Alice's Ice Cream Cones

12 cones

This version of the ice-cream cone is brought to us by Alice Waters, chef and owner of Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California.


  • 2 large egg whites

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ¾ cup sifted confectioners' sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • ½ cup sifted all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for iron


  1. Heat a krumkake iron. In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until they resemble soft peaks. Add salt, 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, and vanilla. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in remaining confectioners' sugar. When fully incorporated, fold in the flour and butter.

  2. Brush krumkake iron with butter. Pour about 1 tablespoon batter into iron. Close, and as soon as the steam subsides, check for doneness (they should be golden brown). Immediately remove, and roll around a cornet mold. Let cool for 1 minute, and remove from mold; set aside. The cones may be stored in a covered container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

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