We began selling Hawaiian style shave ice from our <a href=https://www.tahoepops.com/where-to-find-us>little green vending trailer</a>, serving the refreshing treats with all organic, California-sourced syrups and toppings. Our name was Organic Ice, and we created quite a wave on the beaches of Lake Tahoe, becoming very popular with locals and tourists alike. We quickly realized how much the population valued eating treats made with real organic ingredients and no artificial flavors and chemicals. Over the next 7 years the business evolved, expanding to two trailers and two locations, as well as vending music festivals, events, and private parties.
While the shave ice venture was very successful, we always dreamed of making popsicles. Even in the snowy winter months, we ate store bought popsicles every day, and pondered the possibility of making our own with fresh, local fruit, rather than over processed ingredients and purees. After a few years of contemplation and popsicle research, in the summer of 2018 we decided to take the leap into offering popsicles on our menu. We took a popsicle training course (yes, that’s a real thing!) in Miami, FL and bought a Brazilian made machine that freezes the pops in just 30 minutes per batch.
And thus began our quest to make the BEST popsicles we had ever tasted!
At Tahoe Pops, we take pride in sourcing our ingredients from local farmers. How can we not? When we have access to the best fruit in the world right here in Northern California. We make our pops with fresh local fruit and dairy, organic whenever possible. Our main ingredient, crisp Tahoe mountain water, elevates our flavors to their full potential! To sweeten our pops, we use only Organic Cane Sugar. So you know you’re getting the freshest and highest quality ingredients with every mouth-watering bite!