Stroopwafel Ice Cream Sandwiches

By Brittni • Updated on 02/14/2024

Stroopwafel ice cream sandwiches? Iykyk!

Mini stroopwafel with mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiched in between

Have you ever had stroopwafels before? I think the first time I ever had one was our first trip to Amsterdam and I was hooked.

They’re so good! Thin and crispy, with a soft caramel / honey syrup filling. Usually served with coffee or tea.

And it got me thinking…these would be perfect with ice cream.

So why not make some stroopwafel ice cream sandwiches? I mean, I’ve tried everything else when it comes to ice cream sandwiches: ice cream sandwich cookies, American waffles, s’mores, donuts, even tried ice cream sandwich eclairs once. 

Melted strawberry ice cream on a plate with waffle ice cream sandwiches on a white table

What is a stroopwafel?

Stroopwafels are made of thin wafer layers, with caramel filling in between. They’re also commonly referred to as syrup waffles.

They taste best warm, so if you’re not buying them fresh from a bakery or making them at home, pop them in the microwave for 5-10 seconds.

OR eat it the traditional way and put one overtop a mug of hot coffee or tea. The steam from the drink will warm and soften the caramel filling. Its so good!

Now imagine the warmth of that caramel filling and the crispy wafer mixed with ice cream!
 
Then you have a stroopwafel ice cream sandwich. 
 

Where did stroopwafels originate?

It’s Dutch.
 
In the early 19th century, stroopwafels were invented by a baker in the Netherlands (Gouda specifically).
 
It was created as a way to use up leftovers from the bakery and eventually became a popular treat.
 

Where can you buy stroopwafels?

There are bakeries around the world that make fresh stroopwafels.
 
But if you want something that’s more accessible, there are many stores that sell prepackage versions: Trader Joe’s, Target, World Market, Amazon, and more. Daelmans and Rip Van Wafels seem to be the most popular / widely available.
 

Weird stroopwafel fact?

I recently discovered that athletes, specifically runners and cyclists, eat stroopwafels while they’re biking or running for a burst of energy and nutrition.
 
They’re made with easily digestible sugars, which means they’re great for endurance exercise. Who knew?
 
Dutch stroopwafel ice cream sandwiches stacked on top of each other on white background

Stroopwafel Ice Cream Sandwich

So now that you know everything there is to know about stroopwafels. How do you make these sandwiches?
 
All you need to make your own stroopwafel ice cream sandwiches is your favorite ice cream and a stack of stroopwafels.
 
There’s a good recipe here or you can buy them already made here and here.
 
Then just scoop the ice cream onto a warm stroopwafel and add another one on top. Done!
 
You can store extra ice cream sandwiches in the freezer and you’ll have a tasty treat anytime you need a pick-me-up. But also the syrup filling won’t be warm if you do it that way.
 
So, I like to make them fresh – one at a time. Pop the stroopwafels in the microwave first for 5-10 seconds and then add ice cream. It’s delicious! I promise.

What kind of ice cream should I use?

You can use any flavor of ice cream ice cream, though I especially like the classics… vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry.
 
Or try homemade salted caramel ice cream  or mint chocolate chip! Oh, and I also think, homemade chai ice cream would be an amazing combo.
 
What other ice cream flavors do you think would be good for these decadent desserts?

Looking for more decadent dessert ideas? 

1. If you like the idea of this combo, but find ice cream sandwiches to be too messy, try this homemade syrup and waffles ice cream. Everything you like mixed together in ice cream.

2. Homemade churro ice cream would be a good one to try as well.

3. And if you’re looking for an ice cream sandwich idea, but not necessarily a stroopwafel, here’s a few…

Dutch waffle ice cream sandwiches on a table with melted ice cream

Stacked ice cream sandwiches made with stroopwafels and various ice cream flavors

Stroopwafel Ice Cream Sandwich

Brittni
Have you ever had stroopwafels before? I think the first time I ever had one was our first trip to Amsterdam and I was hooked. They're so good! Thin and crispy, with a soft caramel / honey syrup filling. Usually served with coffee or tea. And it got me thinking...these would be perfect with ice cream. So why not make some stroopwafel ice cream sandwiches? I mean, I've tried everything else when it comes to ice cream sandwiches: ice cream sandwich cookies, American waffles, s'mores, donuts, even tried ice cream sandwich eclairs once.
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Ingredients
  

  • stroopwafels
  • ice cream

Instructions
 

  • All you need to make your own stroopwafel ice cream sandwiches is your favorite ice cream and a stack of stroopwafels. There's a good recipe here or you can buy them already made here and here. Then just scoop the ice cream onto a warm stroopwafel and add another one on top. Done!
  • You can store extra ice cream sandwiches in the freezer and you'll have a tasty treat anytime you need a pick-me-up. But also the syrup filling won't be warm if you do it that way. So, I like to make them fresh - one at a time. Pop the stroopwafels in the microwave first for 5-10 seconds and then add ice cream. It's delicious! I promise.

