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Ice Cream Cones

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"Making your own ice cream cones makes sense, especially if you make your own ice cream and have extra egg whites. You will need a silicone mat to bake these on."
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18 m servings 107
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 -10 cones)


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
  2. Fold aluminum foil in half and bunch it up to form a solid cone shape with a pointy end and a wider end about the size of an ice cream cone. This will be used to shape the cones when they come out of the oven.
  3. Whisk egg whites and sugar together in a mixing bowl until mixture is smooth and shiny, about 2 minutes. Add flour, milk, melted butter, water, vanilla, and salt. Whisk together until thoroughly combined.
  4. Ladle about 1 to 2 tablespoons batter on 1 side of silicone mat on prepared baking sheet. Gently swirl the batter with the back of the ladle outwards to create a fairly thin flat circle 5 or 6 inches in diameter. If necessary, you can use a pastry brush to even the thickness. If batter seems too thin, add a bit more flour. If too thick, more water. Bake in batches, 2 per batch.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until edges are browned around the outside few inches, about 8 minutes.
  6. Gently loosen one of the circles. While still hot, place the aluminum foil cone mold on one end and roll the circle into a cone shape, pressing together the pointed bottom to seal it. Place on a cooking rack seam side down. You may need to put the pan back in the oven for a minute to heat the second circle; they need to be hot to wrap around the mold. Repeat for the remaining cones.


  • Chef's Note:
  • Chef John's Frozen Vanilla Custard is a great way to fill these cones--and use up the leftover egg yolks!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 107 calories; 3 18.5 1.7 8 65 Full nutrition

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Corona virus lockdown boredom buster. This was so good I temporarily day dreamed I would make an ice cream shop during the apocalypse.

Delicious!!! We didn’t have the silicone tin so we made boils. We sprayed oil then pored 1-1/2 tablespoons of the batter in a cupcake platter. We then sprayed oil on the bottom of another cupca...

My foods class made Chef John’s recipe and used a waffle cone iron and they turned out amazingly! My class had the best time and the recipe was so easy to make. The results were picture perfect....

These are AWESOME!! So easy to make but I agree with the other reviewer, burned finger tips, but SO worth it!!

Taste is great but not as easy to make as I thought. Burnt my fingers a few times trying to shape it. Some ended up chewy on some parts and crisp and almost burnt on some. Will probably invest o...

yea i’ll def make this again they tasted really really good and we’re really easy and simple to make with little mess. some people complained about it burning their fingers but i didn’t have an ...

Pretty astounding kinda hard to shape