Happy First Day of Fall 2019!
To celebrate, here’s a festive dessert recipe I whipped up using my Mickey Waffle maker and homemade ice cream maker.
I was inspired to make this sundae when I saw a similar one was being offered at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year at Magic Kingdom. Since I won’t be able to make the party, I wanted to try capturing a little of the Halloween Party magic at home. I hope I did it justice!
- 1 cup of your favorite pancake/waffle mix – oh yes, we’re doing this the easy way (I used the Aunt Jemima Complete mix – just add water)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp pumpkin spice seasoning
- pinch of salt (about 1/4 tsp or to taste)
- You’ll also need a homemade ice cream maker. If you don’t own one, I recommend checking out JoyMode.com (not currently sponsored, just a really big fan of their service)
Start with the ice cream first. Combine pumpkin, sugar, pumpkin spice, vanilla, and salt into a large mixing bowl and stir until well-mixed. Slowly add in heavy cream until the mixture is smooth.
Pour mixture into the cylinder of the ice-cream maker and follow manufacturer’s directions to freeze. It will likely take about 35 minutes, to start to become solid (think soft-serve). Transfer the ice cream to a freezer container and freeze for an additional 2-4 hours to get more “scoop-able” ice cream.
Pre-heat Mickey waffle iron.
(Please note that if you don’t have a Mickey Waffle maker, a regular waffle maker will do. But if you’re like me and agree that things just seem to taste better when they are shaped like Mickey Mouse, you can order find Mickey waffle I have on shopdisney.com).
Mix batter (following box instructions) and add cocoa powder, butter, and sugar and combine until well incorporated (but be careful not to over-mix or your waffles will be tough). Follow the waffle maker’s instructions to cook the waffles.
Place the waffles in a bowl (or on a platter if you’re being extra like I was), scoop the ice cream on top, and garnish with whipped cream, sprinkles, candy corn and/or your favorite Fall candy. Enjoy!