Is there anything better than summer, sunshine and dogs? It is many Canadians favourite time of year, seeing as we are burdened with so many months of winter. The warm, sunny weather of the summer is the best time to enjoy a multitude of activities with your best friend (we mean your dog of course!). For the 3 short summer months, enjoy lots of swimming, hiking, camping, boating and sun bathing with your pup.
And what better snack is there to enjoy during the summer than ice cream? The good news is that during the month of July, dog owners in the GTA, Calgary and Vancouver can purchase doggy ice cream for their pup straight from Kabo! But what is ice cream without a good waffle cone? Keep reading to find out how to make the most delicious waffle cones for your dog right at home!
This woofle cone recipe is a simple recipe that will make your kitchen smell like an ice cream parlor. It is also made with healthy pantry ingredients that you can find around your house or at the local grocery store. The best part about this recipe is that you don’t need a waffle cone machine or any special equipment to make them. No muss, no fuss! These waffle cones can even be made by those with limited kitchen skills. Your dog will love the crunchy texture with their summer ice cream.
These ice cream cones are so tasty that even people like to eat them! All ingredients in this recipe are pooch friendly and should not result in any upset doggy tummies. Not to mention, they are all ingredients that are easy to find around your kitchen. Check out what ingredients you’ll need to make these easy waffle cones:
This recipe can even be made by pup parents who aren’t the best cooks. Besides, even if your cones turn out a little funky looking, chances are, your pup is still probably going to love them!
Start by separating your eggs. Make sure to get all the yolks away from the whites. Place them in a bowl and add the honey. It is best if the honey is softened or liquid. Whisk to gether the egg whites, honey, canola oil and water. Sift or whisk in the dry ingredients (flour and cinnamon). Mix until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
The batter should be more or a “liquidy” consistency. If you think your batter looks a little thick add in a little extra water until you reach the desired consistency.
If you want the true waffle cone pattern, you will need to use a waffle cone maker. If you don’t mind a smooth looking cone, the good news is that it won’t affect the taste or overall texture.
For this recipe, we are going to make it as simple as possible and just use a smooth, non-stick pan. Begin by preheating your pan or cast iron skillet over low heat. Make sure to oil your pan to make sure your batter doesn’t stick.
Pour 1 ½ tablespoons batter into the warm skillet and spread into a thin even layer. Try to move it around fast to get a nice round shape. Spread it out roughly 6 inches x 6 inches.
Turn up your pan to medium heat and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until the base has set. Flip and continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
Now comes the slightly more tricky part. Lift the disc off the pan and QUICKLY roll from the bottom of the cone to shape it. Pull out the shape at the top to make it a wider cone. Let the cone cool to harden. This step must be done quickly as the disc will begin to harden almost immediately after leaving the pan
If you truly desire that traditional waffle pattern in your cone, a waffle cone press can be purchased through amazon. You can use the same batter in this recipe in the waffle cone maker to get the desired outcome.
To make the rolling/shaping step easier, fashion yourself an ice cream cone “mold” from an old piece of cardboard. Cut a thin piece of cardboard and mold it into a cone shape like you would the waffle cone. Tape the edge to hold it in place. Then simply use it to roll up the cooked disk and let it cool on the mold. This will create more uniform cones and help prevent breakage.
If you have any leftover waffle cones, store them for future ice cream parties! Once your cones are cooled, simply stack them together and store in a ziploc bag at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Need some doggy safe ice cream to fill your waffle cones with? During the month of July, Kabo is making doggy ice cream for customers in the GTA, Calgary and Vancouver. During July, you will be able to order doggy ice cream straight to your door! We will be offering 2 different flavours; classic custard and strawberries and cream. Our ice cream is made in the GTA with Canadian ingredients, including goats milk, strawberries, cinnamon and eggs. Simply scoop into your waffle cones and let your dog enjoy on a hot day! And don't forget to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 17!