It’s hard to go wrong with ice cream—no matter what you do with it, it seems like it always results in something delicious. Ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cake, milkshakes, ice cream fondue…need we say more? And one of the few things that can make ice cream even better than it is thick, hot, sweet fudge. Fudge and ice cream…if that’s not a reason for celebration, what is?
Learn About National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
National Hot Fudge Sundae Day gives us all the perfect excuse to indulge in this delicious, sweet treat. It is all about celebrating the invention of this dessert, and what better way to celebrate than eating a sundae?
A sundae is simply an ice cream dessert that usually consists of one or more scoops of ice cream, which then has a syrup or sauce on top, with a number of other toppings added. This could be maraschino cherries, peanuts, marshmallows, whipped cream, or sprinkles. We also see a lot of dessert parlours adding chopped up chocolate bars to sundaes today, with everything from popping candy to candyfloss incorporated into the latest inventions.
Of course, a Hot Fudge Sundae needs to have two critical ingredients: hot fudge sauce and ice cream. After this, there are plenty of different adaptions of the treat. Some people add walnuts to their sundae, in order to give the dessert a good crunch.
You can also add fudge pieces or some chocolate drops. If you want to add some fruit into the mix, cherries are often teamed with hot fudge sundaes. Or, why not add some delicious and gooey chunks of brownie? The choice is yours! That’s what makes a sundae so great; it is all about putting your favorite ingredients into one big dessert glass and enjoying the magic it creates!
If you thought you were the biggest fan of sundaes, you may have to concede defeat when you read about some of these World Records! For example, the longest sundae was created in March of 2018. It measured more than 4,549 feet long! It was created in College Station at the Spirit of Texas festival.
The most expensive sundae can also be found in the United States. If you are willing to pay $25,000, you can enjoy the world’s most expensive sundae in New York City at Serendipity 3. The owner of Serendipity 3, Stephen Bruce, teamed up with Euphoria, a luxury jeweler, in order to create the Frozen Haute Chocolate sundae.
The sundae included 28 different cocoas, with 14 of the world’s most exotic and expensive cocoas. The dessert, which is spelled with two Rs, is served in a goblet that is lined with edible gold, and it is infused with five grams of edible 23-karat gold. It is then topped with whipped cream, which has more gold on the top. One the side, you will get a La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier. This sells for $2,600 per pound.
History of the National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
Why we call sundaes, sundaes is not precisely known, though it is probably simply connected to the fact that ice cream with nuts, sprinkles, fruit, whipped cream and various syrups used to be a treat reserved only for the weekends.
Sundaes first appeared in the early 1900s, and with a few years there were already countless variations of it, such as the Robin Hood sundae, Cocoa Caramel sundae, Black Hawk sundae, Angel Cake sundae, Cherry Dip sundae, Cinnamon Peak sundae, Opera sundae, Fleur D’Orange sundae, Knickerbocker sundae, Tally-Ho Sundae, Bismarck and George Washington sundae, to name but a few.
American-style fudge was first made in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1886, and its popularity soon expanded.
These two delicious foodstuffs were first combined in 1906 at C.C. Browns, an ice cream parlour on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, and the hot fudge sundae was born. Today, even Google recognizes this holiday as an official holiday!
How to celebrate National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
Are you ready to give your taste buds the treat of their lives? If so, National Hot Fudge Sundae Day could be your new favorite holiday! To celebrate it, you could go out to an ice cream parlor to enjoy one, or you could make one yourself. Fudge is not hard to make, nor does it require rare or expensive ingredients.
Simple Fudge Sauce
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup light corn syrup
- 1⁄4 cup light cream
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons REAL, unsalted butter
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan except for vanilla. Cook over medium heat, and stir until the mixture boils. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally (don’t boil it for too long or it will become too thick). Then, turn off heat and stir in the vanilla. Done!
To make a fudge sundae, all you have to is pour the hot fudge sauce over ice cream and add your favorite toppings. We suggest something simple and classic, like vanilla ice cream, canned cherries, walnuts and whipped cream. In this version of the hot fudge sundae, the sweetness of the fudge will be a bit offset by the earthy nuts and the tanginess of the cherries. Another thing worth remembering is that even if you make too much fudge sauce, it can be stored for up to a week in the refrigerator and then reheated in a microwave in a matter of seconds.
One fun way to celebrate hot fudge sundae day is to get your friends around and you can all create your own hot fudge sundaes together. Create a station with lots of different toppings, from brownies and popcorn to sprinkles and marshmallows.
You can then all have a lot of fun together making your own creations. This is a great way to spend time with those you love while doing something a bit different to the norm!
So are you ready to celebrate this deliciously sweet little holiday? We know we are!