Maple Bourbon to Butterbeer: Saturday is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day!

By: Amber Ogden | July 24, 2015

Surely your iCal is automatically marked with all of the observed holidays in the U.S. throughout the year, but what you may be missing out on are the lesser known days that are still worth celebrating. Take for example, Saturday, July 25. Did you know tomorrow is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day?

No matter what fad diet you’re following this week, I’m sure you can’t say that a hot fudge sundae doesn’t sound amazing right now. A classic from your childhood, no one ever outgrows a hot fudge sundae. However, sundaes can certainly be made more sophisticated, which is evident by the offerings at the following establishments:

Union Woodshop, 18 S. Main St., Clarkston, offers a Maple Bourbon Sundae with homemade liquid nitrogen ice cream. It’s topped with house-smoked Spanish peanuts, Jim Beam sauce and Michigan maple syrup. It’s okay, you can drool.

Selden Standard, 3921 2nd Ave., Detroit, is one of downtown Detroit’s hottest new restaurants, and Freep’s 2015 Restaurant of the Year. Perhaps it’s in part because of the Strawberry Rhubarb Sundae on the menu. Served with salt and pepper ice cream and shortbread, it’s not your run-of-the-mill ice cream sundae.

One Eyed Betty’s, 175 W. Troy Ave., Ferndale, is a great place for more than beer and a burger, especially when you save room for dessert! The Butterbeer Sundae starts with Treat Dreams Butterbeer ice cream, and is then topped with hot fudge, whipped cream, nuts and a cherry. A new twist on an old classic!

I’m sure some of you may be thinking, “those all sound great, but I really do love a classic hot fudge sundae.” If that’s the case, you can find more than your fair share of tasty sundaes at the following ice cream parlors:

This Saturday, enjoy National Hot Fudge Sundae Day the right way: with ice cream in hand!