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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

National Creamsicle Day

Have you heard the "scoop?” A refreshing food holiday is here and Americans are in the “moood” to celebrate! And with summer winding down, now is it the perfect time to indulge in a cool and creamy treat to eat. Get ready to scream for ice cream! Aug. 14 is National Creamsicle Day in the U.S.A!


Made out of vanilla ice cream covered with a layer of fruit-flavored ice, creamsicles are frozen ice cream treats we love to eat. These iconic treats are the perfect pick-me-up especially during the scorching dog days of summer.

Legend has it that 11-year-old Frank Epperson "invented" the refreshing snacks by accident back in 1905 when he left a concoction of powdered soda, water and a stirring stick in a cup sitting on his porch on a very cold evening. The next morning, he discovered the mixture was frozen to the stick. His "Epsicle," named after him, was a big hit with friends and family. In 1923, Epperson applied for a patent on his Eppsicle (or Epsicles) ice pop treat.

Years later, Epperson created the creamy Creamsicle, a frozen treat comprised of a vanilla ice cream center with an outside layer of flavored ice.

In honor of National Creamsicle Day, why not indulge in one or two deliciously refreshing creamsicles?

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