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In United States, one of the best familiar ice cream desserts is the ice cream sundae . A typical sundae consists of a good dish of ice cream topped with sauce and syrup (often chocolate, caramel, butterscotch, or also strawberry-flavored), chopped peanuts, whipped cream, and a maraschino cherry.
Various American localities claim the invention of ice cream topped with sauce. Thomas Jefferson enjoyed maple syrup on the dish of vanilla ice cream, so the invention of the sundae, if not the name, will have to be in during 18th or early 19th century.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the origin of sundae is obscure. The newspaperman H. Ls. Mencken was invented a story that credited the competition of a pair of the soda fountain owners in the Wisconsin towns of Two Rivers and Manitowoc, whose rivalry purportedly founded ice cream sundae. Mencken later allowed that his tale was something of a hoax. Mencken's take: the sundae came into being in the year 1881 when Ed Berners of Two Rivers decided to make a very special dish to sell in his own store. Berners charged five cents and only was served the dessert on Sundays, hence the name. However, after certain Christian customers also complained about using the name of the Lord's Day to advertise ice-cream, he changed the spelling to Sundae. It is also reported that the first ice cream sundae can have originated in Plainfield, Illinois, or that it was invented to the circumvent "blue laws" of Evanston, Illinois that banned the dispensing of soda water on the Lord's Day.
Of the many stories around the invention of the sundae, one of the common themes is the suspected a very sinfulness of the Ice Cream Soda, that certainly was considered unhealthy and also subversive by religious conservatives at the time, and the resulting need to produce an equivalent of that overwhelmingly teen-popular treat for the consumption on every Sunday.
The classic hot fudge sundae is usually a creation of vanilla ice cream, hot chocolate sauce (hence the "hot fudge") whipped cream, nuts, and also single bright red maraschino cherry on top. However, it is known equally well for being a flexible food, the end result of which would generally reflects one's character. A hot fudge sundae can be made with any flavor of the ice cream; though, as a chocolate sauce is generally favored, non-chocolate ice cream flavors are quite preferred. Likewise, any ice cream topping works well on the hot-fudge sundae and even non-chocolate flavored sauce are sometimes used, or even a combination! The popular combination of vanilla ice cream , chocolate and also caramel sauces, and toasted pecans are known as a turtle sundae. In New England, it is not uncommon to see Marshmallow Fluff used in that place of whipped cream. A variation of the hot fudge sundae is the banana split that generally has two extra scoops of ice creams of different flavors, lying over a split banana. In many instances, a hot fudge sundae is thought to be synonymous with plain, simple sundae.