Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with a Strawberry Wafer Banana Split

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
July 20, 2019

Today, on Redhead Mom, we are sharing about our Strawberry Wafer
Banana Split as part of a partnered post with Voortman Bakery.Β 

Strawberry Wafer Banana Split with Voortman Bakery

Did you know that July 21st is National Ice Cream Day? I’ve loved being an ambassador with Voortman Bakery and sharing about the different flavors of their delicious wafers and cookies! This time, I received an assortment of flavors of the Voortman Bakery Wafers. Since we live in California and it’s strawberry season, I thought it would be fun to incorporate an ice cream treat with Voortman Bakery Strawberry Wafers, vanilla ice cream, and strawberries. What better way than to put together a homemade banana split!!

Voortman Bakery Wafers

This time, I received a yummy assortment of wafers from Voortman Bakery! The flavors included Coconut Creme Wafers, Lemon Wafers, Orange Creme Wafers, Strawberry Wafers, Banana Wafers, and Key Lime Wafers. I love that these wafers not only taste delicious, but they are also made with REAL FRUIT!!! You definitely want to give these a try if you haven’t already!

National Ice Cream Day Strawberry Wafer Banana Split

If you would love to try the different wafers and cookies from Voortman Bakery, you can find the retailer that carries them by checking it out HERE. Where we live on the California Central Coast, I’ve seen the Voortman Bakery products at Target, Walmart, Food Maxx, Foods Co and Ralph‘s.


What You Need:

  • Voortman Bakery Wafers in Strawberry flavor (or your favorite flavor)
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Whipped Cream
  • Strawberries
  • Banana
  • Rainbow Colored Sprinkles

What To Do:

1 – Peel and cut banana in half. Cut those halves in half. This will give you 4 pieces to which you can create a square shape in the bowl.

2 – Add a few scoops of your favorite ice cream.

3 – De-stem some fresh strawberries and place those around the bananas.

4 – Break Voortman Bakery Strawberry Wafers into four pieces. Place these around the banana split.

5 – Drizzle chocolate syrup over the ice cream.

6 – Add whipped cream and top with sprinkles.

Enjoy your Strawberry Wafer Banana Split for National Ice Cream Day (and all year long)!!!

Strawberry Wafer Banana Split with Voortman Bakery Wafers

I love Voortman Bakery wafers and all of the different flavors they have! I love them not only because their wafers and cookies are yummy, but because they are baked with real fruit! AtΒ Voortman Bakery, they believe in real ingredients. Simple, real ingredients are what make their cookies so remarkably delicious. Their wafers and cookies have no artificial color or flavors AND no high-fructose corn syrup.

At Voortman Bakery, they believe in the art of baking. Plus, their bakers love to bake! From creating new and exciting flavor combinations to constantly reviewing their recipes, their bakers are real cookie connoisseurs! They believe that cookies should taste delicious. I love that Voortman Bakery is committed to giving uncompromising quality, flavor, and simply better cookies to their customers. At Voortman Bakery, they believe that REAL bakes better.


I like to learn about the history behind the brands that I love! Voortman Cookies began in 1951 when two young Dutch brothers, William and Harry Voortman, opened their first bakery in Hamilton, Ontario. It took five years of dedicated baking and hard work before a Canadian grocery chain agreed to give Voortman Cookies shelf space in their stores!

Even though their name has changed, their commitment to using simple, real ingredients has not. At Voortman Bakery, quality and taste has always been and always will be their top priority. From their classic Windmill cookies to their new Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, they’re constantly reinventing what delicious tastes like!

What is your favorite flavor of Voortman Bakery Wafers??



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

48 Responses to “Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with a Strawberry Wafer Banana Split”

  1. Brianna S says:

    I’ve never tried these wafers but I need to! Looks soo delicious!!

  2. Banana splits are my all-time favorite ice cream treats. I’ve never thought to add extra ingredients in them but I do love wafers so I bet I’d love your version of this favorite dish of mine.

  3. I want them all! But the coconut cream looks extra special πŸ™‚

  4. Amber Myers says:

    Yes please, I would love this! I’ll have to make this with my kids. We’ve always loved wafers too.

  5. Stacie says:

    I LOVE this recipe so much! I actually already put these in my ice cream. It’s so good!

  6. What a delicious summertime treat, that’s not sold in an ice cream shop! The kids and I will enjoy making these!

  7. Liz Mays says:

    Now this sounds like a real treat. I’d love to celebrate with a dessert like this. The wafers were a good idea!

  8. Sarah Bailey says:

    Now this looks like the perfect way to celebrate. What a bowl of absolute deliciousness! I would love to tuck in myself.

  9. Oh man that looks good! I love those wafers and I love strawberries so I about fell out of my chair when I saw how good that looked!

  10. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    My dad used to love Voortman sugar wafers. He always had some in the pantry.

