Gluten Free Waffle Cones

gluten free waffle cones on spiral


There’s something about ice cream shops that beckons you inside, even from several shops away. You know what it is — it’s certainly not the smell of ice cream. It’s that sweet aroma of fresh-baked waffle cones wafting down the boardwalk.

gluten free waffle cones on spiral with chocolate

The smell alone makes me crave an ice cream cone any time of year, although I can rarely have one because the cones aren’t gluten-free and the ice cream isn’t dairy-free. It’s times like this when a good recipe is all you need to recreate that feeling, and to satisfy that craving.

And I’m happy to share it with you so you never have to go without, either!

Gluten Free Waffle Cone


This gluten free waffle cone recipe is so quick and easy, you'll never miss the ice cream shop again-now you can make those delectable cookie cones anytime!

This gluten free waffle cone recipe is so quick and easy, you’ll never have mad respect for an ice cream shop again. Now you know the secret and you have the power to make those delectable cookie cones anytime!


ice cream in gluten free waffle cone

I will say that you should get yourself one of those handy-dandy waffle cone irons or a pizzelle iron.

I’ll lobby you for the pizzelle iron though, because you’re going to want pizzelles come the holidays and cannolis come … anytime! (And yes, I have a recipe for those, too!)

Gluten Free Waffle Cones with Chocolate and Vanilla

I’ve linked to the pizzelle iron I love and use (mine is the polished surface, not the non-stick) and I found a respectable waffle cone iron for you for under $35* – one caveat, I haven’t tried it myself, but if you get it and do try it, please leave a comment about how you like it!

And if you’re looking for a great homemade ice cream recipe, I have that for you, too! My gluten free vegan homemade ice cream recipe is great in any flavor, and even has added protein to make you less sheepish about having that extra scoop! 

Gluten Free Waffle Cone

I don’t recommend this recipe for a regular waffle iron or using in a pan because the batter is super duper thick. When I tried it in a waffle iron, it puffed up and made a lovely waffle, but not one you could roll into a cone.

However you choose to make these beauties, and whether you want to dip them in chocolate or leave them as pristine vanilla cookies, you’ll love them. I promise!

Be sure to use my gfJules Flour – this recipe produces a delicate cone that has no grit, is soft and pliable but is nice and crunchy once set; I can’t guarantee that using another blend will produce these same results.

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Simply whip up the ingredients until smooth and light, then plop a dollop or two (depending on the size of your pizzelle or waffle cone maker) in your iron and bake for about two minutes. It’s that easy!

gluten free waffle cone batter

I’ve given you an egg-free option if you need that, and the gluten free cones are already dairy-free, so choose your favorite ice cream, be it dairy or not, and hop to it! Your kitchen will be smelling like a boardwalk ice cream shop in no time!

Seriously — from start to finish, to have fresh, homemade gluten free waffle cones in under 15 minutes?? You’d be insane not to try this recipe!


vegan ice cream in cones

Yield: 6 large cones or 8-10 small cones

Gluten Free Waffle Cones

Gluten Free waffle cones in holder

These gluten free waffle cones smell so amazing baking! And they crisp up as soon as they cool so you're ready for an ice cream party in just minutes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes


Gluten Free Waffle Cone

Chocolate for Dipping

  • ¾ cup chocolate chips (Pascha® or Enjoy Life® are vegan)
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil


(If replacing eggs, mix 1 tablespoon flax meal with 3 tablespoons hot applesauce. Set aside and allow to cool. Next mix 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder with 1-2 tablespoons water. Whisk together the two mixtures to replace eggs and add where noted in the recipe to add eggs.)

Melt butter and set aside to cool. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar until light, about 3 minutes. Stir in cooled butter and vanilla plus other flavor extract, if using.

In a small bowl, whisk together gfJules Flour and baking powder. Stir into egg mixture in the larger bowl. The batter will be very stiff and tacky.

If directed by your waffle or pizzelle iron instructions, brush metal plates with a small amount of cooking oil. Preheat the iron.

Spoon 1 tablespoon batter into the middle of each preheated plate for small size cones or 2 tablespoons for a larger cone made in a waffle cone iron. (You may need slightly more or less batter depending on the size of your iron.) Close the lid. Batter should spread across the entire plate.

Cook according to manufacturer’s directions. It took about 2 minutes for each set of 2 on my pizzelle iron - the cooked soon-to-be cone should not have browned much and should still be pliable, but hot.

Once cooked, immediately transfer to a paper towel or tea towel to protect your fingers from the hot cookie. Gently twist together to form a point at the bottom and flared out or tighter twist at the top.

Lay seam-side down onto a plate to fully cool.  Repeat with remaining batter, working quickly so the cookies do not cool before twisting.

When the cones are fully cooled, prepare the chocolate, if using.

Stir together chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small saucepan or microwave-safe bowl. Heat at medium temperature, stirring until chips are melted.

If microwaving, start with 30 seconds, stirring and then adding 30 seconds and stirring, repeating until chocolate is smooth.

Dip cones in warm melted chocolate, and sprinkle with gluten-free sprinkles, shaved almonds, coconut or other toppings. Stand upright in cups to cool at room temperature or refrigerate until set.

