Make Your Own Waffle Cones

Make Your Own Waffle Cones

How to make your own waffle cones (recipe adapted from The Cupcake Project):
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 t ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 T cornstarch

In a bowl with a whisk, whip the cream with the vanilla until mousse-like (it won't form peaks).

Sift the remaining ingredients together and stir them into the cream to make a batter.

Let the batter sit for 30 minutes.

Heat up the waffle cone iron; heat setting 2.5.

Once the light turns green, it means that the waffle iron is ready. Grease the top and bottom.

Put a dollop of batter onto each of the three waffle molds. The waffle maker comes with a spoon to scoop the batter with so you know exactly how much batter to use. If you use too much, the three waffles will stick together. If you use too little, the waffles will be hard to roll. Tip: The first time that you do it, I would highly recommend doing only one at a time. That way, you can make sure that you've got the technique down without wasting any batter.

Close the lid.

The light will turn red. When it turns green again, it's time to roll your waffle.

The waffle maker comes with a cone shaped mold to roll the waffle around. Here are a couple of rolling tips:

  • Work fast. The waffles harden super quickly.
  • Protect your hands. The waffle will be really hot and you could burn yourself. You might want to use a towel or wear gloves to help you roll.
  • As soon as the cone begins to overlap itself, press down firmly as you continue to roll to make it stick closed. It also helps to hold the waffle in the position shown in step four for a few seconds.
  • Use your fingers to pinch together the hole at the bottom of the cone.
  • If you are making three waffles at once, take them off the iron one at a time. Don't take a waffle off of the iron until you are ready to mold it, otherwise the third waffle will be too hard to shape by the time you get to it.
  • Store the cooled waffle cones in a Ziploc bag until you are ready to fill them with ice cream or whatever else your mind dreams up.