Geoff Jennings set out to be a nomad, selling his seasonal popsicles by cart at concerts and events. Mobile vending still accounts for 65-70% of Nomad Ice Pops business. Thankfully for San Gabriel Valley denizens, he needed a commercial kitchen and figured he might as well sell pops on-site, so Jennings set up a pop shop across from the San Gabriel Mission.
Nomad’s Blackberry Honey ($3.25) popsicle combined bold sweet-tart flavor and vivid color with a a bit of cream. Most Nomad popsicles are ice-based, though their salted peanut butter honey and coconut date pops contain coconut milk.
This popsicle store might not have been part of Jennings’s original plan, but I’m happy with the result.