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

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This is a sponsored post for Yee Kwan


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

  2. 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

    • 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. 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

    • 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!

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. 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 😀

  6. 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!

  7. Thank you so much for posting this. I think this really puts things into a different light. I mean, I have read about this stuff before but the way you write just makes it clearer, if that makes sense


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