My friend Jamie and I heard there was Fried Chicken and Waffle Ice Cream at Coolhaus in Pasadena. We hopped in the jeep, so excited!!! We ordered ours on Hotcake Cookies. That was where the excitement ended though. It just tasted like vanilla ice cream. No chicken or waffle flavor at all… The cookie was delicious though! We decided to take matters into our own hands…
First, the chicken. We were originally going to fry our own. We decided all we really needed was the crispy skin part and we could batter and fry that. We asked all the meat people at the Hollywood and Pasadena Farmers Markets if they would sell us some chickens skins. We got some really weird looks but no chicken skins. When we went to Tokyo Fried Chicken Company we noticed they had fried chicken skins on their menu. Jackpot!! The day before we made our ice cream I ordered some to go.
Next the waffles. Jamie made some high sugar waffles cooked extra crispy.
When she got to my house she tore them into little pieces and coated them in maple syrup. Then we put them in the oven under the broiler. Ate a couple snacks, came back and they were burned. Ooops.
Pro tip: Don’t use the broiler. Made up a new batch and put them in the toaster oven at about 300 degrees. This worked much better and we got maple flavored, crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside waffle pieces.
Lastly, vanilla ice cream. We made our own from scratch but if you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can just buy some good quality vanilla ice cream and let it soften slightly.
Once your ice cream is the consistency of soft serve, mix in your chicken and waffle pieces. We did a small dice on our fried chicken skins.
After everything is mixed in, put back in the fridge for a couple hours to firm up. Serve in a dish with a drizzle of maple syrup on top.