I guess the theme of my recipes this week is dairy free. Okay this isn’t completely dairy free because the Nutella spread is not homemade so it does contain a little dairy. But there’s no ice cream or milk in this ice cream-like shake. You can make it completely dairy free if you use homemade Nutella.

This recipe is only 2 ingredients.

Taco Bell Waffle Taco
Taco Bell recently began testing two new menu items that have been getting a lot of buzz: a waffle taco and fiery chicken Doritos locos tacos.

The waffle taco has been particularly hard to find and the closest location I knew of where it was spotted at was in Santa Ana (as reported by Foodbeast).
Taco Bell Waffle Taco
We had a graduation party to attend and so we decided to swing by on our drive up.

When I got there, I was delighted to see that this Taco Bell location was also offering the fiery chicken Doritos tacos as well as quite a few other items I’ve never seen at my local Taco Bell. It definitely seems to be a Taco Bell designated for testing new items.

We also noticed that it had an interactive soda machine.

The Waffle Taco
Taco Bell Waffle Taco
The waffle taco is only served during breakfast which ends at 11am. I have to confess, I’ve never been to Taco Bell during breakfast hours so I wasn’t even aware of the huge breakfast menu offered. Unlike McDonald’s, Taco Bell also serves its regular menu items during breakfast time.

I went in without high expectations, having already read reviews from fellow SD bloggers Erin and Darlene.
Taco Bell Waffle Taco
The egg looked quite sad. Dry, overcooked, and just a few sparse tiny chunks, as opposed to the fuller egg portions pictured in the advertisement. The sausage patty reminded me of the ones served at McDonald’s. Eaten together, it was similar to eating a McGriddle, except with a waffle instead of a pancake.

The best part of the sandwich was the waffle, though it quickly lost its crispness. Since it’s a new item, it was only priced at $.89.

I wasn’t impressed with the taco waffle and it’s definitely not worth a special trip to try it.

Fiery Chicken Doritos Locos Tacos (Cool Ranch)

Adding to its successful Doritos Locos Tacos line, Taco Bell is now testing a fiery chicken filling.

Tropical fruits are coming into season which inspired me to make this mango coconut mug cake.

I’ve been eating mangos like crazy. They are so sweet right now, especially the yellow manila mangos.

Since I had leftover coconut milk from my whipped cream experimenting, I used some in the cake batter. I also added some shredded coconut. I love how the little pieces of mango managed to stay studded on top of the batter rather than sinking inside.