Patriotic Waffle Cones

For the last several weeks leading up to the 4th of July, I’ve been featuring patriotic projects in honor of Independence Day.

With this final nod to the upcoming holiday, I’m serving up patriotic waffle cones.

waffle cones

This is an easy way to dress up homemade waffle cones.

They’re fun to make and oh-so fun to serve.

Regular readers already know how much I enjoy making waffle cones as you can see HERE and HERE.

waffle cones and sprinkles

You will need a waffle cone maker which you can find online and at many stores that carry home appliances.

I’ve had my waffle cone maker for more than a decade and I still get a ton of use from it.

Grab some red, white and blue sprinkles too.

white chocolate cone dip

You’ll also need some white chocolate wafers.

Melt the wafers in the microwave and stir until you get a smooth consistency.

Dip the waffle cone into the chocolate and allow the excess to drip off.


Before the chocolate dries and hardens on the cone, lightly cover with assorted sprinkles.

The sprinkles will stick to the warm chocolate right away.

Work fast because the chocolate cools very fast and once it hardens, the sprinkles won’t adhere to the cones.

patriotic ice cream

Here’s a look at the finished cones.

I’m not kidding when I say that once you make and taste homemade waffle cones, I don’t think you’ll ever return to store-bought.

waffle cones and kids

We have a full house right now with extended family members visiting us for the 4th of July holiday weekend.

Even though my kids are teenagers, they still love to get together with their younger cousins.

waffle cones and cousins

As you can imagine, cousin Ivy and her twin brothers Noah and Nehemiah were more than happy to help me show off my homemade waffle cones.

Hey, as my own children can attest to…. if you model for me, there are sweet and tasty rewards on the other side.

red white and blue cones

Add one or two scoops to these cones and you’ll have a perfectly patriotic serving.

Your friends, guests and cousins… won’t be able to resist.

Meanwhile, I hope everyone reading this… has a wonderful and safe 4th of July.

cones for the 4th

Thanks for stopping by.

See  you back here next time. 


  • [email protected] Designs

    How great are these cones!!!!…and it is very evident that the kids loved them too!…so beautiful and creative as always Lisa…hope you had a great 4th!

  • Shari Youmans

    Hi Lisa, I really enjoyed watching you make your waffle cones. Watching the photo shoot as the kids ate their ice cream was enjoyable as well. I had a great weekend!

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Thanks Shari!
      It was great having you visit. I’m glad you had a nice time and that you got a chance to see how I pull my photos and posts together for this blog.
      You have an open invitation to stay with us anytime.

  • Botanic Bleu

    What a wonderful family gathering on the 4th… enjoying homemade waffle cones and patriotic sprinkles. These are the times your children and nieces/nephews will remember and retell one another over and over again through the years.


    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Hi Judith, thanks so much for your sweet comment.
      I totally agree. My kids enjoyed themselves and I have cute pictures of everyone to remind them of the fun, years from now.
      Hope your 4th of July holiday was as much fun.
      Stay cool in this heat. It’s like a furnace in my neck of the woods.

  • Peggy

    Delicious and simple! We will have to try. Would love to find the star sprinkles, but that may be asking too much of our little country grocer. Your little models are the sweetest part!

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Thanks so much, Peggy.
      My kids had a great time with their little cousins.
      Actually, I was surprised that I couldn’t find the specific sprinkles I wanted at my local crafts stores.
      I did end up picking them up from a baker’s specialty store.

  • Regina

    Love the simplicity and pretty way to serve ice-cream on homemade cones.

    Happy 4th of July!

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    I’m so glad I have the opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy Independence Day! Your waffle cones and ice cream do seem to be very popular with the kiddos. They are a sweet looking bunch. I bet you’ll be making lots of ice cream cones. Sending hugs!!

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Thanks, Marisa!
      The kids had a ball and yes, I made a ton of cones and they all got gobbled up.
      Hope your holiday weekend was a good one.

  • Jeanne

    Hi Lisa: This is on my list! Happy 4th! Love your ice cream models – so cute!

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Thanks so much, Jeanne.
      It took a bit to snap the photos because the kids were so anxious to get to those cones-lol.
      Hope you have a good week ahead.

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