My favorite harbinger of summertime is my family’s first trip to Dairy Dan, our local drive-up, soft-serve ice-cream heaven. As soon as the snow starts to melt and the spring rains drench our Michigan landscape, I get the itch. And when those first flowers pop, the bees start buzzing, and the birds begin chirping, I know it’s time.
My hands-down first choice at Dairy Dan’s is a waffle cone, twist, coated in sprinkles. It’s a treat that screams summer, and I can't help but get excited when there's ice cream and sprinkles and crisp waffle cones involved. While I'd love to be able to pull myself a soft-serve waffle cone on the daily, I'm not equipped for that (not to mention the fact that that would be DANGER), but I do have a waffle maker and an ice cream scoop.
And so, I channeled the flavors my favorite summer cone into these super fun and easy-to-make Ice Cream Wafflewiches. The waffles are sweet and tender, key for successful ice cream sandwich-ery. We also have a dead simple, 2-ingredient, chocolate shell for dipping, perfect for snagging those sprinkles, crushed cookies, nuts or whatever dippin’s your heart desires.
So, without further ado, let’s get this party started!
First, we mix together some Bisquick, sugar, an egg, milk, oil and vanilla.
Next, cook those waffles! Heat your waffle iron and scoop some batter up on it, cook ‘til appropriately browned, then repeat.
Then it’s time to scoop the ice cream. I think more than one flavor is fun, so definitely have options on hand. Place a big scoop on one waffle, find it a friend and smash ‘em together. True love!