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We recently ran a taste-test of several ice cream cones to narrow down the best store-bought options, but lets be honest—nothing beats a fresh waffle cone. This at-home version of a scoop shop-style waffle press is extremely easy to use: Once you’ve mixed the batter, the whole process takes less than two minutes, and fills your kitchen with the tempting smell of caramelized sugar. If you want to get really authentic, a cone holder/ cooling rack is available as a separate purchase, but the shape holds up just fine if you let the hot cones cool on a regular wire rack.

Chef’s Choice Waffle Cone Express Ice Cream Cone Maker, $44.54 at