Next level ice cream sandwiches: lovely, crisp waffles with a ridiculously creamy filling. Don’t forget the sprinkles.
Oh man. You know what makes me happy?
Waffles. Ice cream. Puppies. Not necessarily in that order. But I’m starting with waffles and ice cream today because, tadahhhhhhh! They’ve combined forces to make something even more powerful than either item alone! WAFFLE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES! And not just any waffle ice cream sandwich … which is not to imply that any waffle ice cream sandwich would be, you know, BAD … but these are just right up my alley.
Light and crispy red velvet waffles.
And thick and rich cream cheese ice cream.
Also, hey, sprinkles, because it’s almost Valentine’s Day! More on those sprinkles later.
Not only do I adore waffles and ice cream, but this recipe also requires the use of my two favorite kitchen appliances. HINT: One makes waffles. One makes ice cream.
Interestingly, these were the two appliances that Ross used to dismiss as “unnecessary.” But when it came time to register for wedding gifts, I insisted on including a waffle iron and an ice cream maker, and know what he says about them now?
“Oh sweetheart, you were SO INCREDIBLY RIGHT, as USUAL!”
Well, not quite. But he’s totally come around to them. I think the initial resistance came from the fact that his family didn’t own either one growing up, which seems crazy to me. Then again, I grew up without a stand mixer, and I still wonder, even now, if it’s totally necessary to take up all that cabinet space… but the fact is, we use the stand mixer, and the waffle iron, and the ice cream maker in regular rotation, so for us, they’ve earned their room and board. I say that as someone who used to live in the shoeboxiest of Manhattan shoeboxes, and someone who thinks twice and thrice (What’s four times? Fouice?) before buying anything for the kitchen.
By the way, even though a waffle iron and ice cream maker were questionable to Ross, he has found Pastasaurus to be a necessary item in our household, OBVIOUSLY LIZ. (For the record, I’m okay with it too.)