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Grilled Cheese Ice Cream a Big Hit on April Fools' Day

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Rochester: Grilled Cheese Ice Cream a Big Hit on April Fools' Day
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A Rochester food chain is serving up an extra unique treat that may sound like a prank, but it's no joke.

As YNN's Kate McGowan explains, the surprise is just in time for April Fool's Day.


ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- All day, the reactions on customers faces were quite mixed.

One said, "It was good!"

"It's good in a bad way," another said.

"Has a weird after taste."

So what's all the hype about? Well it may sound a bit off the wall, but every year, Tom Wahl's restaurant serves up a new ice cream flavor, just in time for April Fool's Day.

This year...

"It's grilled cheese that we actually grill on the grill, toast it up, cut it up, and put it in vanilla ice cream," said assistant manager, Jill Folk.

And it's dished out...

"To anybody that will take it," Folk joked.

It's a tradition many look forward to.

"The locals really enjoy it. They've been calling all week to see what kind we're having this year. Generates a lot of fun," said Folk.

It may require an open mind and a bit of bravery but those behind the counter say many enjoy the thrill of trying something a bit different.

Assistant manager, Ken Walsh said, "You have to see the expression on the face. That's what you actually look for and you kind of have fun with it, laugh with the customers."

"I'd give it a ten," a young customer expressed.

Flavors from past years include bacon, haddock, cheeseburger, and even italian sausage and onions.

Yes, it may not be the norm, but it's all in good fun for a day dedicated to joking around.

"This goes back a lot of years and it's something Tom came up with something, just to have some fun within the restaurant and decided to come up with crazy ideas of what to add to ice cream," Walsh said.

"You can kind of taste the cheese, it's like breakfast," joked a customer.

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