Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

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Learn how to make chocolate-dipped ice cream cones at home! These DIY chocolate-covered waffle cones are fun to make with this easy recipe.

You can make them with white, milk, or dark chocolate. Make them extra festive with sprinkles, cookies, candy, nuts, coconut, or fruit.

For extra fun, add some chocolate at the bottom of the cone too! If you love dipped cones from Dairy Queen, you’ll enjoy these cones that have a similar crunchy coating.

Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Waffle Cones With Sprinkles

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Ingredients for DIY Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

  • Chocolate chips or chocolate chunks for melting
    • You can use milk chocolate, white chocolate, or dark chocolate.
    • Wilton Candy Melts will also work great. They come in a variety of fun colors. 
    • Wilton also sells a nifty chocolate melting pot (pictured below).
Wilton Candy Melting Pot
  • Ice cream cones
    • You can use waffle cones or regular ice cream cones.
Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cone
  • Vegetable oil or coconut oil (optional)
    • Adding oil to the chocolate can help create a smooth consistency.
  • Decorative toppings (optional)
    • You can use fun toppings like sprinkles, nuts, cookie crumbs, crushed candy bars, coconut, or dried fruit

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How To Make Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

Step 1:

Get your toppings or sprinkles ready. Add them to small bowls that are wide enough to fit the top of the cones. Also, lay out a sheet of wax paper for drying the cones.

Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cone

Step 2:

In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt your chocolate in the microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring often.

If desired, add a small amount of vegetable oil or coconut oil to create an extra smooth consistency.

Step 3:

Hold the cone by the bottom tip and slowly submerge the opening into the melted chocolate. 

Slowly raise the cone out of the chocolate and gently shake the cone back and forth over your melted chocolate to get any excess chocolate off.

Step 4:

Immediately roll the cones in toppings or sprinkles. Place the cones on wax paper so they are standing up.

If you lay the cones down flat to dry, you will end up with a flattened area of chocolate on the back of the cone.

Work quickly in small batches, and set each batch of cones in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes (or until completely hardened) to allow the chocolate to set.

Once set, the cones can be stored at room temperature in a dark, dry place.

Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cone

Step 5: 

Top with your favorite ice cream and enjoy!

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Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cone
Yield: 12

Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Waffle Cones With Sprinkles

Learn how to make chocolate-dipped ice cream cones at home! These DIY chocolate-covered waffle cones are fun to make with this easy recipe. You can make them with white, milk, or dark chocolate. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate chips, chocolate chunks or Wilton Candy Melts
  • 12 ice cream cones
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable or coconut oil, optional
  • Decorative toppings or sprinkles

Instructions

    1. Get your toppings or sprinkles ready. Add them to small bowls that are wide enough to fit the top of the cones. Also, lay out a sheet of wax paper for drying the cones.
    2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt your chocolate in the microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring often. If desired, add a small amount of vegetable oil or coconut oil to create an extra smooth consistency.
    3. Hold the cone by the bottom tip and slowly submerge the opening into the melted chocolate.  Slowly raise the cone out of the chocolate and gently shake the cone back and forth over your melted chocolate to get any excess chocolate off.
    4. Immediately roll the cones in toppings or sprinkles. Place the cones on wax paper so they are standing up. If you lay the cones down flat to dry, you will end up with a flattened area of chocolate on the back of the cone.

      Work quickly in small batches, and set each batch of cones in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes (or until completely hardened) to allow the chocolate to set.
    5. Top with your favorite ice cream and enjoy!

Notes

The cones can be stored at room temperature in a dark, dry place in an airtight container.

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