Pizzelles are a tasty Italian treat usually made from flour, sugar, and eggs. Most people will recognize them from family traditions around the holidays or from the outside of a cannoli. (Cannolis have a pizzelle on the outside and are rolled with a cream on the inside.) But, waffle cone maker one of the best ways to eat a pizzelle is to have it as an ice cream cone.
To make a pizzelle cone you must first make a pizzelle. Pizzelles can be made on a pizzelle iron or pizzelle maker. Most pizzelle makers are electric and very simple to use. You make the dough, as shown in the recipe that follows, then you put some of the batter on the pizzelle maker. Next, you should close the top of the pizzelle maker down on the dough, and wait for approximately one minute. Once the pizzelle stops steaming, you can open the maker and your pizzelle is done. If you’ve ever made waffles in a waffle maker, you will find making a pizzelle to be very simple.
To make the pizzelle into a cone you must do the following:
Immediately after the pizzelle comes off the pizzelle maker: use a pizzelle cone roller to roller the pizzelle into an cream cone shape. Then pinch the seem together. (Warning, the pizzelle cone will be hot.)
Let the ice cream cone cool on a cooling rack. Let harden. Once it’s hard you will be able to put ice cream in the pizzelle and have your very own ice cream cone.
Here’s one of the best recipes I’ve found for making pizzelles into ice cream cones: (Makes 3-6 cones)
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 egg whites
3/4 cups confectioners sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Step 1: Melt butter and place aside and cool.
Step 2: Beat egg whites until stiff.
Step 3: Into egg whites, fold in confectioners sugar, salt and vanilla. Then fold in flour.
Step 4: Fold cooled butter into mixture.
Step 5: Preheat pizzelle maker: Place 1/4 cup of mixture into maker.
Step 6: When done cooking, roll into ice cream cone.