Easy Caramel Mint Cheesecake Almond Cone Recipe – 1 Hour

Last Updated on August 26, 2022 by Zara R.

We have an uber unique and fun treat for you! We have developed an incredible caramel and mint-flavored cheesecake almond cone recipe.

It combines the idea of classic cream horns with more modern sophisticated cheesecake fillings. And, believe it or not, it is still a very flexible recipe. You can easily add any no-bake cheesecake filling to the cones to change up the flavors every now and then.

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Cheesecake Almond Cone Recipe – What Is This Strange Dessert?

Once you understand the concept, it is pretty easy to understand the process of making these cheesecake cones. Ultimately, what this recipe consists of is a unique type of waffle cone filled with an uber creamy cheesecake filling. Are you drooling as much as we are?

These cones were inspired by old-fashioned cream horns. This treat was so delicious, that it still exists today and continues to inspire thousands of new desserts every day. So, what exactly does this cheesecake almond cone recipe consist of?

There are two elements in this recipe – the almond waffle cones and a vanilla cheesecake filling.

These waffle cones are very unique as they are made using almond flour. The recipe still creates a batter that can be used in a waffle iron.

But, what makes it unique is that it is gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, and sweetened using only natural ingredients. Once the batter is made, you can cook it on a waffle iron, a flat-top plate, or in a waffle cone maker. All of these techniques will work well enough to make cones.

 Can you bake cheesecake in a waffle cone?

Moving on to the cheesecake filing, we have decided to make a delicious refreshing caramel mint cheesecake filling. Sure, we could have just stuck to a basic vanilla cheesecake, but where’s the fun in that?

The no-bake filling gives the overall cone a refreshing flavor while being stuffed with complexities.

If you want to play around with flavors and pairings for this filling, be our guests. But, definitely give our flavor pairing a try first!

What You Will Need To Make This Amazing Cheesecake Almond Cone Recipe

Ingredients For The Almond Waffle Cones

  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 egg whites, room temperature
  • 2 cups almond flour, finely ground and blanched
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract

Ingredients For The No-Bake Caramel Mint Cheesecake Filling

  • 8 ounces full-fat cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup canned caramel (Dulce de Leche)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • Fresh mint leaves, optional

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Blender
  • Waffle iron
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric or hand mixer
  • Piping bag and nozzle

 How do you keep waffle cones from getting soggy?

How To Make This Cheesecake Almond Cone Recipe – Step By Step Instructions

Step 1: Make The Waffle Cone Batter

To start, blend the eggs and egg whites until they become completely smooth. Then, add the remaining ingredients and blend the mixture at a high speed for a minute.

The result should be a smooth and lump-free cone batter. Set the batter aside until you are ready to use it.

Step 2: Make The Almond Waffle Cones

Place the waffle cone maker on a medium-high heat setting. Lightly spray the surface with non-stick cooking or baking spray. Then, add about 2 tablespoons of batter into the center of the iron and close the lid.

Allow the waffle to bake for only 2 minutes or until the batter has just set. Then, carefully remove the waffle from the plate and shape it into a cone.

Pinch the end to close it up and set the cone on a flat surface. Repeat the steps until you have roughly 25 cones or until your batter runs out.

Step 3: Make The Caramel Mint Filling

To make your almond mint cheesecake filling, place the cream cheese and caramel into a large mixing bowl. Beat the ingredients until you have a fluffy lump-free mixture.

Then, add the sifted powdered sugar along with the vanilla and mint extract. Make sure the ingredients are well mixed before adding the filling to a piping bag.

 How long do waffle cones last?

Step 4: Assemble The Cheesecake Almond Cone Recipe

Once your cones have hardened and the filling has been made, you can assemble them. Pipe some filling directly into the cone, making sure to start right at the bottom. This way, you will have a generous amount of filling.

Then, repeat this step until all of your cones have been filled. If you are serving them immediately, top them with tiny fresh mint leaves. But, if you are storing them for later, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge.

Expert Tips And Tricks For This Cheesecake Almond Cone Recipe

  • Work quickly when making the almond waffle cones because they do set and harden very quickly. You can use a cone mold to help easily get the cone-like shape. An ice cream cone also works well. Just make sure to pinch the end of the waffle to ensure no filling runs out of the bottom.
  • If you want your filling to be stiffer, add more cream cheese to the recipe. Remember, as the cones and filling are allowed to set in the fridge, the firmer they will get.
  • Your cones won’t stay crispy for very long. Especially once you have filled them with cheesecake or if they are kept in the fridge. Moisture causes the cones to lose their completely dried-out crisp texture.
  • To keep cones crisp, you will have to keep them in an airtight container at room temperature. Do not fill them and keep them away from any heat. This can cause the container to sweat, which will create moisture and make them soggy.

