National Grape Popsicle Day
National Grape Popsicle Day is observed next on Saturday, May 27th, 2023 (238 days from today).
Since summer is just around the corner, May 27th calls for warm weather, sunshine, and National Grape Popsicle Day.
National Grape Popsicle Day is celebrated on May 27th to celebrate the Grape as well as the discovery of the Grape. People across the United States celebrate this day by making homemade grape Popsicles. While the date is dedicated to Grape Popsicles, you can make them in any flavor, such as lemon, strawberry, watermelon, orange, cherry, and more. Was created by accident in 1905 in California, Popsicle was considered as one of the most popular frozen treats in the United State. People celebrate the day by sharing Grape Popsicles and other Popsicles.
Why National Grape Popsicle Day?
When we think of summer, we immediately think of cool things like ice cream and popsicles. Popsicles come in a variety of flavors and have been around for nearly a century now. Though discovered by accident, popsicles provide the perfect way to quench your thirst on a hot summer day. This dish is loved not only by children but almost every one of all ages. Grape ice cream is the most popular flavor of ice cream popsicles and has been an all-time favorite. This day is a celebration of this cream and the treatment it offers on a hot summer day. It's a day to remember the sun with the coolest ice cream waiting to be devoured.
History of National Grape Popsicle Day
National Grape Popsicle Day is about celebrating delicious Grape Confectionery. From homemade Popsicles to store-bought ones or even from the ice cream seller himself - today it's all about Grape Popsicles! Popsicles are a favorite among kids and adults of all ages. This frozen treat is the best way to cool down on a hot summer day.
Humans have enjoyed frozen desserts for millennia. The ancient Romans sent their slaves to the mountains to recover ice blocks, which would be crushed and served with fruit, syrup, and spices. In American history, Thomas Jefferson once entertained his guests with shaved ice when they visited his plantation, Monticello, in Virginia.
In 1905, eleven-year-old Frank Epperson was on the porch of his home in San Francisco making soda by mixing water with a white powder. He went inside but forgot to take the soda can, leaving it outside with the stirrer still in it. During the night, the temperature dropped, and the next morning, Frank found his drink frozen.
In 1922, an adult Frank introduced his dish at the firemen's ball and it received a lot of praise. And by 1923, he was selling his snacks in an amusement park in Alameda, California. Epperson calls his frozen confection an 'Epsicle' shaved ice. However, his kids call it 'Pop's' sicle. He found the interesting name and finally it was patented in 1924 to share his 'Popsicle' with people around the world!
Interesting facts about National Grape Popsicle Day
- Grapes were among the original seven flavors that popsicles were introduced to. While there is no record of this, the seven flavors are orange, grape, banana, lemon, cherry, watermelon, and grated. . Currently, ice cream popsicles come in more than 25 different flavors.
- The sticks used to make the popsicles are made of birch wood and are often sold separately for use in a variety of craft and art projects.
- Aside from grape, another popular flavor on popsicles is cherry.
- Early marketing for popsicles talked about "frozen drinks on sticks".
- During the Great Depression, dual popsicles were introduced as a way to provide the same treat to two children for the same cost. It's an ice cream that can be split into two halves.
- Up to 2 billion ice cream cones are sold each year.
- The record for the largest Popsicle is held by Dutch, for a 21foot Popsicle they created in 1997.
- In general, popsicles do not provide any nutrients. But there are companies that offer popsicles made with fresh juice to make it more appealing to parents to buy for their children.
- Kombucha popsicles were created by Ruby Schechter, to satisfy the palates of those with sensitive teeth. Creams are generally too cold for people with sensitive teeth to bite.
How to celebrate National Grape Popsicle Day
Summer is about warmth, sunshine and of course, the best desserts, drinks and sweets. If you're looking for the perfect summer treat, the kid in you will be looking for it on a stick, Popsicle. Grape-flavored ice cream is the most loved of all flavors and here are a few ways to celebrate this unique summer treat.
- The first way is to buy a grape cream cake to enjoy on a cool summer day. Soak up the sun as you enjoy the grape ice cream slowly.
- You can make grape ice cream at home or try other frozen treats with grapes. There are many recipes online on how you can make a grape ice cream cone. Let try them out and share your knowledge about it with others.
- If you don't want the mess associated with enjoying the Popsicle, you can add it to a glass of clear soft drink and slowly let it melt to create a creamy consistency to enjoy.
- You can also share your ideas on how to make different popsicles to enjoy this summer and share with everyone.
- Spread awareness of this day through social media with #NationalGrapePopsicleDay and also share how you celebrate this day with others.
ObservedNational Grape Popsicle Day has been observed annually on May 27th.
Thursday, May 27th, 2021
Friday, May 27th, 2022
Saturday, May 27th, 2023
Monday, May 27th, 2024
Tuesday, May 27th, 2025