An ice pop is a water-based frozen snack. It is made by freezing flavored liquid (such as fruit juice) around a stick. The invention of the ice pops with a handy stick can be credited to a man named Frank Epperson. Now it can be mass producted with stick ice cream machine in turnkey ice cream plant. Ice pop have been a favourite heat-beating treat around the world for many years, so it have different names in different places.
In Canada and U.S. it is called “popsicle”, in Ireland and U.S. it is called “freeze pop”, in United Kingdom and Ireland it is called “ice lolly”, in parts of Australia and New Zealand, it is called “ice block” or “icy pole”, in Cayman Islands it is called “chihiro”, and in chinese it is called “bing bang” , “bing gun er” or “xue gao”. It’s interesting, isn’t it?