Ice T has promised to treat Coco Austin to a ''good dinner'' upon giving birth.

The 57-year-old actor jokingly pledged to indulge his wife with a meal when they welcome their new child.

Speaking during the taping of their talk show 'Ice & Coco', Ice said: ''I think if you appreciate your wife and she's been through a struggle, you can give her a gift. But I don't think it should be demanded or expected.''

As an alternative, Ice pledged to take Coco out for a cut-price dinner.

He quipped: ''I'm going to take you out to a good dinner. I'll take you to In-N-Out or something.... so you know I appreciate and love you.

''Taco Bell? ...Where you wanna go? Wendy's?''

Meanwhile, pregnant Coco conceded she can't understand the trend for men giving their partners a lavish gift after they have given birth, insisting the baby should be enough of a reward.

She said: ''Let's think about this really, want a gift, I get it.

''But, shouldn't the baby be the gift? I mean, are you sitting there holding the baby like, 'Oh, that's beautiful, where's my gift?'

''Well, c'mon where'd my ring go? Put the baby to the side, what did I get? It's not a prize, you don't win a prize for having a baby.''