Updated: Sep 8, 2022
It all happens on August 14, 2022
History of the Creamsicle
Did you know that the creamsicle was made in 1905 by 11-year-old Frank Epperson who experimented with putting fruit juice around vanilla ice cream? He called his creation the “epsicle” which later became known as a popsicle, creamsicle, and dreamsicle! The original flavor was orange, but today you can find them in many different flavors like blue raspberry, lime, grape, cherry, and blueberry.
Creamsicle is actually a brand name, but it has become so synonymous with that kind of ice cream that many people call other versions creamsicle as well. The company also made the Fudgesicle and the Dreamsicle (which contains ice milk rather than ice cream).
Fun Creamsicle Fact
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. It melted faster than expected, dashing hopes of a new record. Spectators fled to higher ground as firefighters hosed away the kiwi-strawberry-flavored mess.
Recipe for an Authentic Florida Creamsicle
· 2 cups Florida Orange Juice or a little more depending on the size of the ice pop molds
· 1 cup full-fat plain Greek yogurt
· 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
· Sugar or any type of sweetener to taste
1. In a bowl, stir together the yogurt, vanilla, and sweetener.
2. Then, divide the yogurt mixture between the molds. To get the swirled effect, also spread some of the yogurt on the sides of the molds.
3. Fill the molds the rest of the way with the Florida Orange Juice.
4. Freeze until solid