Nicey Treat Offers Cool Lick on a Stick

By Amy Lynch / Photography By Helen Workman | June 15, 2012
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Jeff Patrick
Jeff Patrick sells popsicles with a smile.

Cool customers are keeping their eyes peeled for Nicey Treat, one of Indy's newest mobile food operations. This isn't any old truck: Owner Jeff Patrick peddles – and pedals – his frozen fruit and dairy pops with a bike-pulled freezer cart.

Nicey Treat is the first foray into food service for Patrick, a videographer by trade. He says making freezer pops from wholesome ingredients (organic and locally sourced whenever possible) seemed a natural fit.

"My grandfather was in the dairy business in Seymour, and when my brothers and I would go visit him, the first thing we'd always do was raid his freezer for fudgsicles, popsicles and creamsicles," Patrick says.

When Patrick was in Mexico a few years ago, a taste of paletas (icy fruit pops) brought those childhood memories flooding back, and the inspiration for Nicey Treat was born. Patrick has put a modern stamp on the traditional popsicles of his youth with his own creative flavor combinations like strawberry mint, blueberry buttermilk, pineapple basil, creamy avocado, not-so-hot chocolate and the Arnie P. (a blend of lemonade and black tea).

Patrick's all set to sell pops at summertime events like Zoobilation, and also hopes to make regular appearances in White River State Park.

Check niceytreat.com or Twitter (@niceytreat) for an up-todate schedule and locations.

Article from Edible Indy at http://edibleindy.ediblecommunities.com/eat/nicey-treat-offers-cool-lick-stick
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