Waffles and ice cream for breakfast.
Every once in while, I let the kids have ice cream for breakfast and do anything they want. I call it a “yes day” and I let them decide everything we’re going to do for the day. No restrictions, as long as they will be safe doing they’re chosen activities, I say “yes” to any request.
Ice cream for breakfast is one of their favorites, and I can’ t think of a better way to do it than crispy, warm, chocolate chip waffles topped ice cream.
So I’ve taken our favorite homemade waffles recipe and added mini dairy free chocolate chips to the batter. They’re perfectly crispy on the outside and light and fluffy in the center.
What you’ll need to make this recipe
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring spoons
- Wire whisk & rubber spatula
- Waffle maker
- Ice cream scoop
- 2 pints dairy free ice cream
This recipe uses eggs, so the waffles aren’t vegan, but if you want to swap out the eggs, I recommend using a mashed banana or a flax egg.
No. Eggs are not dairy.
But, if you thought eggs were a dairy product, you are not alone. It’s common misconception that stems from the fact that eggs are sold in the dairy section at the grocery store and they usually need to be refrigerated, which is something we often associate with dairy. See more: Are eggs dairy free?
How to make chocolate chip waffles
Sift the dry ingredients. In a big mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together until smooth.
Mix in the wet ingredients. Stir in the dairy free milk, oil, eggs and vanilla and whisk until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Make the waffles. Scoop the batter into your hot waffle iron. I recommend following the instructions that come with your waffle iron for best results.
Top with ice cream. Remove the waffles from the oven and top with ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup and extra chocolate chips – or chocolate sprinkles – before serving.
FAQs and tips for making the best waffles and ice cream
This will depend on the type of waffle iron you’re using, but generally it takes 3 – 5 minutes for the waffles to finish baking in your waffle iron.
Again, this will depend on the size of your waffle iron, but each waffle in this recipe comes out at 338 calories.
There are so many things you can put on waffles instead of syrup. Ice cream, powdered sugar, chocolate syrup, whipped cream and strawberry sauce are just a few ideas.
Top each warm waffle with a scoop or two of ice cream and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Serve immediately.
More dairy free breakfast recipes:
- Sausage breakfast tacos
- Zucchini muffins
- Vegan cinnamon rolls
- Tater tot breakfast casserole
- Italian egg sandwiches
More dairy free ice cream recipes:Print
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 1/2 cups almond milk
- 6 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 – 2 pints dairy free ice cream (optional, for serving)
- Preheat waffle oven.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and coarse salt.
- Add milk, canola oil, eggs and vanilla extract – one ingredient at a time – whisking until smooth.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Prepare waffles according to waffle maker directions*.
*The amount needed may vary by waffle iron.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Waffle Iron
- Cuisine: American, Belgian
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 338
- Sugar: 15.3 g
- Sodium: 127.5 mg
- Fat: 18.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 5 g
- Carbohydrates: 38.8 g
- Fiber: 2.3 g
- Protein: 6.2 g
- Cholesterol: 46.5 mg
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Published: June 29, 2020. Updated: August 30, 2023.
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