Homemade Peach Cobbler in a Cone

For a handheld take on a classic spoon dessert, try Homemade Peach Cobbler in a Cone! It’s so fun to serve at picnics and summer barbeques.  

Homemade Peach Cobbler in a Cone

Summer peaches are in season, and that means making lots of homemade peach desserts. They taste like a bite of pure summertime. This Peach Cobbler in a Cone is 100% more fun than peach cobbler in a bowl. The idea came from an article I read about a food truck in Florida serving peach cobbler in waffle cones. Kind of genius, right? (For those interested, it was NuNu’s Sweet Soul Food – I can’t find the cones on their current menu, but I’ll take one of everything else, please!)

Since I won’t be traveling to Florida any time soon, I decided to make my own version at home. It’s so fun to serve and even more fun to eat! Portable peach cobbler is practically made for summer barbeques. My homemade version comes à la mode, because I always have a scoop of ice cream with warm cobbler.

Homemade Peach Cobbler in a Cone

Start with a stick of butter.

First, preheat the oven. Then melt a stick of butter in an 8×8 inch baking pan in the preheated oven. This will take about 3-5 minutes.

While the butter melts, mix up the batter. It’s made of simple pantry staples and can be whisked together in a snap.

Fresh, frozen, or canned?

Use any of the above when it comes to this cobbler. You’ll need about 2 to 2 1/2 cups of peaches, which is about 5 fresh peaches, peeled and sliced. Thaw frozen peaches and measure 2 1/2 cups in a glass measuring cup. The same goes for canned peaches (drain them first!). It usually takes two 16 oz. cans but the amount of peaches inside each can will vary between manufacturers.

If using fresh or frozen, toss the peaches with sugar. You can first taste-test the sweetness and add more or less to your personal taste. Canned peaches will need very little if any extra sugar.

Layer the ingredients.

Pour the batter over the melted butter. That looks like a lot of butter, doesn’t it? Trust me, it all works out in the end.

Then pour the peaches on top. Sprinkle with a pinch or two of ground cinnamon. The batter and peaches will trade places in the oven as the cobbler bakes. Pretty neat!

While you wait for the cobbler to bake, dress up some waffles cones with melted white chocolate and cinnamon-sugar.

Let the cobbler cool. Then get to stuffing those cones! You can serve this warm or at room temperature. It’s so good warm with ice cream on top.

Homemade Peach Cobbler in a Cone

Speaking of ice cream, top the cone with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (or your favorite flavor – caramel would be amazing). Then pile on more cobbler. You could forgo the ice cream altogether and make it a strictly cobbler cone. However, it’s hot as blazes here in the south, so we won’t be skipping it.

Homemade Peach Cobbler in a Cone
Homemade Peach Cobbler in a Cone

The sweet vanilla bakery scent and crunch of the waffle cone combined with sweet peaches and sticky cobbler crust? How could that ever be a bad thing? And topped with ice cream – get outta town. Crazy delish.

I think we can all agree that Homemade Peach Cobbler in a Cone is the best way to enjoy peach cobbler in summertime. Kids will love it. Everything is more fun in an ice cream cone!

Related recipe: Fried Peach Shortcakes

Homemade Peach Cobbler in a Cone

Heather Baird
When you’re craving a taste of summer, try this easy homemade peach cobbler that’s served in a cone. Ready-made waffle cones can be found at the grocery store near the frozen foods section. Use your favorite ice cream flavor for serving. Vanilla bean is classic, but caramel or even coffee ice cream would be a wonderful accompaniment.
Recipe readers: The cobbler batter recipe contains no eggs. This is not a mistake.
This recipe serves 6-8, depending on how much ice cream you use to fill the cones. You can, of course serve this cobbler straight from the pan instead of serving it in a cone.
See the recipe notes on how to use any kind of peach you may have on hand. Fresh, canned, or frozen.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern United States
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 8×8 inch baking pan
  • Ice cream scoop

Ingredients
 
 

Peach Cobbler

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt I like fine grain sea salt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sliced peaches
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

Waffle cones

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6-8 ready-made waffle cones
  • 4 oz. white chocolate melted

Assembly

  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream for serving

Instructions
 

Peach cobbler

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Place the stick of butter in an 8×8 inch baking pan and melt in the oven, 3-5 minutes. Remove from the oven once the butter is completely melted.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, 1 cup of the sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the milk and vanilla. Whisk until a consistent pourable batter forms.
  • Toss the peaches with the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar.
  • Pour the batter over the melted butter, then top with the peaches. Sprinkle on the ground cinnamon. (As the cobbler bakes, the crust will rise to the top and the peaches will sink to the bottom.)
  • Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until the crust is browned and well set. Remove from the oven and let cool to warm.

Dipped waffle cones

  • In a small bowl, stir together the ground cinnamon and sugar; pour on a shallow plate. Place the waffle cones on a large sheet of parchment paper. Dip the top edges of the cones in the white chocolate.
  • Roll the edges of the cones in the cinnamon-sugar. Let stand until set, about 10 minutes, or place in the refrigerator to speed setting.

Assembly

  • Break apart the pan of cobbler with a spoon.
  • Fill cones with cobbler to the top edge of the waffle cone. Top with a scoop of ice cream, then top the ice cream with more cobbler.
  • Serve immediately. Cobbler cones can be served warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Use canned peaches: Drain two 16 oz. cans of canned peaches and place them in a glass measure. You should have 2-2 1/2 cups of peaches. (Some internet sources say one 16 oz. can = 2 cups of peaches. Technically, this is not true. The weight includes the juice – be sure to get 2 cans.) Omit tossing the peaches with 1/4 cup of sugar. Canned peaches in syrup are sweet enough.
Use frozen peaches: Thaw 16 oz. bag of frozen peaches completely in the refrigerator overnight before using. Toss with sugar as directed.
Use fresh peaches: Peel and slice about 5 medium fresh peaches; toss with sugar as directed.
Make ahead: Coat the inside of the cones with melted white chocolate. This will keep the cones from becoming soggy over time. You’ll need two 4 oz. bars of white chocolate to generously coat all 6-8 waffle cones. Let stand until set, Fill cones with cobbler and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature and top with ice cream before serving.
Leftover cinnamon-sugar from dipping the cones can be sprinkled on top of each assembled cone.
The real food innovators are food truck chefs, if you ask me. This recipe was inspired by  NuNu’s Sweet Soul Food (truck), purveyor of southern specialties.  With thanks to them, I formulated this recipe for home bakers.
Keyword easy, fresh peaches, handheld desserts, July Fourth desserts, peach cobbler, summer dessert, vanilla ice cream, waffle cones
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Linda
Linda
2 months ago

5 stars
Heather, This looks absolutely delicious and a fun way to serve cobbler. Can’t wait to make this. Love your recipes and photography!