Digital News Report – The Ice Cream Sunday logo above the Google Search box today is in celebration of the ice cream sundae. There are as many disagreements with the delightful treat as there are varieties.
History of the Sundae
Experts are not sure where the first ice cream sundae was created or when. Some believe that the word Sundae stems from the”Blue Law” which prohibited the sale of soda water on Sunday.
The whatscookingamerica.net website says religious people didn’t like “sucking soda” on the Sabbath. Although sometimes misspelled with the day, “Sunday”, the treat has also been called a “sundi” and “sondhi”.
Some believe the concoction was either created in Two Rivers, Wisconsin or Ithaca, New York. Ithaca proponents say the city created the first one in 1892 while Two Rivers advocates say it was created in that city in 1881.
The controversy continued with about.com’s assertion that the Sundae could have been invented in Evanston, Illinois. The city once passed a law preventing people from selling soda water on Sunday. Businesses turned to selling the ice-cream invention known as the Sundae. These laws came into effect around 1890.
Some believe the origin of the word Sundae came from the laws prohibiting ice cream on Sunday. The controversy rages on.
Types of Sundaes
There are many types of Sundaes. The first ones were likely ice cream and syrup. The server may have placed some whipped cream and a maraschino cherry on top. It was typically served in a tulip-shaped, footed glass vase.
Later versions may have included hot fudge. The hot fudge sundae may include hot fudge, chopped nuts and a maraschino cherry.
Experimenters began adding other things. Caramel was later added with pecans. This became the “Turtle Sundae”. Brownies and various flavors of ice cream became other options.
The big daddy of the Sundaes was the Banana Split. A banana is split up the middle and separated by scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice creams. The Split can include whipped cream, chocolate syrup, crushed pineapple and chopped nuts.
The purpose of the Google logo is to celebrate the 119th anniversary of the invention of the ice cream sundae in Ithaca New York by John M. Scott and Chester Platt. It is being said that they invented the “Cherry Sunday”.
By Mark Williams