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Ice Cream Cones

6 home made waffle ice cream cones.

When it’s hot, we need something to cool us down. A bowl of cold ice cream or sorbet usually does the trick. Years ago, I used to make ice cream cones in the oven, but these days you can get ice cream cone makers that you pop on the stove or an electric variety.

What you get in the kits:
The kit includes an iron (used for cooking the batter) and a mould/former.

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When I purchased the kit years ago, I wasn’t impressed with the recipe on the box. So, I decided to create my own. The batter in the provided recipe was too thick, and the cones didn’t turn out as crispy as they should be. If you encounter the same problem with the supplied recipe, you can try this alternative version instead.

A hand holding an Ice cream cone with oreo icecream.
A hand holding an Ice cream cone with oreo icecream

Ice Cream Cones

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I developed this recipe because I wasn't satisfied with the one printed on the Cone Kit carton. The cones made using this recipe turn out thin and crispy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Method Thermomix and Conventional


  • Thermomix or Stand Mixer
  • Whisk and Bowl


  • 110 grams egg white
  • 150 grams Castor Sugar
  • 55 grams melted butter
  • 150 grams plain flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 160 grams Milk


Making your batter:

  • In a bowl, whisk the egg whites, sugar, salt, and vanilla until frothy. For Thermomix owners, use speed 3-3.5 for 20 seconds.
  • Add the melted butter while whisking to incorporate it. Thermomix users can drizzle the melted butter through the hole in the lid while running the blades at speed 2.
  • Stir in the flour until well mixed. For Thermomix users, continue running the blades at speed 2 while adding the flour.
  • Check the consistency before adding the milk. The batter should be thin, similar to crepe batter. If needed, gradually add milk until you reach the right consistency.
  • Let the batter rest while you prepare for making the cones.

Two methods to make cones:

    Using a waffle cone maker:

    • Preheat the waffle iron. Like making pancakes, the first one might not turn out perfectly, but that’s our little secret.
    • Brush a small amount of melted butter on the iron. Pour the batter into the waffle cone maker, being careful not to overfill it.
    • Close the lid and cook on a gentle heat until the entire surface is golden brown. If the waffle doesn’t brown evenly, it will remain soft. Keep turning the iron until it browns evenly.
    • Once both sides are nicely browned, flip the waffle out onto a bench or tray. While it’s still hot (you may want to use gloves or a towel), position your cone about 2 cm from one end. Roll the waffle gently around the mould and stuff it in the former. Leave it in the former for about a minute while you pour batter for the next waffle.
    • Remove the cone from the former, and you’re done!

    Without a waffle cone maker:

    • Preheat the oven to 175°C.
    • Line a baking sheet with baking paper or a silicone mat.
    • Pour about 2 tablespoons of batter onto the sheet, then use the back of a tablespoon to spread it into a thin, round disk shape. Fill the sheet with as many disks as possible without them touching.
    • Bake in the oven until golden brown.
    • Once fully browned, remove the disks from the tray and fold them over a mould of your choice, such as small cups or dariole moulds (shown in the picture). Let them set up, and voila!


    • Make sure the batter is thin.
    • Ensure that the cones are fully browned and work quickly while they are hot.
    • It might take a little practice, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be a pro! 😉

    Want to know more?

    Check out our simple Ice Cream base recipe that you can customize to suit your taste.

    I have also created a free eBook that features basic ice cream recipes, including options for various dietary needs such as dairy-free, egg-free, and rich ice cream. You can download it here: Ice Cream for Everyone


      1. Hey Brenda,

        I got mine from a company called Everten. I’ve just checked and they don’t seem to have them at the moment. I took a look around at some other stores I purchase from and couldn’t see them there either. I wonder if it’s because we’re going into winter here in Aus? I see a few on the net but they’re more than the one I purchased. Mine was under $20. Sorry, I can’t be more help. I suggest we look again when we’re coming into spring.


    1. Thanks so much for this fantastic recipe. It worked so well and was a complete success! I have posted a link to your recipe on forumthermomix. I hope that is ok 🙂

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