Wafels & Dinges Now Selling Speculoos Ice Cream!
This week’s Twitter Tracker has been abuzz with news of W&D’s new speculoos ice cream. Seeing as Blondie and I were among the original proponents of ice cream dinges back in the day, I had to go check this out.
For the uninitiated, speculoos are traditional Belgian spice cookies. At Wafels & Dinges they serve it as a spread, basically crushed cookies whirled together into the consistency of nutella or peanut butter. The guys manning the truck offered me a free sample when I arrived. The ice cream was rich and had the same sweet, buttery, spiced caramel-esque flavor of the speculoos spread. It tasted so much like their speculoos spread I figured it had to have been custom made. Turns out it is in fact made with W&D’s spekuloos spread by the Chief Wafelmeister’s friend, Benoit Gerin, former Jean Georges pastry chef and owner of Mont Blanc ice cream.
Since the ice cream itself is rather sweet, I chose a Brussels waffle for my base. A scoop of ice cream is technically an add on from the dinges list and it costs $2. Since you get one free dinge with the waffle’s $5 base price, I decided to add some Belgian chocolate to mine (true speculoos fans can get speculoos on speculoos as well). I had checked the twitter tracker before I left and saw that W&D was offering a free additional dinge for my autobiography title, I was able to get the strawberries for free. All together my waffle sundae was $7–pricey, but the ice cream serving was a dessert in and of itself (they definitely didn’t skimp on the serving) you could share it with a friend and still feel satisfied.