Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches #IceCreamWeek

by Kate on August 13, 2013

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Welcome to #IceCreamWeek! Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina have teamed up with more than 20 of their blog friends to bring you a week full of ice cream treats, including a special ice cream giveaway! Prepare to have your taste buds tempted with some of the best ice cream treats around! Make sure you enter the giveaway for a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and two fabulous ice cream cookbooks so that you can join in on the ice cream fun!

So who doesn’t like ice cream sandwiches? I mean, what’s not to like about cold, creamy ice cream in the first place? But then you smash it between two cookies?!? That’s just a whole lot of wonderful. But have you ever had a waffle sundae? One crisp waffle topped with ice cream and all the fixins? Oh it’s just crazy good! So clearly two waffles must just make the ice cream eating experience doubly good, right? Yep, I thought so. I knew you would agree. So I made you Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches - FoodBabbles.com It doesn’t get much better than this. You can thank me later. Fresh mint chocolate chip ice cream smooshed between two toasty waffles. Oh yaaaa! It’s that kinda good. Oh, and that ice cream? This is the freshest mint flavor I’ve ever had in my life. This isn’t any store bought, extract created mint flavoring going on here. Oh no. I’m talking about a heaping pile of fresh mint infused into cream for flavor like you just ate a mint leaf with some crackly little chocolate bits in there too. Incredible! Oh how I love this week of ice cream! I told you to break out the fat pants. I wasn’t kidding. So get churning. You need this in your life. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches - FoodBabbles.com Don’t forget to check out my Roasted Apricot Honey Ice Cream to enter our ice cream themed giveaway!

 

If you’d like to check out today’s #IceCreamWeek recipes, drool over the blogs below:

  • Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches by Cravings of a Lunatic
  • Butter Pecan Ice Cream by Juanita’s Cocina
  • Cupcake Milkshakes by Cook the Story
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches by Food Babbles
  • White Chocolate Copycat Ice Cream by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine
  • Manischewitz Ice Cream by What Jew Wanna Eat
  • Blue Moo Cookie Dough Ice Cream by The Spiffy Cookie
  • Cherry Almond Crunch Ice Cream by girlichef
  • Enjoy!

    ~K

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    Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches

    1 hour

    Yield: 6 sandwiches

    Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches

    Smooth, creamy fresh mint ice cream with chips of semi-sweet chocolate sandwiched between two toasted waffles to make ice cream sandwich perfection.

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • pinch of salt
    • 2 cups packed fresh mint leaves
    • 4 large egg yolks
    • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
    • 12 frozen or fresh waffles, toasted

    Instructions

    1. In a medium sauce pan combine milk, sugar, 1 cup heavy cream, salt and mint leaves. Over medium heat, bring just barely to a boil. Once steaming, remove from heat and cover. Steep mint leaves in cream mixture for 1 hour. Strain the cream into another medium saucepan. Using a wooden spoon, press firmly on the mint leaves to extract all the cream and as much mint flavor as possible. Discard mint leaves.
    2. In a small bowl, gently whisk together egg yolks. Set aside. Fill a large bowl with ice and place a medium bowl on top of the ice. Pour remaining 1 cup cream into the medium bowl and set a fine mesh sieve on top. Set aside.
    3. Heat the mint cream mixture over medium heat until steam rises from it. Very slowly pour the hot cream into the egg yolks, whisking constantly until half the cream has been incorporated. Slowly pour the egg mixture back into the pot with the remaining mint cream, whisking constantly. Continue cooking the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
    4. Pour the hot custard mixture through the fine mesh sieve into the medium bowl with the remaining cream. Stir the custard over the ice bath until cool. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
    5. In the morning, churn the custard in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturers instructions.
    6. Place a freezer safe container into the freezer. Melt the chocolate until smooth just before ice cream is done churning. Remove container from the freezer. Swirl a bit of the melted chocolate in irregular, swirly patterns over the bottom of the container. Top with a layer of the mint ice cream. Swirl again in the same manner with a bit of chocolate then top with more ice cream. Continue this method until all the ice cream is in the container. Cover and freeze until firm.
    7. Evenly distribute ice cream among 6 toasted waffles. Top each with another waffle and turn the waffles a bit (like screwing on the top of a jar) to distribute the ice cream between the waffles. Serve immediately or place on a baking sheet in the freezer until ready to serve.