Cheesecake Almond Cone Recipe – Servings And Preparation Times

Preparation Times Cooking Times Servings
30 minutes 40 minutes 25 cones

Wrapping Up Our Cheesecake Almond Cone Recipe

This caramel mint cheesecake almond cone recipe is perfect for any occasion! These treats will make a fun on-the-go snack or finger dessert at a fancy cocktail party. Be sure to share this recipe with your fellow bakers and let us know what you think!

FAQs

How to store cheesecake cones?

The best way to store cheesecake cones is to avoid storing cheesecake cones. The cone is supposed to be crispy when served with a creamy smooth filling. Once stored, the crispiness will disappear completely and cannot be saved. If you can make peace with that, you will need to store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

Can you bake cheesecake in a waffle cone?

It isn't really traditional to use a baked cheesecake recipe in waffle cones. This is mainly because the waffle cones will likely burn by the time the cheesecake is fully baked. You can try wrapping the cones in foil, but the hassle isn't worth the result. A no-bake cheesecake filling is easy to make, time-efficient, and just as tasty.

How do you keep waffle cones from getting soggy?

Keep them away from any type of moisture. This means that they first have to cool to room temperature, and then be stored without any filling. Place them on a paper towel inside an airtight container. Then, store the cones away from heat sources or sunlight.

How long do waffle cones last?

Waffle cones will only keep well and crispy for a couple of hours after being filled. But, once stored with a filling (even though they will get a little soggy) they can keep up to 3 days inside of the fridge.

Cheesecake Almond Cone Recipe

Amazing Cheesecake Almond Cone Recipe

Cheesecakes World
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 25 cones

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Blender
  • Waffle iron
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric or hand mixer
  • Piping bag and nozzle

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 3 egg whites room temperature
  • 2 cups almond flour finely ground and blanched
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • Ingredients For The No-Bake Caramel Mint Cheesecake Filling
  • 8 ounces full-fat cream cheese softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup canned caramel Dulce de Leche
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • Fresh mint leaves optional

Instructions
 

  • To start, blend the eggs and egg whites until they become completely smooth. Then, add the remaining ingredients and blend the mixture at a high speed for a minute.
  • The result should be a smooth and lump-free cone batter. Set the batter aside until you are ready to use it.
  • Place the waffle cone maker on a medium-high heat setting. Lightly spray the surface with non-stick cooking or baking spray. Then, add about 2 tablespoons of batter into the center of the iron and close the lid.
  • Allow the waffle to bake for only 2 minutes or until the batter has just set. Then, carefully remove the waffle from the plate and shape it into a cone.
  • Pinch the end to close it up and set the cone on a flat surface. Repeat the steps until you have roughly 25 cones or until your batter runs out.
  • To make your almond mint cheesecake filling, place the cream cheese and caramel into a large mixing bowl. Beat the ingredients until you have a fluffy lump-free mixture.
  • Then, add the sifted powdered sugar along with the vanilla and mint extract. Make sure the ingredients are well mixed before adding the filling to a piping bag.
  • Once your cones have hardened and the filling has been made, you can assemble them. Pipe some filling directly into the cone, making sure to start right at the bottom. This way, you will have a generous amount of filling.
  • Then, repeat this step until all of your cones have been filled. If you are serving them immediately, top them with tiny fresh mint leaves. But, if you are storing them for later, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

  • Work quickly when making the almond waffle cones because they do set and harden very quickly. You can use a cone mold to help easily get the cone-like shape. An ice cream cone also works well. Just make sure to pinch the end of the waffle to ensure no filling runs out of the bottom.
  • If you want your filling to be stiffer, add more cream cheese to the recipe. Remember, as the cones and filling are allowed to set in the fridge, the firmer they will get.
  • Your cones won't stay crispy for very long. Especially once you have filled them with cheesecake or if they are kept in the fridge. Moisture causes the cones to lose their completely dried-out crisp texture.
  • To keep cones crisp, you will have to keep them in an airtight container at room temperature. Do not fill them and keep them away from any heat. This can cause the container to sweat, which will create moisture and make them soggy.
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