Waffles cones are quick and easy to make, crispy, light, and brown in color. These cones are a demanding treat from kids because they get all their favorite food in one. A waffle cone is made from a waffle and twisted into a shape that represents an ice cream cone. These cones are filled with ice cream and topped with a delicious syrup.
To make a waffle cone, you need a waffle cone maker to cook the batter, which is then turned into a cone. As said before, these are easy to make. You need to prepare a batter and cook it. If you don’t have a waffle cone maker, you can use a frying pan or bake the waffles in an oven. The end result is almost similar, with no difference in taste except for the pattern. The grids of the waffle cone maker have small pockets. So, if you are cooking the batter on a frying pan or baking in an oven, you have missed out on the square patterns
Waffle cone ingredients
You can find tons of recipes online, but it must be perfect. Following a quick and easy recipe is the key to making delicious and crispy waffle cones.
Here is what you need to make a waffle cone from scratch.
- All-purpose flour
- Eggs whites
- Vanilla extract
If you have made regular waffles, you may have noticed that the ingredients are precisely the same.
The preparation process is easy. In a mixing bowl, add the egg whites and whisk them till they are foamy. Add vanilla extract, salt, and sugar and keep on mixing. Then comes the melted butter. These are the wet ingredients that are mixed separately before combining them with the flour. The flour is the dry ingredient, and when combined with the mixture, the end result is a thick waffle batter.
Waffles are prepared in two ways; with a waffle cone maker or without one. Let’s learn how to make a waffle cone with and without a waffle maker.
How to make a waffle cone with a Waffle cone maker
1.) Preheat the waffle cone maker
Before pouring the batter, you need to preheat the waffle maker. This ensures that the batter is cooked evenly. Depending on the brand, it usually takes about 10 minutes to preheat. Keep an eye on the indicator light that will inform you when the waffle maker is preheated.
2.) Coat the plates with oil or melted butter if required
Most grids are non-stick, so you don’t have to coat them with oil. But if needed, you can use a cooking spray or coat the plates with melted butter. Remember to wipe the grids clean after use to remove the excess oil or butter.
3.) Pour the batter and close the lid
When the waffle maker is preheated, open the lid and pour the waffle batter in. You should hear a sizzling sound momentarily as the batter connects with the hot iron plates. Close the lid and allow the waffle batter to cook.
4.) Set the timer
Cooking time depends on the waffle maker, but usually, it takes an average of 4 minutes to cook. You need to experiment with the cooking time. If you want a chewy, light brown color waffle cone, set the timer for a few minutes. If you want a crispy cone that has a nice brown color, it needs a few extra minutes.
5.) Take the waffle out and shape it
When it is cooked, open the lid and take the waffle out. With the help of a cone roller, twist the waffle into a cone. Pinch the end of the cone so that the ice cream does not melt from the bottom.
How to make a waffle cone without a Waffle cone maker
If you don’t have a waffle cone maker, it is possible to still make waffle cones using a frying pan or an oven.
Making cones in a frying pan
1.) Heat the frying pan.
Heat the pan on medium to low heat. The flames should not be touching the bottom of the pan. There should be some distance between the pan and the fire.
2.) Coat the pan
The pan also needs oil or butter so that the waffle batter does not stick. Make sure you cover the entire pan.
3.) Pour the batter
As you turn on the flame and coat the frying pan with oil, go ahead and pour the batter right away. You don’t have to wait for 10 minutes for the pan to become hot. Pour the batter into the middle of the pan.
4.) Spread the batter
Unlike the waffle maker in which the batter makes its way into every corner when cooking on a frying pan, you have to spread the batter. Pour the batter in the center, and using any utensil like a spoon, spread the batter in a circular motion. The shape should be a circle.
5.) Increase the heat
Increase the heat to medium so that the batter starts to cook.
6.) Flip it
After a few minutes, flip the round waffle to cook the other side. Repeat the process till both of the sides are cooked. The color will be uneven, a mixture of light and dark brown.
7.) Take the waffle out and shape it
When the waffle is ready, dish it out and right away shape it into a cone. You can use a cone roller or turn it by hand.
Baking cones in an oven.
1.) Baking tray and sheet
On a baking tray, place a baking sheet and pour the batter. Spread the batter clockwise or counterclockwise till it becomes a circle.
2.) Preheat the oven
The oven should be preheated before baking the waffles. You should preheat your waffles for at least 10 minutes.
3.) Bake waffles
Place the tray into the oven and bake for 6 minutes. If you want them to be browner in color, bake them for a few extra minutes.
4.) Take the waffle out and shape it
When the waffles are ready, take them out of the oven and shape them into a cone. Use a cone roller or do it by hand. The waffles may turn hard, so you have to be quick.
Tips for making the Perfect waffle cone
1.) Preheat your waffle cone maker. The batter should sizzle when you pour it.
2.) Let it cook. You need to be patient, don’t open the lid to see if the waffles are ready.
3.) The batter consistency should be perfect. These waffles are thinner than regular waffles.
4.) Measure each ingredient before adding it to the mixing bowl.
5.) When the waffles are ready, let them cool down. In this way, they maintain their shape.
6.) When twisting the waffle, pinch the end of the cone closed.
7.) For crunching waffles, cook the batter for a couple of more minutes. The color should be brown or near dark brown.