Thanks to Google (yet again), we all know a little bit more about the ice cream sundae. Today is the 119th anniversary of the first documented ice cream sundae. If you use Google.com today, you would see this pretty doodle.
Sundae, this appetizing ice cream dessert typically consists of a scoop of ice cream topped with sauce or syrup, and in some cases other toppings including chopped nuts, sprinkles, whipped cream, or maraschino cherries.
The Classic Sundae is the original sundae. It is vanilla ice cream topped with a flavored sauce or syrup, whipped cream, and maraschino cherry. These sundaes are typically named for their flavored syrup, cherry sundae, chocolate sundae, strawberry sundae etc. Soft serve ice cream is often used instead of regular ice cream.
Wanna make a Banana Split? Nothing to it. It is..
Three sundaes in one, side by side between two halves of a banana, sliced lengthwise. Includes strawberry ice cream topped with strawberry syrup, chocolate ice cream topped with chocolate syrup, and vanilla ice cream topped with crushed pineapple. Each scoop is individually garnished with whipped cream and a cherry.
And finally, the most expensive ice cream sundae in the world is at a price of 1,000 U.S. dollars. It is the Serendipity Golden Opulence Sundae, sold by Serendipity 3 restaurant in New York City. The dessert consists of five scoops of Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream infused with Madagascar vanilla, covered in 23-carat edible gold leaf, rare Amedei Porcelana and Chuao chocolate, American Golden caviar, passion fruit, orange, Armagnac, candied fruits from Paris, marzipan cherries, and decorated with real gold dragées. The sundae is served in a baccarat Harcourt crystal goblet with an 18-karat gold spoon.
Back to reality, what's your favorite ice cream sundae?