There is no doubt that a good waffle cone can add some seriously delicious crunch factor to Ice Cream time. With these two drool worthy waffle cone toppings, we will show you how to jazz up a celebration or simply liven up your ice cream offering with our gluten free, almond meal waffle cone recipe. Keep in mind if you are creating these for the gluten free person in your life, or you want the whole ice cream cone (toppings included) to be gluten free, you will need to choose a gluten free toffee and gluten free chocolate for melting. Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS FOR THE ALMOND WAFFLES CONES
2/3 cup blanched almond flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons honey (or maple syrup )
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted to add to the batter and additional for oiling the pan or waffle maker. You can also use unsalted butter or ghee.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
INGREDIENTS FOR DECORATING – PER CONE
1 Tbsp Milk Chocolate for melting
1 Tbsp Cacao Nibs
1 Tbsp Persian toffee ( or toffee of choice ) for crushing
Pinch of Salt flakes
1 500mL Tub of Sea Salted Caramel Coconut Ice Cream
TO MAKE ALMOND WAFFLE CONES
The below directions are given using a waffle cone maker so that you get that lovely cross hatch pattern. But don't panic, we also have instructions on how to make ice cream cones without a waffle cone maker!
1. Oil and preheat your waffle cone maker (or skillet pan if your not using a waffle cone maker) and get ready to make "4" flat waffles.
2. Prepare the batter by adding the flour and salt to a bowl and whisk together to blend.
3. Add the remaining wet ingredients to the mix and whisk untill well combined.
4. With a waffle maker : With the batter now ready, place 1 to 2 tablespoons of the batter into the waffle cone maker and close the lid. When ready, take the flat cone out and roll using a cone shaper then set aside to cool for a few minutes.
With a skillet pan : With the batter now ready, place 1 to 2 tablespoons of the batter into the skillet pan, cooking and flipping each side until golden brown. Once cooked remove the flat cones from the skillet pan and move over to a flat sheet of baking paper. You can then free roll the flat waffles into a cone shape and turn it upside down to cool for a few minutes. It should look like a teepee shape if you have it cooling in the right position.
TO DECORATE WAFFLE CONES
1. With your cones ready we will prepare the decorations.
2. Take the Milk Chocolate and rough chop it into small pieces on a chopping board. About 1cm in size.
3. Take the rough chopped chocolate pieces and place them into a heat proof glass or metal bowl.
4. Take a saucepan and place it over heat with about an inch of water inside it. Bring the water to a simmer and then place the heat proof bowl containing the chocolate in the mouth of the bowl, ensuring the bottom of the bowl doesn't hit the bottom of the sauce pan.
5. As the Chocolate begins to melt occasionally stir to assist the melting. With a few small lumps left remove from heat. They will keep melting once removed and it is important to remove the bowl at this point as to avoid burning the chocolate.
6. Now the fun part! To decorate the cones. If you are using the toffee, you will need to rough chop the toffee on the chopping board and set aside in a small bowl. If you are using the cacao nibs pour these into a small bowl and set aside. And again pour a pinch or 2 worth of salt flakes into a small bowl and set aside.
7. Take a cone and dunk the rim into the bowl of melted chocolate. You can use the back of spoon to help spread the chocolate if you wish.
8. Next take the cone with the melted chocolate and sprinkle on the toppings of choice. Turning and sprinkling to ensure you get all sides covered. Stand the cones upright in glass jars to cool and set. If you live in a warm climate it may help to place them into the fridge to set.
9. Once all your cones are decorated and cooled you can scoop in your favourite ice cream and serve immediately. We used our Salted Caramel Coconut Ice Cream.
Tips: The cones will only last about a day before they begin to soften if kept at room temperature. Keep them in an air tight container in the fridge to extend their life.