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Aug 26 – National Cherry Popsicle Day

on August 16, 2013
cherry popsicle

cherry popsicle (Photo credit: stu_spivack)

Enjoy a frozen cherry treat to celebrate this summer holiday. Making your own popsicles is as easy as pouring cherry juice (or Kool-Aid, Crystal Light, etc.) into a popsicle mold (or Dixie cups with sticks, or even an ice cube tray with toothpicks). If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, try some of these recipes: chocolate cherry popsicle, cherry yogurt popsicle, chocolate fudge cherry popsicle, cherry berry cardamom popsicle or the adults-only cherry mojito popsicle (what an extra cheery cherry treat!). Lastly, I have to share the most bizarre recipe I found while tracking down cherry popsicle recipes – and it even rhymes – would you believe cherry pickles? Click here to see the recipe, but be warned…even the author admits she doesn’t like them.

Foodimentary offers Five Food Finds about Popsicles:

In 1905 in San Francisco, 11-year-old Frank Epperson was mixing a white powdered flavoring for soda and water out on the porch

He left it there, with a stirring stick still in it.

That night, temperatures reached a record low, and the next morning, the boy discovered the drink had frozen to the stick, inspiring the idea of a fruit-flavored ‘Popsicle’, a portmanteau of soda pop and icicle.

Eighteen years later in 1923, Epperson introduced frozen pop on a stick to the public at Neptune Beach, an amusement park in Belmar, New Jersey. Seeing that it was a success, in 1924 Epperson applied for a patent for his “frozen confectionery” which he called “the Epsicle ice pop”.

He renamed it to Popsicle, allegedly at the insistence of his children.

via August 26 – National Cherry Popsicle Day | Foodimentary – National Food Holidays.

via August 26 – National Cherry Popsicle Day | Foodimentary – National Food Holidays.

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