These gluten free ice cream cones are so fun! This recipe is quick, easy and produces delicious golden cones. These ice cream cones are great for birthday parties, summer barbecues and more!

Gluten free ice cream cones.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These gluten free ice cream cones are so fun!
  • They are made with only pantry staples.
  • These cones are crispy, sweet and buttery.
  • They are sturdy enough to hold up ice cream.
  • Using a waffle cone maker, they cook for only 2 minutes.
  • This recipe is gluten free and can be easily made nut free.
  • Check out this Mint Chocolate Chip Nice Cream for another fun idea!
  • For another summer recipe, this Yogurt Bark is delicious.

Ingredients & Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for gluten free ice cream cones. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.

Granulated sugar helps sweeten these cones. They are not overly sweet, but just sweet enough. I do not recommend using another sweetener.

Gluten free 1 to 1 flour helps thicken the batter. Do not use another type of flour for this recipe.

One egg and one egg white help bind these ice cream cones together. Using two eggs makes them a little too cake like. Therefore, use one egg and one egg white. This recipe will not work with a Vegan egg replacement, chia eggs or flax eggs.

A little bit of milk helps thin out the batter. Regular cow’s milk or dairy free milk can be used. For this recipe, I use almond milk. For nut free, use coconut milk or gluten free oat milk.

Melted butter adds a great buttery flavor. I have not tried using coconut oil instead, but I imagine it works.

A little vanilla extract adds a great homemade flavor.

Add in a pinch of sea salt if using unsalted butter.

Ingredients for ice cream cones.

Taste & Texture

These gluten free ice cream cones taste like classic waffle cones! The taste will remind you of your childhood. They are buttery and sweet.

The texture is crispy. They are slightly thicker than traditional sugar cones, but they are in line with waffle cones. For extra crispy cones, continue cooking longer than the 2 minutes.

How to Make

Step 1

First, preheat the waffle cone maker.

Step 2

Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl. Then, stir to combine.

Batter for cones.

Step 3

Spray waffle cone maker with nonstick spray.

Step 4

Then, scoop out about ¼ cup of batter. Pour into the middle of the waffle cone maker. Close the lid.

Waffle cone maker with batter.

Step 5

Cook for approximately 2 minutes or until golden brown.

Waffle cone.

Step 6

Then, carefully remove from waffle cone maker. Immediately use cone roller to shape cone. They are hot and easily moldable, but please be careful.

Homemade ice cream cones.

Step 7

Finally, allow the cones to fully cool while wrapped around the cone roller. Then repeat process for remaining batter.

Expert Tips & Tricks

For best results, use a waffle cone maker. I used Cucina Pro waffle cone maker and it worked really well.

Spray waffle cone maker with nonstick spray.

Scoop about ¼ cup of batter onto the middle of the cone maker. There is no need to spread out the batter.

Cook for 2 minutes or until golden brown.

Immediately use cone roller to shape cones. They are very hot so please be careful!

Allow the cone to remain in the cone roller for at least several minutes, or until cool.

Ice cream sundae.

How to Serve & Store

Serve gluten free ice cream cones once completely cooled.

Top with your favorite ice cream, dairy free ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato!

These cones are sturdy so feel free to add toppings! Sprinkles, gummy bears, nuts, Oreos and whipped cream are all great options.

Store covered at room temperature for up to 2 days. I do not recommend storing these any longer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you buy gluten free ice cream cones?

Yes! There are several brands that make them.

Are Dairy Queen ice cream cones gluten free?

No, the Dairy Queen ice cream cones are not gluten free.

Are sugar cones gluten free?

No, sugar cones contain gluten.

Are Joy ice cream cones gluten free?

Joy makes gluten free cones! They are great.

Cones with sprinkles.

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Gluten free ice cream cones.

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These homemade gluten free ice cream cones are so fun! They are buttery, sweet and perfect for ice cream. This recipe is quick and easy to make.
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Ingredients

Instructions 

  • First, preheat waffle cone maker.
  • Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Spray waffle cone maker with nonstick spray.
  • Then, scoop out about ¼ cup of batter. Pour in the middle of the waffle cone maker. Shut the lid.
  • Cook for about 2 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Then, carefully remove from waffle cone maker. Immediately use cone roller to shape the cones. They are hot and easily formable, but please be careful.
  • Finally, allow the cones to fully cool while wrapped around the cone roller. Then repeat process for remaining batter.

Notes

  • Use gluten free 1 to 1 flour, not almond flour, coconut flour, cassava flour or oat flour.  The only substitute is all purpose flour (if not gluten free).
  • I used almond milk for these photos.
  • I have not tried using coconut oil in place of the butter, but I imagine it would work for a dairy free option.
  • Use about ¼ cup of the batter for each cone.  Just spoon it right in the middle of the cone maker and close the lid.
  • Each waffle cone maker is different, but mine calls for about 2 minutes of cooking time.  Adjust as needed.
  • These cones are very hot when they first come out of the maker.  Please be careful forming the cones.
  • Since they are so hot, they are easily moldable.
Calories: 162kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 70mg, Potassium: 29mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 241IU, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 1mg

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