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We’ve officially entered the dog days of summer. Temperatures may be climbing higher, but there are plenty of tasty ways to keep cool. With frosty favorites like ice cream, lemonade, granitas, snow cones, sorbet, iced tea, smoothies, beer, and popsicles, there’s no shortage of cold concoctions to help you chill out on a hot day.
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It’s hard to think of a food product more emblematic of summer than the Popsicle. This notable piece of Americana is versatile, refreshing and full of flavor. It’s a cold treat for kids, and with a little added pick-me-up, it can be transformed into a frozen cocktail for adults. But what are the origins of the Popsicle? Read on as we take a look at the history of the ultimate icy-cold, summertime sweet.
Although it is hard to imagine a summer without Popsicles, what we know as the Popsicle today wasn’t invented until 1905. As the story goes, on a particularly cold evening in San Francisco, 11-year-old Frank Epperson accidentally left a combination of powdered soda, water and a stirring stick in a cup on his porch overnight only to find the mixture frozen in the morning. Soon after his discovery, he began to share the frozen treat with his friends at school. Eighteen years later, Epperson started to consider his icy-cold creation’s business potential. Continue reading
Adults delight in Baker Royale’s Margarita Popsicles made with honeydew, cucumber, and tequila. Sweet yet refreshing, these summertime sensations are perfect for backyard barbecues and other outdoor festivities.
Although lamb is often considered a winter indulgence, Kiss My Spatula turns this misconception on its head with her Rosemary Lamb Popsicles. Marinated in fresh herbs and topped with a mint, garlic, and lemon peel gremolata, this dish screams summertime fresh.