Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cones

Some days you just need ice cream—on an ice cream cone. I recently asked my Facebook friends what their favorite ice cream flavor is and got a great response—thank you for sharing with me! For the record, my favorite flavor is Chocolate Peanut Butter…

When I first developed a gluten-free waffle cone recipe for my first book, Cooking for Isaiah, letters poured in from parents around the country whose kids hadn’t enjoyed ice cream on a cone for years.

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cones

These days, you can find gluten-free ice cream cones in your supermarket, but there’s nothing like the smell of a cone hot off the waffle iron. In this recipe, I’ve sprinkled some chia seeds into the batter. Beyond its superfood status, the chia seeds add a nice crunch and help bind the batter.

Want to make chocolate waffle cones? Just substitute ¼ cup cocoa powder for ¼ cup flour in the recipe. Need to re-crisp the cones? Bake them in a 400º oven for about 3 minutes, then let cool on a wire rack.

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For ingredient substitutions, please see the detailed chart at Gluten-Free 101.

Let’s get cooking,


Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cones

Yield: About 6 cones


1¾ cups Silvana's Kitchen Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon chia seeds

3 large eggs, at room temperature

¾ cup sugar

½ cup canola oil

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and chia seeds. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until pale yellow and frothy. Stir in the oil, vanilla and ¼ cup water. Fold in the flour mixture until just combined.
  2. Preheat a waffle cone machine to 4 darkness level. Spoon 2 tablespoons batter into the center and close; bake until golden, about 1 minute. Working quickly, roll the waffle around a cone form, sealing the tip and holding it in place for a few seconds to set; let cool on a wire rack.


Make extra ice cream cones and store them in a resealable bag or container for later.


  1. These look great but are they crunchy and crispy?

  2. I just made these and they are awesome!