NATIONAL CHERRY POPSICLE DAY
Each summer on the 26th of August, Popsicle lovers across the United States enjoy National Cherry Popsicle Day.
One evening in 1905, 11-year-old Frank Epperson mixed a batch of soda on his porch and left it with the stirring stick still in it for the night. That evening in San Francisco, California the temperature dipped to record lows and the following morning, Frank discovered instead of soda pop, a frozen treat on a stick. Inspired, he created the fruit-flavored “Popsicle”.
It wasn’t until years later, in 1922 during a fireman’s ball, that he introduced his frosty treat. With the Popsicle’s huge success, Epperson proceeded to make and sell his frozen sweetness at an amusement park in Alameda, California. By 1924, he applied for a patent where he called it the “Epsicle” ice pop. He later renamed it “Popsicle”.
One of the summertime’s favorite treats, National Cherry Popsicle Day honors one of the top flavors!
HOW TO OBSERVE
Have some fun and try making one of the following Cherry Popsicle recipes:
Use #CherryPopsicleDay to post on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Cherry Popsicle Day.
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