September, 11th 2018 · Stephanie Mary

Homemade Vegan Waffle Ice Cream Cones

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Nothing is better than ice cream in a cone. The thought of the iconic couple scoops of ice cream on top of a crispy, slightly sweet cone makes me so excited for warmer days! However, if you go to the store and try to find an ice cream cone that is not filled with unfavorable ingredients, you will be completely out of luck. They either have ingredients you can’t pronounce or are completely packed with sugar. Fear not, these homemade vegan waffle ice cream cones are everything you are looking for!

These ice cream cones are 100% sugar-free, vegan, and extremely delicious! They are the perfect recipe for making your own homemade ice cream cones that allow you to be creative and eat healthy at the same time. I’ve been just dreaming about these ice cream cones lately.

Holding a vegan waffle ice cream cone with a bouqet of roses.
Holding two waffle cones

Vegan Waffle Ice Cream Cones For Everyone!

It seems magical, really, to be able to make our own ice cream cones. It seems like forever since I found an ice cream cone I can eat. Especially one that is gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, all-vegan and paleo. This vegan ice cream cone recipe covers all of the bases and can be enjoyed by any lifestyle.

What Kind of Waffle Cone Maker Should I Use?

So the story is the best part of the recipe! I was really excited to see that it is possible to make your own vegan waffle cones. However, Dan was a little bit hesitant to let me get a waffle cone maker. Not because he doesn’t like waffle cones, but we have quite a few ice cream makers and other kitchen gadgets. We actually had a pretty hilarious Instagram story about it.

His claim was that I have 3 ice cream makers so why would I need a waffle cone maker? However, we struck a deal that if I made 3 ice cream recipes for the blog it’d be worth the cost. I agreed, thinking it was a good deal. I mean, with all of the ice cream makers we have, might as well have a device to make delicious vegan waffle ice cream cones!

Needless to say, I ended up purchasing this Waffle Cone Maker. It makes the perfect size waffle and provides a cone that you can wrap the waffle around forming a perfect waffle cone.

A group of all of the ice cream cones with roses
3 of the homemade vegan ice cream cones

What Kind of Ice Cream Should I Use?

Now you have this absolutely amazing waffle cone, what kind of ice cream should you use? Personally, I’d recommend homemade vanilla bean coconut ice cream! This allows you to have a vegan ice cream along with a vegan waffle cone. If you are not vegan or dairy-free, I guarantee you will still love this recipe! It goes great with any form of ice cream!

I’ll be honest, I was really nervous to make our own waffle cones, but I am SO glad we did. They turned out amazing, and they have that satisfying crunch when you bite into them.

I’ll warn you though, they smell like the Main street at Disneyland walking past the ice cream shop and will definitely grab attention! Breaths of vanilla, and the right amount of sweetness. I promise you, your friends, family, neighbors, and kids will have NO idea they aren’t filled with all the sugar, dairy, and so forth.

I’d love to see what you come up with and what ice creams you use with your new waffle cones. Let me know in the comments below or tag me on Instagram (@mytinylagunakitchen). Enjoy!

Homemade Ice Cream Cones

Homemade Vegan Waffle Ice Cream Cones

Yield: 6-8 Ice Cream Cone
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Making your own homemade ice cream cones is fun and delicious! You can fit any lifestyle and know exactly the ingredients that are used!


  1. Make your flax egg by mixing 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds in to 3 tablespoons of water. Let this mixture sit for 10 minutes. You will know it is ready when it has fully
  2. Turn your waffle iron on to warm.
  3. Whisk together all of the powdered ingredients.
  4. Add one liquid ingredient at a time making sure everything is fully combined.
  5. Add in your flax egg.
  6. Place 2 tablespoons of your batter into the iron.
  7. Press down and wait for the light to come on.
  8. If you want the waffle cone to be smaller add less batter and add a little more of you want the waffle cone to be larger.
  9. Gently remove the waffle cone with a fork.
  10. Place on a cutting board with parchment paper.
  11. Using your shaped cone, gently start wrapping the cone around the shape with your fingers.
  12. Use a dry tea towel to keep going. Try to focus on the bottom of the cone. You must work fast here, the tighter you can make it the better.
  13. Before removing the cone, press firmly on the seam with a paper towel or tea towel, and carefully slide the roller out.
  14. Place on a wire rack to cool. I used an egg rack. Repeat above steps until you are out of batter.
  15. Note you have to enjoy these right away for them to stay crispy. You can repress them in the waffle cone maker if you want to enjoy later, but you will have to re-roll the cones to set again.


  • You can make this recipe without a waffle cone maker by getting a silicone baking sheet and spreading batter into circles to bake in the oven.
  • For this recipe, I used a Waffle Cone Maker, Parchment Paper, Rack For Cones To Set, Tea Towels.
  • I only recommend products I passionately believe in & I want you to know that when I make a recommendation, I may receive a referral fee. xo

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 26gSodium: 2.7mgCarbohydrates: 2.8gSugar: .2gProtein: 1.1g

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