Homemade Waffle Ice Cream Cones

You know what’s awesome? Home made ice cream. You know what’s even better? Home made ice cream served in home made waffle cones. That’s right. You can make waffle cones at home. They are super easy to make and are just as delicious as the ice cream parlour shop variety!


First things first, mix the milk and icing sugar together in a bowl.


For this recipe, I used Gold Forest Grain‘s Soft White Wheat (the lightest and fluffiest flour we have!)DSC04196

I mixed in the flour with the milk and sugar.DSC04197

And then heat up the panini press. DSC04209

Once the panini press is all warmed up, place a small dollop of the batter onto the grill. DSC04212

After about 90 seconds, your cone should be ready to roll. DSC04220

Now here’s the tricky part. You need to roll the cone while it’s still hot and before it sets, so work fast! It’s going to be really hot, so be tough. There is a very small window of opportunity to do this step!


Here’s Justin, expertly rolling the cone. DSC04222

Pinch the ends to make sure it stays in a cone shape.DSC04224

And try and close the hole at the bottom, so ice cream doesn’t drip out. DSC04227

There it is! The beautiful homemade waffle cone!DSC04228

It’s all ready to hold a scoop of your favourite homemade ice cream – what’ll it be? Pistachio? White Chocolate Raspberry? Or Mint Chocolate Chip? I guess you’ll have to decide!DSC04231I opted for a scoop of classic chocolate. What a perfect start to the summer!

Jacquie’s Awesome Homemade Ice Cream Cones (Courtesy of Panini Happy)


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 3.4 cups entire grain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. In a medium bowl with a whisk or electric mixer, whip the cream and vanilla together until it is mousse-like. Sift the remaining dry ingredients together in another bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the cream and stir to make a batter. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the panini grill to medium high heat (about 375°F).

For each ice cream cone:

  1. Place a heaping tablespoonful of batter onto the grill and close the lid, completely pressing the batter. Grill for about 90 seconds or until the pressed cone is browned but still malleable; it will be an oblong shape. Carefully transfer the pressed cone to a cutting board or piece of waxed paper.
  2. Working quickly and carefully (the cone will be very hot!), roll the pressed cone into a cone shape.
  3. Set on a plate to dry and harden.

3 Comments on “Homemade Waffle Ice Cream Cones”

  1. Gotta try this – but no waffle pan! Not buying one now. Will borrow. Gotta try it. This looks like TOO Much fun and super yummy – and all that lovely whole wheat would completely justify the scoop of ice cream!

  2. This looks like SO much fun! I don’t and won’t have a panini press though….any other way of doing this?

    • Hi Karlynn! I’m not sure if there is any other way to do this without a Panini press. You might be able to in a waffle iron, or a shallow frying plan. But try it out and let me know how it goes!

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