As founder Stephen DiMare tells it, his inspiration for gourmet ice pops came on a flight home to St. Augustine. He told the woman next to him that he was thinking of opening a coffee shop. The stranger suggested gourmet Mexican style popsicles, paletas, which “contain anything from cucumbers to fresh pineapple to jalapeños.” Especially great on a warm Florida day, but delectable anytime, The Hyppo, offers fresh, homemade ice pops in all sorts of flavors. Although the flavors change sometimes, some notable combinations include Mexican Hot Chocolate (cocoa, cayenne and cinnamon), Key Lime and Elvis Presley (peanut butter, banana and honey). Even better, all ice pops are made from local ingredients.