July 22, 2011

Cake & Ice Cream Sandwiches

When we made our yummy Cake Mix Waffles, I knew they'd be perfect for ice cream sandwiches.  We got the great taste combination of cake and ice cream, but because we made our "cake" in the waffle iron, we didn't have add any more heat to our summer day by turning on the oven.



They were so easy, I really don't even need to give directions, but here they are:

1.  Allow your cake mix waffles to cool on a baking rack, then put them on a cookie sheet in a single layers with waxed paper in between. Put them in the freezer to get a bit colder and a little more firm.



2.  Take out your ice cream and allow it to soften slightly so it's easily scoopable and spreadable.

3.  Scoop out some ice cream and spread it on your waffle, then add another waffle to make your sandwich.


Oops, forgot the picture of putting the top waffle on, but I know you can do it! ;)


4. Put your waffle sandwiches back in the freezer until ready to eat.


68 comments:

  1. OK the kid who loves waffles in my house is actually my dear husband, and coincidentally, he has been asking when I'm going to make cupcakes again. Why oh why do I need someone else to tell me when you can put two things together?? LOL! And hello, adding a THIRD wonder in ice cream, brilliant!! I'm going to be very appreciated this weekend. :) So glad I saw you on Ladybird Ln this morning!

    Happy to be your newest follower ~ Adrianne
    happyhourprojects.blogspot.com

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  2. Love, love, love! Will definitely be trying these soon!

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  3. I'm in awe every time I stop by. You're awesome!

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  4. Oh wow! These look awesome, and they're so simple to make. Thanks for sharing it.

    I'm pinning it on pinterest. :)

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  5. I love your blog header - so cute!! What a genius idea. A cake cooked in a waffle iron. These ice cream sandwiches sound delicious. Next time I make some homemade ice cream, I would love to try out these sandwiches.

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  6. I came across your blog on Tater Tots and Jello! I love this idea for ice cream sandwiches...another great way to use my waffle maker!

    I'm hosting a link party..."Fusion Fridays" {Open All Weekend!}
    http://janedeereblog.blogspot.com

    I would love it if you would come by today and link up!

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  7. looks so yummy! stopping by from I heart naptime.

    http://lnowak.blogspot.com

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  8. Looks delicious! Man I wish I had a waffle iron now...

    :) I'd love for you to come link it up at the Picnic party!


    "Life's a Picnic!" party!

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  9. I should not look at food posts in the middle of the night when it's too late to be in the kitchen. It's expecially true for this mouthwatering post. I love waffles, cake, and ice cream!

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  10. ooh! yummy! can't wait to make these! :)

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  11. These look positively delicious!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  12. Looks so good! Great idea using the cake batter as waffles.

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  13. Oh, yum! I was thinking the other day that I wanted to make ice cream sandwiches, and now I know how I want to do it!
    --Jill
    JillMadeIt.blogspot.com

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  14. These look so Yummy and simple! We will have to give these a try! THanks for showing off!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  15. This looks so easy and yummy!! I love it! I'm going to share this on my crafty facebook page : )
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh yum! I would be thrilled if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional linky party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-party.html
    See you soon!
    ~Macy

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  17. Oh gosh! They look ah-mazing!! Can't wait to try some. lani5287.blogspot.com

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  18. Looks like a winner for these hot summer days!! Saving this in my recipe file!

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  19. I am so excited to make these with my four kiddos! I just saw your post on Reasons to skip the Housework. Your blog is cool! Thanks for this idea...I'm now imagining what all mixes we could try with our waffle maker, and avoid using our oven!

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  20. Great post!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Ashton
    www.somethingswanky.com
    {Sweet Treats Thursday} Thu-Sun

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  21. I think I just licked my computer screen.

    My readers would love these if you would like to share them on my weekly mommy solution meme. I love that kids can help make them too!

    http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2011/07/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-2/

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  22. YUMMMMMMMM! Following you from the linky party!

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  23. I found your fabulous project and blog through the linky party at Night Owl Crafting!
    I'd like to invite you to my weekly T.G.I.F. Linky party to share your projects -- I'm looking to grow my party with good quality projects just like this one….here is the direct link if you'd like to join us sometime - the linky is up Thursday evening - Tuesday….:)
    T.G.I.F. Linky Party

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  24. What a fun idea! I bet the kids got a kick out of using chocolate 'waffles' (great idea on the cake mix waffles too). Super fun.

    If you’d like, I wanted to invite you to share your best recipes over at my new party, Recipe Sharing Monday at Jam Hands. I’m going to be featuring my favorite submissions during the week and I’d love it if you’d join in the fun. :O)

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  26. I might need to make these for my daughter's bday. Thanks!

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  27. I saw this on pinterest, and this may be a dumb question, but did you just pour the cake mix onto the waffle iron and that's it - to make the waffles?

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  28. Do you have to alter the directions on the cake mix or just mix as directed?

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  29. Yes, just make the cake mix as directed, then pour it into the waffle maker. So easy!!

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  30. Another silly question possibly, but how long do you leave them in the waffle maker? As long as a waffle or as long as needed to bake a cake?

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  31. Not a silly question at all. It's about as long as you'd cook a waffle. My waffle maker has a little green light that comes on when it's ready, but I usually just open the lid after a little bit to see and lift up a corner to see if it seems done.

