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    Homemade Waffle Cone Recipe

    Published May 16, 2024. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    This fun homemade ice waffle cone recipe comes together in minutes and perfectly accompanies your favorite ice cream. You will love how easy these are to make and how delicious they are.

    Now that you have homemade ice cream cones, you need something to scoop into them. Try my homemade Vanilla Ice Cream or Fresh Berry Ice Cream.

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    Waffle Cone

    Waffle cones are made from a simple thin waffle batter. They are then cooked in a special waffle cone iron until lightly browned and crisp. They are then rolled using a cone mold to form the perfect ice cream cone. These are very easy to make, and each cone cooks in under 4 minutes.

    These are a lot of fun to make and are a great, easy-to-prepare recipe for your kids. You can use either a waffle iron that is used directly on your cooktop or an electric waffle iron.

    Ingredients and Substitutions

    waffle cone batter ingredients
    • Flour – all-purpose flour is used to give the streusel structure.
    • Milk – I used whole milk for this recipe. You can also use 1%, 2%, or skim milk.
    • Vanilla – Any vanilla extract will work.
    • Salt – I always use coarse salt in my cooking and baking.
    • Eggs – You will need only the egg whites from 3 cold or room temperature large eggs.
    • Sugar – You will need some regular granulated sugar for this.

    How to Make Waffle Cones from Scratch

    Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. Transfer to a container with a spout to make it pourable.

    mixing a waffle cone batter in a blender

    Spray a pre-heated waffle cone maker to low-medium heat.

    spraying a waffle iron

    Pour about 3 tablespoons of the waffle batter into the center of the waffle iron or cone maker and close the top.

    adding waffle batter to a hot waffle iron

    Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned. It’s ok if some areas over the cone are darker than others. This will not change the flavor or consistency in any way.

    a closed waffle iron

    Immediately transfer the flat-cooked waffle to a kitchen towel and begin to form the cone by rolling it around the cone mold using the towel.

    rolling a waffle cone

    Keep it wrapped up for 2 to 3 minutes to form the cone. In the meantime, continue to make the cones in the waffle maker.

    a rolled waffle cone

    Remove the waffle cone from the cone mold. Use or store the waffle cones.

    waffle cones

    Make-Ahead and Storage

    Make-Ahead: You can make these up to 2 days ahead for freshness.

    How to Store: Cover them and keep them at room temperature for up to 4 days. These will not freeze well.

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    Chef Notes + Tips

    • Of course, you can vigorously whisk all the ingredients together until combined. However, I recommend sifting the flour first.
    • If you’re using a waffle iron over a cooktop, cook on each side for 1 ½ to 2 minutes.
    • When the waffle comes out of the iron, it will be incredibly hot, so be sure to use that kitchen towel to help.

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    Homemade Waffle Cone Recipe

    5 from 1 vote
    This fun homemade ice waffle cone recipe comes together in minutes and perfectly accompanies your favorite ice cream.
    Servings: 8
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 32 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • ¾ cup of sugar
    • 1 cup of flour
    • 3 egg whites
    • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
    • 1/2 cup of whole milk
    • non-stick spray

    Instructions

    • Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. Transfer to a container with a spout to make it pourable.
    • Spray a pre-heated waffle cone maker to low-medium heat.
    • Pour about 3 tablespoons of the waffle batter into the center of the waffle iron or cone maker and close the top.
    • Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned. It’s ok if some areas over the cone are darker than others. This will not change the flavor or consistency in any way.
    • Immediately transfer the flat-cooked waffle to a kitchen towel and begin to form the cone by rolling it around the cone mold using the towel.
    • Keep it wrapped up for 2 to 3 minutes to form the cone. In the meantime, continue to make the cones in the waffle maker.
    • Remove the waffle cone from the cone mold.
    • Use or store the waffle cones.

    Notes

    Make-Ahead: You can make these up to 2 days ahead for freshness.
    How to Store: Cover them and keep them at room temperature for up to 4 days. These will not freeze well.
    Of course, you can vigorously whisk all the ingredients together until combined. However, I recommend sifting the flour first.
    If you’re using a waffle iron over a cooktop, cook on each side for 1 ½ to 2 minutes.
    When the waffle comes out of the iron, it will be incredibly hot, so be sure to use that kitchen towel to help.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 146kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 98mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 25IUCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American