If there is one thing I can have over and over again is a good waffle. And I think it shows, as I keep sharing Paleo-friendly waffle recipes over and over again with you guys.
And now that you have multiple waffle options to choose from on my blog, I thought I’d share ideas as what to top your waffles with…because how you top your waffle is where the magic really is!
Sometimes you feel like dressing your waffles up with something really simple, like maple syrup for example. Sometimes you just want to eat them by themselves, as nothing sounds better than a nice bread-like texture that allows your taste buds to rejoice on the pureness and simplicity of the waffle ingredients themselves (an un-altered version, if you will). But sometimes, you feel like going BIG with the topping. And see, that’s where today’s post comes in handy.
There is something really special about the combination of a baked good with a nice frozen treat. Especially when the baked good is nice and warm. Seeing the frozen treat slowly melt over a warm baked good is completely irresistible. It makes you want to eat it right away…and I think it’s because you want to help the frozen treat from melting. Right? Right?! Yup, that exactly why we all eat these kind of desserts fast!
Today’s frozen treat is a super scrumptious homemade Paleo Blackberry Ice Cream, and I used this delicious recipe to top my Sweet Cashew Waffles. Let me tell you a little secret…it was uh-mazing! My husband and I both went back for extra servings. SO YUM.
I made this ice cream recipe using my standing mixer’s ice cream maker attachment, but any ice cream maker will do; just be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Enjoy!
- 2 cups fresh blackberries, room temperature
- 2 cups full fat canned coconut milk
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 ½ teaspoons unsweetened gelatin powder
- 3 tablespoons water
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Add blackberries, maple syrup, lemon juice and sea salt to a bowl and mash these together. Let sit for 20 minutes.
- Place water and gelatin in a bowl and allow it to sit for 15 minutes.
- Add blackberry mixture and coconut milk to blender and blend on high until smooth.
- Place saucepan under medium heat, add gelatin mixture, and stir constantly until gelatin has melted completely. Add in blackberry mixture to gelatin and combine well for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and pour mixture through a strainer into a bowl (do this only if you don’t want seeds in your ice cream.) Refrigerate for 2+ hours.
- Pour mixture in ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions.
- Freeze for 2+ hours before consuming, serve on Sweet Cashew Waffles and top with toasted coconut flakes.
- Ice cream maker (or ice cream attachment)
- Strainer (optional)
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons