Ice Cream Sundaes

Sundaes are ice cream topped with sauce, a design for which there are 1000 variations. Some of the most common are a tin roof (topped with chocolate sauce and Spanish peanuts), a hot fudge sundae, a turtle sundae (topped with hot fudge, caramel sauce, and toasted pecans), and a parfait, which might include liqueur and/or fruit in a layered arrangement. There are good sundaes nearly everywhere, but the nation’s sundae mother lode is Buffalo, New York, where candy-store soda fountains specialize in homemade sauces and syrups, superb toasted nuts, and fresh whipped cream piped on from a pastry bag. At a Buffalo candy shop called Alethea’s, the Mount Olympus frappe consists of buttercrunch ice cream and sliced bananas topped with truffled hot fudge and freshly-made marshmallow sauce. If hot fudge is too fudgy, you can ask for Aletha’s thinner and more sharply flavored chocolate sauce, bittersweet chocolate or, for a twist, chocolate mint. Some historians believe that the sundae was invented as a way to serve ice cream on Sunday (when, in puritanical Midwestern venues, serving anything with carbonated water – such as a soda – was verboten because it smacked of cocktails). There are at least a dozen stories of the exact place and time when sundaes first were served.

Restaurants With This Dish

Magnifico’s Ice Cream

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ

Ultimate Ice Cream Company

ASHEVILLE, NC

Hollyhock Hill - Fried Chicken Dinner
Hollyhock Hill

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor

LE MARS, IA

Parkside Candy- Ice Cream Parfait
Parkside Candy

BUFFALO, NY

In a paper bowl, a moon pie is the foundation for ice cream, hot fudge, wet walnuts, whipped cream, and a cherry.
Pink Dipper

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC

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