Today is the day. Rosé is officially coming to Savory Nothings.
The most cliché summer drink of the internet? Welcome, sister, welcome.
If you’re anything like me, you do not understand the Rosé craze.
Because you and me, we’ve been drinking this
shit bleep since 2008, slightly embarrassed, because real French girls drink red wine.
And something we’ve been doing for almost a decade (say it with me: a decade. We’ve been old enough to drink wine for nearly a D-E-C-A-D-E.) cannot be trendy, because we’re not trendy, we’re different.
Well, whatever the girl who drank cheap Rosé on vacation in Spain nine years ago was thinking, today she’s grabbing herself some berries to soak in that gorgeous liquid the sneery French frown upon.
I feel like this should go without saying, but just in case it wasn’t blatantly obvious: The longer you soak the berries for, the boozier they’ll get.
I’ve tried everything from 5 minutes to 10 hours (you know, recipe testing and such), and I think you could even do 24 if you wanted to eat yourself into a hangover vs drinking yourself into one.
Then you’ll bake yourself some waffles (I used the Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Waffles recipe sans chocolate chips), make them mini because #cute. Toss them in cinnamon sugar, because #YOLO.
And add a scoop of ice cream, it wouldn’t be summer without ice cream.
Now you’re free to eat these as actual waffles with topping, which makes them amazing for a girls-only brunch situation, a bridal shower or a baby shower where you really want to annoy the mama-to-be.
Must-have pairing: Three Ingredient Strawberry Lime Champagne Cocktail. Because I said so.
OR you can sandwich the ice cream and slightly smashed berries between two mini waffles and turn them into mini waffle sandwiches.
Which, dare I say it as a 1/16 French, makes them super perfect for stuff like the 4th of July or virtually any other summer occasion where you want to get both your waffle ice cream sandwich and Rosé fix at the same time.
So, like, every day?
Cinnamon Sugar Waffles with Rosé Berries
- 2-3 cups mixed berries
- enough Rosé to cover the berries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 batch of your favorite waffle batter
- vanilla ice cream to serve
- Taste test the Rosé. Then place the berries in a container that fits into your fridge, cover them with Rosé and chill for up to 24 hours. The longer, the boozier.
- When you're ready to eat, mix the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish. Bake the waffles in your waffle iron. Making them mini is adorable. toss the waffles in the cinnamon sugar while they're still hot (important!).
- Serve as waffles à la mode (= with ice cream on top) and boozy berries, or slightly smash the berries and place them between two ice cream laden waffles for a boozy ice cream sandwich.