Only 119 years ago in Ithaca, New York the ice cream sundae was born thanks to John Scott and Chester Platt, who made the very first “Cherry Sunday.” The dish was advertised in the Ithaca Daily Journal and became the first recorded evidence of what is now known as the ice cream sundae on April 5, 1892.
However, there are others who claim the ice cream sundae was first served in 1881 in Two RIvers, Wisconsin, and still another account of the ice cream sundae in Evanston, Illinois in 1890. Will the real ice cream sundae please stand up?
Google seems to have sided with historians who say the Ithaca story has the most documented evidence, and making today the 119th birthday of the ice cream sundae.
Wikipedia gives insight into the most expensive ice cream sundae available today: Serendipity’s Golden Opulence Sundae, which is sprinkled in gold leaf and served in a take-home crystal goblet.