Finally, a perfect recipe for homemade waffle cones, just in time for… fall. Womp womp. They may not be the most seasonally appropriate food but really, is there ever a wrong time of year for ice cream, and by extension, ice cream cones? I think not. I’ve wanted a waffle cone maker for quite some time but had been trying to resist given its unitasker status. Now that I finally caved and put it to use, I realize we will more than get our money’s worth out of this, unitasker or not. I really wish I had bought it sooner.

These cones are crazy delicious and the perfect serving vessel to properly do justice to each and every wonderful ice cream flavor you create at home. For a bit of added flair, I decided to dip the rims in ganache and then coat with sprinkles. I mean, if you’re going to go, go all out, right?! That’s my philosophy.


  • 2 large egg whites
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 5 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour


  • 01

    In a medium bowl, combine the egg whites and cream, and whisk to combine. Blend in the sugar, salt, and extracts, and whisk for about 1 minute, until well combined. Whisk in the melted butter. Stir in the flour, just until the lumps have disappeared and the batter is smooth.

  • 02

    Cook in a waffle cone maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Pull the baked round off of the iron and position a cone mold across the middle, leaving some room at the bottom to grip the point of the cone. Working quickly, fold one side across the mold and tuck under the cone. Pressing firmly, roll the cone over to finish. Allow to cool for a few moments to set before moving on to the next cone. Repeat with the remaining batter.

  • These are adorable! I’ve always wanted to make homemade cones!

  • Colleen

    Is there a waffle cone maker brand you’d recommend?

  • annieseats

    The one I have is linked in the post above. I like it!

  • Katrin

    I made cones from The Perfect Scoop yesterday. They were really great too! Not sure which of the two recipes I prefer. I made it with 3 different Jenni’s ice creams though :)

  • This is so great Annie! Thanks for sharing. With how often we eat ice cream this would be a good investment. My boys would think I’m so cool! I’m going to put this on my Christmas wishlist. Thanks for the recipe too!

  • Laurel Nippert Miller

    Oh jeni’s cones are a magical delight. I love watching people make them at the scoop shops. Maybe I will have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing.

  • annieseats

    Yes, my kids loved this! Definitely a great Christmas idea. You will have fun with it!

  • It is ALWAYS time for ice cream and thus ALWAYS time for ice cream cones! Now…to order a waffle cone maker from Amazon. it’s a must.

  • Bella Bucchiotti

    Yum! great share

  • Makala

    These look SO lovely! AND I have found another use for the Waffle Cone maker, eliminating it from “unitasker” status. Have you ever heard of, or tried Stroopwafels? We had the real deal Stroopwafels in Amsterdam back in April and they were uh-maze-ing! Thin pressed waffles filled with caramelly deliciousness?!? Yes, please! I definitely think you should try them if you haven’t already!

  • This is great. When I was a kid, my school teacher makes similar to this but she rolls the dough (instead of batter) around a cone. We used to enjoy as ice cream and some times she puts sauteed potatoes or other spicy stuff

  • i have always wanted a waffle cone maker too but it has not yet happened.

  • Lindsay

    What a fun recipe! Thanks for sharing. Now, all I need is an ice cream maker… :)

  • Oh I love these, they are perfect!