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Lake Effect Ice Cream has taken the next step in freezie-pops with adventurous handcrafted beauties across the spectrum. The list of a dozen flavors includes double-double coffee, a ruby red grapefruit number called Pamplemousse, and a tart lemon-lime number dubbed Flux Capacitor. There’s even a healthy smoothie version called Power Pop, with blueberries, peaches, coconut milk, yogurt, local honey and spinach.

“I’m so excited about these freezie pops I can’t even tell you,” said Jason Wulf, one of the schoolteachers who moonlight as premium ice cream kingpins in Lockport.

He’s serious. Extensive research led Wulf and Lake Effect partner Erik Bernardi to the “ice candy” sold in Filipino markets.

As he wrote on Facebook: “There was once a young boy who was a very active kid. He would run around during the summer, seemingly defying the ever present threat of dehydration. But this boy had a secret, a portable power source. Apart from the occasional rest stop at the local video arcade to cool down, this secret item was his only fuel.

“This small tube of rocket fuel is known to most as the freezie pop.

“We, at Lake Effect, are resurrecting the freezie pop and elevating it to new heights. We conducted extensive research and found a freezie pop container that has rounded edges (no more cutting the corners of your mouth on the sharp edges).”

Since the pops are made by hand in small batches, expect Lake Effect to switch up the flavors often.

They’re $2.50, and available at only the Lockport ice cream parlor and Lake Effect headquarters, 79 Canal St., 201-1643.

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