Today we have two super simple recipes for homemade ice cream cones! I love a good waffle and sugar cone, but it’s hardly difficult to make at home. If I’m feeling particularly lazy, I’ll put the freshly baked/pressed discs into cupcake tin holes to make ice cream cone bowls. A few things to know about making your own ice cream cones, for the waffle cone recipe you’ll need a waffle cone maker…if you don’t have one no worries, you can make the sugar cone recipe which is super tasty!
For the sugar cones, I’ve created a stovetop version. You can totally bake these if you’re more familiar and comfortable with that method (350°F for 5 to 7 minutes), but I have found that the cones cook more evenly and stiffen better when cooked on stovetop. I’m not going to lie, although the recipe and method is easy, you need a bit of patience to make your own ice cream cones as you need to make them one by one because they harden super fast. The towel you lay the hot discs onto is super important as you’ll burn you hand pretty bad if you don’t use it to help you roll the cones. One last important tidbit of information is that it’s important for the skillet to be cooled each time you add the sticky batter to allow it to spread easily and evenly. Oh! I Lied! There’s one last super important thing about making your own cones, dipping them in chocolate after they cool. This will totally help prevent major drippage once your ice cream begins to melt.
If you’re feeling a little adventurous and up for the task I recommend making these homemade ice cream cones. They’re really delicious and you’ll feel completely accomplished after you do! Xx, Jenny
Homemade Ice Cream Cones
Makes 8 sugar cones & 6 waffle cones
stovetop sugar cones:
2 large egg whites
1/2 cup superfine sugar
3 tablespoons whole milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 all purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 egg plus 1 egg white
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon superfine sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
melted semisweet or dark chocolate
waffle cone maker
1. Stovetop sugar cones: Place egg whites, sugar, milk, vanilla, and salt into a mixing bowl and whisk together. Stir in flour and butter until fully incorporated and batter is smooth. Lightly spray a nonstick skillet with a small amount of cooking spray. Pour 2 1/2 tablespoons batter into the cold skillet and spread into a thin even layer. Place skillet over medium heat and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until base has set. Flip and continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Quickly lay sugar disc onto a clean towel and top with cone roller. Using towel and cone roller, roll sugar disc into a cone shape and hold, seam side down for 1 to 2 minutes or until cone cools and hardens. (this must be done quickly as the disc will begin to harden almost immediately after leaving the skillet) Cool skillet and repeat until all batter has been used. Cool cones completely before dipping the tips in chocolate and setting on parchment until the chocolate hardens. Carefully store in an airtight container for up to three days.
2. Waffle cones: Pour all ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk together until no lumps remain. Allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes. Heat waffle cone maker to desired settings. Pour 3 to 3 1/2 tablespoons batter into the center of the waffle cone maker and gently press lid closed, completely. Cook waffle cones for 4 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. . Quickly lay waffle disc onto a clean towel and top with cone roller. Using towel and cone roller, roll waffle disc into a cone shape and hold, seam side down for 1 to 2 minutes or until cone cools and hardens. (this must be done quickly as the disc will begin to harden almost immediately after leaving the skillet) Cool skillet and repeat until all batter has been used. Cool cones completely before dipping the tips in chocolate and setting on parchment until the chocolate hardens. Carefully store in an airtight container for up to three days.