Today is National Creamsicle Day – Enjoy!

We are in the middle of August and some wise person declared August 14 to be National Creamsicle Day.

says, “Creamsicle is a brand name for a different frozen dessert also owned by Unilever. Again on the same flat wooden stick, it is made as a single flat bar with a rounded end. The center is vanilla ice cream, covered by a layer of flavored ice. Creamsicle flavors include orange, blue raspberry, lime, grape and cherry. They are available in several varieties, including 100 Calorie Bars, Low Fat Bars, No Sugar Added Bars, and Sugar Free Bars. 50-50 bar is an alternative name for a Creamsicle. Today, the Dreamsicle, whose center is ice milk, is much more common than the Creamsicle.”

I first discovered them as a kid on the west side of Chicago in the early 1950s. It was love at first bite.

Earlier this year, I reprised that love affair with my recipe for a low cal copy of the Jamba Juice Orange Dream Machine.

I’m sure you can celebrate with that, today, too.


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