Yummy, It Is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

| July 25, 2013

Yes, it’s true that July 25th is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day and as a lifelong chocoholic and an incurable ice cream addict, this might be my favorite day of the year. 

Did I also mention that real whipped crème is one of my required foods? So I am sharing my favorite spots in New York City to relish the best hot fudge sundae on its special day.

Where To Go For a Hot Fudge Sundae Day in NYC


Serendipity 3

Through the years, no Bloomingdale’s shopping excursion would be complete without dessert at Serendipity 3. Located at 226 E. 60th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, this NYC institution has been dishing out decadent desserts since 1954.

Although known for their frozen hot chocolate and other chocolate delights, I would always opt for their gooey, silky hot fudge sundae with whipped crème. Friends with “bigger hot fudge eyes” than mine would choose the Forbidden Broadway Sundae that is a hot fudge sundae with chocolate Blackout Cake on the bottom. The sundaes come with three scoops of ice cream, so you may want to share.

Serendipity 3 is also renowned  as the home of New York City’s most expensive hot fudge sundae known as the Golden Opulence Sundae with a pricey tag of $1000.

Check out the video of this ultimate dessert and see if it’s worth the cost.

Serendipity 3 is located at 225 East 60th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) New York, NY 10022


Pearl’s Oyster BarPearls hot fudge sundae

Head to Greenwich Village to Pearl’s Oyster Bar at 18 Cornelia Street and sample the best lobster rolls and lobster pot pies outside of Maine.  Top it off with their perfectly executed hot fudge sundae. The hot fudge at Pearl's has a soft, silk consistency and is served with rich vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. They put some fudge on the bottom and sides as well, which make every luscious bite perfection. Simple, but delish!

Pearl Oyster Bar is located at 18 Cornelia Street, New York NY 10014


Peter Luger’s

peter lugers hot fudge sundaeIf you are heading to Brooklyn and want a perfect steak topped off by a tasty and visually pleasing hot fudge sundae, then the famous Peter Luger’s is for you. This sundae is high on our list because of the crunchy walnuts, the creamy Haagen Dazs ice cream and the “piece de resistance” Schlag.

Schlag is Luger’s special thick whipped cream that complements their equally thick hot fudge and integrates with all the other components to make the most scrumptious of mouthfuls. This hot fudge sundae is definitely worth the trip to Brooklyn.

Peter Luger Steakhouse is located at 178 Broadway, Brooklyn New York 11211



If you prefer to stay home and make your own hot fudge sundae, here is the recipe:


  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • ¼ cup cocoa (I prefer Ghirardelli)
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate bits (preferably Ghirardelli)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Combine the first four ingredients in a saucepan. Cook at medium heat, stirring frequently for a minute or two.  Add the butter and chocolate and stir constantly until they are melted and smooth.  Add the vanilla and stir. Serve warm or can be reheated in a double boiler. 


Charlotte Goldblatt