Dave Feldpausch dropped by the other day, with a cooler full of some of his new DavePops. He’d been out of town awhile and took advantage of some down time to experiment and come up with a dozen new flavors to add to the existing 18 in his line-up. We sampled butter pecan, cardamom, pistachio and crazy-good rocky road. They were creamy and delicious.
DavePops are hand-crafted frozen bars made with coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, whole fruits, juices, tea, sodas and spices, depending on which of the flavors you choose. Some are sweetened with sugar, others with stevia. They’ve sold exclusively on the DavePops cart ($3). It took the entrepreneur years to develop his proprietary process, called “duBle.” “I’m working with the U.S. Patent Office on it,” he said.
“I’ve always been a frozen-dessert nerd,” Dave added. “Making DavePops is a form of alchemy. My motto is, ‘It’s creamy without cream.’ ”
What’s his best-seller? “Strawberry,” he said, handing over a frozen bar.
Catch the DavePops cart at the Oak Park farmers market in McClatchy Park, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays now through October, and at the Carmichael Park farmers market at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays through October. Also, at the Carmichael Park Concert Series, 6-8 p.m. weekends from June through August.