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On a hot day, you’ll probably be craving for an ice cream sundae. It’s one of the best desserts because you can tailor fit to whatever taste you like.
You can choose from a variety of ice cream flavors. (Although the best combination is chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream). Then add some toppings! You can get sprinkles, syrup, or fruits. It’s a great treat to have with your friends.
Now, there have been many debates over the origins of the sundae. Some say that it was a variation of the ice cream soda. Others state that its origins were either from Illinois, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Ohio, or New York City.
The biggest rivalry when it comes to where the ice cream sundae was invented is between Wisconsin and New York. The rivalry between the Two Rivers and Ithaca has been well-known, people have dubbed it the “Sundae War.”
According to Two Rivers, the ice cream sundae was invented when George Hallauer asked Edward C. Berners to drizzle chocolate syrup over his ice cream. This happened in Berners' Soda Fountain shop in 1881. When Berners died, his obituary showed the headline “Man Who Made First Ice Cream Sundae Is Dead.”
Now, Ithaca claims that the first ice cream sundae ever created was on a Sunday, April 3, 1892. John M. Scott and Chester Platt covered their ice cream with cherry syrup and candied cherries. They called it the “Cherry Sunday.” The Cherry Sunday was written up in Platt & Colt's newspaper ad in the Ithaca Daily Journal. It became so popular that Platt renamed the dish as Sundae.
Both cities have highly contested which town really created the ice cream sundae. Ithaca has shared that their town is the birthplace of the sundae because it happened in 1881. However, there’s no written evidence of this except for Berner’s obituary (unlike Ithaca’s claim through the newspaper ad).
Wherever the ice cream sundae was first created, the two towns should be grateful that ice cream flavors are better now.
Launched on: May 11, 2020