Happy Valentine's Day, friends! We started the day off in our house with heart shaped waffles-- saving the leftovers for these guys after dinner tonight! Do you guys have plans? I know it's a day that people tend to have a love/hate relationship with, but it seems like we could all use an excuse to celebrate love over hate. I can remember years past where Valentine's Day has been a total letdown, not at all living up to expectations. I also have really wonderful memories, though, too. Memories of my dad coming into Pappasitos's to meet my mom and me and my sisters for dinner with an armload of balloons for each of us. Memories of Aaron flying my mom out to LA in secret for my baby shower when I was pregnant with Parker. Rather than waiting for someone to do something for you today,perhaps today is the day to do something unexpected for someone else. Whether it's a celebration of romantic love, the love of good friends, motherly love, the unconditional love of yourself, or the love of others in your community, we could all use a little more love in our lives. (...and more waffles! Keep reading for the full Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe below!)
Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe
(waffle recipe adapted from the San Francisco Chronicle)
(makes 4 sandwiches)
-½ cup warm water
-1 package active dry yeast
-2 cups milk, warmed
-½ cup butter, melted
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon sugar
-2 cups all-purpose flour
-2 eggs, beaten
-¼ teaspoon baking soda
-2 ½ c. ice cream
-sprinkles and chocolate sauce (optional)
- In a large mixing bowl, add the water and sprinkle in the yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes, until yeast dissolves. Add the milk, butter, salt, sugar and flour to the yeast and beat until smooth and blended. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let stand overnight or all day until dessert time at room temperature.
- Just before cooking the waffles, add the eggs and baking soda, stirring until well combined. Use a waffle iron to cook. (They actually make heart shaped waffle irons, but we used a regular waffle iron and cookie cutter to create heart shapes.)
- Allow waffles to cool in the refrigerator. Scoop ice cream onto one heart and top with another heart. If using sprinkles, pour them on a plate so that you can roll the sides of the waffles on the plate until well covered in sprinkles. Top with chocolate sauce if you're feeling particularly indulgent!
Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe Photography by Katie Jameson
Those look so good! Would make a perfect snack after ballet tonight!
Jen Pinkston says
Yes! I'm such a late night snacker 🙂