Homemade Waffle Cones

Huckleberry Ice Cream Cones introToday is an appropriate day for an ice cream party because 1.  Apparently, according to my Instagram feed, it was just National Ice Cream Day, and 2.  I’m celebrating the start of my final trimester of pregnancy (#hallelujah).   #2 is significant because ice cream consumption has played a significant role in the state of my current, let’s just call it,”stature.”  Let’s just also say I read this blog post on a regular basis to remind myself what I will be doing once again in a few months.  But for now, we eat ice cream.

This weekend all three of my local news stations aired segments about this delicious little number:

Huckleberry Pie Ice Cream

Starring our state fruit, the huckleberry, this ice cream flavor I came up with is now available in Kroger and Kroger family stores (which includes places like QFC, Ralph’s, Smith’s, Fred Meyer, and more.)

Private Selection Huckleberry Pie Ice Cream

I helped pass out samples at one local store over the weekend, and I am sincerely sorry for the other two events that were scheduled and then cancelled at the last minute!  I know so many of you planned to attend those and I was super bummed that we not only had to cancel, but that all the stores were sold out of this flavor.  I’m hoping they’ll re-stock quickly!

back of huckleberry pie

So many of you others, all across the country, have been tagging us on social media after finding this and we LOVE that!  This yummy ice cream has chunks of cookie pie crust, a “brown betty” ribbon and cinnamon streusel throughout.

Private Selection Huckleberry Pie

And it’s mighty tasty if you ask me!

Calorie Free Spoon

My absolute favorite way to eat ice cream is in a waffle cone.  I never understand why people eat ice cream in a bowl when there are waffle cones as an option.  I mean, seriously.  Store-bought boxed cones are reminiscent of cardboard, but a crisp, buttery, homemade one is absolute heaven. For a lot of years I’d make my waffle cones by hand on a baking sheet, or I’d make mini ones in my Pizelle Iron (still an awesome option for kid-sized cones) and then I finally just bought a waffle cone press on Amazon and I LOVE it.  I’m actually going to buy one more so I can make more at a time!

Waffle Cone Maker

This model is awesome, it’s actually the same one Williams-Sonoma Sells and it’s only about $40 on Amazon. (Not sponsored, by the way).  It’s super easy to use and seriously cooks up perfect waffle cones in a hurry.  Treat yourself (haha, get it?) and just get one.

Inside Waffle Press

Waffle cone batter is super simple.  The recipe I love is just just sugar, eggs, butter, milk, flour, and vanilla.  It mixes up in about 60 seconds.

Waffle Batter being Mixed

Then you just pour a couple of tablespoons on the waffle cone maker and press it shut to crisp up.

Cooked Waffle Cone

Waffle cones are soft and pliable when they come off the press, and that’s when you need to shape them.  This waffle cone maker comes with a mold that makes it easy, but if you don’t have one, you can just shape it by hand, or cover a foam cone with foil and use that.

Waffle Cone Mold

I always put mine down on a paper towel because they’re super hot and the paper towel makes it easy to handle.  I also make a special point to pay attention to the bottom and make sure I’m closing them all the way, as opposed to having a hole at the bottom.  When I do have holes, I usually just drop a chocolate chip down to the bottom to fill up the space.

Inside of Cone

When your cones are shaped, just place them on a rack to cool and crisp.  At this point, you can dip the rims in chocolate and sprinkles, or coat the inside with something yummy.

Cooling Waffle Cones

Then you can fill ’em up.

Homemade Ice Cream Cones

There is seriously nothing better than a really good ice cream in a really good cone.

Chocolate and Huckleberry Ice Cream

Often for parties I’ll buy a bunch of great ice cream flavors, and then make tons of cones and let people scoop up their fave. My fave right now is that huckleberry pie.

Huckleberry Ice Cream Cones

Although Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunk is a front-runner as well.

holding ice cream cones

Now, if you don’t have a waffle cone or pizelle maker, there are a couple of ways to still make these.  I’ve done it many times over the years, but I will say it’s kind of a labor of love.  They harden quickly so you really have to only do a couple at a time.  The press makes it much easier.  But you can use either a silicone mat on a baking sheet, or a piece of parchment on a baking sheet.  Spread your batter thinly, but evenly in circles.  If using parchment, you can trace circles on the underside of the paper as a guide.  Bake in a 400 degree oven until they’re golden brown, about 5-7 minutes (but totally depends on the size, so keep an eye on them) and then shape them immediately when they come out and let them cool.  You can also make them in a skillet, like you would a crepe- cooking each side until browned and toasted and then shaped into a cone.  All the same tips apply if you’re making them without a waffle cone maker:  remember they are hot hot hot so be careful not to burn your hands!  Also, they crisp and harden quickly so you’ll have to work fast.

Homemade Waffle Cones from Our Best Bites


Here’s the link to the one I have one more time, because people always ask!


  1. For the adult size cone, approximately how big of a circle do you draw on parchment? I don’t think it would be too much work to half the recipe…just for my husband and I. Thanks for the great idea!

    1. It’s personal preference, you can make them as large as you want. I’d say about 5-6 inches would give you a good size cone, however sometimes small circles are easier to work with when you’re making them by hand.

  2. First off, I so wish that we had this in our MN grocery stores, but we don’t!! so bummed out. I’m also wondering if I can convert your recipe to a GF waffle cone I miss them and I’ve been very successful converting your other recipes to GF ones. A

    Any names yet for baby and please post a pic of yourself!!! I’m sure you are adorbs! 🙂

      1. 8/2016. I made these for my daughter & granddaughter who are gluten free. They were delicious & my granddaughter was so excited to have a GF ice cream cone! I used GF flour & GF powdered vanilla and used a waffle cone maker. They turned out GREAT! Peg.

  3. I looked at the review for this machine and several folks commented on it not cooking evenly (brown edges and pale middle). This would be an awesome surprise for my hubby and boys. How long have you had your waffle maker and do you still love it or have any problems? Thanks!

    1. It has over 120 reviews and the average is 4 1/2 stars- if you’re familiar with Amazon ratings, those are excellent! One of the reasons I picked that model was for the good reviews. I’ve had mine quite a while now and I love it. I made all of the cones pictured, so you can see the browning there. If anyone has a problem, I suspect it’s because they’re not on the right heat setting, you have to fight the sweet spot, as it is adjustable.

  4. I had never thought to make homemade waffle cones. I still probably won’t, b/c I’m not going to buy an appliance just for that, but maybe someday I’ll get ambitious and go the ‘labor of love’ route. They sound wonderful, though! I thought we might be due around the same time when you first announced your pregnancy, and I was right- my 3rd trimester (with #5) starts tomorrow!

  5. This is a first! We have never made cones before but yes eat ice cream at least once a week. I don’t have a pregnancy excuse it’s just hot this summer in Buffalo and we like it! Now we can make the cone that the kid’s are always looking for.

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