This is a fun treat for kids. You can make it from pretty much any fruit juices alone or add fruits for texture.
I almost named the title of this post Popsicle then I did a search for it and found the following registered trademark. So I named the post as ice pop instead. 🙂
POPSICLE® is a registered trademark of Unilever and is NOT a name for just any frozen pop on a stick. The POPSICLE® trademark can only be used to refer to the specific frozen pop products manufactured and sold by Unilever and should not be used to refer to frozen pop products of other companies or to frozen pops generally. Appropriate generic terminology for frozen pops on a stick includes the terms “pop(s),” “ice pop(s)” and “freezer pop(s).” Misuse of these trademarks may violate Unilever’s exclusive rights in the mark.
Historical origin of popsicle.
The Popsicle® ice pop was accidentally invented in 1905 by 11-year-old Frank Epperson. Epperson left a mixture of powdered soda and water and a stirring stick in a cup on his porch. That night San Francisco experienced record low temperatures, and Epperson awoke the next morning to find a frozen pop that would eventually become a favorite American treat.
Epperson originally named his creation the “Epsicle,” and it quickly became popular with his school friends. It wasn’t until 1923, however, while running a lemonade stand at an amusement park in Oakland, Cal., that he realized the commercial possibilities of his invention. Epperson changed the name of his treat to “Popsicle,” after his children’s frequent requests for “Pop’s ’sicle,” and applied for a patent. The patent for frozen ice on a stick was issued August 19, 1924. Around 1925, Epperson sold the rights to the brand name Popsicle® to the Joe Lowe Company in New York. By 1928, Epperson had earned royalties on more than 60 million Popsicle® ice pops