I have always loved ice cream sandwiches. When I was a child, I used to get them every Friday on ice cream day in elementary school, but there were ever only two varieties: chocolate cookie or vanilla cookie. I always chose chocolate, but when I grew up I decided to experiment with different flavors, add ins, and “bread” options. I have tried quite a few over the years for the outer layers – cookies, biscuits, wafers, but they never really seemed right until I decided to try waffles. Lightbulb moment here, because YUM!
I will get to recipe in just a minute, but first, there are a few things you need to know when making these. First, quality ingredients are important. These sandwiches are the perfect treat for my whole family, and not only are they delicious, but I can feel better knowing that they are made with clean ingredients. The best part about this ice cream is that the base is made from just two ingredients – bananas and Greek yogurt. It has almost the same consistency as regular ice cream, but so much better!
Okay, so here is what you need:
- 1 box of frozen waffles cut into 4 or mini frozen waffles
- 2 Frozen bananas
- 1 cup Vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp Maple syrup
Make up your ice cream by blending bananas, yogurt, cinnamon and maple syrup thoroughly then pop in the freezer for at least an hour. I like to make my ice cream the day before so it is nice and firm when it is time to use.
Warm your waffles in the oven for 5-6 minutes, making sure they are crispy, then cool them in the freezer for 10 minutes. To build your sandwich, just drop a cookie scoop full of ice cream onto one of your waffle pieces, then top with another.
After that, you can keep them in the freezer until you are ready or go ahead and eat them! Also, since the base for this is bananas, it won’t melt nearly as quickly as regular ice cream which is fabulous if you plan on serving these at a party!