Thursday, December 02, 2021

Quibranza: Celebrate ‘National Creamsicle Day’ Creamsicle

WHILE Cebu continues to experience intermittent weather alternating between unexpected torrents and sunny skies worthy of a trip on a beach, a good creamsicle can be enjoyed by anyone, anytime of the day!

As “National Creamsicle Day” is celebrated today, Aug. 14, why not treat yourself to making your own batch of creamsicles? These days, adventures are best kept at home and indoors as the Covid-19 pandemic is still pretty much a serious threat.

Here are a few things about creamsicles and how to make them:

“Creamsicle” is a trademarked term

According to Merriam-Webster, British multinational consumer goods company Unilever has trademarked the terms Popsicle, Fudgsicle, Yosicle, and yes, Creamsicle. What’s the workaround for generic use? Unilever requests that these names “should never be used as nouns.”

Creamsicle vs. Popsicle

What’s the difference between a creamsicle and a popsicle? Basically, popsicles are just frozen flavored-ice treats on a stick. Creamsicle, generally speaking, is a flavored popsicle (originally orange) with an ice cream core (usually vanilla).

Thanks, Frankie

The world has 11-year-old Frank Epperson to thank for the popsicle in 1905. He discovered that he could enjoy frozen soda on a stick and went on to name the creation “Episicle” before going with “Popsicle.”

Homemade, creamsicles anyone?

Theoretically, if one could get rock hard vanilla ice cream on a stick, plunge it into orange sherbet in a popsicle mould, leave it to freeze, then maybe, just maybe, he could enjoy his own version of a creamsicle. It’s tougher than it sounds, but there are hundreds of tips and recipes online to help everyone.

With all the free time people have at home these days, maybe some online shopping paired with a culinary tenacity to create a creamsicle may just be the right way to enjoy the middle of August.


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