If you are a blueberry popsicle fan, then mark your calendar for 2nd September as it’s National Blueberry Popsicle Day.
If life gives you blueberries, make a blueberry popsicle. The tangy blueberry popsicles not only taste mouthwatering, but they also have benefits.
Blueberry popsicles contain a good number of vitamins and nutrients.
To make the best of this dedicated day to blueberry popsicles, let’s dig into the details, like who created this day, the fun facts, and much more.
When is the National Blueberry Popsicle Day?
The National Blueberry Popsicle Day comes on the 2nd of September every year, and it’s a happy, fun day for all the blueberry popsicle lovers. Everyone celebrates it over the world, especially in America.
We don’t know the name of the person who started this day, but all we can suppose is that they loved blueberry popsicles… A LOT!
Amazing Facts about Blueberry Popsicles
Here are some fun and amazing facts about this delicious treat.
Blue Berries Fun Facts
Blueberry is a fun fruit, but no wonder it has many health benefits along with some interesting factors.
- One cup of blueberries consists of 80 calories.
- The recommended daily intake: Somewhat around three grams of fiber and 25% of the recommended daily intake for vitamin C is fulfilled by blueberries.
- Blueberries are classified into 2 types: highbush and lowbush (I can’t choose my favorite)
- Highbush blueberries are the most common type found in supermarkets and farmer’s markets.
- Lowbush blueberries are relatively small, sweeter blueberries that are frequently processed into juices, jams, and other products.
- North America had a massive rise in highbush blueberry growth of more than 500 million pounds in the last many years.
- Blueberries are one of the few foods that naturally have a blue color.
- Blueberries are full of antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, the compounds that give blueberries their blue color.
- Blueberries can be frozen for 4 minutes.
- New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Washington, North Carolina, Oregon, California, Indiana, and Washington produce 98% of the blueberries grown in the United States.
- Blueberries’ white, powdery substance is known as “bloom.” Bloom denotes fresh berries. (Ahh, the deliciousness!)
- Blueberries grow in clusters.
Popsicle Fun Facts
- During the Great Depression, they came up with the dual popsicle idea. That way, the yummy treat was shared between two children for the same price.
- Every year and over 2 billion Popsicles are sold.
- This one reminds me of my good old day; Popsicle sticks are made of birch wood. Often used for the art and craft projects at school.
All in all, the blueberry popsicle is one of the yummiest icy treats.
Also, read about other Events in September:
- National Lazy Mom Day
- National Teddy Bear Day
- National First Love Day
- How to Celebrate Biscotti Day?
How to Celebrate National Blueberry Popsicle Day?
Everyone has their own preferences and ideas for celebrating this day, but if you are seeking some fun ideas. We have got you covered; you can definitely try one of these:
1. Making Popsicles is as Fun as Eating them:
To celebrate this fun day, you can make your own popsicle at home with this enjoyable and straightforward recipe.
You will feel like Epperson.
- Blueberries (5 cups)
- Water (½ cup)
- Lemon Juice (1 tablespoon)
- Sugar (1/2 cup)
- In a blender, smoothie blueberries with water, sugar, and fresh lemon juice.
- Press the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to extract as much liquid as possible; eliminate solids.
- If you want to add water to make three cups, you can.
- Divide the mixture evenly between ten 2 1/2-ounce molds; add popsicle sticks and freeze until it is solid for about three hours (and up to 7 days).
- Dip the end of the molds in lukewarm water for two to three seconds to remove them.
2. Should I Eat Blueberry Popsicle or Drink It?
This is one of my favorite dilemmas and favorite chilling recipes.
All you need to do is:
Just pop up the bottle of wine and add it to the desired glass. Stir the wine a little, and put the popsicle in it.
Popsicle acts as ice in the glass. It will add flavor and color. You can add blueberries to it as well.
Now it’s your choice you want to drink it first or have a popsicle. What delicious confusion!
3. Blueberry Popsicle Race Challenge:
This is another brilliant activity to have fun with on national blueberry popsicle day.
You can invite your friends and have a box full of popsicles, then let the game begin. See who can eat the maximum number of blueberry popsicles at a specific time.
You can set time on a stopwatch. This will boost your excitement for the day.
4. Binge Watch and Popsicle On:
To feel this day, you can put on your favorite show and have a blueberry popsicle to have a chill evening.
Sounds like a perfect plan to me.
How was Popsicle Invented?
Frank Epperson, a San Francisco Bay Area kid, unknowingly created the summer season frozen treat in 1905 at the age of 11.
He blended sweet soda powder with water and left it out at night.
The wooden stick was also left in the mixture as he was mixing it with it. The mixture froze as there was very cold outside.
Epperson enjoyed licking the icy blend off the wooden stick. He named it a Popsicle by using his name initials his name. He sold it around the nearby areas.
After years, Epperson expanded his sales beyond his area in 1923. He began selling the treat at a nearby amusement park, Neptune Beach.
On the insisting of his kids, he changed the name of the ice pop to what they termed: popsicle. In 1924 proper commercial use of popsicles began.
Now popsicles are one of the most enjoyed summer delights, and they are available almost everywhere.
Decades back, blueberries were called “Star Fruits” because of their pointed textures.
Phew! I guess now we know all about National Blueberry Popsicle Day, which comes annually on 2nd September.
With the given history and ideas, it will be easier for you to celebrate this day to the fullest.
Have a good one!
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