Think outside the box with these Mini Chocolate Dipped Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches! Ice cream is sandwiched between two waffles and dipped in a magic chocolate shell. Biting into the delightfully crunchy outside is the best introduction to the creamy and sweet inside!
Waffles + ice cream + chocolate = love
What would happen if we switched the cookies from a classic ice cream sandwich with waffles covered in chocolate? Here’s a more important question: is it even legal to create a dessert that delicious?
My Mini Chocolate Dipped Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches are made with frozen Eggo waffles and ice cream before they’re covered in a magic chocolate sauce. The chocolate shell hardens all around the outside, so you get to indulge in the fun chocolate crunch before you reach the soft and sweet inside!
These Eggo ice cream sandwiches are a fun and exciting way to take a breakfast staple and transform them into a delectable dessert. The three elements are so easy to put together; just sandwich any ice cream you like between two toasted Eggo’s, dip them in melted chocolate, and freeze!
Freeze these ice cream treats for months to pair with more summery desserts, like my fresh and sweet Blueberry Galette and Chocolate Coconut Clusters. They’re guaranteed to please both adults and kids alike!
Waffle ice cream sandwich ingredients
Waffle ice cream sandwiches can be made simple or technical depending on your ingredients. Storebought staples with a few flavor boosters will taste delicious, but you’re welcome to mix it up with a few homemade substitutions. This is what you need:
Chewy frozen waffles, like Eggos, are what make these mini ice cream sandwiches so special. They act as the bread in the sandwich, surrounding the ice cream with their sweet and soft texture.
Eggo’s are the easiest option, but you can always make your own! Belgian waffles would be soft and tender or you can try this recipe and be fancy with Dutch Stroopwafels. Just know that they may lose their crunch quickly.
Just like my Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches, any ice cream flavor works here! Use a rich chocolate ice cream to compliment the magic shell or use vanilla or Sweet Cream Ice Cream to let the waffle and chocolate shell shine. Both homemade and storebought ice cream will work!
Melted dark chocolate chips and refined coconut oil mixed together turns into a rich sauce that hardens as it’s poured onto ice cream. Other than being the best ice cream topping ever, this magic shell surrounds the ice cream sandwich for a delightful crunch with each bite.
I like the depth and intricate flavors from dark chocolate chips (my favorite are from Ghirardelli) but you can use any kind you like or already have at home. Just make sure you use refined coconut oil so your chocolate sauce doesn’t taste like coconut. If you happen to be a fan of coconut, you can use virgin coconut oil instead.
If you don’t have coconut oil, you can melt Ghirardelli melting wafers instead. These dark chocolate wafers solidify on their own, are easy to work with, and taste so luscious.
Pro Tip: I strongly recommend making extra and storing it in an airtight container in the fridge. Just heat on low, give the sauce a quick stir and use it on more ice cream later on!
Add your own spin to this easy ice cream sandwich recipe with a few flavor boosters! Spread some caramel sauce, jam, and chocolate sauce on the insides of the waffles, add some flake salt inside the sandwich or on the chocolate coating, or drizzle some salted caramel sauce over the finished frozen dessert!
How to make chocolate dipped ice cream sandwiches
There are a few steps to preparing and putting these mini ice cream sandwiches together. The ice cream melts fast, so make sure you’re ready to move quickly! This is how it’s done:
Step 1: If you want, drizzle caramel sauce onto the toasted and cooled waffles before placing a scoop of ice cream on top.
Step 2: Press a second waffle on top and push it down to form a sandwich. Cut the sandwich into four pieces, place on a parchment lined baking sheet, and freeze.
Step 3: Make the magic shell by melting the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe mug.
Step 4: One at a time, dip the mini waffle sandwiches in the magic shell. Freeze until ready to serve!
How long do they last?
Frozen chocolate ice cream sandwiches should be stored in the freezer right up until you’re ready to serve. Wrap tightly and store in the freezer for up to three months.
Do I need any special equipment?
Nope! If you’re making these with frozen waffles and storebought ice cream, the only equipment you need is an ice cream scoop and a toaster. You only need a waffle maker or ice cream machine when you’re sprucing up the recipe up with homemade Belgian waffles or my homemade sweet cream ice cream.
It's time for ice cream!
Friend! It's your turn to make a batch or two of these mini sandwiches for your next party. When you do, leave a comment below so we can here how much you and your party guests loved them!
Mini Chocolate Dipped Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Toast the waffles until golden brown and allow to cool completely.
- If you like, evenly drizzle caramel sauce onto two of the waffles.
- Place ½ cup of ice cream onto the center of one frozen waffle (ontop of the caramel sauce if usinng).
- Top with a second waffle and press to form a sandwich and cut into four pieces. Immediately place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze.
- Repeat with remaining ingredients.
- Freeze sandwiches until ice cream is hard, at least 1 hour.
- Once sandwiches are frozen, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe mug.
- Melt the chocolate chips on medium power in 20 second intervals, stirring between intervals, until fully melted.
- One at a time, dip the mini waffle sandwiches in the melted chocolate, allowing excess to drip off and place back into the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Freeze until ready to serve!
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