Almost 70 degrees in January calls for…..ICE CREAM!!!!!! I have been on a serious ice cream kick lately (which is weird for me in the Winter time) but ever since Halo Top came out with their new flavors, I have been eating pints of ice cream constantly. No shame at all because you can eat an entire pint of Halo Top for only 240-350 calories. YEAH. INCREDIBLE. 

I work at a (super adorable) ice cream shop, so every day people come in and get these big waffle cones full of ice cream and not gonna lie, it makes me kinda jealous. Obviously being the health nut that I am, I don’t actually eat any of the things that I sell. I finally got tired of letting everyone else have all the fun, so I found a Gluten Free/Paleo Waffle Cone recipe by Nurture My Gut.  Since I have 24/7 access to a waffle cone maker at work, it just make since to try it out. Annnddd let me just say that this was one of the most delicious waffle cones that I have EVER HAD. 

I’m not exaggerating at all. It is impossible to believe that this cone is grain-free! Using almond flour as the main ingredient, and pure organic maple syrup as a sweetener, it’s such a clean and delicious treat! I added 2 scoops of Halo Top (only about 120 calories you guys!) and it was to die for. Literally to die for. The Oatmeal Cookie Halo Top is unbelievably delicious. It actually tastes like one of those ice oatmeal cookies that are super unhealthy but scrumptious! I love all the Halo Top flavors that I have tried, but this one is currently my favorite. Not only is Halo Top ice cream extremely low-cal, but they use only a few ingredients and they are all clean! They use no artificial ingredients, and use Stevia (the best thing EVER) to sweeten it. How amazing is that?? These guys just get it. 

This recipe requires a waffle cone maker which really isn’t a large investment. If I didn’t have one at work, I would definitely purchase one because I could eat this recipe 2X a week…no joke.  The one I have linked is inexpensive and comes with the cone mold in addition to the maker itself; Chef’s Choice makes this particular waffle cone maker. Check out this YouTube video by Laura in the Kitchen to learn how to make the perfectly crispy waffle cone (starts the cooking process of the video at 3:08). It takes a few tries to get the hang of it, but you’ll be a pro soon enough! The trick when working with waffle cones is to work FAST. they harden quickly, so you want to make sure that you get the correct form before they harder FOREVER and there is no return. Okay that’s a little dramatic….but you get what I’m saying. 

Gluten Free/Paleo Waffle Cones
 
This is the ultimate waffle cone recipe! It's incredible how yummy it is to be grain-free and so healthy! Perfectly sweet, crunchy, and takes your ice cream to the next level.
Serves: 3 cones
Ingredients:
  • ⅔ cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar
  • 3 T. organic maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • coconut oil spray for waffle iron
Instructions:
  1. Heat waffle cone maker to number 3. Leave lid closed while it is heating.
  2. In a blender, blend all ingredients on high until smooth and creamy, about 30-45 seconds.
  3. Open waffle cone maker, spray lightly with coconut oil and pour 3 Tablespoons of batter into the center of the waffle iron and close lid. Bake for 2 minutes.
  4. Using a spatula, remove waffle and wrap around plastic cone to shape into a cone. Waffles harden fast so do this step quickly and use a towel or bakery tissue to help wrap the cone if the waffle is extremely hot. Allow it to set around cone for 1½ minutes, remove cone and set aside on a wire rack to cool.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for remaining batter. You can store waffles in an airtight container or sealed ziplock bag.
  6. Top with you favorite Halo Top ice cream, and enjoy this scrumptious treat!

This is a list of the things I used for this recipe that made it so perfect and delish! Links are below: 

 

1. Chef’s Choice Waffle Cone Maker 

2. Wholesome Organic Coconut Sugar

3. Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour 

4. Coombs Family Organic Maple Syrup 

5. Halo Top Ice Cream

6. Kal Stevia 

If you get a chance to try this yummy recipe, please tag me on Instagram @adancersplate or #embraceyourplate so that I can see your beautiful creations! <3