Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sweet Snacks: Chocolate Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

For the last Sweet Snacks of the spring session, we made Chocolate Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches. And yes, it was as good as it sounds. 

I used Alton Brown's recipe to make the chocolate waffles. I only made half a recipe at time which made about 6 waffles. (How did I halve the called-for three eggs? One egg and a yolk. It seemed to work ok.)

Here's what you need: 

We mixed the dry ingredients: 

Then the wet ingredients: 

Then we mixed them together and took them over to the waffle irons. I was lucky to have two of these; I borrowed one from another staff member. 

Chocolate waffles:

To add the ice cream, I took a container of Edy's Slow Churned, put it on its side, and used a big knife to cut about half an inch off the top of the container. I popped out the resulting round of ice cream and placed it between the two waffles.  

The ice cream, halfway through the program. It's been cut down a little bit at this point...
I cut the resulting ice cream sandwiches into triangles and TA DA!: ice cream sandwiches for everyone!

I chose to do a recipe that had a lot of ingredients so that everyone would get a chance to measure something and mix it in. You could also, I presume, use regular just-add-water waffle mix, but that doesn't seem as exciting. Even with all the ingredients that went in to this and making two sandwiches (four waffles) per group, it only took about 20 minutes per group of ten. I love how many times I hear "oh, hey, we can make this at home!"

Verdict: yummy!


  1. I'm absolutely in love with this idea! Thanks for sharing (and making me a little hungry too). How many kids do you typically have/allow for this program?

    1. The whole staff came coming in to the room to find out what smelled so good, so you are not the only one with hunger pangs from this one! For my cooking programs, I have four groups of 10-12 kids over two hours. Each group takes about 25 minutes to complete the recipe and then they go enjoy and the next group arrives. I've tried different versions of the scheduling portion, but have settled for this one at my current location. It works for us. I wrote a post about how I do it; you can find it here: Thanks for reading! Enjoy the waffles if you make them (and I really recommend you do!).


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