Ice cream bar

An ice cream bar is a frozen dessert on a stick or a candy bar that has ice cream in it. The coating is usually a thin layer of chocolate used to prevent the melting and dripping of ice cream. This is also known in the UK as a Choc ice. The ice cream bar is distinct from the popsicle, which does not contain any ice cream.

Ice cream bar
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Women eating ice cream bars in Nepal


Originally called "I-Scream-Bar", Ice cream bar, the Edy's Pie (formerly Eskimo Pie) chocolate bar was invented in Iowa by a pharmacy owner named Chris Nelson, who was inspired by a boy named Douglas Ressenden who could not decide between candy and ice cream. The patent was awarded in 1922, but invalidated in 1928.[1] One of the earliest advertisements for Eskimo Pies appeared in the November 3, 1921 issue of the Iowa City Press-Citizen.[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.[3][4]


  1. ^ Duan, Charles (20 October 2015). "Ice Cream Patent Headache". Slate. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Eskimo Pies". Archived from the original on 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2007-08-12.
  3. ^ "Our History". Good Humor. Retrieved 2020-08-19.
  4. ^ "History of Ice Cream".