gluten free waffle cone makes the perfect base for scoops of your favorite ice cream, frozen yogurt, or gelato. With this easy DIY gluten free waffle cones recipe, you can make homemade waffle cones in a snap!

When gluten free frozen waffles hit the market, my kids took matters into their own hands….literally :-). My son is credited for this brilliantly easy way to make waffle cones.

Today, you can buy fancy gluten free cones at many grocery stores, but my kids still prefer to make their own gluten free ice cream cones. And why not…it is so fun to smoosh waffles flat!

When we were first learning how to eat gluten free, there were NO gluten free ice cream cones available in the stores. My kids always had to eat their ice cream in a bowl, suffering the trauma of not getting a cone.

Making gluten free waffle cones is fun, too! Fill it with one of these creamy, homemade, no-churn ice cream recipes! Well, where there is desperation, there is creativity.

Step-By-Step Photos and Directions:

Flattening a gluten free waffle with the palm of a hand to create a gluten free ice cream cone.

1. Use your palm to flatten a defrosted gluten free waffle. The flatter, the better!

Picking up a flattened gluten free waffle.

2. Pick up one end of the waffle and prepare to roll.

Preparing to roll a gluten free waffle into a gluten free waffle cone.

3. See how thin my son/assistant got his waffle.

Rolling a gluten free waffle into a cone shape.

4. Proceed to roll the bottom at an angle to form a cone shape.

Rolling a gluten free waffle closed to become a gluten free waffle cone.

5. Keep rolling the waffle. Keep the bottom very tight in that cone shape.

Homemade gluten free ice cream cone made from a gluten free waffle.

6. This is what the cone will look like when rolled.

Pinching the bottom of a homemade gluten free waffle cone closed.

7. Pinch the bottom closed so ice cream won’t drip out when it melts.

Adding foil to the inside of a rolled gluten free waffle cone to keep it propped open.

8. Put a foil ball into the waffle.

Homemade gluten free waffle cone ready to be baked.

9. Bake at 350º F for 10 minutes until crispy.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What brands of frozen waffles are gluten free?

There are quite a few great gluten free frozen waffles that you can buy in stores. We love Van’s gluten free waffles, Kashi gluten free waffles (really check the label to make sure the ones you grab are gluten free!), Trader Joe’s (wheatless), and now Eggo brand has a gluten free version of their waffles.

How long will these gluten-free waffle cones stay fresh?

These cones are best used the same day or lose their crispiness.

Can you freeze these waffle cones?

You can freeze these cones and then bake them to re-crisp them.

More Gluten-Free Waffle Recipes:

a gluten free waffle cone made from a gluten free waffle

How to Make a Gluten Free Waffle Cone

Sandi Gaertner
How to make a gluten free waffle cone in just 9 steps.
5 from 8 votes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6 cones
Calories 65 kcal


  • 4 gluten free waffles
  • 1 strong hand
  • 1 foil roll


  • Defrost gluten free waffles in the microwave.
  • With your hand, press down on the waffle to flatten.
  • Roll into a cone shape.
  • Pinch the bottom closed.
  • Put a foil ball into the open cone side.
  • Bake at 350º F for 10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and fill with ice cream.


  1. You can make these with any brand of frozen gluten free waffles.
  2. These waffle cones are best used right away.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 65kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 137mgPotassium: 20mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 355IUCalcium: 54mgIron: 2mg
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  1. I have a metal tortilla press. I think it will work beautifully.
    I have been wanting a waffle cone for so long. You have a smart kid ?. Too bad I can’t post a picture of the tortilla press. Blessings!

    1. I am so glad Claire…my son was determined to figure out a way to make a gluten free cone 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Necessity is the mother of invention, right? And having a waffle cone is a definite necessity in my book!

  3. I love that your kids got creative here! There really is nothing like eating your ice cream from a cone in the summer time! 🙂

  4. OH! SO SMART!! And super easy! Thanks so much for sharing – my kids will love you!

  5. Oh my gosh, such a good idea! I know that I’m going to be making a tons of these this summer!