Cherry Popsicle Day
National Cherry Popsicle Day is August 26th!
Cherry Popsicle Day! Sounds delicious doesn't it? A cold refreshing treat at the end of hot summer days in August. What better time to have a day of celebration named after a popsicle.
How this day started and why the flavour cherry is a mystery to me. If any one finds out more on this subject please let me know! My research is not turning up anything significant.
So go out and buy yourself some popsicles on August 26th and make sure to eat a cherry flavoured one in honour of Cherry Popsicle Day!
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A little Popsicle History
How was the Popsicle Created?
Frozen treats have been around for centuries but the invention of the popsicle is somewhat more recent.
In the early 1900s an eleven year old boy named Frank Epperson mixed up a concoction of soda and powder. He then forgot it outside leaving it all night on his porch.
Little Frank lived in California but I guess it was cold that night and when he discovered it in the morning it was frozen with the stir stick in it.
He fiddled around with it; pulled it up and started to eat it. Little Frank found the frozen discovery to be quite delicious and started making them for friends and family.
How did the Popsicle Get its Name?
It wasn't until 20 years later that Frank Epperson patented the name Epsicle which is a combination of his last name and icicle. It later was renamed Popsicle.
Now the two stories for that name change are that his children started calling them Pop's sicles, Frank being their "Pop". Another story is that he wanted to emphasize that it was made out of "soda pop" thus added the "pop". I like the kid's story myself, don't you?
The Good Humour Company eventually bought the patent name. Poor Frank never really made any money on his discovery.
Cherry Popsicle Recipes - Online Resources
- Frozen Treats: Cherry Limeade Popsicles | Simple Bites
Beat the heat with our week-long series on simple frozen treats. Recipe: Cherry Limeade Popsicles
- Cherry yogurt popsicles | Food-4Tots | Recipes for Toddlers
This recipe is very versatile as you can make the pops in layers, swirl the ingredients to give it an artistic look, or even combine everything together. Get adventurous and be creative in your experiment.
For the popsicle connoisseur, these molds will last forever!
Make Your Own Popsicles
Save money and have fun with the kids making your own popsicles. Fill them with juice or try out a cool recipe. Delicious either way!
How to Make Popsicles in Many Different ways!
Who would have thought that this innocently discovered frozen treat would be come so popular that books are filled with recipes on so many variations of the ice pop. Check out the book for more on this favourite frozen treat. This is just one example of many books that only contain popsicle recipes!
What is your favourite flavour of popsicle?
Here is a link to a great blog for creating many different types of popsicles. These recipes are great for kids to help out with too. What a fun thing to do on a hot summer days.
The only drawback is that you have to wait for them to freeze. So jump in the wading pool for a few hours of fun while you wait for your frozen treats. Yum, yum, yum.
Cherry Popsicle: A Song by Jann Arden
I loved you more than anything
I loved you more than anyone
You were the peaches in my cream
You were my setting sun
You were my favorite hockey card
You were my smokey little bar
You were my cherry popsicle
You'll never ever know
Now Here is the Song Cherry Popsicle
Move Over Cherry Here Comes the Fudge!
Not to take away from the Cherry Popsicle especially on its National Day but my all time favourite is the Fudgesicle! Now don't get me wrong I wouldn't refuse a refreshing cherry popsicle but, being a chocoholic, if given the choice - its the fudgesicle for me hands down!!