Homemade Waffle Cone Bowls

These delicious homemade waffle cone bowls are a healthy, clean eating dessert. Your family and guests will love this special treat with ice cream.DisclosureBeautiful spring weather means it’s time for homemade ice cream, and what better way to enjoy ice cream than in a waffle cone?

I make these little waffle cone bowls out of pizzelles. It requires some trial and error to determine which bowl you should use to mold the pizzelles into the right shape, and my Japanese tea cups do the best job.

waffle cone bowls being formedYou’ll need a pizzelle maker to cook these bowls. Do yourself a favor and read the instructions carefully before baking. You need to grease the machine properly or the pizzelles will stick. This creates an epic mess that you don’t want to deal with, trust me. (I use this palm oil shortening.)

Pizzelle maker in action for waffle cone bowl recipeIf you’re hosting guests, this is a special dessert that everyone will enjoy. They don’t look perfect like store-bought cones, but I think their rustic look is part of what makes these waffle cone bowls wonderful. This recipe is adapted from my mother-in-law’s pizzelle recipe, which is a common cookie at our family gatherings.

Homemade Waffle Cone Bowls
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil or butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups gluten-free flour (or white whole wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  1. Preheat the pizzelle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs, maple syrup, cooled coconut oil, and vanilla extract until well-combined.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until all the flour is incorporated. The batter should be sticky and fairly thick. If it’s quite runny, add just a little more flour.
  4. Bake the pizzelles according to your machine’s instructions. When each pizzelle is finished cooking, immediately place the hot pizzelle on the bottom rounded end of a small bowl or glass. Hold it in place for about 30 seconds, until set.
  5. Continue with the remaining batter and let each bowl cool completely on a wire rack.

Waffle Cone Bowls Price Breakdown

This recipe yields 16 waffle cone bowls and costs a total of $3.80, or $.24 per bowl.  This is the perfect way to serve a special ice cream dessert that your guests will love.


  1. Linsey says

    Just made these to go with homemade ice-cream. I had no vanilla extract in the house (will be making some soon!) and they had a lovely flavor without it because of the maple syrup. I will have to play around with bowls as mine made saucers instead of cups…but that did not slow us down!

    • Annemarie says

      I’m glad you liked them, Linsey! It’s tricky to find the right bowl, but they taste great either way.

  2. Britney says

    Can you use this recipe to make regular thin crispy pizzeles? I use those (store bought) to make “ice cream sandwiches” and want to make my own but dont want a highly processed recipe. your pictures they look a little thicker?

    • Annemarie says

      Yes, this is my regular pizzelle recipe. They do come out thin and crispy, but maybe my pizzelle maker yields a slightly thicker product than what you’ve been buying. I definitely recommend making your own – you’ll love them!

  3. Gaichu says

    Hi there!! the waffle cone bowl is lovely I like it. Is that possible to know where I could get the special waffle machine? Thanks!!

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