How fun are these Homemade Ice Cream Waffle Bowls? Simple pantry and fridge ingredients transform into a delicous edible bowl! Perfect for all ages and can be jazzed up by dipping the rim into melted chocolate. Now just add your favorite Tillamook Ice Cream flavor! Yields 8 bowls in about 30 minutes.

Homemade Ice Cream Waffle Bowls

To say my family loves ice cream is an understatement. We ADORE it.

It’s a personal weakness and our treat of choice for when our kids have good grades on their report card or if they win a softball game. Which leads me to ask, did you know July was National Ice Cream Month?? BEST FOOD HOLIDAY EVER! Sorry for all the shouty capitals, but a whole month dedicated to celebrate my favorite creamy treat? Yes. Please.

Partnering with Tillamook to create a family fun ice cream social was a no brainer.  I let my family pick out their favorite flavors which might have been a nightmare of decision making but surprisingly it wasn’t. Pat decided on Oregon Strawberry, Haileigh and Malloree on Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and me? Rocky Road of course. It’s my favorite.

One day earlier this year, I decided to pick up a carton of Tillamook Rocky Road Ice Cream. With the first spoonful it instantly transported me to my childhood. It tasted just like an old favorite flavor heavenly hash, that in the last 5 years was sadly discontinued. Only this new-to-me ice cream was a gazillion times more creamy with bigger pieces of almonds and the marshmallow are whole and not swirled throughout, so I actually TASTE them. Infact back in May, before I even knew about this ice cream partnership with Tillmook, I even tweeted about it.

No lie. #fate

Homemade Ice Cream Waffle Bowls

So instead of just scooping ice cream into a regular bowl, I decided to make homemade ice cream waffle bowls. Because what’s better than having your ice cream in an edible bowl? Not a whole lot, that’s for sure.

Homemade Ice Cream Waffle Bowls ingredients

To Make These Homemade Waffle Cones You will need:

  • unbleached all-purpose flourThis provides the structure.
  • sea saltBalances out sweetness and adds flavor.
  • eggsLends structure, leavening and richness.
  • sugarFor sweetness and aids in crisping.
  • whole milkHelps moisten the batter.
  • vanilla extract – Will enhance the flavor.
  • melted (cooled slightly) butterHelps produce a crisp exterior.

whisked dry ingredients in bowl

In a medium bowl whisk 2/3 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour and a pinch or 1/8th teaspoon sea salt together, then set it off to the side.

adding sugar to eggs

whisking eggs and sugar

Then in a separate bowl, whisk 2 large eggs with 1/2 cup granulated sugar.

whisk until sugar dissolves and mixture is frothy.

Whisk together until most of the sugar dissolves and the eggs mixture is a light yellow in color.

pouring in milk.

Next pour in 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk and a splash of vanilla and stir until combined.

stir wet ingredients into the dry.

Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and stir with a spatula until just combined.

waffle bowl batter

Lastly, pour in the 1/4 cup of melted butter and stir to combine.

pouring batter onto waffle bowl/cone maker

To make waffle cones or bowls, you will need a waffle cone maker.

There’s all kinds of brands, types and waffly cone patterns. I linked this waffle cone maker in the recipe printable. It’s pretty affordable and gets the job done, I just found that the top isn’t heavy enough to make a super thin waffles. It’s important that the waffles be thin so they can get crisp.

With the said, I just pressed down on the top (using a kitchen towel because the steam gets pretty toasty) of the waffle cone maker for a few seconds to get the batter to spread out thin enough. Truthfully, it didn’t really annoy me, given that this recipe makes 8 waffles bowls/cones. If I was making 20+ it would probably get old real quick.

batter on waffle iron.

Once your waffle iron is preheated (following your manufacturers instructions) pour 1/4 cup of the waffle cone batter onto the waffle iron. It should spread easily on it’s own once it hits the hot iron.

cooked waffle

Close the top and press (if needed, press down on the top using a kitchen towel for thinner waffles) and cook for a minute to 1 minute 25 seconds until just starting to golden.

use wooden tongs to remove waffle

If the waffle gets too brown it could break when trying to form the homemade ice cream waffle bowls or cones.

fit into a small bowl

Drape the warm waffle into a small bowl until it has cooled and taken shape.

