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2008/08/21 20:11:18 (permalink)

Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one

Ok...You walk into your favorite ice cream parlor and order your all time favorite sundae. From what place? What's it gonna be?

My favorite ice cream parlor is sadly no more...Holly's on Route 4 in Hackensack, NJ. So, my next choice would have to be a recent one I just tried in Blowing Rock...Kilwins. It is a chain. I think their ice cream may be a touch better than Bishoff's in Teaneck, NJ.

Anyway, that's my place and here's my order....

Black Walnut Ice Cream (2 scoops) with wet walnuts, hot fudge and legitimate whipped cream..Cherry on top. big glass of ice water, too.
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    ChiTownDiner
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/21 20:20:02 (permalink)
    Bahh Ben - I like Kilwins also and just had the opportunity to experience Graeter's...also very good. Right now, I would pick Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis for a Hot Fudge Sundae with Cake Batter and Black Cherry, real whipped cream, nuts and a cherry...ditto on the water!
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/21 20:24:04 (permalink)
    Sanders hot fudge sundae in Detroit 1 scoop vanilla and 1 chocolate nuts,whipped cream and extra hot fudge sauce. With a chocolate coke...Russ
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/21 20:33:32 (permalink)
    My favorite ice cream parlor has to be the Crown Candy Kitchen in Saint Louis. The tradition... the craftsmanship... the authenticity. The chocolate Easter bunnies, too.

    My favorite sundae, this summer at least comes from a place I just posted about here, Zwahlen's, just outside of Philadelphia in Audubon. Fresh made, very low overrun, genuine frozen custard - vanilla - topped with chopped fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream.
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/21 20:51:01 (permalink)
    Friendly's Hot Fudge sundae.
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/21 22:10:00 (permalink)
    Hi all,
    I can't say I have a favorite ice cream parlor, I'm happy just as long as it says homemade on the sign. I would go with a scoop of vanilla, a scoop of mint chocolate chip, hot fudge, marshmallow topping, real whipped cream, M&M's and 2 cherries.

    Dave
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/21 23:39:58 (permalink)
    ChiTown..Never been to Graeter's, but several friends graduated from U of Cincinnati back in the late 60's and said it was the best ice cream they have ever had! I have read many posters comments on that place throughout the years since...all with the same raves.

    Intersting..Everyone so far loves hot fudge
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    mayor al
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 00:16:42 (permalink)

    There are four Graeter's Ice Cream Stores in the Louisville area. Luckily one is on our side of the river, and we do visit it now and then. They make excellent ice cream. While the Mocha Chip and Toffee Chip are our standard favorites, during the summer monthes theirFresh Peach is a wonderfully refreshing taste.

    However my favorite Sundae comes from a long-gone SoCal favorite stop, Helen Grace's. The title of the Sundae is/was the 'Double-Treat'. It consisted of two baseball sized scoops of your favorite flavors - for me, that meant English Toffee and Rocky Road- in a silver 'Banana-Split' shaped dish. On the ice cream were small scoops of Hot Fudge and Hot Carmel sauces and real whipped cream and a cherry. Two silver creamer-shaped pitchers of topping, Hot Fudge and Hot Carmel, and a cereal bowl of real whipped cream came with the ice cream. Around the edges of the whipped cream bowl were a couple of additional Marichino Cherries, and a paper 'communion cup' of chopped nuts.

    Helen Grace's stores were in most of the Mall's in the L A area in the '60's, but disappeared by the time I returned to the area in the late '80's.
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 11:14:22 (permalink)
    I go to scoops ice cream parlor in Scotch Plains, NJ and order a banana split with strawberry, cherry chocolate, and smurf ice cream. Topped off with banana syrup, toasted coconut, and crushed strawberries. I get weird looks, but it is really good
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 11:34:57 (permalink)
    Al - Oh my..I cannot see anything "topping" that! Two silver shaped creamers filled wtih more of the toppings of your choice.. Extra cherries..Extra dry nuts...JEEZ!!!!
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 11:40:01 (permalink)
    CTD-
    Great minds think alike! Or is that hungry minds? You mentioned my two favorite places, Graeter's and Crown Candy Kitchen. I would say three scoops of Graeter's Black Raspberry Chip, covered with a generous portion of hot fudge and nothing else.
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 11:50:35 (permalink)
    Anywhere decent ice cream is served: 2 scoops vanilla topped with lots of good quality thick hot fudge, whipped cream, chopped almonds, and a big maraschino cherry with the stem left on. Double yummo!
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 12:24:45 (permalink)
    A couple of scoops of good vanilla with hot butterscotch and just a touch of hot chocolate sauce.

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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 12:36:38 (permalink)
    If they were still open, Farrell's Hot Fudge Nutty Nutty.

