Lets Talk Ice Cream Cones

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It’s Monday, the start of a new week and I (for what feels like forever) finally have a day off. I felt like having some fun on this fabulous Monday, so we are going to discuss a very serious and important topic on the blog today… Ice cream cones.


For those of you who don’t know, I am basically a professional ice cream scooper. I have worked in the ice cream industry ever since my sophomore year of high school and I hate to brag BUT, I can make a mean ice cream cone.


My ideal ice cream order usually changes all the time, but if I’m in the mood for a cone, my order is  usually pretty consistent. If we’re talking specifics: pistachio frozen yogurt, cookie dough ice cream, and chocolate sprinkles in a waffle cone. Delicious combination, I know, no need to tell me.

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Some people literally have no idea what the differences are between ice cream cones. I can’t tell you how many times I have served people ice cream and asked them what cone they would like to eat it in and they have literally had NO idea what I was even saying. It’s not a different language people, it’s actually pretty simple.


So that is why I am here today to talk specfics and get these things straightened out. It is 2016, you should know the different types of ice cream cones that exist!


First things first,there are usually three main dry ingredients which create our beloved cones.  Wheat flour, tapioca flour, and sugar are the three major components of ice cream cones. These specific types of ingredients are chosen for baking quality, strength, and relative sweetness, and then wala-  you have your ice cream cone.


Unless you live under a rock, you would probably know that there are three major different types of ice cream cones. You got your wafer, your sugar, and of course your waffle. These three type of cones all taste and look a bit different.



Waffle Cone

What is it? In the family of cones, the waffle is the largest. The cone has a waffle-pattern all over it and generally has a combination of softness and crunchiness, it really depends on where you get it from. Waffle cones usually can hold a ton of ice cream (duh, I just told you that they were the biggest cone) and this cone has the most flavor to it, it is a bit sweeter than the wafer and the sugar cones.  Lil’ fun fact: I have decided that Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Shops actually make the best waffle cones in the world. Don’t even get me started on the chocolate dipped waffle cones that they sell…


Wafer Cone

What is it? The wafer cone or sometimes known as the cake cone is the softest of the three types of cones. This cone basically has zero taste at all and weighs in at a whopping 5 calories per cone! These cones are generally used for soft serve ice cream and they kind of absorb the ice cream flavor into themselves… if that makes sense?

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Sugar Cone

What is it? Last but not least we have the famous sugar cone. The sugar cone is the darkest of the three cones, and probably the crunchiest. This cone is very sturdy and doesn’t usually get soggy like the wafer and waffle sometimes can.

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And there you have it, the three types of ice cream cones. Please inform your friends, your family, your families friends, your friends friends, and your friends families about the differences in these cones, it is an epidemic! This is common knowledge and should be taught in schools or something.


What is your favorite type of ice cream cone?


  • Okay, now, I need to go out to my local ice cream parlor. I love waffle cones!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  • The Confused Millennial

    I love waffle and sugar cones!

  • mckenna bleu

    I love Ice cream! it makes me want is ASAP

  • Never realized the major differences between all these cones! Hilarious and informative haha.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

  • Kristin Thompson

    I am in love with this post and am a HUGE fan of ice cream cones! I like all three, but waffle is definitely my favorite!

    The Blush Blonde

  • This was such a fun post idea! I really love waffle cones, especially chocolate-dipped ones!

    XO, Brooke

  • I am digging this post. Mainly because I LOOOOOOVE ice cream! Waffle cones and sugar cones are my favorites 🙂
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

  • This post is SOOO awesome. What a unique idea! And now I am dying for ice cream lol!

  • Michelle mink

    I like waffle cones but I also burnt myself a ton trying to make them when I worked at Coldstone Creamery. Sugar cones are always my go to.

  • Waffle cones are my absolute favorite!! Disneyland has the best ones!


  • What an awesome post! Waffle cones from Franklin Fountain in Philly are my absolute favorite. The waffle cone is super sweet and vanilla-y and ugh just thinking about it makes me want to drool lol.

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  • adriana nudo

    I LOVE ice cream cones! I actually shared a recipe last summer – it’s awesome and so simple too – taking regular ice cream cone cups and dipping them in chocolate! SO good!

  • I’m down to talk ice cream cones ANYDAY! My favorite are waffle cones dipped in chocolate on the rim with sprinkles, HA! One of my favorite jobs to date was my high school summer job at Gifford’s – a local ice cream chain. We’d back the waffle cones and sample all the ice cream we want. Dream job, right?!

  • Oh my goodness I actually love this post hahaha it’s so unique and I definitely didn’t know I needed to know the difference between ice cream cones but now I’m glad I do! Thanks for sharing gal!

    XO Corbin Tate

  • Barbara Joyce

    im craving ice cream so much right now this post is only making it worse hahahhahaha

  • Kayleigh

    Such a fun post! Love sugar cones!

  • Sugar cone all the way!

  • Waffle for me 🙂 Fun post idea!

  • Sara Kate Steadman

    Waffle and sugar all the way! Fun little round up!

    Sara Kate Styling

  • This is so fun! I think being a professional ice-cream scooper would be pretty awesome. I love all cones, but I’m definitely all about the waffle cones. Yes, please!