In the winter, there's nothing like a wafel ($5) hot out of the press from the Wafels and Dinges truck, sugar-dusted and simple. But in the summer heat, dripping sweat, I can't take take them plain—especially because they're most often consumed street-side, under the sun within a few feet of the truck. So what to do? Pile on scoops of ice cream ($2), one each of raspberry and vanilla. Top off with whipped cream. And then you run into the nearest air-conditioning you can find and devour.
The wafel alone is a treat enough, but add ice cream and whipped cream, and then it becomes a decadent mess, best shared with a friend. You can get it on the original wafel, but I much more prefer the liege wafel—chewy, dotted in sugar pearls, and almost caramel-like on the inside, still crunchy at the exterior. They always have pre-made liege wafels at the truck, but it's best to request a fresh one, totally worth the extra 5-minute wait.