Each year on this day, Americans combine vanilla or strawberry ice cream, strawberry sauce, fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Make several strawberry sundaes, and enjoy this delicious treat with friends and family.
Five Food Finds about Strawberries:
• In a test, subjects who ate nitrate rich foods like strawberries, before exercising burned 100 more calories than those who did not.
• Over 53 percent of seven to nine-year-olds picked strawberries as their favorite fruit.
• In France, Strawberries were thought to be an aphrodisiac. A soup made of strawberries, thinned sour cream, borage, & powered sugar was served to newlyweds.
• Folk lore states that if you split a double strawberry in half and share it with the opposite sex, you’ll soon fall in love.
• In medieval times, strawberries were served at important functions to bring peace & prosperity.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Set up a strawberry sundae bar and invite the neighbors to make their own. Post on social media using #StrawberrySundaeDay.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Strawberry Sundae Day.
STRAWBERRY SUNDAE RECIPE
Recipe type: Dessert Cuisine: American
Prep time: 60 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 1 hour 5 mins
Strawberry Sundae with Strawberries, Puree, and Vanilla Ice Cream
• 2 quarts fresh strawberries
• 1 cup water
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• ½ strawberry puree
• 8 small scoops vanilla ice cream
• whipped cream
• 10 ounces frozen or fresh strawberries
• 2 tablespoons sugar
1. Prepare fresh strawberries. Trim and cut into quarters or halves if they are small. Place in a cup of water with sugar and allow to sit for at least an hour.
defrost strawberries at room temperature. Blend until smooth. Add sugar.
2. Taste for sweetness. Add more sugar if necessary.
Assemble by putting puree in bottom of sundae dish add ice cream, strawberries, puree and more ice cream with fresh strawberries.
3. Top with whipped cream.
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