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Waffles and Ice Cream Dinner with History on the Side

Waffles and Ice Cream Dinner with History on the Side

Sometimes we break the routine. I expect my kiddos to eat what is placed in front of them, with no complaints.

As a reward for eating well, trying everything at least once, and making dinner time a time of enjoyable conversation, we toss caution to the wind and serve up Waffles and Ice Cream.

It’s not all fun.


We have the requirement of learning something.

For this meal, we share the story of how the waffle cone came to be.

waffles with ice cream

My kiddos tell it like this:

In 1904, at the St. Louis World’s Fair, a man named Ernest Hamwi had a waffle booth.

Right next to him was Arnold Fornachu, serving ice cream from his booth. Fornachu failed to plan ahead and ran out of bowls for his ice cream.

Hamwi thought quickly and wrapped a waffle around some ice cream, creating the first waffle cone!

This week, our story and celebration were courtesy of Schwan’s.

On top of dark chocolate and peppermint waffles, we scooped the creamiest, gooiest Berry Burst Frozen Yogurt.

Waffles and Ice Cream Dinner with History on the Side

My sister and I couldn’t believe all the gooey deliciousness that you could see!

Look at the berry ripple!

Waffles and Ice Cream Dinner with History on the Side

We all thought it was ice cream.

We all raved about the creamy texture.

We all were amazed at just how tasty it was!

After dinner, I looked at the carton and announced it was frozen yogurt.

The kiddos were shocked they couldn’t tell the difference.

Schwan’s frozen yogurt was an incredible addition to our meal.

Schwan’s offers fresh, delicious foods to help you prepare healthy, fun, and delicious meals.

Make it easy to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions with a range of comforting and healthy meals such as the Unbreaded Chicken Breast Filets and Mini Beef Pot Roast and sizzling Chicken Marinara & Tortellini and Southwest Fiesta skillet meals. To accompany the meal, add fresh veggies such as broccoli Florets or a Mediterranean Vegetable Blend, and finish off with guilt-free LiveSmart Ice Cream Sandwiches or Wild Berry Frozen Yogurt.

Schwan’s has your whole family covered for a filling and healthy meal this January! For more information, please visit


Julee is a quirky, dorky, North Carolina Transplant with an appetite to taste the world, meets its desserts and blog about them. When she’s not behind the computer you can find her playing with her family, reading a good book and celebrating the little things.
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