Ice cream is a favorite dessert for many and a fun way to get calcium. Milkshakes, cones and sundaes are normal chilly treats. Let us explore some nontraditional ice cream ideas that are creative and heavenly. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.
Ice cream Filled Waffles
My grandma use to make ice cream filled waffles for me when I was a kid. Adults and children will enjoy this tempting treat. Ice cream filled waffles can be served for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Journey with me back to my childhood as we create ice cream filled waffles.
Ice cream filled waffles start with homemade waffles.
2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cups milk
1. Separate the egg whites and beat them with a whisk until white and fluffy. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl combine vanilla or almond extract, egg yolks, canola oil, and milk. Add sugar until it dissolves.
3. Add flour, baking powder, and salt to the wet ingredients.
4. Add egg whites.
5. Spray a waffle maker with cooking spray. Add batter and allow to cook.
6. Allow waffles to cool and cut into fourths.
Time for the ice cream. Take a waffle and top it with your choice of ice cream. Put another waffle on top. Creativity in the kitchen can be fun and rewarding. Experiment with flavors and have fun.
Add protein by adding peanut butter. Turn waffles and ice cream into peanut butter waffles filled with peanut butter ice cream. Add peanut butter to the waffle batter for peanut butter waffles. Melt peanut butter and mix it into vanilla ice cream to create peanut butter ice cream. Topping this with chocolate syrup is delicious.
Increase vitamin A by adding pumpkin. Transform vanilla ice cream into pumpkin pie ice cream. Top waffles with fluffy cool whip.
Mix it up by adding candy or cookies to the ice cream. Chips are a great addition, chocolate chips that is. Peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, and mint chips are also mouthwatering additions. Crumble cookies to add to the ice cream. Let the kids help with the crumbling. They will enjoy helping and find it fun.
Topping is optional. Toppings could include pure maple syrup, chocolate syrup, whip cream, or caramel sauce. Melting is another mouthwatering idea. Melt peanut butter or Nutella for a heavenly ice cream mix in.
Fill your house with the aroma of homemade waffles and ice cream. Enjoy!
Sparkling Coffee Floats, Champagne Floats and More
Make an ice cream float with your drink of choice. Traditional root beer floats are fantastic and classic, yet the options for floats are endless. Try nontraditional ice cream floats or make up your own.
Sparkling coffee floats are rich and rare. Make coffee with a minimal amount of water. Once the coffee brews add sparkling water to dilute the coffee and make it fizz. Sweeten coffee with splenda, sugar, or flavored syrup. Add cream or leave it black. Add an icecube or two if desired. Add vanilla ice cream or java ice cream. Choose decaf or regular coffee for your sparkling coffee float.
Champagne floats are great for parties. Champagne is bubbly just like soda. Serve champagne floats next time you are entertaining or throwing a party. Children will enjoy an imitation champagne float made with sparkling cider.
Diet ice cream floats are great for those counting calories. Create a float with your favorite diet drink. Diet Coke, Diet Root Beer, or Diet Dr Pepper floats are a diet lovers dream. Add sugar free vanilla syrup to sample a Diet Vanilla Coke float. Dieting can be nutritious and delicious when done right. Double the lite with Diet Sprite and sherbet.
Vanilla isn’t the only flavor for a float. Try a Coke or Diet Coke float made with strawberry ice cream instead of vanilla. Mountain Dew Code Red with chocolate ice cream gives a chocolate covered cherry taste.
Soft Serve Dip
Allow chocolate or vanilla ice cream to thaw for a bit. Once slighlty thawed mix it with a spoon until it has the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Put the ice cream in a decorative bowl. Lay the ice cream bowl in a bowl of ice so that it won’t melt. Serve with sliced apples, strawberries, and bananas. Put a toothpick in each slice of fruit. Use the ice cream as a dip for the fresh fruit.
Bananas can be purchases year round and are high in potassium and magnesium. Instead of making a banana split make a banana bliss! Cut out the middle of a banana and fill it with ice cream. Top with sprinkles or sauce. Banana bliss is a great way to get children to eat their fruit. Banana bliss is an imaginative ice cream treat with no plate required.
Candy Bar Chill
Milky Way candy bars are great frozen but even better with ice cream. Cut a Milky Way horizontally and add vanilla ice cream to one half. Put the other half back on and freeze for a candy bar chill. Another option is to take two Kit Kat bars, adding ice cream to one, and topping with the other. Again, freeze the candy bar for a candy bar chill.
Cool off with these imaginative ice cream ideas.
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