In the hot summer months, popsicles are a perfect way to cool down while enjoying a delicious, fruity treat. Frozen, refreshing, mouth-friendly candy on a stick cannot get any better… or can it?Marcus Samuelsson
Blueberry popsicles are considered the underdog of flavors in the popsicle line. However, all things deserve love and that’s why there’s a holiday dedicated to the blueberry popsicle. With its blue color and subtle blueberry flavor, it is known as a flavor that all blueberry lovers can appreciate. If you’re wondering how this cold but fruity treat came into existence, then read more to learn about its history and how you can make your own delicious blueberry popsicles.
History of Blueberry Popsicle Day
Popsicles began as an accident; when an eleven-year-old boy named Henry Epperson left a cup of soda, water, and a stick out overnight in 1903. Because it was chilly that night, it froze. From, there Epperson debuted his invention in 1923, calling them “Episcles”. While the name didn’t catch on, he later partnered up with the Joe Lowe company in New York and started distributing them all over the country. Popsicles then became a popular summer dessert to keep people cool in the heat. Once Unilever bought the company and the popsicle creation in 2010, popsicles have multiple varieties and flavors attached, with cherries being the most popular.
Blueberry popsicles are just one of the many flavors that popsicles come in. However, most blueberry popsicles come in the form of blue raspberry and are advertised as blueberry because of the deepness in color and easier incorporation of flavor. Although the flavor itself is considered to be an underdog to flavors such as cherry, blueberry is still a flavor that can be appreciated by people everywhere. This holiday commemorates the creation of the popsicle as well as the underappreciated flavor of blueberry in the line of popsicle flavors.
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How to celebrate Blueberry Popsicle Day
To celebrate this holiday, buy a box of popsicles with this flavor in the mix and enjoy them during the summer weather. If you want, create your own blueberry popsicles by mixing blueberries, water, sugar, and lemon juice and then freezing them until frozen solid. If you want to make them taste better, add plain, vanilla, or greek yogurt into your mixture and see how wonderful it tastes. Share this holiday on social media using the hashtag #blueberrypopsicleday and get your friends in a blueberry popsicle frenzy.