Bubble Waffles in Just 5 Minutes: Recipe


Bubble Waffle YeeKwan

Instagram is going nuts for them, Pinterest is featuring them, Chinatown tourists are eating them, so what are they? Bubble Waffles of course! But, how do you make them?


First off, you need a machine. Don’t close the page at this point though, trust me, they are highly inexpensive. Just £19.99 at Argos on this handy waffle maker will get you smashing out the famous Hong Kong street snacks in no time. Sweet or savoury, it’s up to you.

Bubble Waffle YeeKwan

Bubble Waffle YeeKwan

So, now you’ve got your waffle maker, now you need your filling. In this case – a top quality ice cream. Enter Yee Kwan. Yee Kwan produces ice cream with a difference, ice cream inspired by the flavours of Asia.

Bubble Waffle YeeKwan

Yee Kwan were actually featured on the BBC’s Dragons Den, successfully securing investment from businesswoman Deborah Meaden. Further to that, Yee Kwan products are now featured in Harvey Nichols, Wagamama restaurants and across a range of stores in the UK and online.


In todays recipe, i’m using black sesame ice cream. The unique nutty notes and pure flavour really give a luxurious taste to the bubble waffle. Couple that with chocolate brownie pieces and a drizzle of salted caramel sauce and it becomes an irresistible concoction.


For two bubble waffles, you will need:


Waffle Batter:


120g Self Raising Flour

100g Caster Sugar

2 Free-Range Eggs

50ml Evaporated Milk

2 tbsp Cornflour

1 tbsp Custard Powder

1 tsp Vegetable Oil

1 tbsp Vanilla Extract




2 Large Scoops Yee Kwan Black Sesame Ice Cream

10 Small Chocolate Brownie pieces, Thorntons are good

Salted Caramel Sauce, to drizzle

Edible gold pieces, to decorate (optional, although it is appreciated by those on Instagram)


Here’s how to put it all together….


  1. Place all the ingredients for the batter together in a large jug or bowl. Whisk together until smooth.


  2. Preheat the waffle iron in accordance with manufacturers instructions. Grease with a little            vegetable oil if necessary.


  1. Add a coating of batter to the centre of the waffle iron and then close the lid. Cook the waffles for 4 minutes, or until golden brown and easily gliding off the iron.


  1. Place a paper cone or napkin inside a glass or tumbler (this both helps support the waffle and catch any drips) Curve the waffle into the cone and allow to stand for a minute to cool slightly.


  1. Add a scoop of Yee Kwan black sesame ice cream to the centre of the waffle. Top with the brownie pieces and drizzle over the salted caramel sauce. Sprinkle over some gold leaf pieces to finish, if using.


The bubble waffle is best served warm, so as not to melt the ice cream. The sesame ice cream adds that beautiful nutty taste with the sweetness coming from the brownie pieces, salted caramel and the waffle itself. It really is a superb dessert, and in only five minutes!

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Yee Kwan Ice Cream: www.yeekwan.com

Purchase Yee Kwan Ice Cream direct from Ocado here

This is a sponsored post for Yee Kwan



  1. Erica Raquel
    October 14, 2018 / 7:51 pm

    This looks absolutely delish! This is my first time hearing of bubble waffles but now I can’t wait to try them.

    • Chris
      October 14, 2018 / 8:03 pm

      Thank you Erica! Bubble Waffles are superb and so easy to make – check out that Yee Kwan ice cream to make it authentic!

  2. October 14, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    Oh, that looks delicious! I could just eat that right now.
    I have seen them all over Instagram and thought they would be a lot harder to re-create. Just need to get myself a waffle maker and I will be good to go!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Aimsy xoxo

    • Chris
      October 14, 2018 / 8:20 pm

      Hey Aimsy thank you so much for those kind words! They really are going mad for them on Instagram! Follow the link in the blog post for Argos Bubble Waffle Makers – not too expensive and when you get this kind of result it’s a worthy investment!

  3. October 14, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    Oh my god these look so good. I really want to try this!

    • Chris
      October 14, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      Hi Sarah – go for it! These are so easy to make and taste fantastic!

