Ice lolly, a frozen confection on a stick. The term ice lolly is used primarily in the United Kingdom, equivalent to the American term “popsicle”, we can also call it “stick ice cream”, “ice lollipop”, or “ice pop”.
Frozen ice desserts date back as far back as ancient Rome! The ancient Romans had blocks of ice carried down from the mountains in the summer. The blocks were ground into crushed ice that was flavored with fruit and syrup. The Chinese are credited with the same practice, and these sherbets, sorbets, and frozen ices were served in the thirteenth century court of Kublai Khan when the Italian adventurer Marco Polo visited. Other ancient cultures including those of Turkey, Persia (now Iran), the Arabian Peninsula, and India also knew of frozen, flavored ices. They were usually a privilege of the wealthy and were made of ice, fruit pulp, fruit syrup, and flowers for flavor, fragrance, and color. Frozen treats were served to honor guests at banquets or to cleanse the palate between courses, as sorbets are still used today. Continue reading History and Development of ice lolly