Five Best Hot Fudge Sundaes in Broward and Palm Beach

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Ladies and gentlemen, July 25 is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day. With heaping scoops of ice cream melting underneath heated fudge, lathered in whipped cream, and topped with a maraschino cherry, it's no wonder the dish got itself its own holiday.

The history of the sundae is obscure, but the most popular origin myth is that it was invented in reaction to blue laws that prohibited the sale of ice cream on Sundays. The whipped cream, chocolate sauce, nuts, and other toppings that obscured the ice cream made the dish -- at least for legal purposes -- not technically ice cream.

Another version of the story says it was made from the leftovers of different ice cream flavors at the end of the weekend. For dignity's sake, we prefer the law-defying version.

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Regardless of its origins, the dessert deserves to be celebrated right: by binging on the five best hot fudge sundaes around town. Leave tomorrow open -- you'll need time to come down from this sugar high.

Moonlite Diner
Stuffed Monkey Bites Sundae
5. Stuffed Monkey Bites Sundae, Moonlite Diner, Hollywood
Open from 7 a.m. to late, this metal lunchbox houses some unconventional desserts. With a warm cinnamon roll resting beneath scoops of vanilla ice cream, the Monkey Bites sundae is smothered with caramel sauce and whipped cream and speckled with cinnamon and a bright-red cherry. Don't let the name fool you; this is one monkey bite that won't hurt.

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Location Info

Moonlite Diner

3500 Oakwood Blvd., Hollywood, FL

Category: Restaurant


700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant


329 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant


11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Category: Restaurant

Cherry Smash

8000 Wiles Road, Coral Springs, FL

Category: Restaurant

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