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..
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!
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.
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!
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- ⅓ C whole milk
- 1 C vanilla ice cream
- 1 Squirt Caramel sauce
- ⅙ teaspoon 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!
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 15.7g||20%|
|Saturated Fat 8g||40%|
|Total Carbohydrate 57.5g||21%|
|Dietary Fiber 0.9g||3%|
|Total Sugars 26.3g|
|Vitamin D 33mcg||163%|
|*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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Your video assistant did a great job! And I learned a new word. 🙂
Thanks, she sure did a great job and STROOPWAFEL is fun to say and eat!
Oohhh that was good! Now I’m ready to run and buy some just to snack on! 😊 Looks delicious!!
Get them quick and enjoy!
This milkshake looks amazing! How have I been missing stroopwafels my whole life? And tell your daughter her first blog video was fabulous!
Ah Amanda that is so sweet and my daughter is excited to see your compliment! And now get out there and buy and enjoy some stroopwafels!
This looks amazing! I love these cookies and would also have to hide the evidence of eating too many. 😂
Secret stash of stroopwafels to the rescue!
This looks absolutely fantastic. I LOVE Stroopwafels - I will definitely have to try this one!
There is so much to love with a chewy caramel stroopwafel!
Wow! Yummy! Very interested in the Plum Ice Cream too!
Thanks, both are great cold treats!
Cindy Mailhot says
You had me at the caramel syrup...mmm yum it looks so good.
Caramel is a weakness for me too!
Sabrina DeWalt says
I love Stroopwafels. Will have to try this on my next cheat day.
Great, you can even alter this recipe a bit with a low carb ice cream and a sugar-free caramel if that would help on cheat day!
Emily Ackerman says
This is so great!!! Thanks for sharing. I love your stuff!
That is sweet to hear, thank you so much!
Wow! Who wouldn't like a syrup and waffle combined?! This looks so tasty and love the video tutorial at the end!
This sounds so good! I love milkshakes! I need to try to make this!
Dee | Grammy's Grid says
My hubby would like this, me...well, I'm a chocoholic! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 14, open until July 26. All party entries shared if social media buttons installed.
That looks SO GOOD!
Deborah Vogts says
I'd love to try this recipe. I have never heard of stoopwafels and will have to keep an eye open for them here in the US. Thanks for sharing this milkshake recipe!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
I've never heard of Stroopwafers but I'm going to find some now! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Hope to see you there tomorrow!
Nart at Cooking with Nart says
I'm a big fan of stroopwafels but never thought about putting them in a milkshake. This is such a brilliant idea. I'll definitely try this!
Jacqueline Debono says
I definitely need to get some stroopwafel cookies. I've never seen them here in Italy but I'm sure I can order them online from The Netherlands!! Then I'm going to make this milkshake which looks and sounds scrumptious!
I do hope you can get them since they are so scrumptious. Italian coffee is the best ever so I am now dreaming of that with a warm gooey Stroopwafel!
Ooh this sounds so yummy. I bet my kids would love it.
John S says
I did add extra stroopwafel but this was so good. My wife loves stroopwafels and loved this also.
Definitely going to try this for my kids , lovely share!