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The Ice Cream Sundae Book

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making America's Favorite Dessert

Photographer Bonnie Matthews

Recreate the classic and nostalgic flavors of your youth with the best-loved recipes in ice cream sundae history—learn how to make your favorite ice creams and toppings: French vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee, and so much more! 

Ice cream sundaes have been pleasuring our collective senses ever since 1892, when an enterprising soda fountain proprietor in Ithaca, New York, accessorized a scoop of ice cream with sweet syrup and a candied cherry, then named it after the day it was invented. The Ice Cream Sundae Book offers a scholarly glimpse into sundae culture with a collection of authentic formulas for the assembly of both plain and fancy sundaes as well as make-your-own ice creams and toppings.

Recipes include:

  • Hot fudge sundae
  • Black and white sundae
  • Maple walnut sundae
  • Butterscotch sundae
  • Turtle sundae
  • All-American sundae
  • Banana split
  • Snowball
  • Mud pie
So much more than just a collection of dessert recipes, The Ice Cream Sundae Book is a culinary adventure story—with a cherry on top.

Michael Turback not only created and nurtured one of Upstate New York’s first destination restaurants, he built a reputation around his ability to stalk, procure, and support the best of local food and wine. The Los Angeles Times called Turback’s “the first Finger Lakes restaurant to really devote itself to New York’s culinary and enological bounty.” A true culinary pioneer, his efforts sparked trends that are seen throughout the hospitality industry today. He is the author of a culinary trilogy (Hot Chocolate, Mocha, and Coffee Drinks), and has taken on, in print, such topics as the ice cream sundae, the banana split, artisan cocktails, food and cocktail pairings, and the pleasures of Finger Lakes Wine Country. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

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