It’s no coincidence that National Hot Fudge Sundae Day falls on July 25th. Right in the middle of summer, it’s the perfect occasion to celebrate with a cold treat. And what better way to pay tribute to long summer evenings than with a campfire-themed Smore’s Sundae?
Origin of the Sundae
While the exact origin of the first Hot Fudge Sundae has been highly debated, one theory is that sundaes were a response to the “Blue Laws” in the late 19th and early 20th century. These religious laws stated that ice cream sodas could not be sold on Sundays. It’s thought that the ice cream sundae was created as a way to enjoy ice cream despite these laws.
Working with Chocolate
This Smore’s Sundae recipe involves making hot fudge sauce from scratch. However, working with chocolate can be challenging – it burns easily and needs to be heated very gently. Heating the half and half right before adding it to the other ingredients allows you to melt most of the chocolate using just the heat from the half and half. You can then use a very low heat setting to melt the rest of the chocolate so that it doesn’t burn. Talk about easy!
If you want to go all-out and make the ice cream from scratch as well, we’ve got you covered! Try this Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream or this decadent Triple Cream Brie Ice Cream to take your sundae to the next level.
What type of sundae will you be having to celebrate National Hot Fudge Sundae day?