Walk into almost any ice cream parlor (and the first thing that you’ll notice is a delicious, warm smell. It’s not the ice cream, it’s the smell of homemade waffle cones. Or, at least, it was the standard and should still be. A lot of chain-type ice cream shops have nixed the from-scratch waffle cones and, while there are plenty of ice cream stores and frozen yogurt shops that still carry on the tradition, you can always get some satisfaction by making the cones at home.
This is the Chef’s Choice Waffle Cone Maker. It is basically a waffle iron that makes very, very thin waffles. When the just cooked waffle comes out of the iron, it is wrapped around a cone-shaping cone and left to crisp up one its own. The finished cones can obviously be filled with ice cream or any other treat that comes to mind. And, of course, you’ll get the smell of freshly cooked waffle cones each time you use the iron – which alone is almost reason enough to consider getting one.
This isn’t a gadget that you absolutely need at home, but if you like waffle cones (I do!) and ice cream, it might very well be worth it. Chef’s Choice also makes a waffle cone mix to help streamline the process if you’re looking for something a bit faster than “from scratch” for that ice cream parlor speed, too.