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Cherry Popsicle Day

Updated on July 5, 2017
Cherry Popsicle
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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.

Gigantic Cherry Popsicle
Gigantic Cherry Popsicle | Source
Onyx 18/8 Stainless Steel Popsicle Mold, Set of 6
Onyx 18/8 Stainless Steel Popsicle Mold, Set of 6

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?

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Refreshing Popsicles

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.

Fresh Home Ideas Summer Popsicle Recipes

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!!

How to Make Fudgesicles

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Will You Enjoy A Cherry Popsicle on its National Day?

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Well, next year I'll try to remember this oh-so important holiday!

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      Sharon Bellissimo 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      @anonymous: You certainly can!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I actually missed it but I can certainly make up for lost time.

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      DeepaVenkitesh LM 4 years ago

      enjoyed every lick, thanks

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      Being warm Popsicle's are always good.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I just added this fun holiday to my calendar!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      You just reminded me that I have some homemade juice-icles in the freezer. Off to the freezer now :)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Don't know if I'll remember! Must post a reminder to do this. :)

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Interesting how it was invented. Sure, I'll have one on the 26th!