National Creamsicle Day is observed annually on August 14. This is a day to enjoy this refreshing summertime orange and vanilla treat.
“Creamsicle” is a brand name of an ice cream treat consisting of vanilla ice cream on a Popsicle stick coated with an exterior of flavored ice with the original flavor being orange. Enjoyed the whole year round, the Creamsicle now comes in many flavors.
This frozen dessert was invented by Frank Eppperson in 1905, who was successful in his experiment of enclosing vanilla ice cream with a layer of frozen fruit juice when he was 11 years old. He called his invention the “Epsicle” which later became “popsicle”, “creamsicle” and even “dreamsicle”.
However now you can find them in a myriad of flavors, from orange to blue raspberry, lime, grape, cherry and even blueberry! This cold delight has been a staple of the summertime ice cream truck since they started moving around, and served at various warm locations since they were spread around as a treat. People have been going around trying all sorts of creamsicles from different areas and locales.
- Creamsicle is a brand name for a different frozen dessert also owned by Unilever.
- Again on the same flat wooden stick, it is made as a single flat bar with a rounded end.
- The center is vanilla ice cream, covered by a layer of flavored ice. Creamsicle flavors include orange, blue raspberry, lime, grape and cherry.
- They are available in several varieties, including 100 Calorie Bars, Low Fat Bars, No Sugar Added Bars, and Sugar Free Bars.
- 50-50 bar is an alternative name for a Creamsicle.
- On June 22, 2005, Snapple tried to beat the existing Guinness Book of World Records entry of a 1997 Dutch 21-foot ice pop by attempting to erect a 25-foot ice pop in New York City. The 15.9 tons of frozen juice that had been brought from Edison, New Jersey in a freezer truck melted faster than expected, dashing hopes of a new record. Spectators fled to higher ground as firefighters hosed away the kiwi-strawberry-flavored mess.
- Although it’s officially a brand of frozen popsicle, the Creamsicle craze has touched every market — from cupcakes to cocktails.