These ice cream truck treats are perfect for parties since they can be made in advance. Stow them in an easy-to-craft holder made from a shoebox that will fit in your freezer. (Pretty it up by wrapping the box with wrapping paper before cutting the holes.) If mint chocolate chip isn't your favorite flavor, use another and substitute vanilla extract for the mint extract.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Mint Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cones
Total:
55 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
8 cones
Level:
Easy
Total:
55 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
8 cones
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Special equipment: A shoebox or other small box

To make a cone holder, first find a small cardboard box that will fit in your freezer (a shoebox works perfectly). Turn it upside down, and cut 8 X's evenly spaced across the bottom with a sharp knife. Push down on each X to make a hole into which you can place an ice cream cone so it will stand upright.

Melt the chocolate, shortening and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, until smooth, about 4 minutes. Pour the mixture into a small bowl, and stir in the mint extract.

Pour about 1 tablespoon of the melted chocolate mixture into a sugar cone, and swirl to completely coat the inside. Pour any excess chocolate back into the bowl. Place the cone in the cone holder. Repeat with the 7 remaining cones. Let the chocolate set up at room temperature, about 15 minutes.

Fill each cone to the top with ice cream, and top with an additional 1/3-cup scoop. Return the cones to the cone holder, and freeze to harden the ice cream, about 30 minutes.

Put your desired topping in a small bowl. If the remaining melted chocolate mixture starts to solidify, heat it in the microwave in 10-second increments, stirring in between, until it is fluid again. Dip each top scoop of ice cream in the chocolate to mostly cover it, leaving a little bit exposed. Let any excess chocolate drip off, then immediately dip the top scoop in the topping. Work quickly, as the chocolate shell sets in seconds.

Serve the cones immediately, or store them in the cone holder in the freezer until ready to serve. To freeze filled cones individually (for up to 2 weeks), roll each up in a large triangle of wax paper and tape closed.

More from:

Fun Family Weekends

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad 00:42

This refreshing summertime salad can be made with just a few ingredients.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Bittersweet Chocolate Ice Cream

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Ice Cream Ball Fondue

Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand

Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

Mexican Chicken Tenders

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Horseradish Cream Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Horseradish Cream Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Southern Creamed Corn

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Baked Creamed Corn With Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Dig In

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.