A hot day isn’t complete without an ice pop, but it took the innocence of a child to invent this delicious summertime snack. Frank Epperson was just 11 years old when he was mixing a drink of powdered soda and water. He became distracted and forgot about the drink, leaving the glass with a mixing stick on his front porch on a cold night. When he found it again, it was morning and the drink had completely frozen. Epperson was excited by his accidental but tasty invention. He named it the Epsicle and seventeen years later he was serving it at a local ball. The frozen treats were a massive hit, which led Epperson to experiment with a variety of flavors. A quick name change to Popsicle and the rest is essentially frozen confectionary history.