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Health and Wellness

The Popsicle

Believe it or not, the mind behind this summer indulgence wasn’t a marketing honcho, or even a chef – it was an 11-year-old boy.  ~Stephanie Butler

Frank Epperson was just a boy in 1905 in Oakland, California, when one night he accidentally left a glass – filled with water, powdered soda mix and a wooden stick for stirring – outside overnight. When young Frank found the glass in the morning, the soda mixture was frozen solid, so he ran the glass under hot water and removed the ice pop using the stick as a handle. Frank knew he had a great idea on his hands, and he kept making the pops for his friends, and when he became an adult he made them for his own children.

In 1923, Epperson filed for a patent for his invention. Up until then, he had been calling the frozen treats “Eppsicles,” but his children insisted on calling them “Pop’s ‘sicles.” The latter name stuck and the Popsicle was born.

The frozen treat was an immediate success. In the early 1920s, an estimated 8,000 Popsicles were sold in one day at Brooklyn’s Coney Island amusement park. The first Popsicles sold for just five cents and came in seven flavors (including cherry, which is still the most popular Popsicle). Just a few years after the dessert debuted, the double-stick Popsicle was introduced. It was at the height of the Depression, and the single pop with two sticks allowed two hungry children to share a pop easily, for the same price as a single.

Popsicle Recipes to Make at Home

Easy Strawberries And Cream Popsicles

1 cup strawberries

1/2 cup vanilla ice cream or yogurt

1 cup of milk

1 Tbsp. sugar

Blend the ingredients until smooth. Pour into molds and freeze.

2 Ingredient Watermelon Popsicles

1 cup watermelon

1 cup orange juice

1 cup water

Blend the ingredients until smooth. Pour into molds and freeze.

Easy Strawberry Banana Popsicles

1 (3 oz.) package strawberry gelatin

1 cup boiling water

1 banana

1 cup yogurt or ice cream. Blend well and pour into molds.

Dissolve gelatin in water. In a blender, mix gelatin mixture, banana and yogurt. Pour into molds and freeze.

Easy 2 Ingredient Blueberries and Cream Popsicles

1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup blueberries

Fill each popsicle half way with yogurt. Freeze. Blend blueberries with the rest of the yogurt. After the first half has frozen, fill the molds the rest of the way and freeze.

Easy 3 Ingredient Blueberry/Raspberry Popsicles!

1 1/2 cups vanilla pudding, yogurt OR ice cream

1/4 cup blueberries

1/4 raspberries

Blend everything and then pour into molds and freeze.