I have birthdays and desserts on the brain this week. This was bound to happen.
It came to me in a dream. For reals.
When I was living in Los Angeles, years ago, I started this thing where I baked cakes for my friends’ birthdays. And we’re not talking beautiful, elegant, professional frosting job cakes here. We’re talking “it’s totally obvious this is from a cake mix and homemade birthday cake; but made from love cake.” And these were round cakes so I couldn’t fit the entire “Happy Birthday Joyce” on the cake, so I would just write “Happy” and then the person’s name. “Happy Joyce.” It became my thing.
Birthdays are a special occasion no matter what your age. Even though these weren’t beautiful cakes, everyone loved them and it made the birthday guest of honor feel special. Isn’t that what it’s all about?
My daughter, Phoebe, like most kids I know, LOVES ice cream. As you might have guessed, her favorite flavor is Mint Chocolate Chip. I really did dream this up in my head. And this might look insane . . just crazy to you. . I did feel a little crazy indulgent as I was slathering on the creamy peanut butter and globs of Nutella over each waffle.
And then as I was scooping out the ice cream. I think there are 8 or 10 scoops on this thing, I did think, Whoa. This is a little crazy. It did get a little DMX crazy up in here. And here’s the thing with taking photos and working with ice cream and whipped cream. You need to work fast. Or this is what starts to happen.
Still, if you make this for that special someone on their birthday, something amazing will happen. And I’m not talking about sugar coma because there is no way one, single person can eat this thing alone. No, No. This Waffle Sundae is meant to be shared.
Everyone will be happy.
At least that’s how it works here. Ice cream makes everyone smile. So, if you’re looking for a little over-the-top, a little crazy, a little, well ok A LOT of ice cream and decadence, give this a try. . and hey, I added fruit. And there’s waffles so it’s not completely bad for you. There is no shame in using a box waffle mix for this one. No shame at all. However, if you want to make them yourself, here’s a recipe for waffles.
I hope you enjoy!
- 2 Waffles; prepared and cooked
- Creamy peanut butter
- Several scoops of your favorite ice cream
- Hot fudge
- Whipped cream
- Nuts of any kind
- chocolate wafer sticks or any cookie
- Prepare your waffles according to box directions or make them homemade from the link provided. Allow to cool.
- To assemble: plate your first waffle. Slather on peanut butter and then some Nutella. Repeat with second waffle. Add the ice cream scoops and then go crazy with all of the toppings. Place additional fruit on the side if desired. Enjoy.