Today marks the 119th anniversary of the ice cream sundae, and Google is celebrating with a special doodle. The actual history of the ice cream sundae is a bit controversial, with some parties believing it was invented in Ithaca, NY on April 3,1882 when owner of the Platt and Colt Pharmacy added cherry syrup and a candied to cherry to the usual ice cream. Other stories place the invention in Ed Berners’ Ice Cream Parlor, in Wisconsin circa 1881, with the first sundae having chocolate syrup.
Whenever the ice cream sundae was invented, we sure are glad. Here are some our favorite ice cream treats to help you celebrate!
Jaime has a great recipe for easy sundae sliders–these small treats are tiny, so you can have delicious ice cream with no guilt.
How about something different? This homemade concord grape ice cream has a wallop of real grape flavor.
And Shaina has a great recipe for a decadent Nutella ice cream sundae with toasted hazelnuts.