I’m back… for a second at least! Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. School just really gets in the way of life and all of the fun things I really want to be doing, like baking. I made belgian waffle ice cream sundaes to make up for it though! Studying for this most recent exam, as the weather got nicer, was especially difficult. I am so ready for Summer and so happy that I only have six weeks left of my first year. Sometime over the past month I decided that ordering a new waffle maker would cheer me up and make all of the studying a bit more bearable. I had a semi-decent waffle maker, so it wasn’t completely necessary, but another blogger recently posted about this new one with dishwasher safe removable plates and I was sold. Cleaning out all of the tiny divots in the iron is usually the least enjoyable part of waffle making, so a dishwasher safe version makes making homemade waffles just that much better.
My college dining hall had the best Belgian waffles and every once in awhile I would take a hot waffle over to the frozen yogurt machines and swirl some chocolate and vanilla yogurt on top. It was a killer dessert and when my new waffle iron came, I knew that was the first thing I was making. I don’t currently have a go-to waffle recipe, so I tried one titled “waffles of insane greatness” from Food Network and figured with a name like that they had to be good. I swapped coconut oil for vegetable oil and the waffles came out amazing. Adding vanilla gelato, warm chocolate sauce and whipped cream took them over the top. It was the perfect treat after long weeks of studying and now I just need to try to not make waffles too often.
Belgian Waffle Ice Cream Sundaes
Yield: 2 large Belgian Waffles (or 4, if your waffle iron makes smaller ones)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate sauce for serving
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix well. Add the milk, oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and mix well. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes.
Preheat waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer instructions.
Top warm waffle with ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream and enjoy!