Lip-smacking ‘artisan popsicles’ by Sydney based Liana Raine

Ok so I am secretly in Sydney this week for a semi-spontaneous mini break… and do you know what is seriously trending in Sydney right now?  ‘Artisan popsicles’.  In other words, homemade, super gourmet and kind of vaguely healthy seasonal fruit icy poles.  They are everywhere!

One particularly delectable popsicle specialist is Liana Raine – just check out the supreme gorgeousness of their icypole collection above.  As photogenic as they are delicious.  With flavours like Strawberry Cream,  Blueberry Basil and Pineapple Chilli (plus a few cheeky alcohol-spiked creations!) they’re winning fans amongst kids and adults alike.

Liana Raine treats can be found at various organic food markets across Sydney, and at cafes and restaurants listed here.  They also cater weddings and events!

Another cute and slightly more dinky DIY duo creating equally luscious icy treats are Pure Pops – again we’re talking super summery, homemade flavours bursting with fruity goodness.  These guys sell at various spots including the Bondi Farmers market and Kings Cross organic food market.  They also have a super sweet blog in which they share lots of pics of their popsicle-slurping happy customers!  Cute cute.

Sweet pics from the Pure Pops blog!

I am not aware of any of this gourmet artisan icypole business in Melbourne… perhaps it’s a Sydney thing?  We have food trucks, they have gourmet icypoles?  Which is all well and good, except this week its 40 degrees in Melbs and a much more friendly 27 in Sydney… so, I’m thinking…. perhaps Raph Rashid needs a new project?

ps. Apologies for the entirely non design related post today!  Sorry!  It’s summer. I like icy poles.

The Pure Pops girls! (this pic from the Pure Pops blog)