DIY Dipped Ice Cream Cones

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Is it too early to start planning for 4th of July? I think not! DIY Dipped Ice Cream Cones are happening this year and I’m counting down the days!

DIY Dipped Ice Cream Cones from (@whatsgabycookin)

A few months back we spent a day in the studio dreaming up all sorts of delicious kind of toppings for an ice cream cone! Because what’s better than polishing off 2 scoops of ice cream and then getting to eat a delicious waffle cone dipped in chocolate and smothered with more treats? Basically nothing.

DIY Dipped Ice Cream Cones from The perfect summer project!  (@whatsgabycookin)

These are the perfect project for 4th of July, or a weekend cookout, or any other day you deem appropriate for ice cream – which is basically everyday as long as it’s over 70 degrees.

DIY Dipped Ice Cream Cones from perfect for your 4th of July celebrations!  (@whatsgabycookin)

You can use anything you want to crumble up and sprinkle on top of these. I used an assortment of maldon sea salt, sprinkles, kettle corn, peppermint candies and cocoa nibs. Oreos would be another great idea – or those little mini m&m’s! I mean, the list could go on for days – which is 100% acceptable because summer is upon us and it’s time for some ice cream!

DIY Dipped Ice Cream Cones

Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • Waffle Cones
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Milk Chocolate
  • White Chocolate

Various crushed toppings for sprinkling:

  • maldon salt flakes
  • caramel corn
  • multi-colored sprinkles
  • more sprinkles
  • even more sprinkles
  • crushed pistachios
  • cocoa nibs
  • crushed pretzels
  • coconut
  • crushed oreos
  • crushed peppermints
  • any little candies your heart desires


  • Melt the various chocolate according to the package directions. Be sure to melt them in a bowl that allows for easy dipping.
  • Pour a little melted chocolate in the bottom of the cone to seal it up
  • Turn the cone upside-down, and dip cone in melted white, milk or dark chocolate.
  • Once coated with chocolate, sprinkle the portion with chocolate with desired toppings. Carefully lay the cone on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze until set. Use as needed.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking


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