Run To Get Your Sundae On National Sundae Day

On November 11th, National Sundae Day brings a celebration to ice cream lovers across the country.


An ice cream sundae topically consists of one or two scoops of ice cream topped with syrup or sauce of choice. The sundae is often topped with whipped cream, maraschino cherries, sprinkles, pineapple or a variety of other toppings. 


Another way to celebrate is by hosting a sundae bar. Invite friends to bring their favorite toppings and begin creating some delicious desserts. 


One place that celebrates National ice cream day is A&W. They offer a root beer float for $2.00. This drink consists of root beer and vanilla ice cream. The nearest A&W is at 5133 S 108th Street in Hales Corners. They are open from 7am to 9pm on weekdays and on weekends. 


Donovan Shallue a Arrowhead High School Freshman says, “My favorite ice cream is chocolate ice cream with Oreo cookies added in to it.”


According to National Today, John M. Scott, a minister, and Chester Platt, co-owner of a pharmacy, created the first sundae on April 3, 1892 (a Sunday), in Ithaca, New York. Platt covered dishes of ice cream with cherry syrup and candied cherries. The men named the dish “Cherry Sunday.”

“In 2019, to celebrate national sundae day”, New York’s sugar factory restaurant created a massive desert named the Candy Cong. This massive desert consists of 24 scoops of ice cream of choice and 14 different toppings.  


Stacey Arnett a Arrowhead high school south campus Resource room teacher says, “Cashew milk ice cream is my favorite also when you add cookie dough and brownies on top or hot fudge and caramel sundaes.”