There is something about the lipstick red color of a cherry popsicle that makes it stand out as the reigning nobility of the popsicle world. Grape is lovely, and pineapple sunny, but the cherry popsicle really rules the roost with its eye drawing red.Anonymous
In the heat of summer there’s nothing quite like a juicy, cool popsicle to help bring down your temperature, and add a little fun to the day. The cherry popsicle stands out in its succulent red as the perfect representation of summer fun. National Cherry Popsicle Day celebrates this bright red banner of popsicle kind and encourages you to indulge in them shamelessly.
Learn about National Cherry Popsicle Day
Popsicle is actually the name of a brand of tasty frozen juice, which is conveniently served on a stick. Nevertheless, these treats have become so popular that people all over the world have started to use the word ‘popsicle’ to refer to all frozen juice pops, whether they are from the Popsicle brand or not. There are so many different brands all over the world selling these frozen treats, and of course, you can even make your own!
It’s interesting to note, though, that even though many people use the term Popsicle to describe these treats, the name is under copyright. So, if you do decide to make your own Popsicle, it’s probably going to be safer to call it an Ice Pop, especially if this somehow becomes your next big business venture. You never know, right?
Did you know that there is even a song called Cherry Popsicle? That’s right; Jann Arden released the track back in 2000. Here are some of the lyrics:
“I loved you more than anythingJann Arden
I loved you more than anyone
You were the peaches in my cream
You were my setting sun
You were my favorite hockey card
You were my smokey little bar
You were my cherry popsicle
You’ll never ever know”
History of National Cherry Popsicle Day
Unlike many culinary treats, the origin of the popsicle is definitively known, and an 11-year-old boy was responsible. He was preparing a soda pop out on his porch by mixing together the white powder with the water. In the absent-minded way of 11-year-olds, he left it on the porch and went inside, forgetting it was there until the next day. He found it frozen the next day with the stirring stick in it, and the popsicle was born!
But it wasn’t until 18 years later that the rest of the world would be introduced to this innovation. He decided to introduce the frozen pop on a stick at an amusement park in Belmar, NJ, called Neptune Beach. It was so successful that he immediately applied for a patent, and at the urging of his children named it the “popsicle”. Apparently, he would rather have called it a “frozen confectionery” or the more ostentatious “Epsicle Ice Pop”. Either way, Cherry Popsicle day exists to celebrate the amazing flavor of the bright red cherry popsicle.
How to celebrate National Cherry Popsicle Day
Popsicles are incredibly easy to make, so the best way to celebrate National Cherry Popsicle Day is to create your very own! You can start with a very easy variety, simply buying popsicle molds and pouring cherry kool-aid, sweetened to taste, in them and putting them in the freezer until solid. But for the truly adventurous, it doesn’t stop there!
Try these amazing Cherry Coconut Popsicles!
Cherry Coconut Popsicle
1 pound of pitted cherries
1 ½c water
½c granulated sugar
2t Lime Juice
¾c Coconut Milk
1/3c granulated sugar
Start with the cherry layer, and place all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook until the cherries have a soft texture before placing in a blender. You can remove the cherry pulp with a strainer, or give your pops a pulpier feel by leaving them in. Then blend the coconut filling ingredients together until they’re smooth, and pour alternating layers in the popsicle mold, freezing between each layer. Voila! Some of the most delicious popsicles you’ll ever taste! Don’t forget the stick.
Of course, you can have fun experimenting with different recipes and flavors. Cherry is a flavor that can easily be combined with other fruits and ingredients, so you may want to go for a bit of different take on the classic cherry popsicle when creating a delicious frozen treat for National Cherry Popsicle Day. Make sure you post your creations on social media and let us know about any new, exciting popsicle recipe that you have found on National Cherry Popsicle Day.
Another fun way to celebrate National Cherry Popsicle Day is by downloading the game Hay Day. This is the most popular farming game for tablets and mobiles, and it is available in 122 countries, so you should have no trouble playing this game on your phone. Hay Day enables you to trade goods with your friends and neighbors, as well as tend to your crops, and learn the lay of the land. You are probably wondering what this has to do with National Cherry Popsicle Day. Well, in order to unlock cherry popsicles in the game, you need to reach experience level 33. So, why not see if you can reach that level and unlock the cherry popsicle? If you manage it, you can reward yourself with a real Cherry Popsicle afterward!
So there you have it: an insight into National Cherry Popsicle Day. No matter whether you decide to make your own Cherry Popsicle or you simply buy one from your local store, there is no denying that this is definitely a day to celebrate! After all, who doesn’t love an ice-cold cherry popsicle?