Whisk bakery will launch popsicle food truck, Poptimism

Local bakery Whisk: A Sustainable Bake Shop is entering the bustling St. Louis food truck scene in the near-future with Poptimism, a craft ice pop truck. Whisk’s owner Kaylen Wissinger said this was an idea she had on the back burner for quite some time. “We finally found a food truck that fit our price,” she said.

The truck that ultimately fit their criteria wound up being a 1984 AM General Postal Service truck. “I would love to make it an ice cream truck that is less creepy,” joked Wissinger.

Whisk already offers ice pops at its Cherokee Street location and features a medley of flavors which include lemon buttermilk, blueberries and cream, cucumber lime, Nutella fudgesicle and a very St. Louis gooey butter pop.

Whisk ice pops have been sold at various farmers markets and festivals amidst the sweltering St. Louis summer. Wissinger intends for Poptimism to be found just about anywhere that you can find other local food trucks. Customers will also be able to find Poptimism’s whereabouts through its social media.

The use of local ingredients is an important foundation of Whisk as the products for their ice pops come from local growers as well. “We try to use as much local produce as possible across the board,” Wissinger said.

She aims to have Poptimism fully operational by late-July or early-August. Wissinger said she is still working to obtain the proper health permits and licenses – and a carburetor. The old postal service truck will also be stripped and painted as well to give it its own unique flare.

She hopes to feature the truck at area food truck festivals, farmers markets and music festivals “I’m an ambitious person ready to put the pedal to the metal,” Wissinger said.

Quinn Wilson is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine.