When the light is low, double the sugar, said my grandmother. Or this is what I’d like to remember her saying… but one certainly doesn’t need an excuse for a treat like this, because waffles make everything better, even the 20th day in a row with not a glimpse of sunshine. Especially when they’re topped with ice cream and whipped cream. And come with a thick hot chocolate like in this sweet place in Schöneberg.
Jones ice cream is one of my absolute favorites in Berlin and has been long before they opened a brick and mortar shop at Goltzstraße, when they were still beloved guests at many food events in the city with their pastel green Citroen truck. Gabrielle Jones’ sweets are the most pure and well made you’ll find, her passion for ingredients knows no bounds – her ice cream is made only with fresh milk and cream, no eggs, no additives or any other helpers. I love all the flavors: whisky and pecans, peanut butter and jam, salted butter caramel, apple crumble and moooore. Served on her signature chunky cookies, in a plain cup or in her self made waffle cones. Seriously, why isn’t every ice cream parlor making their own waffle cones?
But it’s winter, you say? Temperatures outside are not making you think of one, two, or three scoops of frozen delights? No worries, you can also have a scoop of it on a fresh, hot and thick waffle – crispy on the outside and light and delicious on the inside thanks to the folded-in beaten egg whites. It’s a treat that will make any grey Berlin day feel like the brightest. Add a hot chocolate, made with real chocolate not cocoa powder, so thick and flavorful, and prepare for at least two to three hours of a well deserved sugar high.