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Step five: Close the lid, making sure it latches in front. (My latch wouldn’t stay latched, so I had to hold my lid down making sure to use a towel so I wouldn’t get burned by the steam. Hopefully your waffle maker will work better than mine). It will take some experimentation on the timing, but start checking after 30 seconds to see if your waffle is done. It should look like this:
Step six: Using a large spatula, remove the waffle from the iron and place on a clean towel. Have your cone shaper nearby, because you need to use it right away.
Step seven: Using the towel to lift the waffle (so you don’t burn yourself) begin rolling the cone around the mold. I always put the point of the mold about half-an-inch up from the bottom edge of the waffle. This helps to minimize the hole at the bottom of the cone while you are rolling.
Step eight: Keep rolling the waffle and the mold, removing the towel as you go, until you have completely rolled the waffle around the mold. Then hold it there for a few seconds to give it time to harden and keep its shape.
Voila! You are finished!
Making bowls is even easier. First, get out whatever you want to be your mold. I just used a plastic container.
As soon as you remove your waffle from the waffle iron, place it over the top of your mold.
Then using your towel for protection, gently wrap your hands around the waffle, pressing it down on the sides of the mold. You can see a little bit of the waffle peeking out here.
Hold for a few seconds, then gently unwrap and let the bowl sit a few more seconds atop the mold to harden.
If you want to make things even easier, you can purchase the BELLA Waffle Bowl Maker from Amazon.
And there you have it! Although making waffle cones takes some trial and error, it is worth it for the wonderful flavor and crunch they give as they cradle your homemade ice cream. (Be sure to check out all the amazing ice cream recipes I have on here!)
Note: The amount of sugar in your batter will affect how brown your waffles get. The recipe I have below should give you nice golden waffles.
NOW, if you really want to jazz things up, you can roll these in chocolate and add sprinkles or sugar or crushed Oreos or all kinds of stuff!