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National Blueberry Popsicle Day on September 2nd also kicks off National Blueberry Popsicle Month. Scheduled in the midst of the dog days of summer, it’s a delicious way to cool off. Purchase a box of blueberry-flavored Popsicles or make your own. Either way, the treat will be a tasty one! With the end of summer at hand, now is the time to celebrate this National Day.

In San Francisco, California, in 1905, 11-yr-old Frank Epperson was outside on his porch, mixing water with a white powdered flavoring to make soda.  Upon going inside, he left it there on the porch with the stirring stick still in it.  That night the temperature reached a record low and the following morning, Frank discovered the drink had frozen to the stick.

Years later, in 1922, Epperson introduced his treat at a fireman’s ball where it was a huge success. Then in 1923, he made and sold his frozen treat-on-a-stick at an amusement park in Alameda, California.  Epperson applied for a patent in 1924 for his frozen confectionery, which he called “Epsicle” ice pop.  He then renamed it “Popsicle“.

HOW TO OBSERVE #BlueberryPopsicleDay

Be sure to get yourself a blueberry Popsicle and use #BlueberryPopsicleDay to post on social media. Here is an Easy Homemade Blueberry Popsicles Recipe to try out. We have some other terrific ideas for a berry blueberry celebration:

Share a Blueberry Popsicle recipe with us. If you do, we will be sure to give you credit, too! Visit our recipe page to complete the form.

Bring blueberry popsicles to share at work, school or with friends.

Order some blueberries from your favorite ice cream truck. (Yes, they carry Popsicles, too!)

Take a selfie as you enjoy your frozen treat.

Bring blueberry Popsicles to a game or the beach in a cooler packed with ice.

Add a blueberry Popsicle to your favorite carbonated clear soda. It will cool your drink and flavor it, too!

Don’t forget to share your Blueberry Popsicle celebration on social media, too. Use #NationalBlueberryPopsicleDay.

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