Finding these little liege waffles at Fresh Market last week turned out to be an awful mistake. And by awful mistake, I mean that they’re so delicious that I could eat four of them.
Liege waffles are basically just Belgian waffles with giant balls of pearl sugar in them. Sound interesting? Add whipped cream and summer berries and you’ve got a quick, delicious and healthy (berries! they’re healthy!) dessert.
If you’re looking for an easy, patriotic dessert for the Fourth of July this weekend, look no further.
Honestly, I don’t even know if this can be called a recipe. It’s so easy.
Take your berries and sprinkle them with a little bit of sugar. Let them sit in the fridge for about an hour.
Add whipped cream to the waffle, add your berries… voila, you’ve got a delicious, easy dessert. Maybe you could even make this for breakfast… it is a waffle, after all.
Berries and Cream Liege Waffles
Makes one (or however many waffles you want)
- Belgian waffle (mine was prepackaged to make it easier, but if you’re feeling super kitchen-savvy, make your own!)
- Heavy whipping cream
- Vanilla extract
- Berries of your choice (I used blueberries and strawberries)
Slice strawberries and add them to a small bowl with the blueberries. Sprinkle a teaspoon or so of sugar on them, and allow them to macerate for at least an hour in the refrigerator.
Warm up your waffle. If you make your own Belgian waffles, skip this step. If you use a pre-made waffle, the microwave works fine!
Make your whipped cream: I used a half of a cup of whipping cream and a teaspoon of sugar, along with a teaspoon of vanilla extract. If you’re a whipped cream lover, make more and smother your waffle in it.
Add your berries and whipped cream to the waffle and enjoy your speedy, yummy dessert!