A century and 19 to Sundaes: Served Fresh

Well, how about we tell you that by far we’ve had 119 years of Sundays! Confused? Well, let’s tweak it a bit then. How about we replace the ‘y’ with an ‘e’.  Sundaes! thats right! Celebrating its 119th birthday this year, the first ever historically documented sundae which was whipped up on 3rd April, 1892, Sundaes still happen to brighten our weekends. Lets dig it then.

Sundae, which gets its name from its leisure laden brother Sunday or the German name, Sonntag, is typically an ice cream dessert that involves topping ice-cream with syrups, sauces, sprinkles, chopped nuts, whipped cream or cherries. With millions of variations now available in the market- packaged, served fresh, pick your syrup et al, the original sundae was typically vanilla ice-cream topped with maraschino cherries.

Believe it or not, the invention of Sundaes also projects a theory that brings legal pressures in the picture. Well, that’s of course amongst the many others (Two Rivers, Wisconsin, 1881, Evanston, Illinois, 1890, Ithaca, New York, 1892 & Plainfield, Illinois) who remains to be the undebatable contenders for the position of “The birth place of Sundaes”. But as rightly said, think not too much when you can Slurrp.



Here’s to your knowledge, served fresh, a light read about the different types of sundaes and also the most expensive sundae of the world. Read on.

Classic ice cream sundae: Vanilla ice cream + sauce or syrup + maraschino cherries served in a sundae glass with foot. The Sundaes are typically named after the flavor of the syrup.


Hot fudge sundae: Vanilla Ice cream + Hot chocolate sauce + sprinkles + one maraschino cherry, served in a sundae glass. A hot fudge sundae can be made with any ice cream of your choice.


Double fudge sundae: A regular hot fudge sundae served double the amount served in a glass or a boat. Strictly for two and no less!


Caramel sundae: A hot fudge sundae but without the chocolate syrup and with caramel syrup.


Turtle sundae: Hmm! Interesting! Owing its flavor and name to its candy namesake, turtle, a popular caramel candy covered with pecans and then dipped in chocolate, this sundae is not a line different than its candy brother’s ingredient except the ice cream.

So, this is: Vanilla Icecream + Hot fudge + hot caramel + toasted pecans.

Black and White Sundae: Vanilla Ice-cream + chocolate sauce, topped with chocolate ice cream and marshmallow topping.


Brownie sundae: Okay! This is really rich and even richer in calories. Brownies + Vanilla Ice cream + hot fudge +whipped cream + peanuts and a cherry on top.

The brownie if replace by a blondie, the hot fudge is replaced by hot caramel syrup.


Banana split: To sum it up, three sundaes placed side by side between two banana halves.

A classic banana split would be: Vanilla Ice-cream + strawberry syrup, Chocolate ice cream + crushed pineapple and strawberry ice cream + chocolate syrup. Add a scoop of whipped cream and a cherry to all.


American parfait: A sundae that is layers of ice cream sandwiched between various syrups, granola or liqueurs.


And finally…

The Most expensive Golden Opulence Sundae, served by Serendipity 3, NewYork City: A sundae sold for 1000 U.S $, this by far is the most expensive sundae to be eaten on a Sunday, ever!

The Golden Opulence Sundae contains 5 scoops of Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream which is infused with Madagascar vanilla and covered in 23 karat edible gold leaf + Amedei Porcelana + candied fruits that is imported from Paris + Chuao chocolate + Armagnac + American Golden caviar + Passion fruit, orange and marzipan cherries decorated with real gold dragees. Did we miss something?

Oh, wait on. That’s not the end. The end is, its served in a “baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18-karat gold spoon”! Clearly, all that sparkles in this particular case is GOLD!


Next on Served Fresh: Caviar!


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