  11. Sue Reddel says:

    I had no idea that Voortman had so many different types of wafer cookies. I love wafer cookies, especially with ice cream! I’m going to have to stock up.

  12. Heather says:

    This is a great post! I love the idea, it’s just so creative.

  13. Mayuri Patel says:

    Must be intuition as I was thinking of banana split and lo behold, open your post and there it is with strawberry wafer. Yummy. Good suggestion to serve it with flavorful wafers.

  14. kumamonjeng says:

    Wow, there are so many flavors in the waffles and Lime flavor would be so interesting as I have never tasted before.

  15. Ruth I says:

    This is certainly everyone’s favorite day second to Christmas of course. Your ice cream motif is pretty innovative. I’d like to give it a go.

  16. Nnniiiiccceeeeee….this is my first time hearing of the Voortman bakery but sure, I can surely try out one of their products.

  17. Wow-what a great addition to the Ice Cream. I have never thought about adding these in there. What a cool idea.

  18. Kelli A says:

    These waffer cookies are one of my favorites and when I was younger my gram always had strawberry ones for us! This sounds yummy!

  19. Carolyn says:

    Oh man, I have not had a wafer in forever…so cool that they’re made with real fruit! Makes me want to have one again!

  20. Monica Y says:

    I love waffers with my ice cream, it was the way my grandma served us ice cream and it is the way I serve it to my son

  21. krystal says:

    This looks so sweet and delicious! I never would have thought to try it with wafers!

  22. Rena says:

    Oh that looks delicious! I had never thought of adding wafers to our banana splits but will definitely try it next time.

  23. Tasheena says:

    This looks so yummy! I love a good banana split. Can’t wait to give these a try.

  24. Emman Damian says:

    I want to try the strawberry wafers of the Voortman Bakery. It looks so good! I want to try the orange flavor too.

  25. Lynndee says:

    That looks so good! I so love ice cream, but I missed celebrating National Ice Cream Day. But it’s better late than never so I’ll celebrate later. πŸ™‚

  26. Emily Fata says:

    This looks like such a fun recipe to make! It would definitely be a hit when throwing summer parties!

  27. Ashley says:

    This looks absolutely delicious. I need to grab all the stuff for this and make it for the kids.

  28. Rachel says:

    I love wafer cookies. They are one of my favorites. I also love ice cream so this is a winning combination.

  29. stacie says:

    Never had this with wafers. The minute I read the title though… Instant drool. So saving this and making it soon. A lot.

  30. Tracie Cooper says:

    My hubby loves these wafers and ice cream and would love this sundae!

  31. Lisa says:

    Where was my notification for national ice cream day lol! This looks soooo delicious!

  32. I love wafers and so do my kids but we always end up eating them just as they are. Would love to try making your Strawberry Banana Split wager recipe the next time we have them.

  33. rika says:

    That looks so delicious! I love the idea of adding Voortman products! I love them!

  34. Garf says:

    Oh yeah…I want some…I love wafers so this looks heavenly to me. However, I did not know about the national ice cream day…shame on me…hahaha

  35. Louisa says:

    I was so bummed that I missed National Ice Cream Day. I immediately rewarded myself to two scoops of ice cream when I found out yesterday. Banana split would have been the icing on top!

  36. Lavern Moore says:

    Wow, how delicious are these! Yummy! Would love to try this recipe for this ice cream treat! Lavern Moore

  37. Heather says:

    You’re speaking my language! This looks like just the dessert that I need.

  38. Diana says:

    I LOVE ICE CREAM! This looks sooo gooood!!!`

  39. Catherine says:

    I love Voortman wafer cookies… I always pick up some when I go to Walmart. Such a fun idea for celebrating ice cream day!

  40. We love the idea of throwing wafers into our ice cream creations. Our last ice cream social featured strawberry ones(pink theme).

  41. Alexandra Cook says:

    This looks nice and simple to put together but so delicious! Perfect for a weekend treat!

  42. That’s one bonkers awesome ice cream treat. I’m glad you celebrated with deliciousness πŸ™‚

  43. eli says:

    This must be the best holiday ever! That looks absolutely delicious. It’s been far too long since I’ve had a good ice cream.

  44. What a delicious indulgence! I need to try these wafers! Perfect for a fun family night in!

  45. Eloise says:

    holy yum yum Batman!!! I want!
    I’ll have to make this for my kids and I to celebrate moving into our new place next weekend ; )
    I love wafer cookies AND ice cream, perfect combo!

  46. Lyanna Soria says:

    Well that is an interesting take on mixing wafers in a banana split. Looks quite tasty too so I would probably try it.

  47. blair villanueva says:

    Wow this is such a lovely, hard-to-resist kind of treat!
    Thanks for generously sharing your ice cream recipe πŸ˜€

  48. Mary Gardner says:

    This banana split looks really delicious! My favorite flavor is the coconut cream.

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