About Us


Who We Are

Sweet Cleo's is a WILMINGTON, NC based mobile cart offering gourmet frozen desserts.  We are currently partnering with Loco Pops of Durham, NC to bring you delicious & unique PALETAS made locally right here in North Carolina.

We are a woman owned small business and we’re dog friendly.  We’d love to meet your four legged friend!


What are Paletas?

Paletas are Mexican style frozen fruit bars on a stick.  Made by hand from fresh, natural ingredients, paletas are a serious step up from typical American popsicles!  They contain no artificial colors or flavors,  and are all VEGETARIAN.


Come Find Us

  • Southport Summer Market, Wednesdays, 8am-1pm, from May through August 
  • Marina Marketplace at River Lights starting in May.  First Friday of every month 8am-1pm.  Third Friday of every month 4pm-8pm.
  • Various festivals, markets, and businesses in Wilmington and surrounding areas.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates!
  • Catering for parties, weddings, and fund raisers.  Call for details.

My Story

       I've been a Registered Nurse for 35 years and a Family Nurse Practitioner for the last 18 years.  I love my profession and believe in the science and art of nursing.  I have, however, seen a lot of changes in healthcare over the last 10 years.  With skyrocketing drug costs,  insurance companies dictating medical care, malpractice suits, time constraints to see more and more patients, and opioid addiction,  healthcare providers are finding it increasingly difficult to provide effective care to their patients.  And with electronic medical records in place, we spend more time in front of computers than  we do in front of patients.

       So, what's a girl to do?  I've joked for many years that I was just going to quit my job and sell ice cream.  Well, I decided maybe that wasn't such a joke after all!

       I haven't given up nursing all together, but I did decide to go part time so that I could start up a small business.  This way, I get the best of both worlds and I even get to bring my four legged BFF to work with me from time to time.  Her name is Cleo and she's pretty sweet (most of the time)  so I decided to name the business after her.


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Menu of Paletas


We would love to come to your event! Weddings. birthday parties, corporate events, and fundraisers,

  • Standard set up/serving  is $75 for 2 hours PLUS  the price of pops.
  •  Minimum of 100 pops.
  • Mileage fees may apply for travel >15 miles from Wilmington.
  • Indoor or outdoor set ups.

Not sure what you want? that's ok! Just call or email us and we can figure out what works best for your needs.


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