An ice cream bar is a frozen dessert on a stick or a candy bar that has ice cream in it. The coating is usually a thin layer of chocolate used to prevent the melting and dripping of ice cream. The ice cream bar is often confused with the popsicle, which does not contain any ice cream.
Originally called "I-Scream-Bar", Ice cream bar, or, the Eskimo Pie chocolate bar was invented in Iowa by a pharmacy owner named Chris Nelson who was inspired by a boy Douglas Ressenden who could not decide between candy and ice cream. The Good Humor ice cream company say that confectioner Harry Burt invented the ice cream on a stick in 1920, and was granted a patent in 1923.