After 9 beautiful days in Hawaii, I am finally getting back into the swing of things. But I will be honest with you – I did NOT want to come back from that tropical paradise! We spent 7 days in Kauai, “The Garden Island,” and two days in Oahu. It. Was. Beautiful! We snorkeled, hiked into hidden beaches and waterfalls, kayaked, swam, went boogie boarding, saw breath-taking views, and of course, we ate. A lot.
The food was AMAZING. At the Luau’s alone, I think I ate enough food to sustain my body for a good month. From delicious crab legs, to Kalua Pork (straight from the pit!), to fresh pineapple and everything in between – the food in Kauai (and Oahu) was top of the line!
One of our very favorite places we visited was in Kauai – after a kayaking adventure, we drove through Waimea and saw a huge sign for Ice Cream – so we just had to stop.
Little did we know we would stumble across our favorite place on the Island. Their Ice Cream Sundaes and Shakes were out of this world. Our favorite was their “Cracked Waffle” shake made with fresh, homemade waffle cones. I have been craving one ever since we got back, so I made my own version! In the words of another customer we ran into, “It’s worth the 8 hour flight just for this shake!”
Caramel Waffle Cone Milkshake Recipe
- 1 pint caramel ice cream
- 2 Tablespoons caramel syrup
- 3 waffle cones crushed
- ¼ cup milk
- Add all ingredients, and blend together. You can add more or less ice cream or milk to reach your desired consistency. I drizzled the inside of my cup with more caramel before I poured the shake in (you can never have enough caramel, right?) and I topped it with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel, and a big piece of waffle cone (I like to eat them when they are all soggy!)