POPBAR IN NEW YORK The secret is simplicity: freshness and high quality ingredients. Popbars West Village shop makes fresh-daily popbars ice cream in a huge variety of flavors, but their brand-new creation is Hot Chocolate on a Stick. They prepare a large chunk of chocolate (dark, milk or vanilla-white) on a stick. Then you dip the stick (either in the shop or at home) into hot milk, stir for a minute and sip. Add more milk to temper the sweetness or split a stick between two cups for just a hint of flavor. All of Popbars ice cream is kosher certified, gluten and preservative free and with no artificial coloring. And the popSorbettos are lactose-free and vegan friendly. In order to offer a traditional gelato experience, Popbar selects ingredients from a variety of sources. Many basic gelato ingredients are imported directly from Italy and shipped to Popbar locations in the U.S.