  4. October 14, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    These look so good! I actually haven’t seen these about before.. but they seem pretty simple to make. I have such a sweet tooth anyway so I’m sure I’d love these 🙂

    Chloe x

    • Chris
      October 14, 2018 / 9:01 pm

      Hi Chloe – they are very straightforward to make and very popular across social media right now, with good reason, they are delish!

  5. October 14, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    I love bubble waffles! I’ve wondered how to make them since my first trip to San Francisco when I was a kid! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Chris
      October 14, 2018 / 9:50 pm

      That sounds amazing Laura, I must check out San Francisco. I really hope that you enjoy making these!

  6. October 14, 2018 / 11:50 pm

    Sesame ice cream sounds more interesting than the bubble waffle

    • Chris
      October 15, 2018 / 3:18 pm

      I had never come across it before, it really is an intriguing flavour but it works so well. You’ve got to try it!

  7. October 15, 2018 / 12:56 am

    I never had black sesame seed ice cream before, I wanna try that flavor one day! Nice touch with the brownie bites. 🍧


    • Chris
      October 15, 2018 / 3:19 pm

      Go for it Natonya! It’s a really interesting flavour that pairs so well with the brownies and salted caramel, well worth checking out Yee Kwan!

  8. October 15, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks absolutely amazing!!!

    • Chris
      October 15, 2018 / 5:37 pm

      Thank you Steph! Very kind!

  9. October 15, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    … I’m now really hungry all of a sudden! Looks delish! 😍

    • Chris
      October 15, 2018 / 10:02 pm

      Thanks Tracey! They do get a bit addictive!

  10. October 16, 2018 / 8:09 am

    These look soooo delicious! Made me feel hungry

    • Chris
      October 16, 2018 / 9:27 am

      Thanks Bailey! Glad you enjoyed them!

  11. Lisi
    October 16, 2018 / 8:31 am

    This looks SO delicious 🙊

    • Chris
      October 16, 2018 / 9:30 am

      Thanks Lisi! I’m craving them again now…

  12. October 16, 2018 / 8:37 am

    Honestly you had me at waffles lol.. I love waffles, so this is next on my list to try..

    • Chris
      October 16, 2018 / 9:30 am

      Haha! You must give these a go if you’re into waffles – they are the ultimate!

  13. October 16, 2018 / 9:03 am

    Oh my god I’m actually drooling. These look incredible! I haven’t had breakfast yet and now want these haha! Xo

    • Chris
      October 16, 2018 / 9:31 am

      Haha! Thanks Lozza – strangely, you can actually do savoury versions of these waffles for breakfast. I hope you get to try them!

  14. October 16, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    YUM. These looks so good! I loved eating them when I was living in Taipei. Never thought to make them my self though… but I’ve really been craving them! Thanks for sharing the recipe. 🙂

    • Chris
      October 16, 2018 / 2:40 pm

      You lived in Taipei? Thats so cool! Enjoy making the bubble waffles!

  15. October 16, 2018 / 11:45 pm

    As a lover of all things breakfast, I was surprised to learn about bubble waffles. YUM!

    And homemade is always the best- I have to make this recipe soon. Just need to get the waffle iron 😀

    • Chris
      October 17, 2018 / 5:46 pm

      Hey Nicole – you definitely need to try these!

  16. October 17, 2018 / 6:58 am

    Looks delicious. I am definitely going to have to try these!

  17. October 17, 2018 / 7:01 am

    Looks delicious. I am definitely going to have to try these! Thanks for sharing.

    • Chris
      October 17, 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Enjoy them! They are amazing!

  18. October 19, 2018 / 2:48 am

    You definitely gave me a new yummy dessert to try! I had never even heard of it until your post! I am so glad you shared it with us! The way that you shared the steps & photos is so fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this!

    • Chris
      October 19, 2018 / 8:20 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I really hope that you enjoy making it!

  19. October 28, 2018 / 11:49 am

    These look delicious! I’ve seen them at food festivals this year and really want to try one, but have yet to find a dairy free option.

    • Chris
      October 28, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      Hey Kim, I’ll have to work on a dairy-free waffle recipe, I’ll let you know if I manage to find one – they really are great!

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