Ice Pop University was created in 2013 by the owners of Miami-based Feverish Pops one of the initial companies that sparked the worldwide Gourmet Ice Pop craze. After years of slinging pops, building a brand recognized around the world and by the White House, Cooking Channel, Food Network, Forbes Travel and The NBC Today Show and serving Fortune 500 clients like, Paypal, Forever 21, Cadalliac, Adidas, WholeFoods, Jameson Whiskey, Vitamin Water, Tommy Hilfiger, Intel, Bobby Brown Cosmetics, Google and Loreal to name a few.
The strength of building a successful popsicle brand has come from working with big clients and building a very unique and lucrative niche within the frozen dessert industry. But prior to getting to that point we wasted a ton of money, buying the wrong equipment, spending hours at low traffic farmers markets, hiring great employees, firing horrible employees, building a brand the media loves, setting up wholesale accounts, building out US distribution, getting major investment from a venture capitalist and running a store. We’ve literally done it all and know what works and what doesn't and we’ve made the mistakes so you don’t have to! Don't go it alone!
Topics that we can discuss:
Production Training Starts
Introductions and Kitchen Safety 101
Recipes, Fruits, Herbs and Flavor Paring
Making your mixes -How to Make High Quality Gourmet Popsicles
Making your mixes Spiked Pops/Freezing Ice Pops
Setting up and operating your popsicle machine or
Setting up home production (high quality ice pops without a machine)
Sticks, Freezing, Packaging and Boxing everything you need to know to produce the perfect pop
How to get your product into Big Retailers
Ingredients Sourcing Fruit
How to create a exciting popsicle Brand (Branding, the Art of Storytelling and Business Plan Strategy Session/Operating Cost and Financials )
3pm-4pm How to set up your popsicle business (licensing, permits, location scouting)
Marketing and PR: How to attract the major media outlets and get them talking about your product.
Sales Training/Wholesale Attracting Customers and Big Name Clients
Cart Setup, Operations and Training
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL TRAINING × RECIPE BOOKS, STRATEGIC PLANNING AND E-BOOKS