Sundae ice cream comes in a variety of flavours. Arguably, the most popular include the strawberry sundae and the hot fudge sundae. But we’re here to tell you there’s a Robin Hood sundae, a Black Hawk sundae, and a George Washington sundae. There’s even one with candied violets! Come with us as we learn about popular sundae varieties from 100 years ago and what they are today.
First, let’s start with a gentle reminder of sundae components we’re familiar with. Typically, they all begin with one (or more!) scoops of ice cream, topped with a small amount of sauce or syrup. Next, we have the toppings… Think whipped cream, marshmallows, sprinkles, and peanuts. Also, maraschino cherries and other fruits that may be cut up or crushed. In the sundae family, we also have banana splits and parfaits.
Next, to explore some of the historical sundaes named after heroic outlaws and presidents, we turn to the Ice Cream Trade Journal. Surprisingly, they published the following sundaes in 1909, over a century ago! A far cry from the strawberry sundae and hot fudge sundae we know and love today: