Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one

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Baah Ben
Filet Mignon
2008/08/21 20:11:18
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.
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/21 20:20:02
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!
Russ Jackson
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/21 20:24:04
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
Holly Moore
Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/21 20:33:32
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.
Frankman
Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/21 20:51:01
Friendly's Hot Fudge sundae.
DPuro329
Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/21 22:10:00
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
Baah Ben
Filet Mignon
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/21 23:39:58
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
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 00:16:42

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.
fattybomatty
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 11:14:22
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
Baah Ben
Filet Mignon
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 11:34:57
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!!!!
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 11:40:01
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.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 11:50:35
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!
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 12:24:45
A couple of scoops of good vanilla with hot butterscotch and just a touch of hot chocolate sauce.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Tumbleweed365
Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 12:36:38
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 !
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 12:44:38

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.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/22 14:18:00
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
Knoxville, TN
CajunKing
Sirloin
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/26 18:23:08
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
uncledaveyo
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/26 18:25:43
Black and Tan at Oakland's Fenton's.
angel92
Junior Burger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/08/29 09:07:39
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. ;)
Rustywolf
Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 13:47:22
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!
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 15:29:21
Kopps custard topped with butterscotch, pecans, whipped cream and a cherry.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 18:26:19
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.
Baah Ben
Filet Mignon
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 19:21:17
Just revisiting with another comment..Dairy Queen's hot fudge is the best I've ever had.
Holly Moore
Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 19:24:00
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.
Bobs
Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 19:32:01
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.
dannybotz
Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 19:33:03
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!!
Rick F.
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 20:01:02
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)
jvsmom
Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/22 20:10:59
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.
CajunKing
Sirloin
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/29 11:19:13
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.

susanll
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/29 12:20:56
Chocolate chip ice cream with carmel topping. No whipped cream, nuts or cherry for me.
fattybomatty
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/30 14:49:10
quote:
Originally posted by Rick F.

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)


I wish! Sadly, it is raspberry ice cream with marshmallows that looks like a smurf because of the blue and white coloring. But I just pretend it is smurfette
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2008/09/30 14:55:16
Mashed potatos, rich beef gravy, sprinkling of bits of bacon, garlic chives, fresh cracked black pepper, and maybe a few deeply carmalized onion slices on the side.




What? I've never had a sweet tooth.
i95
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2011/08/03 19:50:45
jvsmom

A cherry sundae from Shady Glen in CT.


 
We returned to the great Shady Glen last month for ice cream and while en route
to Maine. Pure heaven -- and a step back in time with the paper-hatted and bowtied
waitstaff. Loved the Butter Crunch ice cream. Pretty darn near perfection.
 
 
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2011/09/14 22:19:58
No one serves my favorite, so I have to make it at home.  A couple of scoops of vanilla frozen custard topped with real maple syrup and toasted chopped pecans or walnuts.  (No bacon.)
post edited by MellowRoast - 2011/09/14 22:34:19
ann peeples
Sirloin
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2011/09/15 03:27:40
I had forgotten about maple syrup over ice cream or custard. Mom used to serve that.Will have to revisit that with the addition of nuts!
billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2011/09/15 03:37:15
A Dusty Road from Eddie's Sweet Shop in Forest Hills, Queens.  Three scoops of ice cream.  Think I'll go with vanilla, chocolate and butter pecan, hot fudge sauce (warmed up, natch), roasted salted peanuts, plenty of malt powder, real whipped cream and a cherry on top.  And a huge, Mongo-sized glass of ice water!
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2011/09/15 06:12:24
ann peeples

I had forgotten about maple syrup over ice cream or custard. Mom used to serve that.Will have to revisit that with the addition of nuts!


Custard or ice cream with just the maple syrup puts a smile on my face, too.  I use vanilla Haagen or Ben & Jerry's for it, too, but I have this special love for frozen custard.  My dad made it when I was a kid, but I didn't discover the maple syrup until adulthood.  Fresh fruit like peaches, bananas and blueberries work well on that sundae, also.  
post edited by MellowRoast - 2011/09/15 18:24:25
AndreaB
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2011/09/15 08:09:13
Don't have a favorite place but I like two scoops of chocolate ice cream, caramel sauce, marshmallow sauce, whipped cream and lots of nuts.
hannahbannah
Junior Burger
RE: Building your all-time favorite sundae - Just one 2011/09/15 18:13:23
Kimballs in Littleton Mass.  Vanilla ice cream,  hot fudge, whipped cream no nuts.  Orrrrrrr a Kimballs special.  Any flavor ice cream you want strawberry ,pineapple and hot fudge sauce with tons of whipped cream.  If you want the banana you get a banana split. Can be shared its so big.