Ice cream bar

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Ice cream bar
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An ice cream bar
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An ice cream bar is a frozen dessert featuring ice cream on a stick. The confection was patented in the US in the 1920s, with one invalidated in 1928.

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An ice cream bar is a frozen dessert on a stick. It features ice cream, distinguishing it from an ice pop, which does not contain any ice cream.

History[edit]

Nelson's drawing from his patent

In the US, the Eskimo Pie chocolate bar was invented in Iowa by a pharmacy owner named Chris Nelson,[1] who was inspired by a boy named Douglas Ressenden who could not decide between candy and ice cream.[2] They were named "I-Scream-Bars" in the original test run.[2][3] One of the earliest advertisements for Eskimo Pies appeared in the November 3, 1921 issue of the Iowa City Press-Citizen.[4] A patent was awarded in 1922,[5] but invalidated in 1928.[2]

According to the Good Humor ice cream company, confectioner Harry Burt invented ice cream on a stick in 1920, and was granted a patent in 1923.[6][7][8] This product also was enrobed in chocolate,[9] and other products were produced.[10]

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  1. ^ "The History of Ice Cream". PAPAFiLiPOU.COM. 2011-09-14. Archived from the original on 2022-12-09. Retrieved 2023-04-24.
  2. ^ a b c Duan, Charles (20 October 2015). "Ice Cream Patent Headache". Slate. Archived from the original on 18 July 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  3. ^ Eschner, Kat. "The Weird, Brief History of the Eskimo Pie Corporation". Smithsonian Magazine. Archived from the original on 2018-07-18. Retrieved 2023-04-24.
  4. ^ "Eskimo Pies". Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2007-08-12.
  5. ^ "Why Ice Cream Soared in Popularity During Prohibition". History.com. Archived from the original on 2023-02-21. Retrieved 2023-04-24.
  6. ^ "Our History". Good Humor. Archived from the original on 2020-08-12. Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  7. ^ "History of Ice Cream".[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Why Ice Cream Soared in Popularity During Prohibition". History.com. Archived from the original on 2023-02-21. Retrieved 2023-04-24.
  9. ^ "Ohio's Ice Cream Innovation: The Novelty Bar". dannwoellertthefoodetymologist. 2016-09-08. Archived from the original on 2021-02-10. Retrieved 2023-04-24.
  10. ^ "Ice Cream Bars | Good Humor". www.goodhumor.com. Archived from the original on 2023-03-01. Retrieved 2023-04-24.