According to About.com (Inventors) this is what they had to say about the “History of the Ice Cream Sundae”, “In the mid-western parts of the United States, laws were once passed that prohibited the selling of soda water on a Sunday. The town of Evanston, Illinois was one of the first town to pass such a law around the year 1890. As an alternative on Sundays, local soda fountains started selling ice cream sodas minus the soda, which left only the ice cream and syrup. That became the recipe of what was to become know known as the “ice cream sundae.”
It is written in the history books that ice cream can be traced back to at least the 4th century B.C. The Roman emperor Nero ( AD 37-68) ordered ice to be brought from the mountains and to be combined with fruit toppings.
The first ice cream maker was invented by Nancy Johnson in 1846. She patented her hand cranked freezer that established the basic method of making ice cream still used today.
Wikipedia says the first baked brownies came out of the oven in 1904. This is the earliest a brownie recipe, and appeared in a cook book, called “Home Cookery.
Since those inventions appeared on the scene,we now have an ice cream sundae brownies. Much like peanut butter and chocolate that came together back in the last half of the 20th century as Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
Ice Cream Trivia
According to the culinary magazine Food and Wine, President Ronald Reagan (US president 1981-89) declared July to be National Ice Cream month and the third Sunday of July to be the official National Ice Cream Day. This year that official National Ice Cream Day is July. 20, 2014.
We hope you enjoy your ice cream day and include this recipe as part of your day.
Ice Cream-Sundae Dark Chocolate Brownies
You will need:
- Your favorite ice cream
- One Box of Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix or your favorite home made recipe
- 2 muffin tins
- Cooking spray
- Chocolate sauce
- Banana slices
- Follow the directions for your favorite brownie recipe to make the batter.
- Spray cups of a muffin tin with cooking spray, and add brownie batter to each cup until they’re about two-thirds full.
- Spray the second muffin tin, bottom side, with cooking spray and place on top of the first tin of brownies.
- Place in the oven and bake, following your brownie recipe’s directions.
- After the bowls are completely cooled, add a scoop of ice cream, top with chocolate sauce, nuts, sprinkles and a slice of banana. Enjoy!