Rhode Island Doughboy Waffle Bowl Sundae

Posted on May 27, 2018

Invented by Italian Americans, Rhode Island Doughboys are typically made of fried pizza dough. They are then dusted with sugar for a sweet and savory treat that has become a beloved staple in the state of Rhode Island. One of the most popular doughboy spots is Iggy’s Doughboys and Chowder, located in a suburb of Providence, Rhode Island.

We made our own Joy Cone twist on this New England favorite — a doughboy waffle bowl sundae!



Recipe makes approximately eight doughboys.

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup water
  • Vegetable oil as needed
  • Confectioners’ sugar

Joy Cone Waffle Bowl Sundae



Step 1: Combine flour, yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Add water and mix until dough no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl. Then, knead dough for 10 minutes on a well-floured surface.

Step 2: Place kneaded dough back into the bowl and lightly coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and a dish towel. Let rise for 90 minutes to two hours. Remove dough from bowl and punch it with your fist. Let sit for 45 more minutes.

Step 3: Place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll into a log. Slice the log into even parts (about one-inch thick). Flatten each piece into desired shape.


Step 4: Heat approximately two inches of vegetable oil in a pot. Drop dough into oil two to three pieces at a time. Flip the dough until each side is golden brown and remove from oil.

Step 5: Sprinkle confectioners’ sugar on top while hot. Then let cool.


Step 6: Place one doughboy in a waffle bowl and add ice cream, strawberries, cookie crumbles, and chocolate sauce to taste.


Do you have your own Joy Cone spin on your favorite local cuisine? Show us! Share your photos on Facebook or Instagram and tag us @joyconeco. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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