Recently, you may have seen a viral video of Chef Gordon Ramsay making his signature waffle cone. There are many people who would love to try this but don’t know where to start. This blog post will walk you through the steps necessary for successful waffle cone-making at home.
WHAT IS A WAFFLE CONE?
A waffle cone is a crunchy, sweet-flavored, ice cream cone made of sugar and egg whites. It’s often served as an edible container for various kinds of ice cream. They are distinguished from regular cones by their patterned design stamped onto the outside, which makes them easy to hold with one hand without getting too messy.
WAFFLE CONES: ICE CREAM CONTAINER OR HEAVENLY CREATION?
You can class this heavenly creation under both categories because it does not only provide you with a handheld dessert but also provides you with something worth talking about in terms of its taste! For years now we have been enjoying waffle cones at home and abroad until today when we finally got a chance to make our own custom ice cream waffle cones.
So, we took the opportunity to go out and buy all kinds of ingredients that would not only provide a crunchy treat but also give it an interesting taste sensation! And here’s our final result: waffle cones filled with ice cream, jelly, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, whipped cream, etc. Have fun trying this recipe at home!
HOW TO COOK YOUR WAFFLES
You can go for the ready-made ones but it’s always nicer to make your own from scratch. The best part is that there are hundreds of recipes out there which you can choose to cook at home.
- 8 egg whites
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour (or plain)
- 1 tsp baking powder (optional)
Preheat your waffle maker while you prepare everything needed for cooking the waffles. Sift together the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
In another bowl beat together the egg whites until frothy using an electric mixer then add in sugar gradually little by little while continuing to beat the mix. Add in vanilla and keep beating until you get a consistency that will stick together when dropped from a spoon.
Add flour into this mixture gradually using a wooden spoon or spatula, stirring constantly (don’t over mix). The result should be very thick batter.
Tip: If your waffle maker has instructions for oiling it before use, follow its directions so your waffles don’t stick to it!
Pour some of this batter onto your cooking plates then close the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes or more if needed until golden brown. Don’t open it while cooking as your batter will collapse.
Once it’s ready, simply use a fork or tongs to gently lift out your waffle (don’t forget to close the lid again if you’re cooking some more batter) and repeat this process until all of your batter is used up for cooking.
If you don’t like adding too much sugar or sweeteners into your mix, then here’s another quick solution for those who are health conscious. This recipe does not contain any refined sugars but still gives people the sweetness they crave for. When you’re done making this cone or scoop cake, just add a little bit of honey (or agave if vegan) on top and enjoy!
3. Use Waffle Cone Maker To Create Your Waffle Cone Shapes
You can use a waffle cone maker and simply follow the steps above to cook some waffles. It’s basically the same process as explained in this article, but you will get the chance of shaping it into perfect cones which is more fun!
The best thing about this recipe is that you can experiment with different ingredients so go ahead and try out with whatever you desire such as nuts, coconut shavings or even Oreo cookie crumbs. You could even go for sauces like Nutella! Anything goes here and have fun making them.
Serving your ice cream treat: Add sprinkles, chocolate sauce, jelly, whipped cream or anything else that symbolizes happiness for you (please don’t kill the happiness by adding veggies to your ice cream).
The sky is the limit when it comes to customizing your waffle cones with different types of ingredients. It can be filled with ice cream, jelly, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, whipped cream and anything else that you desire. We added some sprinkles and a few puffs of whipped cream on top, so it still resembles a regular cone, and we have our very own customized Waffle Cone!
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THE LEFT-OVER WAFFLE CONE BATTER
You can leave the batter in a ziplock bag and store it in your freezer. That way whenever you want to make some waffles, all you have to do is grab a bag of batter from the freezer and pour it onto your cooking plates then cook as usual. How easy is that!
WHY THIS IS A GREAT IDEA WHEN HOSTING FRIENDS AND FAMILY
If you’re planning to throw a little gathering in the near future and want your friends to enjoy something different, then this is an idea worth exploring. After all, who wouldn’t want freshly made ice-cream waffle cones when they are so close? Also why not surprise them with this because it’s something simple yet different.
