About

Our website has moved! Please visit 10,000 Licks at our new address, http://www.10000licks.com!

Andi McDaniel and Sarah Newberry

Your trusty co-founders

10,000 Licks is the Twin Cities’ own gourmet ice pop company, co-founded by Andi McDaniel and Sarah Newberry. Our pops emphasize fresh, local fruits, herbs, and vegetables. Strawberry Basil, Lavender Lemon, Cantaloupe Ginger, Bluegrass (blueberry& lemongrass), Sweet Corn, and Vanilla Beet are just a few examples. Come cool off with us at Fulton Farmers’ Market starting Saturday July 23!

For more information, or to order ice pops for a private party or event, email 10000licks(at)gmail.com. And for goodness sake, please like us on Facebook!

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10 Responses to “About”

  1. Liz August 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    Andi & Sarah,

    My friend Suzy and I are reading your blog with pleasure. We are undertaking a similar venture in Alabama.

    Advantages we have going for us include:

    *An excellent venue, one evening a week, in an affluent neighborhood.

    *We have great networking connections, and we are both creative.

    *Extreme heat. Our market season is from early May to mid-October, and it’s hot the entire time.

    Disadvantages would be:

    *We are older and more tired than you two, I think. We have 4 boys between us (ages 9 to 17) and sometimes they help and sometimes they just distract us. Same for the 2 husbands involved.

    *We don’t have an acceptable commercial kitchen yet.

    *Our wrists are old, and the extraction of the pops is wearing them down.

    We need people to talk to about supplies and techniques.

    We are giving this a trial through the end of the season. We’d love to compare notes with you all, but I’d like to do it off-blog. Okay?

    Liz

    • andimcdaniel August 7, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

      Liz! We would absolutely love to talk– so many questions! We too could definitely use a brainstorm about supplies and techniques! Email me at 10000licks (at) gmail.com and we’ll set something up! So good to hear from you!

      • Jessie August 15, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

        This was funny to see, as I too am starting up a similar business: an small batch ice cream sandwich cart!

        I was thinking of starting up a facebook page for other ladies doing similar start ups, so that we could network and share ideas.

        If this sounds like something you guys might be interested in joining, please let me know!

        blackcloudicecream (at) gmail.com

        Jessie

  2. paul bender August 20, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

    so went to midtown farmer market today on my bike. Had the BEST ice pop ever,was in a fog of flavor till my wife said hello are you ok ,I could go on but just go go go man I tell you go get some of them frozen pops. x shave ice King.

  3. Andrew Sather August 23, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Andrew Sather and I am starting a commercial kitchen in Burnsville to work on our frozen pops called Jonnypops. I’m just checking in here if you guys need space because we will be looking for tenants. I really love the blog and I really would love to meet with you guys sometime.

  4. Snrky October 6, 2011 at 1:56 am #

    Saw you on kickstarter. Now I need to find your product locally.

  5. Doug Baer October 13, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    I have started an all natural ice pop business in Jacksonville, Fl called Chill Out Pops. I would like to relate a cautionary tale abot buying a popsicle machine. If you are interested please contact me, your site seems very wholesome, you may find my description offensive.

    • ed peterson March 29, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

      Do tell. I just discovered this site and already feel this may be an overused phrase, but here I go…”I am starting a handmade popsicle business….”

      Actually I’m pretty close to production: I have the machines and space in a commercial kitchen. Feeling slightly overwelmed by all the details to be address before become a national sensation, so trying one step at a time.

      Lots of questions, but mostly I’m curious about the machines you’d advising to avoid. My experience with Finamac has been terrible- from receiving damaged machines to lack of support or accountability. What have you found?

      • andimcdaniel March 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

        Hi Ed,

        Do check out our new, more official site, http://www.10000licks.com. As for machines, we don’t have one! Though that sounds very…efficient. We do it the old-fashioned way– with sets of ice pop molds placed on trays in a walk-in freezer. Do let us know if you find a great deal on a machine that would make the process easier! 🙂

      • ed peterson March 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

        Hi- yes a machine is very efficient, Sure I’d have to turn it on first, but at least it acts as a great place to set book on. 😉

        Love you site, energy, and tone. My highest aspiration for my SpaPops is to convey a simpilar positivity when we eventually start rolling out the pops. Alas, I first need to master my tendency to be entangled in details (municipality paperwork, packaging, transport….etc). The gifts are here, so I’ll just continue placing one foot in front of the other during the start up time. Thanks for your humor- if you have any questions regarding equipment or would like to swap experiences thus far, feel free to contact me. But not tonight. I just got tickets to the Springsteen show and you would have to endure hearing me weave Bruce lyrics into the conversation. Yea, sort of obsessive about his music….(in a healthy way 😉

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