Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

These easy Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones are a winner with children and adults, alike. You can make your own dipped cones this July 4th!

Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones Recipe
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I can’t drive by a Dairy Queen or Tasty Freeze without having a deep guttural urge for chocolate dipped cones. Nor can I 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!

Easy Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

Luckily, homemade Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones 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.

How To: Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

How To Make Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

To make your own chocolate dipped Ice cones, 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 firmly. Then freeze so the ice cream and cone stick together.

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

Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones with Sprinkles

Once the ice cream is frozen solid on the top of each cone, prepare the chocolate coating.

Next 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!

Best Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

If you want to finish the Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones 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.

Simple Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones make the perfect treat on a sweltering mid-summer evening.

Summer Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

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Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones Recipe
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Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
32 mins
Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones are a winner with children and adults, alike. You can make your own kid-friendly ice cream cone recipe this summer with this quick recipe!
Servings: 20 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 105mg 4%
Potassium 229mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 10.7%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 1 1/2 pounds 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
  • 3 empty egg cartons for stands


  1. Punch holes in the top of 3 egg cartons to make ice cream cone stands.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: If making ahead, wrap well with foil or parchment paper.

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65 comments on “Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

  1. nokuthutha moloiposted June 18, 2018 at 8:37 am Reply

    love it

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  3. michelleposted July 4, 2013 at 9:08 am Reply

    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!

  4. Maegan @ The BakerMamaposted June 18, 2013 at 10:47 am Reply

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

  5. katieposted June 18, 2013 at 7:00 am Reply

    What an awesome idea!!! I love doing DIY food recipes!

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  10. Russell at Chasing Deliciousposted June 29, 2012 at 6:03 pm Reply

    Oooh! This is such a great post! I want to be at the party where this is the spread.

  11. Joyposted June 28, 2012 at 12:13 pm Reply

    I personally love love drum sticks. Urs look so good.