    Today I go for Aglamesis homemade luscious pistachio ice cream, covered with their decadent bittersweet chocolate topping, real whipped cream, and nuts. Oh my !
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 12:44:38 (permalink)

    Sundancer,

    DQ used to make a "Dixie-Belle" Sundae. Soft-serve with a scoop of Hot Fudge and Carmel or Butterscotch then topped with pecan pieces. it was a real bargain at DQ prices (compared to the parlor prices).

    Ben,
    The silver treatment was the crowning touch for me. My teeth still ache at the thought of my silver spoon scraping that silver dish...and scraping out the contents of the 'extra' supply of toppings from those creamers. Nut choices were crushed peanuts (salty), walnuts, almonds, or pecans. No aresol can whipped topping either... A large bowl of whipped cream behind the counter had a large spoon in it, to be ladled out into your individual cereal bowl of 'extra cream'!

    Some of you older SoCal folks must remember Helen Grace's... They got as much attention as the old Farrell's did in the days before Baskin Robbins grabbed a huge market share in that area.
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 14:18:00 (permalink)
    DQ is still on my favorite places for a ice cream sundae. I certainly enjoy their soft serve with hot chocolate sauce or butterscotch.

    They are pretty consistent and most seemed to have upgraded heir facilities. The new ones I have seen are very attractive.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/26 18:23:08 (permalink)
    Brown Cow Ice Cream Shoppe (now defunct)

    They had a warm fudge brownie sundae

    Thick chewy fudgy brownie square (warm)
    2 scoops (your choice) ice cream I always went for their cherry cordial and vanilla bean
    homemade hot fudge sauce
    real whipped cream
    sprinkle of toasted crushed peanuts
    cherry on top
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/26 18:25:43 (permalink)
    Black and Tan at Oakland's Fenton's.
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/29 09:07:39 (permalink)
    Sadly our favorite ice cream place was torn down earlier this year. They're building a jewelry store there now. I'd rather have the ice cream place. My favorite sundae is chocolate ice cream (hand dipped) with hot fudge, hot caramel, whole peanuts, and whipped cream. No need for a cherry on top, I don't eat them anyway. ;)
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 13:47:22 (permalink)
    Jackson (MI) All-Star Dairy "The Parlor" Strawberry Sundae in a tall glass

    "Basement": strawberry sauce, one scoop strawberry rich ice cream.

    "Main floor": more strawberry syrup, chopped almonds and pecans, second scoop.

    "Upstairs": more syrup, nuts, third scoop.

    "Attic": Syrup, nuts, whipped cream, cherry.

    Bring the house down!
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 15:29:21 (permalink)
    Kopps custard topped with butterscotch, pecans, whipped cream and a cherry.
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 18:26:19 (permalink)
    My all-time favorite sundae dates to the early 1950s. It was a time when there was a national thing going on with super-colossal ice cream sundaes -- something that started with a story in Life Magazine. In my hometown ice cream places started making them and offering deals.

    My favorite place made a ten-scoop sundae with sliced bananas, pineapple chunks, at least four or five different syrups including butterscotch, strawberry and hot fudge, plus whipped cream, nuts and maraschino cherries. If you could eat a whole one of these you'd get it, and a second one, free. If you couldn't finish the first one you paid a whole two bucks.

    I always got my second one.
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 19:21:17 (permalink)
    Just revisiting with another comment..Dairy Queen's hot fudge is the best I've ever had.
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 19:24:00 (permalink)
    When I was nine I came down with appendicitis about eight hours after eating a Dairy Queen hot fudge sundae. It was years before I ordered another.
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 19:32:01 (permalink)
    I have always loved a sundae consisting of chocolate ice cream covered with pinapple syrup, whipped cream and a cherry. My craving for that combo began when I was approx. 12 and continues to this day- fifty years later.
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 19:33:03 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Holly Moore

    When I was nine I came down with appendicitis about eight hours after eating a Dairy Queen hot fudge sundae. It was years before I ordered another.

    hahah holly same thing happened to me with eggplant parm!!.....ive since gone back!!
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 20:01:02 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by fattybomatty
    . . . and smurf ice cream. I get weird looks, but it is really good
    But is it made from real smurfs?

    (I hate me when I lose all my inhibitions)
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 20:10:59 (permalink)
    A cherry sundae from Shady Glen in CT. With, maybe, pistachio ice cream, and a bit of hot fudge, whipped cream, nuts and at least one cherry.
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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/29 11:19:13 (permalink)
    My favorite sundae does not come from an ice cream parlor. I know that sounds strange but....

    Banana Chimchanga @ Acapulco's in Aurora, IN

    They deep fry the banana in chimi wrappings with brown sugar (Hints of Banana Foster)

    When the chimi is done, sliced open, 3 scoops of your favorite ice cream flavor (usually choc, strawberry, vanilla), topped with whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce and a cherry.

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    RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/29 12:20:56 (permalink)
    Chocolate chip ice cream with carmel topping. No whipped cream, nuts or cherry for me.
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