge is ready, dreaming up fruity small-batch popsicles to quench your thirst. This is owner Claudia Arizmendi’s second season making homemade Frulli (the word combines “fruity” plus “chilly”) ice pops.

Creamy popsicles (left to right): raspberry-condensed milk creamsicle; banana-chocolate creamsicle; blackberry-yogurt; chocolate brownie; key lime pie
Creamy popsicles (left to right): raspberry-condensed milk creamsicle; banana-chocolate creamsicle; blackberry-yogurt; chocolate brownie; key lime pie

Grown-ups will love the sophisticated flavours of the strawberry-champagne popsicle, the spicy caffé latte, and the pineapple-chilli pop, while the younger set might lean towards super-refreshing strawberry-kiwi, mango-passion fruit, or chocolate-strawberry.

Summer lineup (left to right): strawberry-kiwi; caffe latte-americano; mango; pineapple-chilli; strawberry-champagne; chocolate-raspberry
Summer lineup (left to right): strawberry-kiwi; caffe latte-americano; mango; pineapple-chilli; strawberry-champagne; chocolate-raspberry

“Creamsicle” popsicles are new this year — look for a banana pop with peanut butter filling and a strawberry version with a condensed milk centre. Bonus: all of The Cupcake Lounge’s ice pops are made without artificial colouring or preservatives, making them practically a health food. Popsicles cost $3.50-$3.95.

City Bites Hot Tip: Feeling hungry? The freezer is also stocked with homemade ice cream sandwiches, including a brownie-raspberry ice cream combo and coconut ice cream and dulce de leche sandwiched between two alfajores cookies.