Like the banana split, the ice cream sundae has some controversy about its origin, with many towns from Ithaca NY to Evanstown IL, claiming to be its birthplace.
The story I like best is that during the 1890s, when the rage was consuming ice cream sodas in chemist shops, ice cream sodas were banned on Sundays by the preachers as being too sinful. So someone came up with the sundae as a less sinful alternative.
If that was the height of sinning in the 1890s, one does have to say that those were gentler times!
It’s a bit confusing for me, because I can’t see how a sundae would be any less sinful, but maybe it’s down to the lack of fizzy bubbles. However, it must have been considered a bit naughty all right, for the odd spelling of the name is attributed to avoiding an ice cream dessert named after the Sabbath.
To make a sundae, you will need:
- Two scoops of ice cream
- Chocolate sauce or caramel sauce
- Fresh cream
- Any toppings you fancy (standard ones would be sprinkles, nuts, and/or chocolate shavings).
What to do:
- Take a tall glass, dribble some sauce at the bottom of it.
- Put in a scoop of ice cream.
- Add someÂ more sauce.
- Add a second scoop of ice cream.
- Add more sauce.
- Top with cream and toppings.
That’s it! Find yourself a long spoon and dig in.
It’s a decadent treat for a lazy summer day!
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