The Jewish festival of Shavuot initially marked the beginning of the harvest and now commemorates when…
From cheesecake to blintzes to ice cream, Shavuot is all about dairy. What began as a harvest festival thousands of years ago now commemorates the Israelites receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai. And from there, Jews worldwide celebrate with dairy delights and all-night study sessions. So, this makes Shavuot the perfect time to serve up a sundae bar, complete with your favorite ice creams and toppings. To make it extra special, consider using some Israeli-inspired toppings.
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You might want to stick to classic flavors like chocolate and vanilla to highlight the toppings.
Our favorites include chocolate and caramel.
In addition to all the classics (chocolate bits, whipped cream, etc.), consider including these Israeli-inspired toppings to give your sundae bar Israeli flair.
- Blue and white sprinkles
- Star of David sprinkles
- Crushed Bamba
- Silan syrup (date syrup)
- Almonds, pecan, walnuts
- Chopped dates
- Fresh fruits
- Pomegranate seeds
Looking for More Shavuot Fun?
A Shavuot Quiz
Whether you are familiar with the holiday, you can learn more by taking our quiz. See if you can score 5 out of 5!
A Shavuot Coloring Page
Get your kids excited for this ancient Jewish harvest festival by downloading and printing Birthright Israel Foundation’s Shavuot coloring page.
Delicious Recipes — for Shavuot and Year Round
While blintzes and cheesecake are often the show’s stars, they’re far from the only Shavuot recipes worth making. We suggest checking out our go-to recipe blog for the holiday.