Home · Recipes · Ice Cream Coconut Sundae Cones Author: Maryanne CabreraPublished: Jul 19, 2016Updated: Nov 13, 2023 View Recipe2 ReviewsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy. Coconut sundae cones have all the nostalgia of childhood summers. It’s made with homemade coconut ice cream and coated with luscious chocolate topping. Why Make DIY Ice Cream Sundae Cones Did you enjoy sundae cones such as Drumsticks as a kid? Here’s a DIY version you can make at home with friends and family. These are perfect for summer pool parties, backyard parties, and general summer days. Stock your freezer all season long with these easy to customize sundae cones! Set up an assembly station and let everyone pick and choose their choice of chocolate dipping sauce and toppings. Ingredients and Components Coconut Ice Cream : This recipe was created using homemade coconut ice cream. It’s a very quick and easy dairy-free recipe! Feel free to swap in your favorite homemade or store-bought ice cream flavor. Ice Cream Scones : The images in this post show sugar cones. Use sugar cones or waffles cones. Cake style cones are not recommended, as they do not freeze well. Dark Chocolate : Use your choice of dark chocolate. Dark chocolate ranges from bittersweet (70% chocolate liquor, 30% sugar) to semi-sweet (60% chocolate liquor, 40% sugar). For best results, stay within the 60-70% chocolate range. Use chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bars. Coconut Oil : This is the secret ingredient to magic shell chocolate. Use your choice of refined or unrefined coconut oil. Refined coconut oil has no flavor, while unrefined coconut oil will have a slight coconut taste. Choice of Toppings : Sky’s the limit! There are so many different toppings to choose from such as chopped nuts, sprinkles, chopped Oreos, chopped biscuits, or chopped candy pieces. Assembly line inside of cone with chocolate fill cones with coconut ice cream Coat the inside of the sugar cones with melted chocolate. This helps to strengthen the sugar cone and keep it’s crunch, but it also prevents the ice cream from leaking out. Place the cones in the freezer for a 5 minutes to harden the chocolate. Fill the cones with ice cream. Follow with a large rounded scoop on top. Places cones back in the freezer to ensure the ice cream scoop is firmly attached to the cone. It helps to keep assembled cones upright on in mugs or drinking glasses. Gather toppings. Working quickly, dip frozen sundae cone into melted chocolate. Chocolate Magic Shell And then comes the fun part! Dip the ice cream cones into a mug of “magic chocolate.” Coconut oil is the secret ingredient when it comes to coating frozen treats in chocolate. Coconut oil has a rather low melting point, turning into a liquid around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. On the other end of the spectrum, coconut oil begins to solidify around room temperature. Chocolate magic shell is a melted mixture of chocolate and coconut oil. This creates a silky, luscious chocolate sauce that instantly hardens and solidifies when introduced to to the frozen ice cream. The change in the temperature causes the coconut oil to harden. Use your choice of chocolate! This works with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, or even ruby pink chocolate! Immediately add your desired toppings before the chocolate sets. The sky’s the limit when it comes to toppings. From chopped nuts to sprinkles to candies, you can have as much fun as you’d like. Variations and Substitutions This recipe uses homemade coconut ice cream as the filling. Use your favorite homemade or store-bought ice cream. Vanilla, cookies and cream, and chocolate ice cream are the most popular sundae fillings. Or, try something new and exciting! Here are my favorite unique flavors: cookie monster ice cream, roasted banana cheesecake ice cream, and chocolate chunk ricotta ice cream. Serving Suggestions and Storage Notes Serve cones immediately after assembly. Or, keep in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to further set up. For longer storage, freeze assembled cones for 20 minutes. Then, individually wrap and store in a freezer zip-top bag. Keeps in the freezer for up to a month. Store wrapped cones in the coldest part of your freezer. When ready to eat, remove from the freezer and allow to sit at room temperature for 5 minutes. Related Ice Cream Recipes Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sundae Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches Chocolate Dipped Funfetti Ice Cream Bars S’mores Ice Cream Bars Coconut Ice Cream Sundae Cones These coconut sundae cones have all the nostalgia of childhood summers with the addition of a surprise tropical twist!Yield: makes 8 cones Servings: 8 Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe Ingredientscoconut ice cream (see notes)8 sugar conesdesired toppings (chopped nuts, sprinkles, etc.)dipping chocolate, recipe followsDipping Chocolate:6 oz dark chocolate, roughly chopped¼ cup coconut oil Instructions Spoon some dipping chocolate into a sugar cone. Use a mini offset spatula to coat and cover the inside of the sugar cone with chocolate. Repeat with remaining sugar cones. Place upright in the freezer for about 2 minutes to set chocolate. Fill sugar cones with coconut ice cream. Add a scoop on top. Place back in the freezer until ice cream is solid. Meanwhile, pour dipping chocolate into a wide mouth drinking glass. Prepare desired toppings.Remove coconut sundae cones from the freezer. Working quickly, dip sundae cones into dipping chocolate. Immediately coat with desired toppings. Repeat with remaining cones. Place sundae cones in the freezer to set chocolate. Enjoy immediately, or store in the freezer until ready to eat.Dipping Chocolate:Place chopped chocolate and coconut oil in a heat-proof bowl. Set over a pot of simmer watering, creating a bain-marie (double boiler). Melt chocolate over low heat. Stir to combine. Once chocolate has melted, remove from heat. NotesRecipe for homemade coconut ice cream can be found here. Feel free to substitute store-bought coconut ice cream or your favorite ice cream flavor. All images and text ©The Little Epicurean Author: Maryanne Cabrera Course: DessertCuisine: American, AsianKeyword: coconut ice cream cone, homemade drumstick cones, coconut sundae, coconut ice cream, chocolate dipped ice cream Did you make this recipe?Show us on Instagram! Tag @littleepicurean and hashtag #littleepicurean.