The 25th of July is Hot Fudge Sundae Day.
A hot fudge sundae is a perfect summertime treat to cool down with.
Not everyone is actually crazy about the traditional bright red cherry on top. What about you?
What flavour of ice cream do you like in your sundae? Vanilla, or do you like to double-down and get chocolate ice cream as well?
Do you like yours with soft-serve ice cream, or regular ice cream?
See also: Fudge Day, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Day, Ice Cream Freezer Patent Day, Chocolate Ice Cream Day, Creative Ice Cream Flavours Day, Frozen Yogurt Day, Ice Cream Soda Day, Peach Ice Cream Day, Soft Ice Cream Day, Strawberry Ice Cream Day, Vanilla Ice Cream Day
External resources: Enjoying Homemade Ice Cream without the Risk of Salmonella Infection (FDA)
Activities for today
- Go with a friend to your favourite ice cream parlour, or, maybe even to one you have never tried before. This could be a good excuse for a day trip out of town;
- host a hot fudge sundae party in your backyard;
- provide a toppings bar for your guests to assemble their own;
- the toppings are the fun part, so have lots of choices — don’t forget the chocolate syrup;
- offer different ice cream flavours;
- post pictures of your creations on social media;
- host a hot fudge sundae day at work.
Classic Hot Fudge Sundae (New York Times)
The first print mention that CooksInfo is aware of for a Hot Fudge Sundae Day in July dates from 2005 in Florida:
“What’s our… favorite food indulgence. July 25 is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day.” — Cocoa, Florida: Floriday Today. Monday, 25 July 2005. Page 14 col. 3.
Gleiter, Sue. National Hot Fudge Sundae Day: 5 places to cool off in central Pa. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: The Patriot-News. 24 July 2016. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.pennlive.com/food/index.ssf/2016/07/national_hot_fudge_sundae_day.html
Jordan, Lisa. Loosen Your Belts–It’s National Hot Fudge Sundae Day! Pembroke, Ontario. 96.7 FM Radio. 25 July 2018. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.star967.net/loosen-your-belts-its-national-hot-fudge-sundae-day/
Lehner, Dave. Jul 25 – Geezer’s Blog – National Hot Fudge Sundae Day. Minot, North Dakota: KCJB 910 Radio. 25 July 2018. Accessed June 2021 at https://kcjb910.iheart.com/content/2018-07-25-jul-25-geezers-blog-national-hot-fudge-sundae-day/
Today Is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day And Here’s Our Top 10 Places To Get One At The Jersey Shore. Jackson Township, New Jersey: Shore News Network. 25 July 2020. Accessed June 2021 at https://www.shorenewsnetwork.com/2020/07/25/today-is-national-hot-fudge-sundae-day-and-heres-our-top-10-places-to-get-one-at-the-jersey-shore/