At first, an avocado popsicle might sound gross, like frozen guacamole on a stick, but luckily, it's nothing like that. An avocado is, after all, a fruit (that has nutrients similar to a vegetable) and therefore is both sweet and savory.
Luckily for our tastebuds, Pete's Pops focused on the sweet aspect of the avocado and made a pop that's creamy, avocado in flavor, but with a subtle candied finish. The thick consistency made us think it would also make a good custard flavor.
We spontaneously drove to the original location on Vliet Street in the Martin Drive neighborhood – a second location opened in June in Bay View – and found the scene extremely joyful. From the colorful facade to the upbeat staff to the ensured safety of a walk-up shop, the experience was fun and stress-free.
Pete's Pops is a local brand owned by Pete Cooney that started out as a mobile cart at Milwaukee festivals and events in 2014. Flavors range from classics like red berry or chocolate fudge to adventurous like pear goat cheese, sweet corn and blackberry, Vietnamese iced coffee and, of course, the avocado pop.
Pete's Pops, 3809 W. Vliet St., is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.