Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Vintage Thursday Thingie: A Sundae and A Vintage Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Do you know why this creamy delicious dessert is called a Sundae? First created in the early 1890s -the where is disputed-both Evanston, Illinois and Two Rivers, Wisconsin claim it- the why is not-the ice cream sundae was created to replace the ice cream soda on Sundays because blue laws had been passed banning the sale of ice cream sodas on Sunday. Lucky us!

The ice cream in my vintage Sundae dish is fresh and the marachino cherry is too, but this easy and delicious chocolate sauce is fresh made from a vintage recipe.


Chocolate Sauce

1 cup cocoa

1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup Karo syrup (light or dark-I use light)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup cold water

2 teaspoons vanilla

Combine everything, except the vanilla, in a small saucepan and bring to a boil stirring constantly. Boil 3 minutes, (stirring occassionally), add the vanilla and its done. That's it! Cool, refrigerate, and pour over ice cream or use to make chocolate milk. Mmm, delicious!

For information about my vintage Karo syrup cookbooklet, check out my VTT post from last year here.

To see many wonderful (but probably inedible) vintage treasures, hop on over to Coloradolady, our wonderful VTT hostess.






25 comments:

Patty said...

I actually have all those ingredients and could whip up a batch right now. Instead, I am going to go make something but will hold on to the recipe for future reference. Happy VTT to you!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

i remember sundaes mmmmm..thanks for sharing the recipe :)

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I haven't had a real sundae in omg, years. This looks delish!

happy vtt!

Postcardy said...

I thought it was rather strange to put Karo in chocolate sauce until I saw that the recipe was from a Karo booklet.

karenfae said...

LOL - I am originally from the the Two Rivers Wisconsin area and we claim it :) Funny to see the name here, it is such a little town to claim fame.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing the yummy looking sundae, and the recipe :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Maureen said...

Such an interesting story. I wonder what the reason was....

Anne Fannie said...

What a nice recipe, thanks for sharing it! I like the little story too!
Thanks for visiting my blog too and your comment.
Happy VTT
~Ann

Vonlipi said...

I could eat one right about now! Thank you for sharing! :)

Maria said...

I just say yummie. Thanks for the visit.

CC said...

Yummmmm. Now I need chocolate sauce.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful sounding recipe.

My Grama's Soul said...

Love sundaes! Love that recipe; might have to try it.

By, the way, have not seen your blog. Your quilts are wonderful.

Blessings,

Jo

Roslyn said...

How do you find Karo in Israel Miri? Yum yum!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love old sundae dishes! Ice cream just tastes better when eaten out of one, don't you think? And I never heard of the ban on the sale of ice cream soda. How silly!
Happy VTT!
Carol

LV said...

What a nice VTT post for today. Thanks for the information and mouth watering sundae. I have seen those dishes in older drugstores around the smaller towns.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Well Yum! I'm suddenly very hungry for a Chocolate Sundae! Thanks for visiting my First VTT today. I've enjoyed your blog very much. I browsed around as soon as I discovered you are a quilter and a quilt teacher. I am a former quilt shop owner, now working out of my home. I am a LongArm quilter and have quilted for the public many years. I design all of my own patterns for my Gammill LongArm and also do Custom Quilting. It was so nice to meet you and see your work. I'll be back when I have more time. For now I'm a new Follower. I also have another blog that is dedicated more to quilting, sewing and knitting. The link is on CollectInTexas Gal. It is called SuKnitWitty. I just gave my Studio a MakeOver. I'd love for you to visit.

Susan L (lily40au) said...

Nice story ... and recipe and visuals to make me drool. Yum!!!

viridian said...

No ice cream sodas to be sold on Sunday? that sounds like Evanston IL, Home of the WTCU - Women's Christian temperance union!

Deborah said...

Wow. That looks so good in that lovely dish. I could so eat one now. I never knew that about the sundae. Thanks for the info and thank you for stopping by my blog.

KK said...

Wow...I want an old fashion sundae NOW! So fun to learn how they got their name. Great post. I enjoyed it.

Coloradolady said...

ok...now this is not what I needed to see while I am trying to stick to a diet....LOL...great recipe, I am saving this one...Happy VTT!

Barbara Jean said...

Yummy and interesting post.

blessings

barbara jean

thanks for coming by. =0))

Susan said...

Yum! This would be such a treat for me right now. And you've been organizing your sewing room while I've been doing the same. And sundaes in the old-fashion glass somehow makes it taste even better.

Jane said...

What a fun post. I love ice cream sundaes!! Thanks for the recipe.
Jane

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

How fun! I never knew the history of sundaes.