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Waffles with Vanilla Ice Cream with Warm Peaches

We may have conquered the best waffles ever but envisioning them drenched in cold vanilla ice cream and warm peaches, well, yeah. I think I might start crying. Or at the very least run out to Whole Foods to steal the last of the season’s peaches. This is one of those meals – crafted by Juniper & Dash with photos by Alexandra Whitney – that you don’t want to let slip away.

From Juniper & Dash…Last summer I went to Knoebels Amusement Park in Central Pennsylvania… what does this have to do with this recipe? I’ll tell you! It was there that my family and I first discovered the ice cream sandwich made with a warm waffle! Greatest thing ever!!

So when this summer came around I wanted to attempt to make a version of it, but maybe add a little extra flavor… and so this recipe was born! Be prepared to eat WAY too many for your own good!

Waffles with Ice Cream & Peaches
prep time
10 Minute/s
cook time
10 Minute/s
total time
20 Minute/s
Serves 2Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1¾ cups milk (can interchange this and the lemon juice for equal quantity of buttermilk)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup corn oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped thyme
  • 2 ripe peaches
  • 1 tsp butter - melted
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  1. In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together milk and lemon juice (if using buttermilk you can just add it to the bowl). Then add corn oil, eggs and thyme.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into the bowl of the dry ingredients and mix just until batter is smooth and lump free. It’s best to let stand for a few minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat your waffle iron.
  5. When it reaches the desired temperature, scoop enough batter into the center of the waffle iron and smooth out.
  6. Close iron and cook until desired crispness. Repeat until batter is gone.
  7. While waffles are cooking…. Brush flat side of peach half with butter and place directly on a preheated grill which is set at about medium-medium high.
  8. Grill for about 5 minutes or until peaches have grill marks. Peach should also be soft.
  9. Scoop vanilla ice cream on warm waffle and add grilled peaches.

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Photography: Alexandra Whitney Photography | Styling: Juniper & Dash

Steal-worthy Decor Ideas for Halloween

My usual remedy for Halloween decor is a boatload of white pumpkins and an evergreen dish of candy corn. Boom, done. But alas, there’s a whole world of halloween decorating tid bits that A) won’t scare you B) aren’t an explosion of black and orange and C) can even be considered chic and dare I say, pretty? Have a look at this fun round-up of ombre, studded, glossed ideas for the upcoming holiday.

Decorating for a Chic Halloween
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A Mini Guide to Isla de Mujeres, Mexico

If you could create the perfect romantic getaway, it would probably include a beach location, authentic cultural cuisine, and a variety of different activities. I don’t think you could ask for too much more, except maybe a really good margarita when you arrive. This little island right off the coast of Cancun has all of that and more captured by Ariana B Photography. Together with and her fiancé , they’re dishing their tips for a getaway to Isla de Mujeres.


Places to Stay | All Inclusive Mia Reef Resort – walking distance to all the restaurants, bar and night life and private. Make sure to upgrade to an ocean view condo. For honeymoon type of stay and very secluded stay try, Casa De Los Suenos on the north part of the island is a boutique lodging with great restaurant, life music and amazing pool.

Places to Shop | The great part about Mexico, especially Isla Mujeres is that there is no need to go to actual stores, during your dining break or beach time people will try to sell you all kinds of handmade nick-nack’s, the same items you will find in a store but for much cheaper price. The island also boasts a great Caribbean vibe in the downtown area, perfect for an afternoon wander through the stores.

Places to Eat | For a great live music, ocean view and send between your toes kind of dining try Bahia Tortuga Restaurant, the bar is very reasonable for any wallet. For a bit more high end and amazing hand crafted drinks I recommend, Casa De Los Suenos Restaurant,  which ocean view and music as well. Mix it up with city dining at Oscar’s Mexican Grill

Things to Do | Even tho Isla Mujeres is a tiny island, it has plenty of activities from swimming with dolphins and sharks, to under water sculpture gardens or exploring old ruins. Don’t forget, the best way to go around the island is in a golf cart!

Must Visit | Head back to the main land to see Tortuga Playa, where you can hold baby turtles, start fish, crabs, sea Urchin for only $3. During summer months you can snorkel with giant Whale Sharks which migrate to the warm waters by Isla Mujeres. Playa Norte, is the best beach on the island with amazing snorkeling opportunities. For those that love to snorkel, MUSA (Museo Subacuático de Arte) is an underwater sculpture garden by Jaime Gonzalez Cano – a one of a kind experience not to be missed.

Photographer : Arina B Photography