Store in an air-tight container, or freeze in cups until set, then store in zip-top plastic bags in the freezer.

Makes approximately 16 small cones or 8 larger ones.

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Homemade Gluten Free Waffle Cones bring the boardwalk into your kitchen. These yummy gluten free waffle cones are dairy free and can be made vegan! Start to finish in 15 minutes! Such a great summer recipe.

Homemade Gluten Free Waffle Cones bring the boardwalk into your kitchen. These yummy gluten free waffle cones are dairy-free and can be made vegan, as well. Start to finish in 15 minutes! Such a great summer recipe |

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And to help get you in the spirit of all things cool, some of my blogger friends have shared some of their favorite gluten free ice cream-ish recipes, too!

Creamy Earl Grey Infused Ice Cream by Fearless Dining

Gluten Free Vegan Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Sarah Bakes Gluten Free

Gluten Free Mud Pie by What the Fork Food Blog

Chocolate Caramel Sundae Sauce by The Heritage Cook

Roasted Pineapple Cherry Shake by Vegetarian Mamma

Chocolate Sandwich Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches by Celiac and the Beast

Dairy Free Salted Caramel Ice Cream Pie by Allergy Free Alaska

Vegan Unicorn Pudding Pops by Flippin’ Delicious

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping and Chips by This Vivacious Life

Pumpkin Pie No Churn Ice Cream by There is Life After Wheat

Gluten-free Caramel Sauce by My Gluten-free Kitchen

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  1. Hi! My son is allergic to flax meal, I was wondering if there is another substitution you could suggest? I’m so keen to try them!

  2. I purchased the waffle cone iron you listed… it worked fine… only thing is, it doesn’t tell which setting to use so we learned by trial and error. I used a little higher than half way between medium and high setting and did it for 4 min… going to keep experimenting.. used a large plastic spa dual to remove and worked great

    • The nice thing about experimenting with a waffle cone iron is … you get to eat the experiments!!!! LOL
      They look absolutely PERFECT!!! Thanks so much for sharing your gluten free waffle cone pictures! I’m so glad the recipe and the maker are working well for you!!!

        • Who knows?! Technology!!! LOL! It looked delish, even upside-down! I was able to flip the photo for you – yay! No ice cream falling out of those cones now! 🙂

  3. Hi Jules,
    Are your products available in the UK? My 5 year old grandson is allergic to everything, and one of the things he really struggles with is seeing all his friends eat ice cream in a cone! I can’t wait to try this recipe for him, but I noticed one of the comments says that other free from flours don’t work the same! If your products are available in the UK could you send me a link please.

    • Hi Donna, you are so sweet to be thinking of your grandson in this way. Helping our youngest feel “normal” is so important and can be such a struggle, particularly with food allergies and sensitivities. This is a fantastic recipe, and getting kiddos into the kitchen to help make fun recipes like this can also be part of the joy of overcoming such hurdles, so making these cones could be a great activity, too. My products are going to be available on in the future, but for now, we ship to the UK directly to peoples’ homes if you order off of our shop site. Shipping can be a bit pricey for the first 5 pounds, from what I understand, but then adding more weight doesn’t tend to increase the shipping rate much. Play with what’s in your cart and see what the rates are and if you can put together an order that works for your family. All of my products have an 18 month best-by date, so you can order more and keep it for a long time if need be, without having to refrigerate or freeze the flours. I hope that helps and that you are able to make ice cream cones and so much more together very soon!!

  4. I’m making these for a party and was wondering if I can make them I’m advance or do they get stale quickly. Thank you 😊

    • Hi Babette, you can make them and store them in a tupperware container on the counter and if need be — to crisp them up (depending on the humidity in your area) — you can stick them in a toaster oven or the oven briefly just to eliminate any mushiness that might have built up. ENJOY!

    • Hi Brianna, yes you add those three things together but you may need to add a bit more applesauce as the batter sits — you’ll know whether it’s too thick to spread in the waffle iron. You can thin it with vegan milk as an option, too. Enjoy!

  5. Sincerely, you do not need to add that you are not sure that other flours will give you the same result. THEY WILL NOT. I have tried sooooo many other brands. Yours is the only flour that results in any baked good that tastes anything like ‘normal’ baked goods! Love you!

    • Hi Rhonda, you are so sweet – I’m just so glad to hear that you’re loving my gfJules Flour and know that you can rely on it to make your recipes taste like they should!!! I know lots of people want me to assure them they can use other gluten free flours, but it’s just not the case — as you’ve experienced — because all gluten free flours are so very different. I’m just happy to know that folks have my flour to go to when they want a flour they can trust for reliable, delicious baking every time!
      Happy baking, Rhonda!

  6. Is there any way to incorporate some of your Graham cracker mix into this recipe? I think a Graham cracker waffle come would be amazing! You could do them in the chocolate and take them camping for s’mores!

    • Great idea, Juleigh! I haven’t tried it, but if you get a chance to experiment before I do, please let me know! I would start by swapping out some portion of the graham cracker mix for the gfJules Flour called for in the recipe 1:1. It would be super fun to have a graham cracker waffle cone!

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