How to Start a Popsicle Business

Summertime is the best time for you to earn big especially if you want to venture into the popsicle business. More than you have ever imagined, this will pave the way for you to establish your business in the popsicle industry.

This article is designed for you to be given the information you need in starting up excellently.

Starting a Popsicle Business

Because of the fact that popsicles are some of the all-time favorite desserts of Americans, you will not have problems when it comes to selling them. In fact, they are also loved by both young and old so you are rest assured that the products you sell will always be bought. The very first thing which you need to pay attention to is the business plan because this will direct on how you will operate in the popsicle industry. The things you need to have to get started are the following: business license and permits, popsicle sticks and popsicle machine.

More Tips to Start Popsicle Business

If you prefer to start-up with low cost, you have no choice but to make home-made popsicles. For you to make sure that you will have an outline and timeline of the entire business operation, drafting a business plan is the best thing to do. Soon after, this can also be used to seek funding if you think that you need more capital as your business grows.

But in order for you to make sure that no lawsuits will be filed against you, you have to get the necessary business licenses and permits and certifications. Since the rules and regulations for any kind of business operation varies in every state, you need to check first in your locality if there would be inspections to be conducted at your home to secure that the place is safe for food production.
You also need to learn how to come up with different kinds of popsicle flavors. In short, you must know the step by step process that you need to incorporate in producing a healthy and delicious popsicle. Your business will be very in demand if you will produce different flavors every week.

Advertising and Marketing Popsicle Business

Since you are producing your popsicles at home, your target customers would be your neighbors first. After noticing that your business clicked to them, you can already start in building your own company through registering an assumed business name. Since this is another business process, you need to get additional business licenses and permits. You also need to pay for legal and other business expenses.

Since your business is growing, you also need to but popsicle stands whom your potential popsicle employees will sell in different parts of your locality.

To make sure that more people will know about your business, you also need to spend in advertising and promotions by incorporating some of the most common techniques.


