Andy McCarthy leads the local brigade of King of Pops stands; the Pluff Mud Porter Pop. Photographs (2) by Ruta Elvikyte
July 18, 2012
Ice Ice Baby
King of Pops Andy McCarthy combines a Holy City Brewing beer and Sweeteeth chocolate for adult popsicle perfection
written by Kinsey Gidick
Public Service Announcement: popsicles are no longer just for kids. Thanks to folks like Andy McCarthy, co-owner of King of Pops roving treat stands, the icy sweets have developed beyond the requisite grape, orange, and cherry iterations to more mature, adult flavors. In fact, one of his latest creations features beer.
McCarthy teamed up with the guys at Holy City Brewing to craft the Pluff Mud Porter Pop. A tasty blend of the brewery’s signature medium-bodied brown brew and hints of his friend Johnny Battles’ Sweeteeth chocolate, the collaboration is “the three greatest things on the planet all mixed together,” according to McCarthy.
But don’t expect to get a buzz off this frozen number, as the alcohol content is minimal. “It’s really just about the flavor,” he says. Can’t wait for this suds-sicle to show up at the King of Pops stand? McCarthy shared his recipe in Charleston’s July Chef’s Table article. Find it here, and whip up some at home.