DIY Dipped Ice Cream Cones


Total Time:



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



  • 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

5 Tips from a Private Chef email series

Get my latest recipes + my bonus 5 Tips From a Private Chef email series

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. Monika

    These look like so much fun!! I don’t think I will be waiting for July!!

  2. Julie @ Table for Two

    Omg, how fun are these?! They’re perfect and just in time for summer!!

  3. Heather Christo

    These are the cutest things ever, makes me want to have an ice cream party!!

  4. naomi

    I love a good dipped cone! It makes every ice cream scoop so much better.

  5. 35 Recipes for your Memorial Day Menu – What's Gaby Cooking

    […] DIY Dipped Ice Cream Cones […]

  6. Eden Passante

    These are adorable!! I love the creativity, and they’re perfect for summer!

  7. 4th of July Menu – What's Gaby Cooking

    […] Swanky Ice Cream Cones. Make these a few days ahead of time! […]