National Strawberry Sundae Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Strawberry Sundae Day

National Strawberry Sundae Day 2020 - On 7 July 2020, National Strawberry Sundae Day is observed to escape from the summer heat with a delicious strawberry sundae. Get the information about the history of National Strawberry Sundae Day, facts, quotes & how to celebrate the National Strawberry Sundae Day 2020 from this article.

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National Strawberry Sundae Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Strawberry Sundae Day

National Strawberry Sundae Day 2020

National Strawberry Sundae Day is celebrated on July 7 of every year. National Strawberry Sundae Day 2020 is observed to indulge oneself on all-time favorite summer desserts. On this National Strawberry Sundae Day, people across the country will enjoy strawberry ice cream with strawberry sauce, strawberry chunks with whipped cream on.

Strawberry Sundae is a dessert made from ice cream with strawberries and ice creams flavored with strawberry. Each year when the strawberries ripen, it is time to rejoice. To celebrate the harvest several communities hold strawberry festivals. Strawberries take center stage at festivals during the summer times. So to chill the heat and humidity, it's the best time to add sweet, tasty berries to ice cream for a refreshing summer treat. Modern-day studies have shown that strawberries are a good source of vitamin C, and fruit intake can minimize bad cholesterol levels among humans.

What is Sundae?

A sundae is ice cream with a syrup which is usually served in a bowl. Vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, flavored syrup, and a maraschino cherry are among the regular versions of the dish. Hot fudge sundae, produced before drizzling over the ice cream by heating the flavored syrup, is a sundae variant commonly made with chocolate, caramel, or butterscotch sauce. Brownie sundae is made by garnishing with vanilla ice cream, sugar, and sometimes some other sundae toppings on some brownies.

What is the history of National Strawberry Sundae Day?

The founder and the history of National Strawberry Sundae Day are unknown. It is assumed, however, that strawberry ice cream was first served in 1813, at James Madison 's second inauguration. The root of the strawberry sundae is still debated in many U.S. cities. While an Ithaca, NY commercial is the oldest confirmed record of an ice cream sundae. The ad in the Ithaca Daily Journal on October 5, 1892, spelled out the ice cream treat with the traditional spelling day of the week- Cherry Sunday.

Ithaca's claim to the ice cream sundae took place in 1892 at Platt & Colt Pharmacy, was Reverend John M. Scott stopped to order an ice cream bowl. As the proprietor Chester Platt began to prepare his customer's ice cream, he didn't stop with only a few vanilla scoops. P/latt drizzled cherry syrup over the ice cream, then placed a bright red, candied cherry on top of them. The ice cream looked and tasted so good it deserved a name of its own. It has been named for the day it was founded since the day was Sunday.

However, Two Rivers, Wisconsin claims that in 1881 the first ice cream sundae was served by the Druggist Edward Berners. Customer George Hallauer had ordered an ice cream soda on a Sunday according to the story. Since regulations prohibited the selling of ice cream sodas on the Sabbath at that time, Berners came up with a solution and served the ice cream in a dish by adding chocolate syrup and named it sundae. Anyway to celebrate the strawberry sundae in the summer time doesn't need any history.

How to observe the National Strawberry Sundae Day?

Celebrate National Strawberry Sundae Day by visiting the nearby sundae bar and enjoy the sundae with fresh strawberry chunks. Some other ways to celebrate the day are

  • Make the strawberry sundae at home with different toppings and syrup and enjoy with families

  • Grow some strawberries in home garden 

  • Learn more about strawberries benefits 

  • Use #NationalStrawberrySundaeDay on social media and share the celebration of Strawberry Sundae Day

Strawberry - Facts

  • People who ate nitrate-rich foods such as strawberries burned 100 more calories before exercising in a study than those who didn’t eat

  • More than 53 percent of the 7 to 9-year-olds children chose strawberries as their favorite fruit

  • In France, it was believed that Strawberries are an aphrodisiac. Newlyweds were served with a soup made from strawberries, thinned sour cream, borage, & fed sugar

  • Folk lore claims that people soon fall in love if they cut a double strawberry in half and share it with the opposite sex

  • Strawberries were used in important functions in medieval times to bring peace & prosperity

  • Ancestors ate strawberries for its medicinal purposes. The ancient Romans claimed the fruit could relieve depression, sorrow, and stones in the kidneys

  • The Serendipity Golden Opulence Sundae, sold by restaurant Serendipity  in New York City, is the most expensive ice cream sundae at a price of US$ 1,000

  • Strawberries are the only fruit which carry their seeds on the outside

  • Per year Americans eat an average of three and a half pounds of fresh strawberries

  • A museum dedicated to strawberries in Belgium

  • The average strawberry comes with 200 seeds

  • Strawberries were the first fruit to mature in the spring

Strawberry Sundae - Quotes

“It has been many years since I have eaten freely at my choice, fair one, and a plate of strawberries is all that I desire." - Mark Blackthorn” ― Cassandra Clare

“I’ll be clickin’ by your house about two forty-five, Sidewalk Sundae Strawberry Surprise.” -Tom Waits

“As far as I am concerned, bigotry in strawberry or vanilla flavor is still bigotry.” ― Christina Engela

"A cotton-candy knockout, a strawberry sundae sweetheart, and a vanilla soft-serve misfit. We are the youth. And we live in a world where innocence is so short." - YellowBella

"You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae." - Paul Walker

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National Strawberry Sundae Day 2020 - FAQ

1. Why do they call it a sundae?  

Sonntag created the dish ‘after the patron's impulses to serve something.’ He called it after himself as the ‘sonntag,’ and because Sonntag means Sunday in German, the name was transformed into Sunday, and later spelled sundae.

2. What goes on a sundae?  

The original sundae consists of vanilla ice cream topped with a flavored syrup, whipped cream and a cherry maraschino. Usually, sundaes are named for the flavored syrup used in the recipe.


3. Who invented sundaes?  

It is reputed that Soda fountain maker, Ed Berners of Two Rivers, Wisconsin invented the first ice cream sundae in 1881. Berners' customer George Hallauer has asked Berners to serve him a bowl of ice cream topped with the soda syrup.