National Creamsicle Day

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What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold, alright alright alright alright! Yes, you guessed it, we're talking about the out-of-this-world delightful, duo-colored popsicle treat, the creamsicle. A day filled with a swirl of creamy, dreamy, and slightly tangy goodness, August 14th, renowned as the National Creamsicle Day, is not just a sweet treat but a state of mind!

When is Creamsicle Day?

It's national creamsicle day on the 14th August.

The Melting Pot of Creamsicle Love

Creamsicle, the creamy, dreamy stick of magic, that paints our summer days with hues of orange and vanilla! With 4336 mentions online, if all the creamsicle lovers held their treats together, the color-burst could probably be seen from space (full disclaimer: we've not actually tried this).

A Day Dipped in History

Who knew, back when Frank Epperson accidentally left his cup of soda water, with a stirring stick, on his porch in freezing cold weather in 1905 would be the birth of this beloved icy treat. The creamsicle evolution took off from there, painstakingly perfected over a century, to celebrate our annual homage on every 14th of August.

The Creamsicle Climax: 14 August 2015

In the Internet's living memory, National Creamsicle Day reached its peak on August 14, 2015, the day when creamsicle chats, clicks, and clinks echoed throughout cyberspace. An achievement that's enough to make any icy treat blush!

The Joy of Celebrating National Creamsicle Day

The best way to celebrate National Creamsicle Day? Well, unwrap the delight, sit back, close your eyes, and treat your taste buds to the refreshing sweetness. Don’t forget to share this joyous day with your loved ones, because everything tastes better when shared, right?

History behind the term 'Creamsicle'


Birth of Ice Cream Truck

The year is 1905 when the first ice cream truck, known as a 'peddler' truck, made its way through the streets of America. These trucks brought tasty frozen treats to people's neighborhoods, offering a wide variety of flavors and combinations. It was during this time that the idea for a new type of frozen treat, later known as the creamsicle, was born.


Creation of the Creamsicle

In 1923, the creamsicle, a delightful combination of vanilla ice cream and orange sherbet, was invented. It was initially patented by Frank Epperson, a California-based entrepreneur and inventor. The unique flavor and enticing combination of creamy vanilla and zesty orange quickly captivated the taste buds of ice cream enthusiasts across the nation.


Trademark Registration

In 1934, Popsicle Corporation, the company founded by Frank Epperson, officially registered the trademark 'Creamsicle' with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This registration solidified the term as a unique and recognizable brand, ensuring its widespread recognition and association with the delectable frozen treat we know today.


Post-War Popularity

Following World War II, the popularity of Creamsicles soared. The treat became an affordable and nostalgic favorite among both children and adults. The combination of smooth vanilla ice cream covered in a tangy orange sherbet shell provided a delicious contrast of flavors and textures, making Creamsicles a beloved summertime indulgence.


Continued Popularity and Flavor Variations

Creamsicles have stood the test of time and remain a beloved frozen dessert. Over the years, new flavor variations have emerged, including strawberry, raspberry, and even chocolate coatings. The creamsicle has become an iconic symbol of summer and is enjoyed by people of all ages as a refreshing and nostalgic treat.

Did you know?

Did you know that the original creamsicle flavor was orange, but now there are more than forty variations available? You can now find blue raspberry, lime, grape, cherry and even blueberry!


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First identified

7th August 2015

Most mentioned on

14th August 2015

Total mentions


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