10 sweet vintage ice cream ads for National Hot Fudge Sundae day


July 25 is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day. Sure, it'd be easy to give you a some sundae recipes, but we've found sundaes to be a locus of personal preferences. There's a lot that goes into the decision-making process when creating a sundae: Nuts? If so, what type? Canned whipped cream, homemade whipped cream or Cool Whip? Hot fudge or butterscotch? And do you top it with a cherry? Obviously, the answer is yes to all of it.

The most important question remains: What flavor of ice cream should serve as the base of your sweet confection? Vanilla would seem to be the clear winner, but there's a reason some people use "vanilla" as a synonym for "boring." Maybe these vintage ice cream ads can help you elevate your sundae game.

If you want all the ice cream joy without all the pesky cleaning up after yourself, Sweet Tomatoes is inviting guests to create a "Sweet Insanity" ice cream sandwich from their (epic) dessert bar now through July 31. Yeah, yeah, it's not technically a sundae, but put it in a bowl with some whipped cream and a cherry and you could easily call it a sundae sammich.