Less than a month after the Wonut dropped in Chicago, South Loop brunch spot Waffles (not to be confused with Waffles Cafe) is attempting to take the waffle game a step further, with these: Chi's first-ever waffle ice cream sandwiches. Here’s everything you need to know.
The waffles are deep-fried to keep their shape (and also, 'Murica!), sliced, and sandwiched around the ice cream.
Then, they're all finished with fresh whipped cream and toppings like nuts, chocolate sauce, and Nutella.
The final product comes in four varieties right now, like the aforementioned Bananas Foster sandwich, and a pumpkin waffle with banana ice cream and Nutella, and...
... the red velvet waffle sandwich with chocolate ice cream, white chocolate chips, and on-top strawberries, and...
... the sweet potato waffle with chocolate, cinnamon-swirled ice cream, and chocolate sauce applied by Jackson Pollock. Not sure how you up the waffle game any higher than that (*cough*cough*waffle pizzas*cough*waffle pizzas are how you'd up it even higher*cough*), but we'll keep you posted if anyone tries.
Sean Cooley is Thrillist's Chicago Editor, and he can't wait to hate the upcoming song of the Summer. Follow him @SeanCooley.