National Creamsicle Day

National Creamsicle Day

National Creamsicle DayDid you know that creamsicles were created entirely by accident?

In 1905, an eleven-year-old boy from San Francisco named Frank Epperson made fruit-flavored soda from soda powder and water, which was pretty popular at that time, and used a wooden stick to stir everything together. He never finished drinking it, though, and accidentally left the cup of soda outside overnight. The next morning, he saw that the soda had completely frozen around the wooden stick. So, he ran the cup under warm water, pulled out the frozen treat, and the rest was history!

The first time Frank Epperson shared his delectable creation to the world was at a Fireman’s ball in 1923, where the frozen treats, which he initially called Eppsicles, became a huge hit. However, Epperson’s kids didn’t like the name, “Eppsicles” and decided to call their dad’s invention as “Pop’s sickles,” which has now turned into popsicles. The name stuck and eventually, people came up with their own variation of popsicles, giving us today’s dreamsicles and of course, creamsicles!

Throughout the years, creamsicles have become a part of almost every person’s childhood. They’re excellent pick-me-ups and have always made people feel better. I mean, come on! Just the sound of an ice cream truck can make both kids and adults feel giddy with excitement—even our furry friends! So, long story short, creamsicles have become an incredibly popular treat around the world. And lucky for us, we have an excuse to enjoy as much creamsicle as we want this National Creamsicle Day!


What You Can Do On National Creamsicle Day

Wondering what you can do on National Creamsicle Day? Here are a few cool ideas!

1. Treat Your Family To Some Creamsicles

National Creamsicle DayNational Creamsicle Day certainly isn’t a day you’d want to pass up. It only happens once a year, and most of the time, ice cream shops and trucks will offer awesome creamsicle deals the entire day. So, if there’s a perfect day to go out and treat your family to some creamsicles, it’s definitely today!

You can visit your favorite ice cream shop, or make it more exciting and check out other ice cream places you’ve never gone to before. You and your family can even go ice cream shop hopping and try out as many creamsicles as you want. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find a new favorite creamsicle flavor!


2. Visit A Dog-Friendly Ice Cream Shop

National Creamsicle DayOur furry family members deserve to celebrate National Creamsicle Day, too! However, we need to get theirs at a dog-friendly ice cream shop. Most creamsicles from regular ice cream shops aren’t safe for dogs. They usually contain dairy products, which can cause lactose intolerant dogs to have an upset stomach. Others even have the ingredient xylitol, which is toxic to dogs in general.

If you’re in New York, you can drop by the newly-opened Ollie’s Ice Cream + Stuff at 158 Irving Avenue, and treat your dog to their famous Peanut Butter Pumpkin Butt. If you’re living in Mexico, go ahead and check out Don Paletto! There’s also Morelli’s Gelato, which has branches in Dallas, London, Kent, Dubai, and Bahrain, among others.

You can also head to Walmart or Target and get your pooch some FrostyPaws, or visit your local Aldi store for their new Heart to Tail Frozen Dog Treats.


3. Get Creative And Make Your Own Creamsicles At Home

National Creamsicle DayOf course, one of the best things you can do with your family this National Creamsicle Day is to bond over making some home-made creamsicles!

You can simply go online to find the perfect creamsicle recipe. Don’t forget to pick one that’s dog-friendly, so that your furry family members can join in on all the National Creamsicle Day festivities, too.

Here are some of the most delicious, dog-friendly creamsicle recipes that will surely make National Creamsicle Day a day to remember!

You can also mix and match fruits and ingredients of your choosing. Just make sure that everything you use to make the creamsicles don’t have ingredients that can potentially harm dogs, such as dairy products and xylitol. Other than that, you can pretty much go all out and be as creative as you’d like with your creamsicles!


How do you plan to spend National Creamsicle Day? Let us know in the comments!