Popsicles were accidentally invented by an 11-year-old and, ever since, we’ve all gone crazy for them. Pops are easy enough to make with plastic molds at home, but when you want something extra-special, head to local restaurants for the ones chefs are whipping up. Click through our album for the best popsicles available locally, from a creative take on push pops to a cult fave from a Korean grocery store.

Fruit Pops at The Dec at The Ritz-Carlton

This glitzy Gold Coast hotspot is surprisingly casual and relaxed during the day. Whisk the kids up to the sunny rooftop to chill out, literally, with a fruit pop after exploring the adjacent Water Tower Place shopping center and American Girl Place. Enjoy the spectacular view while lounging on woven plastic chairs. Pastry Chef Eric Estrella gets his weekly inspiration for flavors like blueberry and strawberry from the fresh fruit at the Museum of Contemporary Art farmer’s market across the street.

160 E. Pearson St.
Gold Coast
312-266-1000
Online: fourseasons.com

What is your favorite cool treat around? Let us know in the Comments!

— Amber Gibson