Refreshing ice cream sandwiched between fluffy, crispy matcha waffles.
Absolutely delicious! These so-good-for-you matcha waffles make the perfect sandwich material for a yummy portion of ice cream.
These fluffy, crispy waffles are also nut- and gluten-free, and filled with matcha green tea powder. Go with a dairy-free, low-sugar ice cream, and you’ve got yourself a very tasty, health-conscious snack. You won’t even miss using cookies as the sandwich!
Let’s talk about the ingredients.
The collagen peptides. There are 32 types of collagen found in our body, making it one of the most abundant proteins we have inside of us, and it’s especially concentrated throughout our bone, tissue, skin, hair, nails, joints, and connective tissue. Supplementing with collagen peptides can help our bodies to strengthen any of these areas, as well as help to heal any previous damage to our intestinal lining.
The pasture-raised gelatin. For this matcha waffle ice cream sandwiches recipe, the gelatin acts as a replacement for gluten, giving the waffles stability.
And the matcha green tea benefits are many! Aiding in your mind and body, matcha is an all-around powerhouse. Its L-theanine calms and relaxes you while sharpening your focus and keeping you energized. It lowers your stress level and provides a sense of well-being.
Matcha powder has been shown to protect your body against horrible health conditions such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and even some types of cancer. It acts as an immune system booster and detoxifies your body, removing heavy metals and chemical toxins. It’s also an anti-inflammatory and helps lower your cholesterol level.
So, with all these incredible ingredients, you have some very healthy waffles on your hands! You can also use this matcha waffle ice cream sandwiches recipe to make waffles for a nutritional breakfast.
Matcha Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches RecipePublished: 2017-01-27
Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup cassava flour
- 2 tablespoons collagen peptides
- 2 tablespoons pasture-raised gelatin
- 2 teaspoons Epic Matcha green tea powder
- 1 tablespoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup ghee, softened
- 1/2 cup full-fat canned coconut milk
- 1 cup water, divided into 1/2 cups
- 2 pints ice cream, softened
- Ice cream toppings of your choice
- Preheat your waffle iron. *Note: Every waffle iron is different. Test with medium heat first, then increase the temperature as needed.
- Whisk together cassava flour, collagen, gelatin, matcha tea powder, baking powder, sea salt, and coconut sugar in a large bowl.
- In another bowl, combine the eggs, ghee, coconut milk, and 1/2 cup water.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk to combine, being careful not to over-mix. Add a little water as needed, based on the mixture’s consistency. You want the consistency to be thicker than pancake batter, but still be able to pour it.
- Add about 1/4–1/3 cup of waffle mix to your preheated waffle iron.
- Cook until golden brown and crispy, then let cool.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and spread the softened ice cream into a rectangle about 4 inches high, 8 inches wide, and 2 inches thick.
- Sprinkle with your toppings of choice.
- Use the sides of the parchment paper to create an “edge” to the ice cream, and place another sheet of parchment on top to smooth it out. Leave the parchment paper on.
- Place in the freezer to harden.
- Once the ice cream has hardened, remove from the freezer and slice the ice cream into two even squares, cutting the parchment paper with the ice cream (don’t remove it beforehand).
- Remove one side of the parchment, and place the ice cream on top of a waffle. Remove the other side of the parchment, and top with a second waffle.
- Cut in half diagonally, and enjoy your matcha waffle ice cream sandwiches!
Yield 8 sandwiches