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National Strawberry Sundae Day – July 7, 2024

Hot summer days call for a sweet, refreshing treat. National Strawberry Sundae Day is July 7 and there is no better way to escape the summer heat than with this delicious dessert. There are many U.S. cities that still battle over claiming stake as the birthplace of the sundae in the late 1880s, but one thing is for sure, the sundae is an American favorite.

National Strawberry Sundae Day timeline

First Scoop

Two Rivers, Wisconsin claims that druggist Edward Berners served the first ice cream sundae.

October 5, 1892
In Print

An ad in the “Ithaca Daily Journal” writes the ice cream treat with the spelling, ‘Sunday.’

Behold, the Sundae!

Chester Platt prepares ice cream for his customers, adding cherry syrup on the top, paving the way for strawberry sundaes in the future.

Tin Roof Sundae

Harold Dean Thayer makes his version of a sundae by drizzling chocolate sauce over a scoop of ice cream, topped with marshmallow sauce and peanuts.

National Strawberry Sundae Day Activities

  1. Host a strawberry sundae social

    Summer days are for enjoying the nice weather with your family and friends. Invite people over for an evening full of homemade strawberry sundaes! Have each quest bring their favorite topping for an added variety of fun.

  2. Make your own strawberry syrup

    The best part of a strawberry sundae is the strawberry syrup. Dust off you grandmother's recipe book, or simple use one of our favorite recipes, to cook up your own sticky and sweet confection. The fresh berries make the syrup so much better than the store bought ones.

  3. Have a " Strawberry Sundae Funday" at work

    Kick off the weekend by putting together a "Strawberry Sundae Funday" themed happy hour at work. This is a fun way to continue the fun from the previous holiday weekend and gets everyone excited for the weekend!

Why We Love National Strawberry Sundae Day

  1. It's a great way to cool down during the hot summer days

    People are always looking for fun ways to stay cool during the hot summer days, and strawberry sundaes are one yummy treat that helps achieve that (while also taking care of that sweet tooth).

  2. They are allow us to be healthy

    Who knew that eating a sundae could help you with your daily vitamin intake? The strawberries in your sundae will add to your daily dose of vitamin C intake, making it much easier for you to indulge in this fruity creation.

  3. They provide the best flavors to your mouth

    Chocolate and caramel sundaes can become a bit too much after a few spoonfuls. The strawberry sundae provides that perfect balance between the candied sweetness and tartness that strawberries offer.

National Strawberry Sundae Day dates

2024July 7Sunday
2025July 7Monday
2026July 7Tuesday
2027July 7Wednesday
2028July 7Friday

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