Invert it onto a parchment lined pan to finish cooling. The waffle bowls will crisp up even more as they cool.

To make extra fancy homemade ice cream waffle bowls: melt milk, dark or white chocolate with a tablespoon of coconut oil in a double boiler or microwave at 10 second intervals until smooth. Then simply dip the edges of the bowl into it. Once the chocolate hardens they are ready to go!

ice cream flavors

Now here comes the fun part. Ice cream!

ice cream with lids off

Go on, have fun and pick a variety of flavors. Because sometimes a bowl of different flavors is what we need.

ice cream with coops

As I mentioned before, I chose Tillamook’s Rocky Road and my family picked out Oregon Strawberry and the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. My husband is a huge fan of the strawberry and says, and I quote “it’s the best strawberry ice cream I’ve ever had.”

I’m not lying. The creaminess of Tillamook Ice Cream is unreal and that’s because they only use premium ingredients. Sold.

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Besides all of their incredibly creative and delicious ice cream flavors and of course, the creamy texture, I love the fact that Tillamook is a farmer owned dairy operative and #1 natural cheese brand in the West. And is a proud producer of premium ice cream since 1947.

Being a food blogger, I’ve heard of Tillamook over the years through social media and from other food bloggers. I just couldn’t find it in any stores by me. But today I’m happy to announce that you can now find their dairy products in Michigan stores! You may have already seen their cheddar. They are actually the #1 natural cheese brand in the West.

Since you can now find Tillamook here in the mitten state, they’re being extremely generous and want to send 5 Michigan readers 6 (yes, SIX) cartons of Tillamook ice cream, shipped directly to your door, to try! Flavors like:nMudslide, Oregon Strawberry, Old Fashioned Vanilla, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Rocky Road, Coffee Almond Fudge, Cookies & Cream, Chocolate, Mint Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Bean, Chocolaty Chip Cookie Dough, Caramel Toffee Crunch!!

Rules For Giveaway: This giveaway is open only to Michigan residents! It begins today and ends at midnight on 7/25. Simply enter the giveaway and you’re good to go. Once the giveaway is over, I will contact you via email.

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Creamy just got creamier.

And these homemade ice cream waffles bowls are the perfect vessel to enjoy it!

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If plan to make these homemade ice cream waffle bowls fill it with Tillamook ice cream!!

Enjoy! And if you give this recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 8 bowls/cones

Homemade Waffle Cone Bowls

Schedule an ice cream night and make your own homemade waffle cone bowls! Simple pantry and fridge ingredients combined and cooked quickly on a waffle cone maker. Serve with scoops of your favorite ice cream!


  • 2/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 splash pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, melted


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt and set aside.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together until the sugar has dissolved and the eggs are well beaten and a pale yellow in color.
  • Add the eggs along with the vanilla extract and milk to the flour/salt mixture. Use a rubber spatula to combine but not fully mixed. Pour in the melted (and cooled) butter and finishing mixing until combined.
  • Preheat your waffle cone maker. Follow packaging instructions for cooking and wether to spray or not.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of the waffle batter into the middle of waffle maker. Close the lid and cook for a minute or two (depending on the manufacturers instructions). NOTE: In order for my waffles to get thin enough. I have to press on the top using a kitchen towel so I don't burn myself.
  • Gently press the warm waffles into a small bowl and let cool. Alternatively, use a cone mold to shape the warm waffles into ice cream cones
    IF MAKING CONES: You will need to hold the waffle cones in place until they've cooled for a bit, so they don't unravel.
  • Remove waffle bowls (or cones) to a parchment paper lined, rimmed baking sheet. Cool completely before serving.
Serving: 1cone/bowl, Calories: 160kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 57mg, Sodium: 108mg, Potassium: 43mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 255IU, Calcium: 22mg, Iron: 1mg

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This post is indeed sponsored by Tillamook. As always, my thoughts are my own and I love their products – especially all of their cheeses and the Rocky Road Ice Cream. Naturally. 😉

Check out more of my work with Tillamook here!