The cool story behind popsicles

On a hot summer day, who doesn’t like a popsicle? But did you know the original popsicle sprang from the mind of a ten-year-old boy named Frank Epperson?

Back in 1905, on an unusually cold San Francisco night, “He had some kind of soda mix in a glass and for experimental reasons he decided to leave it out on the porch overnight,” said his granddaughter, Kathleen Epperson. “And in the morning when he came out, it was frozen solid. And so he took it out, and that was the beginning of the popsicle.”

On a hot summer day, who doesn’t like a popsicle? But did you know the original popsicle sprang from the mind of a ten-year-old boy named Frank Epperson?

Back in 1905, on an unusually cold San Francisco night, “He had some kind of soda mix in a glass and for […]

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