Indulge in the tastiest of treats this summer using our very own Swoffle Cookie! Don’t just stop at these 3 recipes-create your own delicious desserts with our gluten free, organic stroopwafel!
☀️ Swoffle Sweetcake- As seen on our Instagram☀️
Swoffle crust on the outside, sugary cream cheese filling on the inside- this isn’t your basic cheesecake. Innovators over at Swoffle have taken this popular dessert to the next level and it tastes amazing. Sweet and creamy, this cake is the perfect way to indulge. Whether you’ve come home from a long day at work or spent the afternoon relaxing by the pool you deserve a piece of the heavenly cake. Is your mouth watering yet?
🍪 6 Caramel Swoffle Cookies (7 for the decorative topping)
🍰 ⅓ to ½ cup of melted butter
🍰 8 oz of Cream Cheese
🍰 ¼ cup of Greek Yogurt
🍰 1 egg
🍰 2 tbsp of sugar 🍰 1 tbsp of vanilla
🍰 9” pie pan
✔️Preheat oven to 350 degrees
✔️ Place 6 Swoffles in a bowl and crush them until they are in smaller pieces
✔️ Pour melted butter in the same bowl and mix in with the Swoffles
✔️ Transfer mix into pie pan and press down to shape the mix to the pan
✔️ Mix cream cheese and yogurt into a bowl
✔️ Add vanilla and sugar to the bowl and mix thoroughly
✔️ Whisk egg then add to the bowl and mix
✔️ Pour mix into crust and smooth over
✔️ Cut Swoffle into 6 pieces and place on top for decoration (as seen in the picture)
✔️ Place in oven for 45 minutes-1 hour
✔️ Take out of oven and cool off
✔️ Place in freezer for 10 minutes
✔️ Cut a slice and indulge!
☀️ Swoffle Sammies☀️
Who doesn’t love a good Ice Cream sandwich on a hot summer’s day? Next time you’re craving this classic treat, reconsider purchasing a Chipwich and make your own Swoffle Sammies! Choose your favorite ice cream, grab two Swoffle cookies, and you’re on your way to creating a masterpiece. Make Swoffle Sammies your staple this summer! Win over the hearts, and stomachs, of everyone at the picnic or outdoor BBQ with these crowd pleasers.
🍪 2 Swoffle Cookies
🍦Ice Cream of your choice
✔️ Lay Swoffles down flat
✔️ Use a scooper to place Ice Cream on one Swoffle,
then place other Swoffle on Ice Cream
✔️ Wrap with plastic wrap and place in fridge for
10-15 minutes or until desired (but not for too
long or the Swoffles with freeze!)
✔️ Repeat above steps because we guarantee you’ll want seconds
☀️ Swoffle Cone ☀️
Waffle cones are old news, so get with the times and try out Swoffle Cones. You may be tempted to bring your own Swoffle next time you’re going out to eat Ice Cream- no judgement here! What makes the Swoffle Cone so perfect is its small snack size that is ideal for relieving your sweet tooth without guilt! But don’t blame
us if happen to eat 2 or 3 😉
🍪 1 Swoffle Cookie
🍦Ice Cream of your choice
✔️Using a knife, create a slit in the Swoffle that goes
from the middle of the cookie to the outside
✔️ Take one side of the slit and fold it inwards to create a cone-like shape
✔️ Add a small scoop of ice cream
✔️Enjoy enjoy enjoy!
Proud of your Swoffle creations? Share them on Instagram and tag @swofflecookie! Happy indulging this summer! Just don’t forget the secret ingredient- Swoffle Cookies 😋
Written By Catherine Gouchoe
Is Toast Allowed To Be This Creative?
The days of toasted bread topped with butter are long gone since the rise of trendy, yet healthy toppings. Creative and aesthetically pleasing, the topped toast has evolved breakfast time for the better. Mashed avocado topped with salt and pepper on bread has sparked this trend, making way for endless options to spice the once mundane morning meal. The popularity with alternative toast toppings has many questioning, is the trend worth the hype?
Simple yet elaborate, this trend has allowed on-the-go individuals to test their creative side while maintaining a balanced diet. The conclusion: definitely worth the hype. From sweet to savory the options are endless, allowing for toast to satisfy any craving. Let your imagination run wild! From almond butter and banana to cream cheese and smoked salmon, there are a variety of ways to cater to your hankering for a tasty snack. This trend has become so popular that even a day of the week is set aside for your most creative toast concoctions.
The hashtag #toasttuesday, started by various food bloggers, has attracted a large following on Instagram. Instagram “foodies” and users have used this hashtag to show off their intricate creations, spreading ideas across the world. Finding toast topper ideas may sound trivial, but once you search #toasttuesday on Instagram you’ll be amazed at the innovative ways in which chefs, “foodies”, and food-loving individuals have transformed toast. Among the various innovations includes an alternative toast option for the Gluten Free community; sweet potato.
Gluten Free food lovers and those with celiac disease have found success with gluten free bread for their toast cravings, but what about a completely plant based option? Sliced sweet potato has sparked buzz for a healthy, fresh take on toast that is not only tasty but nutritious. Baked with olive oil, salt and cinnamon, sweet potato is breakfast’s newest trend setter. Now the GF community can enjoy #toasttuesday like everyone else, continuing to invent more ways to consume food while promoting a health conscious and gluten free lifestyle!
Innovators over at Swoffle have incorporated our own tasty treat to satisfy your morning sweet tooth for #toasttuesday! Easy and delicious, try Swoffle Sweet Potato Toast as seen on our Instagram page!
Step 1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Step 2) Slice your sweet potato so it’s thin and toast-like.
