PPBOOKThe summer solstice has passed and it is officially the season of long days and warm nights.  Our minds turn to lazy days at the beach and cold treats to help us deal with the heat.  Which make the book, People’s Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brooklyn’s Coolest Pop Shop by Nathalie Jordi, David Carrell and Joel Horowitz, the perfect tome for the season.

About People’s Pops: “In 2008, three old friends had a hunch that the world deserved a better ice pop. Every summer since, New York City’s been taken by storm with out-of-the-box flavors like Raspberries & Basil, Peach & Bourbon, and Cantaloupe & Tarragon from People’s Pops. Now, the People behind the phenomenon share their DIY ethos in a breezy cookbook that teaches how to pair ingredients, balance sweetness, and explore fruits (and vegetables and herbs!)–in simple recipes that work with standard ice pop molds or improvised ones. With a chapter devoted to shave ice plus recipes for grownup boozy pops sprinkled throughout, People’s Pops proves itself top of the pops.”

Even if you don’t follow any of these fun recipes, I think you will be inspired to find your own way to make a frozen treat to help you navigate the heat.  But if you don’t try the Peach & Bourbon recipe I don’t want to know you.

People’s Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brooklyn’s Coolest Pop Shop is available from Amazon and other fine retailers.