Stroopwafel Milkshake

Stroopwafels are sweet thin little bites of heaven. No wonder years ago McDonald’s milkshake menu for a limited time had a stroopwafel McFlurry. We never had it locally here and we have always been bummed about it.  Then this summer I decided that we should just make our own milkshake at home.

Whether you enjoy the bite-sized ones or the big ones, you cannot go wrong.  I love the big ones to place over my hot cup of coffee. Doing so warms the inner caramel layer so when you bite into it, oh the oozy gooey caramel! For this stroopwafel recipe, you can use either size even though we used the mini ones for when we filmed this recipe.

Miley could not wait for me to make this recipe after I thought about making it.  Last summer her favorite recipe was my PLUM ICE CREAM recipe. The kid loves ice cream!  Since she has been playing around with video editing and doing a lot of fun stuff during the home school / remote learning this Spring, it was clear to me that this should be the first post that I add a video for. She was so excited and let the milkshake video games begin..


Stroopwafel Milkshake
Stroopwafel Milkshake


What are Stroopwafels?

Stroopwafels are wafer cookies that are crisp, buttery, and often filled with a rich cinnamon and bourbon vanilla caramel.   Stroopwafel literally translates into “syrup waffle” and if you have never had one you are sure going to want to find them fast so you can get your hands on them. Sometimes they are referred to as treacle waffles or caramel waffles.  Warning, I have to hide these in the back of the pantry or they will be gone in less than a day at my house!

The Netherlands is where the stroopwafel started. They are formed by two cookie layers pressed into a hot cookie waffle iron.  Before they cool and completely seal, they are lifted a bit open and filled with the caramel syrup. They are then closed back up to cool and seal.   If you have had Italian wafer cookies, know as pizzelle cookies, then this would be familiar to you. (only on steroids and much better – I know my Italian heritage isn’t happy with my admission but I cannot lie!)


Where to Buy Stroopwafels –

If you have never found these in the store, there are a few places we have found them.  You can buy stroopwafels at Cost Plus, Wal-Mart, and Trader Joes have them as well. If you do not find them in the stores you can try direct from DAELMANS link. 

You can buy STROOPWAFELS at Amazon too

Stroopwafel Milkshake Recipe

Like most milkshakes, the recipe is not too difficult.   In this case, my daughter is a bit addicted to stroopwafels so I wanted to create a milkshake where that was the star ingredient.  So the flavors for the milkshake recipe naturally needed to include caramel, cinnamon, and of course, bits of the stroopwafels.  We added that to milk and vanilla ice cream for a thick milkshake recipe that we will be making many times.  The cinnamon, caramel, and cookie flavors are a trifecta of deliciousness!


Ingredients for the Stroopwafel Milkshake
Ingredients for the Stroopwafel Milkshake


How to Make a Milkshake

Making milkshakes is all about the base ingredients of milk and ice cream, plus delicious and fun ingredients. Having a quality blender is important so you get that creamy and smooth mixture that you can drink easily through a straw.  We have a Ninja which includes both personal size blending container and a large blender attachment as well. For this recipe, we used the personal size for each serving.  I LOVE the Ninja and if you are in the market for a new blender, I highly recommend it.


This milkshake recipe starts with vanilla ice cream, whole milk, and then the excitement begins.  The best thing about milkshakes (besides being so dang delicious) is you can customize them to make whatever your favorite flavor combinations are.


Ingredients for the Stroopwafel Milkshake in the Ninja container
Ingredients for the Stroopwafel Milkshake in the Ninja container



Even before we blended this it looked so amazing. The crunchy bits and caramel plus cinnamon swirls were already started to sink into the milk and vanilla ice cream.  I refrained from just drinking this as is. It smelled so wonderful already as the scent of cinnamon filled the kitchen.



Confession time, I think Miley and I ate half this bag when we filmed this recipe.  We had to make sure they were just right and when a few broke while trying to do the topper on the video, well we couldn’t have that and needed to get rid of the bad evidence!  Blog work is tough sometimes! 🙂


Video Recipe for the Stroopwafel Milkshake

Watch Miley’s first-ever blog video!  She did a great job and the reward at the end, well continue on to see just how it all turns out.  I am so proud of her!




Miley enjoying the ultimate milkshake!
Miley enjoying the ultimate milkshake!


stroopwafel milkshake





Stroopwafel Milkshake PIN
Stroopwafel Milkshake PIN



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Stroopwafel Milkshake

Stroopwafel Milkshake

Stroopwafel wafers are blended in a vanilla milkshake for a dreamy combo of caramel, cinnamon, and cookie goodness.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • Blender


  • 1/3 C whole milk
  • 1 C vanilla ice cream
  • 1 Squirt Caramel sauce
  • 1/6 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 mini stroopwafel cookies (or 1 large)
  • 1 mini stroopwafel cookies Optional for topping
  • whipped cream Optional for topping


  • To blender cup or large container, add milk, ice cream, caramel sauce, cinnamon.
  • Break up the stroopwafel minis into 4 pieces each (or 1 large into 6 pieces). Add to other ingredients.
  • Seal the blender lid. Blend ingredients on medium-high speed until smooth.
  • Pour into a glass. Add whipped cream and stroopwafel cookies to the top. Or add a slit wafer to the edge of the glass. Serve with a straw and ENJOY!


Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving  
Calories 388
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.7g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 202mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 57.5g 21%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 3%
Total Sugars 26.3g  
Protein 6.3g  
Vitamin D 33mcg 163%
Calcium 187mg 14%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 266mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.



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