Big Top Pops was born out of a need for a creative outlet, a love for our local Farmers Market, and a wicked talent for ice pop making.
As best friends and college roommates, Sarah Robertson and Gina Latimer have nothing but pure fun running Big Top Pops together. “We’re especially grateful for the opportunity to connect with our community members at the Farmers Markets in Boulder and Longmont,” says Sarah.
Their credo is “Simple Goodness” and most of their ice pops are made with four ingredients or less, all natural and recognizable and frequently sourced from local farms.
“We’re happy to say that the majority of our flavors are also dairy-free and vegan and we handcraft each pop with simplicity, care and goodness. We’re honored to deliver them into the expectant hands of children and (children at heart) of all ages,” says Sarah.
You can find them under their striped Big Top umbrella at the Boulder County Farmers Markets during the months of June-September. Big Top Pops are also available at Lolita’s Market & Deli (800 Pearl St.) and the Organic Sandwich Company (16th and Pearl). Coming to even more locations this summer 2015.
Grapefruit Rosemary Pops
GROWN-UP TWIST: Dunk in a glass of your favorite vodka for a summertime spin on the classic Greyhound Cocktail.
Rosemary Simple Syrup (Yield 1 cup):
2/3 cup organic cane sugar
2/3 cup water
9 grams of rosemary, muddled (about half of a standard package)
Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Stir frequently until sugar has dissolved and bring to a boil. Add rosemary and steep for two minutes, discarding the rosemary when finished.
Pops (Yield 16 oz., or about 6 two and a half ounce pops):
1 1/3 cup grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed and strained
2/3 cup simple syrup (recipe above), or to taste
Whisk grapefruit juice and simple syrup together. Pour into molds, add sticks, and freeze until solid.
” To unmold pops, give them a hot water “bath” in the sink. Make sure the entire pop is submerged, but water isn’t flowing over the top of the mold. After a few seconds, tug carefully, and, if the pop is ready, it will come out easily.Pops can be stored in sealed plastic bags in the freezer.”