If you love tacos and ice cream, then take your love to the next level with this ice cream taco recipe made with waffles! These dessert taco shells are super easy to make, just heat and mold your waffle!
This post is sponsored by the “Cool Foods for Families” promotion at Publix. The opinions and text are all mine.
Ice Cream Tacos Recipe
Kurt, B and Slade all LOVE ice cream. Right now, we have at least three flavors in our freezer. B loves a fun presentation which is why we thought of ice cream tacos. They are such a fun way to enjoy your favorite flavors. You can also get creative with them by adding toppings of chocolate, marshmallows and sprinkles.
How to Make the Waffle Taco Shell
To make the dessert taco shells you could make waffle cones and shape them into a taco, but if you know me you know I like to keep it super easy. And I do not already have a waffle iron that would work, so I had to get creative.
If you do have a waffle iron to use, you can make homemade taco shell batter. The taco shell batter is just like pancake batter. You simply mix it together and then it is ready to cook. Simply wait until the waffle turns light brown, then flip it over. Repeat on the other side. Once they are cooked, you can mold them into the taco shape.
If you are like me and want to skip making the batter and cooking the waffles, you can use store-bought waffles. All you need to do is defrost the store-bought frozen waffles, then take a muffin tin and flip it over. Place the waffles in between the muffin tin so they make a taco shape. Cook them in the oven for 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees. Let them cool before you add your ice cream, so they do not melt the ice cream even faster. They should keep their shape.
How to Make The Ice Cream Tacos
While the dessert tacos shells are cooling you should take your ice cream out so it can defrost a little.
Ingredients for Ice Cream Tacos
For these Ice Cream tacos, you need waffles (we used chocolate chip ones), ice cream, and your favorite toppings.
Video for How to Make The Ice Cream Tacos
Ice Cream Tacos Recipes
Ice Cream Tacos
- Waffles defrosted
- Ice cream Chocolate Molten Cake Coolhaus Awesome Ice Cream, Peanut Butter Pie Lactaid Ice Cream, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Planet Oat Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert
- Caramel sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and defrost your waffles
- Flip over a muffin tin and place the waffle in between the muffin slots. Cook for 5-7 minutes
- Remove from the oven and allow them to cool
- Add ice cream and your favorite toppings like sprinkle and caramel sauce. Freeze until ready to serve.
Which Ice Cream to Use
I like variety so I went with 3 different flavors, however, you can use whichever ice cream you like the most!
We used Chocolate Molten Cake Coolhaus Awesome Ice Cream, Peanut Butter Pie Lactaid Ice Cream, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Planet Oat Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert.
Once the ice cream is a bit more malleable, spoon it into the shells until full. Then add your favorite toppings. We used caramel sauce and sprinkles. Place the tacos back in the freezer to harden until you are ready to serve them
Where to Buy Tacos and Ice Cream
We found everything we needed at our local Publix. All the ice cream is included in their Cool Foods for Families 10/9 Extra Savings flyer. You can find it in the kiosk at the store’s entrance or online. If you cannot find it, just ask a store associate for a flyer!
Once in-store, look for shelf signs located throughout the store that highlight the savings during the promotion. Now through October 22nd is a great time to stock up on ice cream for this recipe. You can get the following deals:
• 2 for $8 Coolhaus Awesome Ice Cream pint your choice
• 2 for $8 Lactaid Ice Cream 1-qt. your choice
• 2 for $6 Planet Oat Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert pint your choice