Recipe for waffle cones

Recipe for waffle cones

Recipe for waffle cones
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nutritional information
Servings: 10
amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3g16%
50 mg17%
73 mg3%
dietary fiber 0g1 %
total sugar 9g
Vitamin C 0 mg0%
Calcium 23 mg2%
Iron 1 mg4%
Potassium 46 mg1 %
*The % Daily Value (DV) indicates how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories per day is used for general nutritional advice.

(Nutritional information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A cone is made by making a thin dough, which is then baked in a cone or stroopwafel maker and then rolled around a cone roller to create the iconic shape. The main difference between a waffle cone and a sugar cone is the use of brown sugar to create a darker and crunchier product. A sugar cone differs from a cake cone in that it has a pointed top and a sweeter flavor, rather than a flat bottom with a more neutral flavor. These types of ice cream cones are also called pie cups because pie cones are made from ingredients that taste similar to pie batter.

Some culinary historians believe the ice cream cone was invented by mistake and out of necessity. At the St. Louis World's Fair, a vendor at a booth right next to an ice cream vendor was selling crunchy, waffle-like pastries. The ice cream was so popular that the seller ran out of dishes. In a genius moment, the vendor quickly rolled one of his waffles into the shape of a waffle, allowed it to cool, and then handed it to the ice cream vendor. The customers were satisfied and so the ice cream cone was invented.

“I used a pizzelle maker and the waffles turned out great! It took a few tries to roll the waffles tight enough to not make a hole in the bottom. After a few hours they'll have lost some of their crispiness, so they're best eaten as soon as possible. — Danielle Centoni

  • 2/3 Cup all purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt

  • 1/2 Cup dark brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/4 Cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/4 Cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. In a small bowl, mix flour and salt.

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  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and eggs.

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  4. Add the flour mixture to the egg and sugar mixture and mix until incorporated.

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  5. Mix in the melted butter, milk and vanilla.

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  6. Preheat the waffle maker or stroopwafel maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Place 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter in mixer and spread evenly over surface.

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  7. Close the lid and cook for about 1 ½ to 2 minutes.

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  8. Quickly remove the finished flat waffle from the appliance and roll tightly around a cone roller to shape. Make sure the bottom point is tight. Hold for three minutes to set the shape.

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  9. Place the formed cones on a wire rack to cool. Repeat with the rest of the dough.

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recipe variation

Homemade ice cream cones can be made with a waffle cone maker, a stroopwafel maker, or even a pizza cell maker. The size of the cone depends on the size of the maker used.

recipe tips

Be careful when removing the pressed waffle from the appliance as it will be very hot. Wooden toast tongs work well for picking up the hot waffle. Be sure to roll it tightly around the cone maker and allow it to cool and set in the shape before removing. This allows the cones to keep their shape.


Homemade ice cream cones can be stored at room temperature until ready to be filled and enjoyed. Note that humidity and wetness will cause the cones to soften. Therefore, do not wrap them and do not store them until they are completely cool and crispy. The cones can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How do you make candy cones from scratch?

To make candy cones from scratch you will need flour, salt, eggs, dark brown sugar, butter, milk, vanilla extract, a waffle cone maker, and a waffle cone mold.

Do candy cones have eggs?

Sugar cones are made from eggs.

How do you store candy cones?

Cones of sugar can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days once formed and completely cooled. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Why do ice cream cones have squares at the bottom?

Cake ice cream cones have squares on the bottom to add extra strength to the bottom of the cone to support the weight of the ice cream and prevent it from falling apart.

How long do candies keep?

Cones of sugar can be stored at room temperature for about 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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