I am sure you all have a perfect pancake recipe you make over and over again but in case you get bored with it, or just to make it more suitable for the summer, the addition of ice cream is the way to go!
Yes, summer is coming, so why not consider changing the routine and make one of the following perfect pancake recipes and indulge yourself during hot summer days?
(To tickle your imagination – not all recipes call for a simple dollop of ice cream on top).
#1 Perfect Pancake Recipes – Ice Cream as a Topping
This one is closest to home because the recipe remains unchanged and ice cream is used only as a topping. Vanilla and chocolate ice cream are my usual choice, typically combined with caramel sauce, nuts, or chocolate chips.
However, it’s good to think outside the box from time to time and surprise yourself with a new flavor. For instance, try showering your perfect pancake recipe’s batter with coarsely chopped pistachios and top with a dollop of pistachio ice cream. Tip: If you decide to go with this flavor, you can mix some pistachio ice cream with butter and include it into the batter as well. OMG!
#2 Perfect Pancake Recipes – Deep Fried Ice Cream Pancakes
Have you ever tried deep fried ice cream in Chinese restaurants? This one is very similar to that, only with pancakes. This perfect pancake recipe is prepared in three step and takes longer than usual but it is completely worth it, trust me! This is double OMG!
Note: To speed up the process, use store-bought ice cream (vanilla works best). Keep it in the freezer until ready to use. Optionally, you can use a store-bought pancake mix but I like my flapjacks made from scratch.
Make the flapjacks following your perfect pancake recipe and let them cool. Cut the ice cream into blocks and freeze until solid.
Place a small block of ice cream into the center of each flapjack and fold to close. Return to the freezer until completely frozen and solid.
Dip each pancake in flour, then in a beaten egg mixture, and finally in breadcrumbs, coating evenly. Refreeze again.
Heat some oil in a large saucepan. Carefully place the ice cream-filled flapjacks and deep-fry until golden brown. Serve immediately.
#3 Perfect Pancake Recipes –Ice Cream Sandwich Pancakes
This perfect pancake recipe is your excuse to eat ice cream for breakfast! I suggest that you make the pancakes slightly thinner and less fluffy than usual. The best way to make them without mess and crumbling is by using an ice cream sandwich maker but it’s all right if you don’t own one – anyone can make a sandwich, even if it includes ice cream (the only difference is the sandwich won’t be as tall). Decorate with colorful sprinkles and eat immediately. In case there are any leftovers, place them in the freezer.
Note: Adding some cocoa powder into the batter will create a nice contrast with the vanilla ice cream and look very alike Oreo cookies. Triple OMG!