Padrino’s Pops provides tasty treats for passers-by...
The Lipscomb community gets a new icy treat next door with Padrino’s Pops.
The new paletas shop opened next to the Copper Kettle on Granny White Pike in March.
“My family made Popsicles 25 years ago,” said Lorena Cantu, owner of the shop. “We want to make something fresh here in Tennessee.”
Cantu wishes to follow her father Geronimo, who started making paletas, also known as Popsicles, in 1978. By following his footsteps, Cantu creates paletas made with fresh fruit daily.
There are several choices to choose from once you walk into the colorful store. There’s two different types of paletas, cream or water based.
A chalkboard menu is hung on the right wall and lists all the flavors that are available, from strawberries and cream, banana and even cucumber.
Another specialty Padrino’s Pops provides is the Agua Fresca, a water and fruit drink that’s heavily popular in Mexico.
“It’s like a smoothie without all the heavy cream,” said Lipscomb student Virginia Lodholz, who tried a sample of Piña Colada Agua Fresca. “It’s refreshing.”
Cantu wishes to expand the love of the paletas and Agua Frescas.
“We want to cater, and we want to open franchises,” Cantu said. “This is our first one, but we want to open more popsicles in Nashville and in other cities.”
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