rainbow waffles with pot-of-gold whipped cream

Rainbow waffles with pot-of-gold whip cream | A Subtle Revelry

On the list of things I love in life –  colorful, fun food ranks pretty high. These rainbow waffles are the perfect way to cure that craving and make any day seem festive and bright! The colors bring a cheery boost to a lounging Saturday breakfast, and I can’t wait to use them to say, “good morning – happy birthday!” on our next birthday morning.

Rainbows are perfect anytime of year (especially in spring), but throw in a bowl of gold flaked whipped cream and this sweet treat becomes the most fabulous way I can imagine to welcome the revelry that is Saint Patrick’s Day!

Rainbow waffles with pot-of-gold whip cream | A Subtle Revelry

Rainbow waffles with pot-of-gold whip cream | A Subtle Revelry

Rainbow waffles with pot-of-gold whip cream | A Subtle Revelry

To make the rainbow waffles you’ll need (most importantly) a waffle maker, and also… 2 cups all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 2 large eggs, 1-1/2 cups milk, 1 cup butter, melted and cooled, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and food gel or dye in rainbow colors.

And for making the pot-of-gold whipped cream you’ll also need; 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, yellow or gold food dye, and gold sprinkles for topping (optional).

Rainbow waffles with pot-of-gold whip cream | A Subtle Revelry

Make the rainbow waffles by combining flour, sugar, and baking powder in a bowl. In another bowl, lightly beat eggs, then add milk, butter and vanilla; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined.

Divide batter evenly between 6 bowls. Add a few drops of red food coloring into the first bowl, stirring until uniformly distributed and desired shade is reached. Continue coloring batter in the remaining bowls: orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

Follow instructions for your waffle maker. Cook waffles one at a time until all batter has been used. Stack the waffles in a rainbow pattern, red at the top, then orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Or you can start with purple at the top and end with red.

Rainbow waffles with pot-of-gold whip cream | A Subtle Revelry

Make the pot-of-gold whipped cream by combining the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in the bowl of a large stand mixer with balloon whisk attached. Whip the ingredients until soft peaks form, about 10 minutes. Add yellow or gold food coloring to whipped cream and mix until desired color is reached. Use immediately or refrigerate. Top waffles with whipped cream and add gold sprinkles for a finishing touch!

Rainbow waffles with pot-of-gold whip cream | A Subtle Revelry

Photography and styling by Athena Plichta. Creative direction by Victoria Hudgins for A Subtle Revelry. 

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Posted February 18, 2014
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9 Responses to “rainbow waffles with pot-of-gold whipped cream”

  1. Traci says:

    These are so fun. A little intimidating because of the different food colorings, but I bet kids would love these for a birthday treat!

  2. Sarah says:

    This sounds awesome! I know my boyfriend would love this every morning!

    Sarah
    aroseinthecity0.blogspot.com

  3. LOVE it! Definitely doing this for St. Patty’s Day!

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  5. Lauren says:

    Love this! I hope to make this recipe for my kids on St. Patrick’s Day!

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