You may love ice cream sundaes, but do you know the story behind this delicious dessert? Continue on to learn the sweet history of the ice cream sundae.
A traditional ice cream sundae is made with vanilla ice cream and topped with syrup, whipped cream, and a cherry. This simple and sweet dessert is a staple at many ice cream shops. Some ice cream parlors add variations to their sundaes, including using more than one ice cream flavor or topping the dessert with sprinkles.
You know what a sundae is, but you may not know where the treat got its name. This name actually comes from Blue Laws. Blue Laws are laws that prevent the sale of alcohol on Sundays. These laws were put into action in the 1800s and actually at one point included the sale of soda. This means that individuals could not order ice cream floats on Sundays. In order to continue to promote the sale of ice cream on Sundays, ice cream shops replaced the soda in floats with chocolate sauce. Just like that, the sundae was born.
Order yourself a sundae from Jake's Ice Cream on Siesta Key this Sunday, or any of our delicious ice cream flavors or any other day of the week! For more questions on our sweet establishment contact us at (941) 554 - 4632.