Are you ready to eat the ice cream of your dreams? Meet Caramel Waffle Cone Ice Cream – caramel ice cream with chocolate covered waffle cone pieces and a caramel swirl.
If you aren’t following me on Instagram, these past few weeks I have been checking out various ice cream stands around Pittsburgh to see who is worth visiting. Because I make my own ice cream, I have slightly higher standards than most people. First, I want creative flavors. I can get your usual chocolate, cookie dough, mint chocolate chip, etc. anywhere from any ice cream stand in a 5 mile radius of you. Give me something I don’t typically see, like Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream. Second, if you don’t have any fun flavors, your regular flavors better blow me away. I ordered an ice cream sundae from one place but was highly disappointed. The chocolate ice cream wasn’t chocolate-y enough. Maybe I ruined my expectations because I always make my chocolate ice cream extra fudgy. The place was packed, so maybe it was good enough for the average person. I may go back later and order something else, especially if they rotate out seasonal flavors. I felt like I was missing something since they have such rave reviews online.
As you can probably tell from that last paragraph, I’m a bit of an ice cream snob connoisseur. Ice cream is no diet food, so if I’m going to spend my money and calories on a scoop, it better be worth a few moments of pure bliss. Moments where you aren’t talking to anyone because you’re too caught up eating your ice cream with it all over your face. Moments where you’re trying not to eat your ice cream too fast because you want to savor every bite but then realize you better speed it up before it ends up all over your hand. Moments where you’re working at your desk all day and can’t stop thinking about that homemade ice cream in your freezer you’re just dying to eat again. For me that would be this Caramel Waffle Cone Ice Cream. I couldn’t stop thinking about this ice cream when I first got the idea, couldn’t stop thinking about it when I shot it, couldn’t stop thinking about it when I had leftovers in the freezer. I just couldn’t stop thinking about it. There’s something about those crunchy waffle cone pieces that I love. I almost bought a waffle cone maker years ago at a flea market but didn’t and have regretted it since. I couldn’t tell you the last time I had a waffle cone, so it was about time I did something about it.
I got the idea for this ice cream when I was browsing Target one evening. I was looking to see if anybody made peanut butter ice cream to use in a recipe. They didn’t, but I noticed they had a lot more fun ice cream flavors than I did as a kid, including caramel waffle cone ice cream. However, it was vanilla ice cream with caramel and waffle cone pieces folded in. I wanted to make a caramel ice cream base to double the caramel flavor. The key to keeping the waffle cone pieces crunchy in the ice cream is covering them in chocolate. Not only does the chocolate add another flavor element, it protects the pieces from getting soggy.
Source: Ice cream base adapted from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home
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