Tuesdays Totally useless bit of information – The Creamsicle

Ahhhh the creamsicle.

A Creamsicle is a frozen dessert that is filled with a vanilla ice cream centre and a yummy fruit sherbet coating.

The Creamsicle

The classic flavor combination of  Creamsicle orange and vanilla ice cream but there are numerous variations like mango, raspberry, passionfruit and other juice flavors.

Frank Epperson sold his invention in 1925 , it made its way to the Good Humor company.

August 14 th is National Creamsicle Day (not official) a great publicity stunt.

The Creamsicle is the bar form of the cream soda drink with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it or the orange freeze another soda fountain drink.

Cream Soda Float

They’ve also come up with an alcoholic drink oh yes I said alcohol that tastes like a creamsicle it’s called a dreamscicle made with Bailey’s and orange juice:

Dreamsicle

1 1/2 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
3 1/2 oz orange juice
In a lowball glass combine the two and stir.
 

Dreamsicle

 

But why is it called a “Creamsicle” you ask….??

Well I think it’s because there is “ice creams” in it and the frozen bit is like an Icicle…so there you have it iceCreams icicle.