Notes

What is a stroopwafel?
Stroopwafels are made of thin wafer layers, with caramel filling in between. They're also commonly referred to as syrup waffles. They taste best warm, so if you're not buying them fresh from a bakery or making them at home, pop them in the microwave for 5-10 seconds. OR eat it the traditional way and put one overtop a mug of hot coffee or tea. The steam from the drink will warm and soften the caramel filling. Its so good!
Now imagine the warmth of that caramel filling and the crispy wafer mixed with ice cream! Then you have a stroopwafel ice cream sandwich. 
Where did stroopwafels originate?
It's Dutch. In the early 19th century, stroopwafels were invented by a baker in the Netherlands (Gouda specifically). It was created as a way to use up leftovers from the bakery and eventually became a popular treat.
Where can you buy stroopwafels?
There are bakeries around the world that make fresh stroopwafels. But if you want something that's more accessible, there are many stores that sell prepackage versions: Trader Joe's, Target, World Market, Amazon, and more. Daelmans and Rip Van Wafels seem to be the most popular / widely available.
Weird stroopwafel fact?
I recently discovered that athletes, specifically runners and cyclists, eat stroopwafels while they're biking or running for a burst of energy and nutrition. They're made with easily digestible sugars, which means they're great for endurance exercise. Who knew?
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These would be a fun dessert for a Mother’s Day brunch or just as a snack to make Monday go by a little bit easier. Either way.

Think you’ll give these a try? Have you ever had a stroopwafel before?

24 comments | Click here to reply

Hi Annelise. It’s just like any other ice cream sandwich. They can be a little messy, but the ice cream doesn’t typically fall out unless it’s super melty already. The stroopwafels are very thin and crispy, so it’s better than say a cookie ice cream sandwich in terms of how hard it is. Hope that helps.
-Brittni

Brittni

Doesn’t biting into the hard stroopwafels make all the ice cream fall out?

Annelise Barkhuizen

Such a great pairing of waffle and ice-cream! I would totally indulge in this!

Eden Passante

Brittni, I am revisiting this post and wondering where to buy these dutch cookies. Did you buy yours locally or online? Thanks, Pat S

Pat Schwab

Mint Chocolate chip is one of my favorites too. These look so good, I’m definitely making them lol. Thanks for the idea!!

Adriana

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I loooove strooppwafle with coffee, I can’t imagine how good they are with ICE CREAM! Thanks for the great idea!

Alyssa

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You know what we say in the Netherlands? Dat ziet er lekker uit! (Looks yummy!)

Charlotte

Yay! Dutch! With me being Dutch myself I really need to try this out; I absolutely love stroopwafels!

Monique | WritingMonique

Wow! These look so good!

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Jasmine

When I lived in the Netherlands these were my all time favourite food item (for obvious reasons)

Ursula

They looks super delicious and the photos are just a sweet! x

Sarah

Yummy!! Perfect for summer

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Karen Farber

These look so tasty! And the photos are absolutely gorgeous.

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Lauren

i can’t walk away from these caramel cookies in ‘real life’ now we’re going to add the ice cream? get me my stretchy pants immediately . . .

sharon / theprincipledtype.blogspot.com

Aw, thanks Paige.

Brittni

These look unbelievably delicious!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

Paige

Glad to hear that, Helen. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

Brittni

These ice cream sandwiches look so delicious and I’m definitely going to have to make them soon. Thanks so much for sharing this idea!

-Helen
http://www.sweethelengrace.com

Helen

Hahaha. Sorry about the weight gain, Orbb. 🙂 But seriously, thank you for the compliment.

Brittni

I just gained 10 pounds looking at those beautiful masterpieces LOL nom nom

Orbb

So glad to hear that, Simona. Yes, I highly recommend giving these a try.

Brittni

You stole my heart, being Dutch myself I never fantom doing this, I now I have to!
Simona
Lake&Moon

Simona
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