Step 3) Cover it in olive oil (coconut oil and/or alternative oils work just as well!) then sprinkle with cinnamon and salt.
Step 4) Put in oven for 10-20 minutes or until the slice is soft enough.
Step 5) Take out of the oven, spread your favorite nut butter and top with sliced banana and crumbled Swoffle cookie!
Step 6) ENJOY!
Stay tuned for more recipe trends that live up to the hype! Keep using Swoffle cookies to create your own culinary masterpieces and don’t be afraid to share them on Instagram and tag @swofflecookie.
The Bliss Of Summer Treating
By Leslie Forde
Summer is the time when all of life’s rules seem to relax a bit. Late evening sun encourages lingering at the park or taking a post-dinner walk. Complicated mornings with the assembly line of buckling, buttoning and coat adjusting are exchanged for swift slip on sandals, shorts and strappy dresses.
More access to the great outside = more running, jumping and physical play. Is there a better time to rediscover treat joy? I think not!
Treats, desserts, snacks or consuming anything not required for sustenance, tend to share a tarnished reputation. Occasional eating between meals feels like coloring outside of the lines and inevitably ends up on the (long) ‘no-no’ list.
As a fan of bringing dessert into the everyday, I reject all of that!
Treats are fun and glorious. Have you ever looked into the eyes of a child tasting something delicious? It’s magical. It’s with that wide-eyed, full-faced grin that I’d like to revel in the pure fun of sweet treat indulgence.
My children want to play sous chef at almost every opportunity and it’s been important for me to share my love of food and making things.
After all, cooking is simply: starting with a vision, taking loose ingredients and following a process of transformation and then, achieving your goal oh so quickly. I’d like the lessons of cooking to follow them into their lives and inspire that same sense of accomplishment from taking action, big or small.
I digress… back to treats!
I had the pleasure of meeting Swoffle CEO and Founder Julia Paino and after hearing her inspiring story behind bringing the stroopwafel to America, I just had to experiment with ‘swofflizing’ some favorite summer treats.
Whether you choose to make your ice cream from scratch or pick up a pint of your grocery favorite, assembling ice cream sandwiches with Swoffles is tremendous fun and suitable for little hands to help (should you want assistance).
Enjoy this easy, breezy ‘5 minutes to happiness’ version of summer’s best with a little stroopwafel twist!
Swoffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
In the world of desserts, it’s hard to top the ice cream sandwich. Firm, yet tender ‘lids’ of your choosing bookending a generous scoop of ice cream. As you would expect, ‘ice cream meets Swoffle’ is a love story. The rich caramel flavor of the Swoffle and textured surface marries beautifully with dreamy ice cream.
If you’re inclined to give making your own a try – my favorite ‘go-to’ ice cream recipe is below, my version based on a recipe from former colleagues Greg Case and Keri Fisher. There’s enough custard to make two batches (by pouring half into your ice cream maker at a time) I always do. Ginger and classic vanilla bean flavors work wonders in a Swoffle sandwich. If you’re looking for something even richer, coffee or chocolate would also be amazing pairings. The ability to assemble and freeze the sandwiches in advance makes this a crowd-pleasing party dessert.
Short on time? Your store-bought favorite will work out just great.
Swoffle Ice Cream Sandwich Steps:
Vanilla Bean (And Ginger) Ice Cream
Modified from One Cake, One Hundred Desserts by Greg Case & Keri Fisher
Note: Ice cream maker required.
2 cups of whole milk
4 cups of heavy or whipping cream
8 large egg yolks
1 cup of sugar
For the vanilla batch: 1 vanilla bean or 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
For the ginger batch, if making: 2 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger and optional ½ cup of minced crystallized ginger pieces
Making the ice cream:
Enjoy! If you try this recipe, I’d love to hear how it worked out for you. Leave a comment!
About Leslie Forde
Leslie has a culinary degree and in a past-life, worked as a caterer and in restaurant kitchens. She now favors making pancakes and ice cream with her children to constructing caramel towers. She works in marketing full-time and advocates self-care for Moms & saving time cooking family dinner on her site, MomsHierarchyofNeeds.com.
Check out Leslie's Website for more amazing articles and blog posts!
This week's blog post brought to you by Erin Child:
M.S. Candidate, Nutrition Interventions, Communication, and Behavior Change
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
For Millennials, like myself, it’s not just the classic work benefits that are considered during the job hunt, but the extra perks. And by extra perks, we’re talking extra snacks. According to a study published by USA Today, 48% of applicants seriously weigh the offered extra perks (like free snacks, flexible schedule, tuition support, etc) with benefits and salary. Once employed, the availability of free snacks at work is associated with a higher number of employees that are “extremely” or “very” happy at their job. With most employees in the office during breakfast and lunch hours, an interest in readily available (and free) snacks is only logical. And by providing snacks in house, employers keep their employees on-campus and engaged with each other throughout mealtime.
Coupled with corporate snacks is the increasing investment in corporate wellness. As part of the larger corporate wellness trend, corporations are interested in helping their employees stay healthy. By providing employees with healthy food options, they provide their employees with the resources to make healthier choices. On a recent visit to a friend’s New York City based start-up, I found myself standing agog in front a giant wall of healthy snacks that included; nuts, fruit, dried fruit, veggies, hummus, granola bars, and a plethora of gluten-free, dairy-free and organic options. Employees there stay happily satiated and productive throughout the day. (And I worked on containing my jealousy).
Unlike me, if you have free snacks and food offered at work, you are one of the lucky 16% of employees that do. If your company welcomes suggestions, consider requesting Swoffle to be added to your snacking options! Pairing Swoffle with a cup of tea and your afternoon meeting is a sure way to make the day sweeter.