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

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Summer Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones

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Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones Recipe
5 from 1 vote

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 cones
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cones
Amount Per Serving (1 cone)
Calories 477 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 167mg 7%
Potassium 202mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 43g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 9.5%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 16.5%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 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


  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.

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  13. nancy kposted June 26, 2012 at 9:19 am Reply

    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.

  14. Jen at The Three Little Pigletsposted June 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm Reply

    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!

  15. megan @ whatmegansmakingposted June 25, 2012 at 10:58 am Reply

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

  16. Lizposted June 25, 2012 at 4:47 am Reply

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

  17. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted June 24, 2012 at 10:04 pm Reply

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

  18. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchenposted June 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm Reply

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

  19. Kristenposted June 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm Reply

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

  20. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted June 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm Reply

    Oh my! These are so fun!

  21. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted June 24, 2012 at 11:46 am Reply

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

  22. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchenposted June 24, 2012 at 9:23 am Reply

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

  23. FiShposted June 24, 2012 at 8:23 am Reply

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

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  24. Mercedesposted June 24, 2012 at 7:41 am Reply

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

  25. love2dineposted June 24, 2012 at 8:20 am Reply

    So, so gorgeous. You make me want to eat

  26. Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchenposted June 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm Reply

    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!

  27. katposted June 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm Reply

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

  28. Vianneyposted June 23, 2012 at 4:23 pm Reply

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

  29. soniaposted June 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm Reply

    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… !

  30. Jean | Lemons and Anchoviesposted June 23, 2012 at 8:34 am Reply

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

  31. Jennifer @ Mother Thymeposted June 23, 2012 at 7:39 am Reply

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

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  33. Karen Lynchposted June 23, 2012 at 6:19 am Reply

    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.

  34. Priya Sreeramposted June 23, 2012 at 5:00 am Reply

    how cool is that ! lovely

  35. Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmetposted June 23, 2012 at 4:19 am Reply

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

    Hugs <3

  36. marlaposted June 22, 2012 at 10:26 pm Reply

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

  37. Baker Streetposted June 22, 2012 at 8:39 pm Reply

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

  38. myfudoposted June 22, 2012 at 7:05 pm Reply

    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!

  39. Val @ Tips on Healthy Livingposted June 22, 2012 at 2:35 pm Reply

    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.

  40. Jeanetteposted June 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm Reply

    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!

  41. Rachel @ Baked by Rachelposted June 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm Reply

    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.

    • Sommerposted June 22, 2012 at 2:28 pm Reply

      It is in our local grocery store!

  42. Shainaposted June 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm Reply

    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.

  43. Brandie @ Home Cooking Memoriesposted June 22, 2012 at 12:36 pm Reply

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

  44. Melanie Neichinposted June 22, 2012 at 12:24 pm Reply

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

  45. [email protected]posted June 22, 2012 at 12:22 pm Reply

    How fun is this?! Love it!

  46. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted June 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm Reply

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

  47. Aimee @ ShugarySweetsposted June 22, 2012 at 11:47 am Reply

    Pinning this, I love it!! Thanks Sommer!

  48. just meposted June 22, 2012 at 11:30 am Reply

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

    • Sommerposted June 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm Reply

      I have some that have been in the freezer for a week and they are perfect. I keep my freezer at around -2.

      • just meposted June 22, 2012 at 5:56 pm

        Oh, wonderful! I was hoping that would be your reply. Thanks so much :)

  49. Annaposted June 22, 2012 at 11:27 am Reply

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

  50. Heather @girlichefposted June 22, 2012 at 9:07 am Reply

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

  51. Carolynposted June 22, 2012 at 8:33 am Reply

    So fun to make your own drumsticks! Love it.

  52. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted June 22, 2012 at 8:26 am Reply

    oh i love these! Happy Friday

  53. bake your dayposted June 22, 2012 at 8:25 am Reply

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

  54. Paula- bell'alimentoposted June 22, 2012 at 8:10 am Reply

    Drumsticks rock and so do you ; ) xoxo

  55. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted June 22, 2012 at 8:02 am Reply

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

  56. Shawn @ I Wash...You Dryposted June 22, 2012 at 7:29 am Reply

    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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  58. Julia {The Roasted Root}posted June 22, 2012 at 7:24 am Reply

    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!

    • Sommerposted June 22, 2012 at 8:22 am Reply

      Oooo, You lucky girl! I want one of those.

  59. Heather (Heather's Dish)posted June 22, 2012 at 7:24 am Reply

    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 :)

  60. shelly (cookies and cups)posted June 22, 2012 at 6:22 am Reply

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

  61. Belinda @zomppaposted June 22, 2012 at 6:05 am Reply

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