Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Homemade Ice Cream Cones

Who knew something so yummy could be so easy to make at home? I'm posting this recipe on my recipe blog too, which can be found on the right hand side of the page. Didn't know I had a recipe blog? Join the club. I haven't updated it since last fall and it only has a few recipes on it. I guess updating this blog takes priority over taking pictures of yummy recipes and posting the (not so accurate) steps I take to create a dish. Perhaps this will inspire me to update that blog more frequently. But I can't promise anything . . .

Ice Cream Cones

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (57 grams) unsalted butter , melted and cooled
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (50 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil and pastry brush

In a medium sized bowl whisk together (or use a hand mixer) the eggs and sugar until frothy. Whisk in the melted butter, milk and vanilla extract. Add the flour and salt and whisk until the batter is smooth. The batter should be quite thin (like a crepe batter) so add more milk if the consistency is too thick.

Heat a 8-9 inch (20-23 cm) saute pan over medium heat until it is hot. Reduce the heat to medium low and brush the pan lightly with vegetable oil. Pour or ladle about 3-4 tablespoons of batter into the pan and immediately tilt or rotate the pan so the batter forms a thin 5-6 inch (13-15 cm) circle. Place pan back on the heat and cook until the batter is set and you can see the underside is golden brown (3-4 minutes). Slip a metal spatula under the crepe and gently flip it over. Cook until golden brown. Remove the pan from the heat and slide the crepe from the pan onto your work surface. While the crepe is still hot, quickly start at one edge and roll the crepe into a cone shape. Squeeze the tip of the cone to seal it so the ice cream won't drip out. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.

Continue making the rest of the cones, lightly brushing the pan with vegetable oil each time. These cones are best if eaten the same day.

Julie's Tips:

  • I've made these with molds, and without. They ultimately will work with or without, but now that I have some cardboard molds made by Jesse, I love them. He cut circles out of a cereal box and formed them in the shape of cones, about 5-6 inches long. Then, he covered them in tinfoil and I'm able to use them over and over again.
  • Sometimes the tips don't stay shut when you pinch them closed. Melt a bit of chocolate and drop it in the bottom of the cone to seal it. Helpful and yummy!
  • You really do need to roll the "crepe" around the mold as soon as possible after removing it from the heat. I flip the finished "crepe" onto wax paper then roll it onto the mold. To seal the edges and tip, I press gently on the counter from the inside of the cone mold. You can stick the handle of a kitchen utensil in there as well to seal the bottom.

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Jonathan et Kari said...

Very impressive!

Jenny said...

I'm impressed too!

Anonymous said...

Jesse Jesse Jesse.
Someday you are going to NOT want the bald look. Enjoy your hair while you still have it ;)
And nice job on the cones, Julie!
Do they turn out chewy or more crispy?
-Britt :)

Wendi Reger said...

Ok. I think I gained another 5 pounds just reading your blog and pictures. And yes Jesse, please listen to your sister. She is VERY WISE!