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Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

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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

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
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 cones


  • 1 1/2 pounds chocolate chips, semisweet or dark
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 1/2 gallons ice cream (3 half-gallon containers) in 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


  • 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 is 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.


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


Serving: 1cone, Calories: 477kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 46mg, Sodium: 167mg, Potassium: 202mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 43g, Vitamin A: 475IU, Vitamin C: 0.7mg, Calcium: 165mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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  3. love it

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  5. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  15. I wanted to save this recipe over at Tasty Kitchen but as I read over the ingredients, I noticed it called for 1 1/2 ounces of chocolate bit 3/4 cup of coconut oil. It struck me as odd so I came to your site to check the recipe here and noticed the correct amount is 1 1/2 lbs…makes much more sense. Just thought you might want to edit the Tasty Kitchen post.

  16. That is SUCH a great idea! My kids love those, but one package doesn’t ever go very far in our house. This is such a good alternative!

  17. oh yum, these look so good! I could totally see these being a hit at summer parties – with kids and adults!

  18. What a marvelous way to jazz up a regular old ice cream cone! My family would give their hearty approval :)

  19. These are so cute, love them for 4th of July!

  20. These look so tasty! I never would’ve thought to make drumsticks at home, but I like the idea of “customizing” them!

  21. First of all, love the styling on these photos. Secondly – love this recipe!! Can’t wait to try it with my kids!

  22. What a great idea to use an egg carton as the ice cream cone stand. Brilliant!

  23. I LOVE this!!! Homemade drumsticks?! Sign me up! :D

  24. this is gorgeous! :) im craving for some during such hot weather!

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  25. Homemade drumsticks, what’s not to love? What a perfect idea formthen4th of July!

  26. So, so gorgeous. You make me want to eat

  27. What a gorgeous post. These are just so old-timey, summer, 4th of July, fantastic! Genius idea to use the egg carton as a stand. Gotta Pin it!

  28. this is such an awesome idea! i can’t wait to do this!

  29. My dad loves ice cream drumsticks! how cool to make them homemade, get tips!!

  30. Sounds wonderful ! These are looking so cute and special and am sure the kids are going to go crazy on seeing this. YOu always make rocking recipes. Hats off to you… !

  31. My nieces would love this–I see so many great tips in this one post, thank you! I love the egg carton idea!

  32. How fun! I just adore these and brilliant idea of using the egg carton!

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  34. If you put a chocolate chip in the bottom upside down it stops drips. Love this idea, sonic used to dip soft serve years ago but stopped, we used to locvectovstop by for a treat.

  35. how cool is that ! lovely

  36. BEAUTIFUL! Those ice cream cones look so gorgeous and delicious :) Love it… A brilliant idea, Sommer!

    Hugs <3

  37. Sommer, these cones are so fun and festive ~ love that they can be customized for any holiday!!

  38. Using coconut oil was a brilliant move! I’m totally trying these out come sunday! :)

  39. Fun-filled treats are really cool. I love the bonding moment with my little girl when we try to play “pretend ice cream house” this week. Thanks for the post!

  40. You make this look so easy! I never would have thought that it’d be possible to do this at home. Nice use of the coconut oil too.

  41. What a treat – love the coconut oil you used in the chocolate coating and the clever trick of using an egg carton to hold these beauties up!

  42. I want to bite into one of these SO bad. Genius idea to use the egg carton like that. And where on earth did you find that ‘martha wrap’?! Awesome product for sure.

  43. I love this. My kids are going to go crazy when I add this to our summer to-do list. They adore drumsticks…and so do my husband and I.

  44. Fun, fun! I’ve never dipped ice cream cones, but you made it look really easy.

  45. These dipped cones are so wonderful..they remind me of childhood. Thanks for sharing.

  46. Great idea with the egg cartons and the ice cream cones look amazing!!!!

  47. Pinning this, I love it!! Thanks Sommer!

  48. Do the drumsticks become soggy after they’ve been in the freezer for a couple of days?

  49. I feel like a kid again just by looking at these! Have to make them!

  50. Oh my gosh, the kids would have a blast with these (and so would I)!! SO making them. Soon!

  51. So fun to make your own drumsticks! Love it.

  52. These could not be more fun Sommer! I love all of the toppings that you used. And the egg carton – genius!!

  53. Drumsticks rock and so do you ; ) xoxo

  54. This is the best idea, my family loves drumsticks! Also love sticking them in the egg carton, brilliant!

  55. freaking love this! I am totally pinning this cause we L-O-V-E drumsticks around here, and I never thought to make my own! AWESOME!!

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  57. So much fun! This is a perfect activity to do with my sweet toothed six nieces and nephews! We even have a pizelle maker, so we can make our cones from scratch if we really want to let our hair down ;) I love the parchment paper idea and find this to be very cute and clever!

  58. drumsticks are totally my favorite ice cream treat of yore – i love that these are decorated so pretty! and maybe i might make mine with some boozy ice cream :)

  59. Definitely going to try this! Such a simple treat, but always a favorite.

  60. Brilliant!! Homemade drumsticks could be my summer staple. Love the egg carton idea!