handmade ice cream cones

I think today
is the perfect day to bid
one last farewell
to the fondest season of all.
A farewell to long summer days
and dinners outside.
To late night swims
and marshmallows by the fire.
To fishing trips,
summer markets
and lazy afternoons.
A farewell made up of
chocolate chip mint and handmade cones.
And drum roll please,
our new ice cream cone rollers!
xo, n




2 (60g) egg whites, room temperature
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon (60g) icing sugar
15 grams granulated sugar
1 teaspoon (5g) pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon (42g) all purpose flour, sifted
a pinch of salt
2 tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter, melted
unsalted butter for greasing the iron


In a medium bowl whisk together both types of sugar. Add the whites and whip until the mixture is frothy and ribbons begin to appear. Add the vanilla. Whisk in flour and salt and beat until well combined. Stir in the butter. Bake in a prepared and preheated waffle iron made especially for cones until golden. (As a general rule I bake 1 tablespoon of batter for 1 minute and 25 seconds on setting 5, but your machine may have different settings.) Repeat, greasing your iron as you go. Roll each waffle immediamtely after it comes off the machine (small cotton or latex gloves are helpful here). I like to leave a little space at the top of each roller but practice to get a shape you love, I think that’s the fun part! You’ll notice in these photos that I fold the bottom of my cones, but this is not necessary, it’s simply an aesthitic choice. If you’d like them more traditional just skip folding them and pinch the bottoms into a clean point.


For those looking for a more traditional size we’ll be adding a larger roller size to the shop in the next while.
And we’re updating, watch for new items on Monday September 24th at 6pm EDT.
Join the list here.


Photos: Michael Graydon
Styling: Nikole Herriott (that’s me!)
And the BEAUTIFUL letters: Sarah Foote



posted on September 21, 2012 by Nikole


  1. Just fantastic! Now, if you can make a gluten-free version, I’m all in!

  2. Dennise says:

    holy moly, this is absolutely stunning! love those letters and those colors!

  3. Charmaine says:

    If you want the cones with the most amazing, gorgeous, beautiful designs on them look up “Krumkake Irons.”
    It’s a Norwegian desert that my family has been making for as long as I can remember. You fill them with whipped cream, but I don’t see why you couldn’t put ice cream in them instead.

  4. Holly says:

    Absolutely beautiful photography, and the ice cream cone rollers are super cool – another item from your range that’s getting added to my wishlist!

  5. Abi says:

    So fun! There’s nothing quite like a handmade ice cream cone, is there?

  6. Cole B. says:

    I love the letter work by Sarah Foote. What a collaboration!

  7. so pretty. Mint chocolate chip has to be my go-to favorite. I get temporarily waylaid by salted caramel or earl lavender or some other exotic flavor but I always come back to mint chocolate chip at the end of the day. These photos and the styling are gorgeous!

  8. and by earl lavender i meant earl grey lavender …. sigh

  9. Oh wow, that last cake with the title is amazing! As you in the Northern hemisphere say farewell, we welcome the warmer seasons! Also, those ice cream cone rollers are ADORABLE.

  10. sreebindu says:

    wow :) love the way it has been styled.

  11. WSAKE says:

    wonderful, just wonderful… and those pretty letters – i´m hooked! happy end of summer to you!

  12. Zoe says:

    Killer. Omg- the colors..

  13. Charlyn says:

    Sooo beautiful Nikole!!!!


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    Food porn and eye candy at the same time! Bundle it all up with a wonderful product AND a free recipe and you have yourself a winning post every time!

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  16. rike says:

    in some german regions there’s a nice new years tradition. we bake thin waffles and fill them with cream and fruits. the dough is sweetened only with ‘Kandis’ which gives it a special taste. love it! (especially the variant with some aniseed in the dough)

    all the best

  17. elisa says:

    completely inspired, what a perfect object to make on a lathe! i love it, so beautiful. i’d love to make my own waffle cones. x

  18. Lauren says:

    Oh good god, Nikole. That last photo is so beautiful I actually gasped.

    Actually, I used to work at a certain ice cream shop run by two gentlemen from vermont, and it was my job to roll all the waffle cones, which meant hours of standing over that grill inhaling sugar air, to the point that now even the IDEA of a waffle cone makes me nauseous. HOWEVER – your cone molders are so gorgeous I would gladly retake that post at my old salary of 7$/hr just to work with them. xoxo

    Or maybe I could just get one of the cloud cookie cutters and watch from the back of the class ; )

  19. sandra says:

    wow! beyond beautiful! your work is so inspiring!

  20. i tried to leave a comment earlier, but i don’t think that it ever posted. regardless, had wanted to alert you to some (possibly) unauthorized image use, but i see that it’s been addressed. : )

    love your work!

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  22. Eileen says:

    I’m in love with this post-just wonderful.

  23. Pat says:

    Beautiful work! I really do enjoy reading your blog. I wish the cone rollers weren’t already sold out. I can daydream about making ice cream cones…[dreamy sigh].

    By the way, how did you make your cones textured if the roller is smooth? Do you have to use a special pan to make the waffles?

  24. Lucy says:

    So beautiful! Love your work, keep it up!

  25. chuck says:

    this is amazing. however, i do have to point out that you have something weird going on with your formatting on this page (there’s also an ad for kamagra oral without prescription).

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    everything here is so wonderful..love!!

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    yeahhh!! you are really amazing and this whole photo shoot is bonkers wonderful, down to every last prop including those cute-attack gumpaste letters!

    yay to cone rollers! ^__^

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