Try making these with love for your guests and see their faces light up! Your children will be even more excited about this but make sure that they don’t eat too much since it does contain sugar which can affect their hyperactivity levels.
So, there you go – a simple guide on how to create your own custom waffle cones at home using just basic utensils and ingredients that you normally have in your pantry. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and please do share your thoughts with us through comments. We’d love to hear from you!
THE TOPPINGS AND SAUCES THAT ARE PERFECT FOR A DELICIOUS BREAKFAST OR DESSERT!
Toppings are important to make your ice cream more delicious. Here are some of the toppings that we love! You can also add these as fillings for your waffle cones:
Whipped Cream Puffs, Marshmallows, Cream puffs, and Chantilly puffs.
Chocolate Sauce Fruits like strawberries, raspberries and bananas.
Chocolate Shavings Peanuts Caramel sauce Oreo crumbs Almond flakes.
Flakes Biscuits Sprinkles Granola Dark chocolate chips or chunks or white chocolate cups.
Graham Cracker Crumbles Butterscotch Chips Cookie Dough Ice cubes (just freeze pieces from previous batches of cookies you’ve made.
Candy bars (my favorites are Snicker and Twix! YUM!).
TIPS, TRICKS, AND TROUBLESHOOTING FOR MAKING WAFFLE CONES
Make Sure Not To Overcook The Cone
It should only take a minute per side, and when you see little bubbles forming on the batter, that means it’s time to turn it over. If they are browning too quickly (i.e., in ten seconds) your heat is too high – and quite likely burning them – so turn it down just a bit until you get better results!
Seasoned Cast Iron Cookware
Seasoned cast iron cookware makes all the difference here for cooking these cones as well as any other wafﬂes or pancakes. When seasoned properly, it’s naturally nonstick so there’s no need for extra oil or buttered cooking spray; therefore, you will end up with perfectly golden-brown waffle cones every time with no added fat.
(Note: Make sure that the iron is well heated before you pour in the batter) -If your wafﬂes look more like crumpets than wafﬂes, you probably didn’t get the pan hot enough. If they are browning too quickly (i.e., in ten seconds), your heat is too high – and quite likely burning them – so turn it down just a bit until you get better results!
Also make sure to preheat your pan over medium low heat for at least 2 minutes and when you pour the batter onto the plates, swirl it around to evenly coat all surfaces of bottom plate.
If you are having a tough time getting the waffle cones off of the iron, it means that your pan is not hot enough and that your batter spread out too much when you poured in onto the plates. Give it an extra minute on each side and next time preheat the pan for 1 or 2 minutes longer before pouring in the batter.
“Waffle Cones” Vs “Wafer Cones”?
While they may be one and the same to most people nowadays (and interchangeable depending on where you live), traditional waffle cones were made with whipped egg whites folded into a batter using a specially made waffle cone iron. The texture was more crisp than crispy – almost like stiff but bendable fresh pasta, and it was often flavored with spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.
Wafer cones, on the other hand, are made from very thin layers of dough instead of a thick batter; thus, they cook up to be crisp and bendable without any bubbles. You can find waffle cone irons in cooking stores or online (I got mine here), but you could also get creative by using a pizzelle maker or even a waffle iron – as long as it makes 1-inch-thick round plates.
What If You Don’t Have A Waffle Cone Maker?
No worries! Just use your pizzelle maker, waffle iron or even fry them into crispy cookies that you can roll into cones! And while we’re at it – why not try our favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe that works great as a wafer cone as well:)
THE BEST WAY TO STORE YOUR WAFFLE CONES ONCE THEY ARE MADE
Wrapped in plastic and placed inside an airtight container or Ziplock bag.
To pick up: if you are at a park and planning on eating the cone right away, just snip off one of the bottom corners of the cone with scissors to make it easier to hold onto your ice cream!
MAKE YOUR MASTERCHEF WAFFLE CONE AT HOME
There are many ways to make waffle cones in the comfort of your own home. We hope you’ve enjoyed this brief tutorial on how to achieve that perfect crispy cone with a soft, chewy interior with just easy steps! If you have any questions or want more information about making these delicious treats for yourself and others, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you so much for reading our blog post today!