  • Andres Ramirez said on October 2, 2012
    I thank you in advance for your time, I know how to make popsicles 'cause I grew up in a family that made a living out of this industry in Mexico and I see most of the aspects of the business very possible as far as elaboration, production, creativity etc. But I always have a dilema what market to hit American or Hispanic and also location. I wish you could give me an advise if possible. Thanks again, Andres Ramirez, 16001 NE 77th Cir, Vancouver Wa, 98682, (949)235-8789
  • John Sedlak said on February 9, 2013
    I am looking to start a popsicle business in Myrtle beach South Carolina. I am looking for advice on equipment, what is necessary to get off the ground, also I am looking for some equipment manufacturers if any can be recommended that have the machines needed. Thanks for the advice. John Sedlak
  • Otto García said on March 12, 2013
    Dear @Andres, call me regarding a Popsicles business idea in my Caribbean country. My email is Gracias, Otto García
  • Vikram Jadhav said on April 21, 2013
    I am from Sangli, Maharashtra,India. I am looking to start with popsicle business in Ice Candy form, we have a very large number of small players in market, but no one does it on a large scale, I am interested to start it on a large scale, please help me with the equipments, and expected investment required for the same. Regards.
  • Rosa Ahmed said on May 9, 2013
    I am loving this business too much. The problem is I don't know how to start it. I searched the web and I found out about franchising with creative people. We did not agree about something yet, but we all seems very confident about the project's success. I need your help, advice (or anyone). They are asking for a big amount of fees beside extra percentage of royalty , marketing, and more another one. I really want to go further and sign the contract, but I am not sure If they are asking too much money back while this is my first business , also I am not sure if I could make it. waiting for your response, anyone.
  • Bernadel said on May 23, 2013
    I am from the island , I live in FL now but want to open a popsicle business back home. I have already check for the machines, one to make them and one to pack them. does anybody has already open their business please share with me some recipes and the installation. after these equipments I need to know if I need more. my contact is
  • Josefa Sison said on May 27, 2013
    I've just retired and would like to start on a small scale to sell homemade fruit popsicles. In from S.F., CA USA. Should I get the business permit/permit from the business bureau? Please advise. Josefa
  • Gmaree said on August 27, 2013
    I am starting a business in fl and need help knowing what machines are necessary. Are there machines that actually make the pops or do you just pour into molds and place in blast freezer? And is there a machine that puts them in cello sleeves? Where can one buy these machines? My contact is
  • Racheal said on October 18, 2013
    hi i would like to do this business i see a lot of potential of money making here but i dont know how to make the popsilce and i wonder if the machines can be bought in USA,and if so where r they? some body please tell me if there is a school i can go to to learn how to make the different shapes and types of popsicles. my email is
  • Erica said on November 21, 2013
    contact me, I could offer help if you wanna open a popsicle machine.
  • Sarah said on December 9, 2013
    Hi, I would like to start a fruit Popsicle business and sell at local farmers markets and such but I am in NY which does not allow for frozen foods to be made at home and sold. What other options are out there? I really have a passion for this just need some help to start. Thanks.
  • Nicole said on December 11, 2013
    I am interested in starting a popsicle business in Africa but I need advice on what equipment is required and where to acquire it, what raw materials are needed, packaging, etc......
  • Marianne said on January 27, 2014
    I would like to know where to purchase the equipment and freezer-display-cases for my Popsicle business. Thank you!
  • joy said on February 13, 2014
    Hi, i'm in lagos, nigeria. Very much interested in starting a popsicle business, but how to start it is my greatest problem. Should I just get a shop or start from home. Thanks
  • Dan said on March 18, 2014
    Do you know of any commercial popsicle makers for rent - possible fundraiser. We need to make about 500 per day for three days
  • Charlene O said on March 27, 2014
    Hi, i'm also doing research on starting my own Popsicle Shop in AL. Do you know anything about Finamac? They carry popsicle equipment from Brazil. Also where would I look into freezers? Thanx
  • Jan loyd said on June 15, 2014
    We have just now started our Popsicle business. Our first event is a baseball tournament. For charene the woman in alabama , we bought a turbo 8 from finamac. After 3 months we finally got it in. Between customs and the FDA and storage for a week from them delta charged a fee for that. Our total cost to get it was $722. Also when we got it the molds were not very big. We had to spend $2100 to order the correct size. In all the machine cost us $11522. You can email me at if you need to ask me anything else.
  • Dee said on August 19, 2014
    I am in Nashville, TN. I am very much interested in starting a homemade Popsicle business. Any suggestions on how to get started? I have tried baked goods such as pound caked, cup cakes, cake pops! I have not had any success of getting my business off the ground. I am very open to suggestion. I have the molds . Just need to know how to start.
  • Joe Naidoo said on December 1, 2014
    Hi my name is Joe from Durban, South Africa. I am very keen to start a Popsicle business. I need to know what type of preservatives are used to keep it fresh for longer.
  • wellington taquette said on December 21, 2014
    I am looking to start a popsicle business in Florida. I am looking for advice on equipment, what is necessary to get off the ground, also I am looking for some equipment manufacturers if any can be recommended that have the machines needed. Thanks for the advice.
  • Tajya said on January 26, 2015
    Hi, I need some recipes for non dairy popsicles, can you help me please?
  • Maria Micaela said on January 29, 2015
    I am in Maputo Mozambique, I have just bought a Popsicle machine from China to start a business. I need to know where to make the plastics bags in South Africa. Where in South Africa I can buy raw material to produce Popsicle. My contact is
  • Rashid Seif said on February 16, 2015
    Hi my name is Rashid from Dar es salaam Tanzania. I need to start a popsicle business. I need to know what type of preservatives are used to make non diary popsicles and how to make it thick. My contact is
  • Bernardo Medina said on April 25, 2015
    Hello all, I am from Venezuela and I have 3 years making Popsicle. Dairy and non-dairy . If any one needs help with recipe or machinery I am willing to help you get just what you need at the best price of the market due that I have gone thru all that process already. my email or phone 584147927913
  • John Jackson said on June 12, 2015
    Hi I am John Jackson and I am located in West Memphis AR. I can't seem to locate affordable popsicle carts. It has been tough. My concept focus is to go all natural and work towards attracting families to come and buy popsicles. Thanks John
  • Sophia johnson said on July 23, 2015
    I need help with starting a popsicle business. I need help locating a popsicle cart that's unique to my liking as well as equipment. I'm in miami fl
  • Ascia Wallingford said on February 2, 2016
    Hi - I am located in Honolulu and we have a Turbo25 Combo set (comes with Turbo25 machine which makes 700 popsicles an hour, popsicle extractor tank, mixer, cooking tower, manual bag sealing machine, 4.15oz molds) for sale - it is NEW. We decided not to have popsicles as one of our products. Value is USD28K and we will sell for USD20K and cover shipping within the US. Please contact me at Thank you!
  • Crisanto Malinog said on April 3, 2016
    Hi! I'm Crisanto from phillipines,. I have plan to start my Popsicle business in my province but any suggestion please if what kind & brand of machine I use to make poposicle! Thank you for your concern.
  • Maria said on August 17, 2016
    Hi I have already bought machines to make popsicle, one to make them and one to pack them. does anybody has already open their business please share with me some recipes and the installation. after these equipments I need to know if I need more. my contact is, Mozambique
  • Denis said on December 30, 2018
    when was the idea of popsicles invented?


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