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  32. Thanks a bunch! This is a wonderful idea!!!

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  33. Have you ever froze these for any length of time?

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  34. I haven't froze these for a long time, but only because we like to eat them all right away! :) However, since I know you can freeze regular cake (and regular ice cream, obviously), I don't see why it wouldn't work.

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  35. This will be great for my hubby. I have sugar free cake mix and sugar free ice cream. i am constantly looking for something different for him to have for dessert. Thanks for the great idea!!

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  36. I don't have any kids, but I"m a college student and these recipes are much appreciated! They make my 'spare' time well spent :)

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  37. I am going to try to make the cake mix with a Diet Coke and a couple of egg whites. (The only way I make a cake mix anymore). Then I will fill it with fat free Cool Whip and freeze. These will be weight loss friendly if it works.

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    1. Have you tried not using egg whites i just use dt soda!

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  38. Just wanted to let you know I tried this recipe and my family loved it. I even blogged about it here http://controllingcraziness.blogspot.com/2012/02/not-your-ordinary-ice-cream-sandwich.html
    -being sure to give you credit. Thanks

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  39. I found your blog via Pinterest and LOVE this idea! As soon as I'm off my diet I'm trying this, LOL! Thanks!!

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  40. I think this is a super Idea. Can't wait to try it with my granddaughter. You could add chocolate chips to ice cream or coconut or smarties or nuts OMG this sounds like fun. Even fudge sauce.

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  41. I swear I bought a chocolate cake but couldn't find it, I did however have a strawberry cake so I used it and they were AWESOME!! My kids loved them and they didn't last long in the freezer!!

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  42. Here is a little hint...... Instead of trying to spread the ice cream on the waffle, get one of the paper cartons of ice cream, open it up all the way, and slice it with a knife. It makes perfect slices you can just plop onto the waffle, you can make it as thin or as thick as you would like!

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  43. i thought when i was looking at this amazing recipe i wandered into another link of urs for homeade ice cream... i cant find it now. do u have that somewhere or am i thinking of another sight?

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  44. I do have a recipe for homemade soft serve ice cream. I bet it would be yummy in the waffles. http://www.cometogetherkids.com/2010/08/homemade-soft-serve-ice-cream.html

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  45. I made these with my class yesterday as a cooking activity and they were a huge hit! I used vanilla ice cream on some and chocolate ice cream in some (because I like chocolate ice cream and cake). I found your idea on Pinterest, thanks for sharing!

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  46. so simple, yet so genius! Just shared with my FB followers!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

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  47. Absolutely fabulous...had to blog about it myself!!

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  48. My daughter loves ice cream, my son loves waffles, and I love cake. It's win-win-win! I'm tempted to try brownie batter, though...have you done that before?

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  49. I found this post though Pinterest. The photo was so beautiful that I just had to come here to read the recipe! Love it! And love your site :-).

    I would like to invite you to share this post (and your other posts :-) ) on a new photo based recipe sharing site that launched in May. The idea is simple: all recipe photographs are published within minutes of submission. And, of course, the images link back to the author's site.

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    I hope you get a chance to visit and to share some of your delicious posts with our viewers. It would be a pleasure to have you on board :-)

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  50. We made these tonight but we put homemade buttercream frosting in the middle instead of ice cream! BIG BIG HIT!

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  51. I think I'm a pinterest failure! My cake waffles would not release from the waffle iron. I sprayed the iron too. Oh well!

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  52. Oh no, Jamie! I'm not sure why that happened! I had similar problems when I tried it with brownie mix, but my cake batter ones worked fine. :(

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  53. SALLY GREAT IDEA,IAM GOING TO MAKE THESE,AND TAKE SOME TO WORK......THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING...

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  54. An old friend of mine used to make these back in the early eighties.. She would buy the ice cream in the rectangle boxes and just slice the ice cream like bread and put between her waffles then wrap them well in Saran wrap.. Kept them on hand for after church get togethers on Sunday evenings... Miss those days, must do this for my husband now

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  55. Just tried to make these and they came out absolutely awful. I had to throw it all out. So disappointed.

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    1. Oh no! I 'm so sorry they didn't work for you! What happened? Maybe I can help troubleshoot.

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    2. Hey! Sorry for the delayed reply. I just don't think I'm that good with a waffle maker. The chocolate cake kept sticking to the waffle maker and it kept coming off in chunks! This happens to me sometimes also when I am making waffles. I don't know how to fix this!

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  56. I made these last night except used brownie mix instead of cake mix and because there didn't seem to be enough calories, drizzled caramel on top (but I kept the brownie-waffles warm). OH MY GOODNESS - I am thankful I wasn't privy to this receipe when I was pregnant.

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  57. i just made a tiramisu layered cake and was thinking cupcakes would've been better. OMG!! I will make it in the waffle maker next time. Brilliant idea using cake mix in the waffle maker!!!

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  58. I am gluten free and haven't had an icecream sandwich in years. I am Sooo excited to make this with a gf cake mix!

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  59. I am making these for one of our Christmas desserts. Thanks

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  60. These look amazing and so easy!! I cannot wait to bust out the waffle maker and try this. I think they would also be delicious warm with ice cream on top maybe with some strawberries? I am all over it!! great post!

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  61. I made these tonight for desert.. they were awesome.. not sickening sweet like store bought.. thanks.. :0)

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