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Relive your childhood with these fun ice cream cones and waffles filled with fluffy marshmallow and sprinkles.

Marshmallow Cones & Waffles

Ingredients

  • Milk chocolate, melted

  • Sprinkles

  • 1 sachet gelatine

  • 80 milliliters water

  • 210 grams caster sugar

  • 70 milliliters water

  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon strawberry flavouring

  • Pink gel food colour

  • Wafer ice cream cones

  • Sweet waffles

Instructions

  1. Dip the top of the ice cream cones into melted chocolate and tap off the excess. Cover the chocolate in sprinkles and leave to set. Cut small holes out of the top of a cardboard box and stand the cones in there until set.

  2. To make the marshmallow, pour 80 milliliters of cold water over gelatine in a small bowl and leave to dissolve.

  3. Place caster sugar into a pan followed by 70 milliliters water, stir to combine. Stop stirring and let the mixture simmer over a medium heat until it reaches 240°F on a sugar thermometer. Leave to cool slightly.

  4. Pour the now dissolved gelatin into a large heatproof bowl and begin beating, pour slightly cooled sugar mixture down the side of the bowl so it reaches the gelatin.

  5. Whisk for up to 10 minutes until pale, fluffy and tripled in size. The marshmallow should be able to hold itself. Whisk in strawberry flavour.

  6. Fold in pink colouring to make it look like its rippled through and then place the marshmallow into a piping bag fitted with a star tip.

  7. Fill the now set ice cream cones with marshmallow up to the top and then finish with 2 swirls. Decorate with sprinkles.

  8. Cut waffle in half, pipe marshmallow over one half and sandwich it together with the remaining waffle. Dip one half in chocolate and cover in sprinkles.

  9. Repeat with the remaining cones and waffles and then leave to set for at least an hour and then enjoy :D

Marshmallow Cones & Waffles
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- The other day I was reminded about one of my favorite childhood treats. I used to get it all the time at this bakery near me. My mom would go and get some bread, and I'd always ask for a marshmallow cone. It's literally just a cone filled with marshmallows and then topped with sprinkles. I got a real big craving for it. Then I realized it doesn't exist anymore, so I decided why not just make it for myself at home, and it's actually pretty easy to make. You want to start with a cone. I like using the waffle cones as it adds a really nice flavor, and I like to dip the top into chocolate, and then I like to dip them in sprinkles to decorate. I'm just getting the top of that cone nice and covered. You can mix up the chocolate, use white or dark, whichever is your favorite. Get that all covered, and now I'm using two sprinkles to add a pop of color. Time to make the marshmallow. This is actually a lot easier to make than you would think, especially if you have a sugar thermometer. As soon as it reaches 240, it is done. I'm going to add my castor sugar into my pan, add the water on top, and stir it until it's all combined. Now you want to stop stirring, let that come to a boil, and then simmer until it reaches 240 degrees Fahrenheit. While I wait for that, I'm going to dissolve my gelatin. I have it in a small bowl and I'm going to pour over the water. Just make sure all the gelatin gets covered with the water. Then pop it on the side until later. My mixture has reached 240 degrees, so I've taken it off and let that cool for a little bit, and I'm going to add my gelatin into a bigger bowl. Now it's time to add the hot liquid into the gelatin. I'm going to start whisking that and slowly pour the mixture down the side. Now, be careful. It will still be hot. This will need to be whipped for about ten minutes until it's doubled in size, it's light, and it's fluffy. The ones I used to get when I was younger were just vanilla, but I'm adding my twist to it. I'm flavoring it strawberry and coloring it a bit pink. I'm gonna add some strawberry extract. Give that a mixing, and then I'm going to fold in some pink coloring. I like using gel color as it doesn't change the consistency. Once the color's folded in, that can go into a piping bag. I'm using a star tip to get a nice swirl effect, but you could just use a normal round one. You need to work quite quickly as the marshmallow will start to set up. To make it a lot easier to pipe, I've made a makeshift cone holder just out of a cardboard box. I've cut some holes out of the top. That way they can stand up nicely. Now I'm going to squeeze some marshmallow right down to the cone so it will help it stand up, and then I'll swirl it up at the top. Then I'm going to finish off with some sprinkles. Another way I love to enjoy the marshmallow is by adding it between a sweet waffle, dipping it in chocolate, and decorating with sprinkles. My marshmallow has set. It's a completely different consistency. I think it's time to dig in. Mm, just how I remember but better. I've added that strawberry flavor and the sprinkles around the cone, and it is delicious. It's just how I remember. The marshmallow's got a lovely, fluffy texture, and the cone, even though it's a bit weird, but trust me on this one. It's delicious. The cone kind of goes stale, and it's just how I remember when I was younger. It's so nice. The marshmallow makes it go a bit softer and a bit chewier, which is delicious with the marshmallow. I'm so happy I've made this. That is how you make my homemade marshmallow cones, one of my favorite treats from my childhood, easy.