Is there any summer treat more iconic than ice cream in a cone? Ice cream has always come in a variety of flavors and now the cone is getting it’s day! From the Cookie Cone, to Churro cones, to bubble cones and now the pie crust cone!
Why I wanted to make an pie crust ice cream cone
After making my chocolate chip cookie cone and loving how fun that was I started thinking about other items that I could turn into a cone.
I was making my pumpkin pie ice cream and baking a flat pie crust to cut up and use as shards with the ice cream when inspiration hit! Could I turn a pie crust into a cone the way I did with the cookies!
So I experimented with a few ways and finally hit on one that worked!
At first I tried to do it the same way – bake it flat and then while it was warm roll it up. But it didn’t work, just cracked and cracked, every time.
Then I tried wrapping it around a waffle cone (with foil around it) and baking it that way – it was closer – but it kinds melted off a little. So one more try, doing it around the cone but adding a layer of parchment paper around it to help hold the dough in place – and it worked!
It’s not perfect, it still gets a little thin on top and a little flat on the bottom – some kind of turning rotisserie would work best – but obviously that’s not something most homes have – so this works for now!
Just take me to the pie crust ice cream cone Recipe already!
If you’d rather skip my tips and tricks for pie crust recipes and how to turn them into ice cream cones, along with links to other ice cream recipes and get straight to this delicious ice cream cone – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
Tips to Make the Perfect pie crust ice cream cone
I tried all my pie rust recipes and this is the one I felt was the sturdiest and strongest and best to use for a pie crust. A flaky crust, while great for a pie, doesn’t work well as it breaks much easier
You can, of course, try it with any pie crust, but the smoother better mixed dough will work much better than a flaky dough with layers of butter/shortening in it.
When wrapping the foil around the waffle cone for shaping try to get it as smooth and flat as possible – the more crinkles the harder it is to slide out later.
Same thing with the parchment paper – keep it as tight and as smooth as you can for the best results.
Let the cones cool still on the waffle cone form and still wrapped in parchment to avoid breaking. once they are completely cool then unwrap and slide out the form.
The waffle cones inside are actually still okay to eat, but occasionally I had to break one to get it out without breaking the pie crust cone – so something to be aware of.
I tried metal cone shapes from amazon but they were just way too small, I’ll keep looking cause it would be nice to have something perfectly smooth for baking and then later sliding out!
I made really large cones for the blog post and video but then none of my kids could finish them, they were way too large – I recommend making much smaller cones!
Finally they are still easy to break (something you want in a pie crust) so as you add the ice cream be careful not to be too rough and risk breaking the cone.
To make this pie crust cone you’ll need
Pie Crust Ice Cream Cone
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Pie Crust Ice Cream Cone
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup cold butter cubed
- 1 Tbsp vegetable shortening
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
Making the Dough
- In a food processor, combine flour, butter, shortening, and sugar. Process to a coarse meal.
- Add cream and process again until dough is moistened and hold together when squeezed.
- Turn dough out and push a few times with the palm of your hand until it comes together. Form into two discs.
- Wrap and chill dough 15-30 mins (freezer 10 mins)
Making the Cone Form
- Take a store-brought waffle cone
- Wrap it in foil
- Roll out the pie dough
- Quarter the pie dough
- Wrap one quarter around the foil form
- Wrap the parchment around the pie dough to hold it in place.
Baking the Cone
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Bake for 5 minutes
- Reduce heat to 350
- Bake for 15-20 minutes
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