These Homemade Waffle Cones are quick and easy to make. Learn how to make waffle cones using a waffle iron, it’s a simple recipe that you can top and fill with your favorite ice cream.
Homemade Waffle Cones
I’m not going to lie, if you would have asked me a few years ago if I would be making my own Homemade Waffle Cones, I would have laughed in your face. It was the convenience part of it for me where I like to have things as quick and easy as possible.
Being a mom of 4 means I’m pretty much an octopus and I have to juggle a lot of things at one time. So making some things at home that you can buy in the grocery store, wasn’t at the top of my list. Since I have had a lot more time on my hands lately I figured hey let’s give this recipe a go and see what happens.
Waffle Cones from Scratch
I am happy to report that making your own waffle cones from scratch def belongs on your foodie bucket list. These cones are so much fun to make and perfect last-minute ice cream parties. So much better than store-bought! Did I mention how quick and easy this ice cream cone recipe is? Use this recipe to make a traditional waffle cone or bowl.
See my notes in the how to make waffle cones section on how to make waffle bowls in just a few steps.
Waffle Ice Cream Cones Ingredients
- all-purpose flour
- cocoa powder
- baking powder
- pinch of salt
- vanilla extract
Do not overload the waffle cone maker with too much batter, only use the amount of batter recommended in the recipe card. Trust me when I say you won’t want to clean up that overflowing mess!
Be quick when removing the waffle from the waffle maker, the waffle starts to harden within 5-10 seconds, so it’s important to start rolling the waffles immediately. Dip the cones in melted chocolate and sprinkles for a sweeter treat. Waffle cones can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
How to Make Easy Homemade Waffle Cones
To start, preheat the waffle cone maker, and then melt butter in a small bowl, set it aside. In a large bowl, add the eggs, sugar, melted butter, and beat until well combined, for about 1 minute. Next, add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and whisk until just combined.
Once combined, add the vanilla extract, milk, and then mix. Take 2 tablespoons of the waffle mix and add to the waffle maker and cook until done, or about 30 seconds.
Once the waffle cone is done cooking, place it on a clean kitchen towel, and quickly work to roll into a cone using the cone roller/ cone cold ending with the edges face down. Hold for 15-20 seconds to give it that iconic cone shape, then set aside to finish hardening. Please use with caution, it will be very warm to the touch while rolling. Serve with your favorite ice cream and enjoy!
How to mold the waffle cones
Make the cones as directed in the recipe card. Once it’s done, place on a clean kitchen towel, and quickly work to roll into a cone using the cone roller ending with the edges face down. Hold for 15-20 seconds, then set aside to finish hardening.
Please use with caution, the waffles will be hot to the touch when you first pull them, so handle with care. Also please make sure you work quickly as the cake cones seem to harden around 5-10 seconds.
How to mold waffle bowls
There are all types of ice cream cones, but I think waffle bowls are one of my favorite. To make a waffle bowl simply grab an ice cream bowl, or a bowl large enough to fit the waffle cone you are about to make. Line the medium bowl with a small hand towel and then make the waffle cone as directed.
Once it is ready, quickly remove it and move it to the towel-lined bowl you prepared before. Add the waffle cone to the bowl and then sit a jar or cup in the middle of the cone very gently. I like to use sturdy glass drinking cups to make our bowls. Let them harden for at least 10 minutes before using them.
What is the difference between a waffle cone and a sugar cone?
The difference between a waffle cone and a sugar cone is that waffle cones are made with a pointy tip. However, unlike the waffle cone, sugar cones have a flat brim. Sugar cones are the best option for slow eaters because they’re so crunchy and they won’t get soggy if your ice cream starts to melt.
What is the difference between a Waffle Iron and a Waffle Cone Maker?
What is the difference between a Waffle Iron and a Waffle Cone Maker? A waffle cone maker is specially made to make waffle cones, it has very shallow plates compared to a waffle iron. A waffle iron has deep plate pockets to make large fluffy waffles, whereas a waffle cone maker makes thin crispy waffles.
Dipped Waffle Cone Idea’s
To really amp up the sweetness of these ice cream cones, try dipping the tops of the cones into melted chocolate or caramel. Then quickly dip them in sprinkles, chocolate chips, or crushed up candy for some ultimate ice cream waffle cones. Check out some of my kid’s favorite dipped waffle cone idea’s below.
- chocolate chips
- crushed cookies
- crushed candy
- sour gummies
Can I use a regular waffle maker to make waffle cones?
Yes, you can! Just follow all the directions in the recipe card for the best homemade waffle cones recipe on the internet.
How To Store Homemade Waffle Ice Cream Cones
These ice cream cones can be stored in an airtight container or tightly sealed zip lock bag for up to 1 week. However, I recommend eating them immediately because they are best on the day you make them.
Ice Cream Recipes
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Preheat waffle cone maker.
- In a large bowl, add eggs, sugar, butter, and beat until well combined, about 1 minute.
- Next, add flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and whisk until just combined.
- Add the vanilla extract, milk, and mix to combine.
- Take 2 tablespoons of the waffle mix and add to the waffle maker and cook until done, or about 30 seconds.
- Once it’s done, place on a clean kitchen towel, and quickly work to roll into a cone using the cone roller ending with the edges face down.
- Hold for 15-20 seconds, then set aside to finish hardening.
- Serve with your favorite ice cream.
- Be quick when removing the waffle from the waffle maker, the waffle starts to harden within 5-10 seconds, so it’s important to start rolling the waffles immediately.
- Dip waffle cones in melted chocolate and sprinkles for a sweeter treat.
- Waffle cones can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.