    Notes

    **Time does not include overnight chilling

    Adapted from The Perfect Scoop

    http://foodbabbles.com/2013/08/mint-chocolate-chip-ice-cream/

{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

tanya August 13, 2013 at 8:56 am

Great idea Kate! Not your ordinary ice cream sandwich! Mint chocolate chip ice cream is my favorite!

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Thank you Tanya! I adore mint chocolate chip and the flavor here is so different than any store bought version. So refreshing!

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Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig August 13, 2013 at 9:19 am

What a totally cute idea! And my fave ice cream of course!

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Thank you Cathy! I thought those toasty waffles would be the perfect carrier for this fresh mint ice cream.

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steph@stephsbitebybite August 13, 2013 at 9:43 am

Waffles for the cookie part?! LOVE this!!

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Thanks Steph! I love waffle sundaes so double the waffles seemed like a great idea ;)

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Barbara | Creative Culinary August 13, 2013 at 11:20 am

Love the ice cream flavor and how fun to use waffles…I’ll be right over!

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I’ll have one ready and waiting for you ;) I wish I could share these with you. So wonderful!

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ChristineM August 13, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Loving the waffle take on the sandwich! great idea!

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:17 pm

I’m so happy you think so Christine! We really enjoyed them. My girls shared them with their friends and they were quickly devoured.

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Jen @JuanitasCocina August 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm

My favorite ice cream…and I can eat with my hands??? Gorgeous, Kate!

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Thanks Jen! It’s a favorite flavor in our house too. I loved how different and fresh the flavor was from the store-bought kinds I’ve had in the past.

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Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) August 13, 2013 at 3:10 pm

These look so good! They remind me of Friendly’s “breakfasts” where they load up waffles with ice cream, hehe.

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:18 pm

OH!! So it’s totally acceptable if I eat these for breakfast?? I love that idea ;) And I’m happy you like these!

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I’m not a mint ice cream fan but love the use of waffles!

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Thanks Erin! Ice cream flavor, totally optional ;) Waffles? I think we should eat all ice cream between waffles now.

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Karen Alston August 13, 2013 at 5:23 pm

The waffles look awesome but what I really want to know is the brand of plate that the waffle is shown on. I’ve beenvlooking for something like that for ages!

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Oh I wish I knew! I don’t have it in front of me right now but I will look on the back of it for you :) It’s my favorite plate! I picked it up at Home Goods. And glad you like the waffle sandwiches too ;)

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Kate August 15, 2013 at 8:28 pm

So I looked at the back of the plate and it says “I. Godinger & Co.” Hope that helps! And I think I mentioned earlier that I believe I bought it at the store Home Goods. I’m not sure where you’re located or if they have that store by you. Good luck!!

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Karen Alston August 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Thanks so much for the plate info! I’m looking forward to a Homegoods trip in the near future!

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Susan August 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm

This is absolutely the perfect way to eat ice cream and waffles together. More waffles for you to enjoy and I love the taste of fresh mint ice cream!

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Kate August 13, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Thanks so much Susan! This was the first time I’d had homemade, fresh mint ice cream. Loved the flavor so know it will be a permanent player in our summer ice cream rotation.

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Heather @girlichef August 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Why, oh, WHY have I never had ice cream with waffles? I can just imagine how awesome it is…as the ice cream melts into the waffle a little…aaaaahhhhhhh. I’ll take a big one, please ;)

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Laura August 13, 2013 at 10:21 pm

I made some mint chocolate chip with my boys recently! Guess we’ll have to make some waffles to go along with it :)

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Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat August 13, 2013 at 10:41 pm

I love the idea of using waffles here! Beautiful photos too!

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Shelly (Cookies and Cups) August 15, 2013 at 7:55 pm

This is so amazing and totally cute!!

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Vicki @ WITK August 22, 2013 at 3:48 pm

This is an excellent use of waffles! It sounds like an amazing dessert.

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Kate August 22, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Thanks Vicki! Using waffles was such a nice spin on ice cream sandwiches. We really enjoyed it.

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