The Frozen History of Who Invented Ice Pops

The Frozen History of Who Invented Ice Pops

Ice pops are a part of our cherished childhood memories. Everyone has had the pleasure of tasting these icy treats, whether they are old or young. Ice pops are frozen treats consisting of flavoured water that is then frozen.

These frozen treats can delight absolutely anyone. Everyone, from adults to children, has a smile on their face while tasting the ice lollies. Orange, lemon, mango & cola are just some of the flavours that have remained evergreen over the years. Revive your childhood memories by taking a bite of these icy treats. 

While ice pops are delicious and refreshing, it's natural to be curious about their origins, such as who invented ice pops or who made the first popsicle. Do you want to know the answers to these questions? Continue reading to learn more about the origins of some of our favourite ice treats.

Who invented ice pops?

The ice pop as we know it today was invented by an American company, Pop-Ice, in 1963. It was later acquired by its current parent company Jel Sert in 1969. Hence, they are called "Freezies" in America. Skippi Ice Pops, India's First ice pop brand is made with 100% RO water, natural colour and flavours. Skippi Ice Pops was also the first product on Shark Tank India to receive investment from all 6 sharks. Pretty sweet deal indeed! 

Who made the first popsicle

Popsicles are known all over the globe with different kinds of names. It's known as popsicles in Canada and Ice Pops in the United States. In the UK, it's known as Ice Lollies, Ice Candy in India and Japan, Paleta in Mexico, etc. However, the dessert was 'accidentally' invented in the US by a young boy in the year 1905.

Frank Epperson, an 11-year-old boy, left a glass of powdered lemonade soda with its mixing stick in it out in the cold one day. The next day it froze, and the whole thing came out with the stick, thus creating the first Ice Popsicle. He later patented this in 1923 and patented all such creations that are of ice popsicles and lollipops to his name by the next year. He later sold the rights of his invention to the Popsicle Company, which continues to be a big producer of popsicles in the US even today. 


So there you have it, the backstory to our favourite treats from the good ol' days. Relive your childhood memories with these delicious icy treats. It's a delightful treat that never disappoints. With our Skippi Ice Pops, we want you to be able to continue to enjoy your favourite childhood sweets guilt-free. Skippi Ice Pops are made with 100% natural colours & flavours and are free from artificial preservatives.

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