These cones defy the usual, incorporating flavors and textures that will trump that boring old waffle cone every time. We’ve all had cones dipped and coated in sprinkles, nuts, or coconut, but have you had a cookie cone?
Using both classic and not-so-classic ingredients (like bacon and even tortillas), these cones attack your taste buds with sweet, salty, and even umami-laced flavors that will elevate your next ice cream cone treat.
These cones are all easy to make, but require one essential tool: a cone mold. Before you run out and buy a fancy one, though, consider making your own. Simply wrap a waffle cone in foil and spray it with non-stick baking spray — and there you'll have a perfect cone mold that is safe to use in the oven.
The Daily Meal has rounded up these 11 ice cream cones, guaranteed to improve the taste of even the simplest ice cream flavors. Consider pairing a Fruity Pebbles cone with vanilla ice cream for a milk-and-cereal combo or use classic strawberry ice cream in a peanut butter bread cone for a PB and J. Read on for more.
Bacon Waffle Cone
For this cone, use your usual waffle cone batter with the addition of crisped bacon bits. Fill it with fresh banana ice cream or peanut butter ice cream — or both, for a waffle cone that would impress Elvis.
Wonderbread or wondercone? Use thin-sliced soft white bread for this ice cream cone twist on the classic peanut butter and jelly. Make a parchment paper cone mold using parchment paper and paper clips or staples to secure. Roll your bread to form a cone and slide it into the parchment mold. Make sure that the bread slightly overlaps to prevent holes. Place the cones in the oven on the center rack. Heat your oven to 250 degrees F, then turn the oven off and leave the cones in the oven until cool to dry out. Once the cones are cool, spread peanut butter on the inside of the cones to fill any holes. Then add you ice cream flavor of choice, like raspberry or strawberry ice cream.
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.