Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

Ice Cream Drumsticks are a winner with children and adults, alike. You can make your own dipped cones this July 4th with this kid-friendly ice cream cone recipe.

I can’t drive by a Dairy Queen or Tasty Freeze without having a deep guttural urge for chocolate dipped cones.

I can’t walk through the freezer aisle at the grocery store without stopping to eyeball the ice cream drumsticks.

With nostalgic appeal, and a crunchy chocolate shell, ice cream dipped cones are hard to beat!

Luckily, homemade ice cream drumsticks are just as fun to make as the are to eat.

This easy ice cream cone recipe, with a chocolate coating that hardens quickly, is just the thing to make your Independence Day celebration memorable.

Simply cut holes in the top of an old egg carton to make an ice cream cone stand. Then scoop your favorite ice cream flavors onto the cones, press down and freeze.

(If making ice cream drumsticks with kids, I do this ahead.)

Once the ice cream is frozen solid on the top of each cone, prepare the chocolate coating and set out all sorts of toppings:  sprinkles, toasted coconut, chopped nuts, cereal, dried fruit, small candies, etc.

Then dip the cones into the chocolate coating, and sprinkle away!

If you want to finish the ice cream drumsticks ahead of time, place them in the cone stand and put back in the freezer. You can even wrap them neatly in parchment paper to make the ice cream drumsticks easy to pass around.

I’m in LOVE with “Martha Wrap.” It’s foil on one side and parchment paper on the other side–great for wrapping ice cream drumsticks.

Chocolate dipped cones make the perfect treat on a sweltering mid-summer evening.


Yield: 20 cones

Prep Time: 30 minutes active time

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Ice Cream Drumsticks

An ice cream cone recipe for homemade chocolate dipped cones.


1 1/2 lbs. semisweet or dark chocolate chips
3/4 cup coconut oil
2 pinches salt
3 half-gallon containers of ice cream, various flavors
20 waffle cones
Various Toppings: sprinkles, chopped nuts, cereal, toffee bits, small candy, shredded coconut, dried fruits...


Punch holes in the top of 3 egg cartons to make ice cream cone stands.

Scoop the ice cream and press firmly on top of each cone. Place in the stand and move to the freezer to harden, for at least 1 hour.

Place the chocolate, coconut oil, and salt in a large bowl. Microwave for 60 seconds and stir. Return to the microwave for another 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until chocolate in smooth. Allow the chocolate coating to cool for 10 minutes.

Set out the toppings. Then dip the ice cream cones in the chocolate coating and swirl around. Allow the excess chocolate drip off, then QUICKLY sprinkle the tops before they harden.

Return to the freezer until ready to serve. *If making ahead, wrap well with foil or parchment paper.

More Frozen Favorites:

Brandy Java Ice

Bubble Gum Ice Cream

Chocolate Pretzel Frozen Custard

Berry Yogurt Pops ~ Skinny Taste

Raspberry Coconut Pops ~ Family Kitchen

Berry Bliss Rocket Pops ~ Family Fresh Cooking

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63 Responses to “Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones”

  1. #
    Maegan @ The BakerMama — June 18, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    I can’t get over how cute and yummy these look! They are on the menu for our next pool party! So fun & festive!


  2. #
    michelle — July 4, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    I suggest some other means of holding the cone– eggs are notorious for carrying salmonella and the cartons can be contaminated too. Otherwise, great tutorial!



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