Popsicle is an American brand of ice pop. The brand is now owned by the Anglo-Dutch multinational consumer goods company Unilever. Due to the brand's great popularity, popsicle has become the generic word for any kind of ice pop in North America.
The ice pop was accidentally invented in 1905 by Frank Epperson of Oakland, California, who was only eleven years old at the time. Epperson was mixing a powdered soda flavoring with water on his porch. He left the mixture on the porch over night with the stirring stick still in it. That night, the temperature dropped below freezing. In the morning, Epperson found that the drink had frozen onto the stick. Epperson patented the ice pop in 1924. He wanted to call it the Epsicle. Allegedly, it was his children who insisted that it be called the Popsicle instead.
Popsicle brand ice pops have been made which look like Snoopy's head.