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Homemade Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Recipe Level: Easy

These homemade waffle ice cream sandwiches are a fun and simple treat to cool down in the summer heat! Make your own variations using nuts, fruits, caramel and chocolate.

Baked by Alie Romano

Professional Baker and Recipe Developer

* Make sure to read the entire blog post. Every step matters, and I’ll provide helpful tips along the way!

Homemade Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

The only thing that’s better than ice cream sandwiches on a hot summer day is ice cream sandwiches made with fresh homemade waffles! As a kid my brother and I used to take Eggo Waffles and sandwich them with vanilla ice cream making our own waffle ice cream sandwiches. The warm toasted waffles and the cold melting ice cream dripping down our arms is a memory I’ll never forget!

Now that I’m an adult I can make my own waffles and can fancy up or dress down my very own style of a waffle ice cream sandwich!  It’s simpler than you think to make; after you bake your waffles all you do is add your ice cream and desired treats/toppings – now that’s an easy recipe!

Makes a fun Summer Activity with Kids

This is such a great treat to make with the kids on a summer day. You can fill bowls up with nuts and chocolate and let them press the waffles into each one making their own fun waffle ice cream sandwiches. It’s a bit healthier than the regular cookie ice cream version (if that’s something that matters to you)! And it’s also a great way to use up those leftover waffles from breakfast.

Homemade Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Eggs
  • Full milk or buttermilk
  • Vegetable oil
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream

Favourite Toppings

  • Maple syrup drizzle and toasted walnuts
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • Caramel bits/ toffee pieces
  • Dark Chocolate drizzle (melted chocolate)
  • Fresh berries – raspberries and blueberries

More Topping Options:

  • Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Frozen banana slices
  • Crushed candy bars
  • Dipped in Dulce de Leche
  • Dipped in caramel sauce
  • Change up the ice cream flavour; chocolate ice cream, Neapolitan ice cream, French vanilla ice cream, etc.
Homemade Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

How To Get a Professional looking ice cream sandwich

Here’s a great trick to getting a perfect, evenly thick slice of ice cream for each sandwich. Take a large tub of your favourite ice cream (mine is Kawartha Dairy) and simply dump the entire contents out in one solid piece. Now slice 1-inch thick rounds. Using your waffle as a stencil cut ice cream into desired shapes to fit your waffles. Voila!

Tips For The Perfect Homemade Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

  1. Avoid stacking the waffles directly on top of each other after they are baked, as they may become soggy.
  2. Make sure the waffles are at room temperature before sandwiching them with ice cream.
  3. Use a sharp large knife to slice 1″-1 1/2″ sections of ice cream. If the knife is sharp enough you can slice right through the ice cream container so there’s no need to remove the ice cream from the tub.
  4. If you’re looking for more flavour, add your toppings into the middle of the sandwich with the ice cream too. For example, press fresh fruit into the ice cream and then add the second waffle on top.
Homemade Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

How To Make Homemade Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Step One: Preheat your waffle maker. Make your waffle batter and let rest for 5-8 minutes. Then spoon the batter into the waffle maker and cook until golden brown. Let waffles cool completely (preferably on a wire rack, so they don’t get soggy).

Step Two: Remove the ice cream packaging and dump the entire contents in one solid piece. Slice into 1-inch thick rounds. Using your waffle as a stencil cut ice cream into desired shapes to fit your waffles. I did triangles.

Step Three: Sandwich the ice cream between 2 waffles. Then decorate your ice cream waffle sandwiches as you like; press the sides of your waffle sandwich into nuts, semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted chocolate, caramel sauce, fruit, etc.

Homemade Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Homemade Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

These homemade waffle ice cream sandwiches are a fun and simple treat to cool down in the summer heat! Make your own variations using nuts, fruits, caramel and chocolate.

  • Author: Alie Romano
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Canadian

Ingredients

Units Scale

Waffles

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or cinnamon)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups full milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (or butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tub vanilla ice cream

Your Favourite Toppings

  • Maple syrup drizzle and toasted walnuts
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • Caramel bits
  • Dark Chocolate drizzle
  • Fresh berries – raspberries and blueberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In a large bowl mix dry ingredients; flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk eggs until fluffy. Add milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla. Mix to combine.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry. Gently mix your batter just until combined. Let the batter rest for 5-8 minutes. 
  5. Pour mixture into each section of your waffle iron. Cook until golden brown (if needed spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray).
  6. Set waffles aside to cool.
  7. Take a large tub of ice cream and dump the entire contents out in one solid piece. Slice into 1-inch thick rounds. Using your waffle as a stencil cut ice cream into desired shapes to fit your waffles. I did triangles. Sandwich the ice cream between 2 waffles.
  8. Press the sides of your waffle sandwich (where the ice cream is showing) into your desired topping, such as nuts, chocolate chips or fruit.
  9. Eat right away, or wrap and freeze for later.

Notes

If you freeze your sandwiches for later, make sure you take them out and let them soften for approx. 10 mins before eating (they will be frozen solid and difficult to eat).

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 plain sandwich
  • Calories: 279
  • Sugar: 6.9g
  • Sodium: 115mg
  • Fat: 15.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 29.2g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Protein: 6.3g
  • Cholesterol: 49mg

Keywords: Ice Cream, Waffles, Summer Treats, Ice Cream Sandwiches

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FAQ’s

How long do homemade waffle ice cream sandwiches last?

Homemade waffle ice cream sandwiches will last one month when stored properly. Wrap individual waffle sandwiches tightly in plastic wrap then add them to a freezer bag or airtight container.

Can I use store-bought waffles to make ice cream sandwiches?

Yes! Although I’m a big fan of making your own homemade waffles you can use store-bought waffles in a pinch.

Why are my waffles soggy?

If your waffles are soggy make sure they are fully cooked until crisp and golden brown before removing them from the waffle iron. If they get soggy after cooking, make sure you don’t stack them on top of each other. After removing the waffles from the iron allow them to cool on a wire rack. Placing them on a flat surface or stacking them before they have cooled can trap steam, leading to a buildup of moisture and resulting in soggy waffles.

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4 years ago
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NOTE TO SELF…DO NOT GO TO THIS PAGE WHEN HUNGRY OR HAVE MUNCHIES…:)

jean
jean
2 years ago

Sandwich 2 waffles between your ice cream???? (Instruction # 7)

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