Here are a few tips on how to make ice cream sugar cones using plain sandwich bread.
To make these, you will need: bread, two baking sheets, parchment paper, and a cone roller (which you can either make out of a piece of still plastic or purchase for less than six bucks). First, trim the crusts off the bread and feed them to some ducks or something. Roll the trimmed bread slices out super thin, cut them into discs, and brush them with melted butter. Sprinkle them with a little sugar, maybe some cinnamon, or anything else that sound like it would complement your cone (and making sure you get both sides.)
Next, grab two baking pans, and flip one over so it’s facing down. Place a sheet of parchment paper on top, lay your buttery bread disks on top of that, place another piece or parchment on top of those, top the whole thing with another baking sheet, and bake them for six minutes at 325 °F. Remove from the oven and—using the parchment so you don’t burn your fingers—wrap the bread disks around a cone roller and let them harden for about half a minute. Let cool, fill with them with our delicious artisan Gelato by Gelato-go, and enjoy!
Still looking for inspiration? you can use your favorite fancy tuile recipe to make super-elegant cones; you can make a “glass” cone out of homemade candy. If you have a waffle-cone iron, you can use it to make cones from pancake, crepe, or waffle batter. Pair a cone flavor with a complementary homemade ice cream—serve a waffle cone with maple ice cream, for instance, for a fun riff on breakfast for dessert. And there’s no end to what you can do if you start working cones into savory snacks and appetizers.