Hot town, summer in the city, and the perfect antidote for sweltering temperatures has just moved in to New York's West Village. The eye-catching and delicious popsicles of Carmine Street's latest arrival Popbar, are the new old shape of sweet treat refreshment. Served on a stick, Popbar's all-natural gelato, sorbetto and frozen yoghurt add an artisan twist to the classic popsicle - or for some, ice lolly.

Some might recognize this new frozen sweet outlet from Turin's Stick House chain - whose handcrafted technique and exclusive ingredients have been imported and given a fashionable Manhattan makeover by entrepreneurs Reuben BenJehuda and Daniel Yaghoubi. With backgrounds in fashion and music, their's is just the right touch to put Italian gelato in a New York state of mind.

Made fresh in store, a revolving choice of flavours are available to be dipped in dark, milk or white chocolate and dressed up with 'poppings' such as almonds, brownie chunks, crumbled biscotti or pistachios.

Popbar's classic mould for each popsicle is a retro salute to freezer box multi-packs and childhood nostalgia.