How To Make a Waffle Cone With a Waffle Maker: The Ultimate Guide

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Do you love waffles but find them a little too tricky to make? Well, fear not! In this ultimate guide, we’ll show you how to make a waffle cone with a waffle maker in just a few simple steps. Not only is this a fun and easy way to enjoy your favorite breakfast treat, but it’s also a great way to use up leftover batter – so you can always have plenty of waffles on hand!

What is a waffle cone?

A waffle cone is a snack created by combining a waffle and ice cream. The waffle cone is formed from the batter used to make traditional Belgian waffles, and then it’s frozen before being served. As you are eating the cone, it gently melts into a waffle in your mouth.

How to Make a Waffle Cone with a Waffle Maker Recipe

The tasty and yummy recipe for a waffle cone is listed below.

Ingredients Need:

2 cups of all-purpose flour, sesame seeds and 2 tsps salt (in proportions 1 cup flour = 1 ½ tsp coarse ground sea salt)

¾ cup milk or buttermilk (or favorite non-dairy milky drink if you want to go dairy free–see notes) 

1 tbsp baking powder (soda instead works just as well), plus extra for dusting the pizza peel and paper cones. If using a fluted tube pan, follow these instructions at the end


  1. Preheat the waffle maker and spray with nonstick cooking spray. (If using a fluted tube pan, gently press middles of both sides of each waffle before spraying and baking as described below)
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt until well blended – some clumping is okay! NOTE: if using soda instead of milk or buttermilk it is important first to use an alkaline cleaner like Barkeeper’s Friend on your surfaces (or just use white vinegar) and again to dust the work area with gluten-free flour. It’s best not to mix the soda in until needed, and else it will dissolve into a bland pudding!
  3. In a smaller bowl or cup, whisk together milk and/or buttermilk until well blended. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and beat just until combined (DO NOT overmix). DO NOT OVERBAKE – waffles will be dense and heavy if overmixed)
  4. Prepare your cone shapes by spraying high-quality nonstick spray on an unfluted pizza peel or generously dusting with gluten-free flour if using a fluted tube pan before placing waffle batter in each area of the shape desired (I use this method all the time when I’m making Belgian Style Waffles for other uses)
  5. Carefully place waffle batter in cone form – be sure to coat the entire bottom and sides of the shape with batter. Try not to overfill, or they will overflow when baking
  6. Bake on preheated waffles maker according to manufacturer’s instructions (mine takes about 7 minutes). Be careful not to overcook – these are delicate little buggers! Serve hot, dust with additional gluten-free flour if desired, and enjoy your cone creations! 

Note: * If you choose not to purchase dairy products, soy yogurt or coconut-milk-based buttermilk are good substitutes inside a waffle cone, especially for the vegan crowd! Simply omit all or some of the dairy products in making your initial batter and substitute unsweetened soy yogurt (or coconut milk/buttermilk) as needed to achieve desired consistency. 

See Related: The best Waffle Cone Maker 


Q1) Why is waffle cone so popular?

A1: There are many reasons that make the Waffle Cone so popular. One of them is snack food, and another is cooling because it can be eaten in hot weather, which also makes people more willing to eat something like this cone. This cone has high nutritional value as well as quick and easy to digest filling; even children who have anorexia will not turn away from a waffle cone when free time comes!

Q2) Can I use any flour for making waffle cones?

A2: You should take note into consideration what you want your savory waffle cone to taste like before you begin preparing it. Whole wheat flour has a sweeter flavor than other types of flour, so if you want the savory flavors predominant in your waffle cone, then make sure to use whole wheat instead!


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