1881 – Ice Cream Sundae Invented

On this date druggist and soda fountain owner Ed Berners of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, was asked by a customer to top a dish of ice cream with chocolate sauce, an ingredient previously used only in ice cream sodas. The new tasty treat became very popular, though it was only served on Sundays. According to H.L. Mencken, the sundae got its official name after a little girl demanded a dish of ice cream ‘with that stuff on top’ on a different day. Numerous other locations claim to have created the first ice cream sundae, and it is unclear which community deserves the title to having invented this great American treat. [Source: ]