The 14th of August is Creamsicle Day.
It celebrates the bars of ice cream, covered with sherbet, and then frozen on a stick.
What is your favourite flavour?
The original was vanilla ice cream covered with orange sherbet.
You can also now get low-fat and low-calorie versions, which are probably not a bad idea for children of any age.
Some stores may give out freebies today.
See also: Grape Popsicle Day
Activities for today
- Treat yourself to a creamsicle at a corner store on your lunch break;
- the day before, pick up a box of them at the supermarket and then take them into work with you to share;
- try making homemade ones;
- look for creamsicle doughnuts, cupcakes or creamsicle cheesecake at a bakery;
- have some friends over and make Creamsicle Mimosas.
The absolute earliest print mention that CooksInfo is aware of for a Creamsicle Day in August dates from 1997 in Pennsylvania, though the exact date is not given:
“August is a good time to slow down and reflect a bit… August has no major holidays (another excuse to relax), but a little research showed a lot of special days, many that can be very good for your mental health… August 10 is Lazy Day. It is an official day, so you don’t have to feel guilty about it… Another good day for your mental health is National Creamsicle Day. How long has it been since you had a creamsicle? Just one bite may bring back all sorts of childhood memories. Take some time to reminisce and let the child in you come out.” — Feather. August a month to slow down and relax. Lebanon, Pennsylvania: The Daily News. Saturday, 2 August 1997. Page 1B, col. 3.
The first explicit mention CooksInfo is aware of for a Creamsicle Day on the 14th of August dates from 2001 in San Francisco:
“14th: National Creamsicle Day. Hmm. We got a better idea. Visit http://cocktails.about.com/libary/recipes/blcreamsicle.htm for a frosty, grown-ups version.” — Morse, Debby. August. National Month Month. San Francisco, California: The San Francisco Examiner. Wednesday, 1 August 2001. Page C3, col. 2.
Fraser, Trevor. Creamsicle Day: Celebrate by mixing up your own creamy cocktail with these recipes. Orlando, Florida: The Orlando Sentinel. 14 August 2019. Accessed July 2021 at https://www.orlandosentinel.com/food-restaurants/os-et-creamsicle-day-cocktail-recipes-20190814-v3e3lckdvre3tdnainba6e3mee-story.html
Hayes, Valarie. National Creamsicle Day: Have a treat on us! Montpelier, Idaho: The Herald Journal. 9 August 2019. Accessed July 2021 at https://www.hjnews.com/montpelier/national-creamsicle-day-have-a-treat-on-us/article_392d30d7-5e34-51bc-a169-00801f280964.html
National Creamsicle Day. Bismarck, North Dakota: KXNET-TV. 14 August 2020. Accessed July 2021 at https://www.kxnet.com/national-day-calendar/national-day-calendar-national-creamsicle-day/
Wednesday is National Creamsicle Day. Spartanburg, South Carolina: WSPA News. 14 August 2019. Accessed July 2021 at https://www.wspa.com/news/wednesday-is-national-creamsicle-day/