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Chocolate-Dipped Sugar Cones
Chocolate-dipped cones, decorated with sprinkles or nuts, make ice cream even more special! Kids love to make these.
Serves: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 to 3 minutes


12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, or coarsely chopped semisweet, bittersweet, or white chocolate
colored sprinkles, optional
chopped nuts, optional
12 sugar ice cream cones

In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate on medium-high power for 1 to 3 minutes. Check the chocolate after about 1 minute and stir gently. When the chocolate looks wet and soft, stir it until it liquefies. (Chocolate will not melt to a liquid pool in the microwave but has to be stirred.)

Alternatively, melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler set over very hot, not simmering, water, stirring until smooth and melted.

If using nuts or sprinkles, spread them in a shallow bowl or plate.

Holding a cone by its pointed end, dip it into the chocolate to a depth of about 1 inch.

Remove and immediately roll the chocolate covered portion of the cone in the nuts of sprinkles. Repeat with the remaining cones.

Set the cones, pointed sides up, on a wax paper-lined baking sheet until the chocolate sets and hardens.

Serve right away or refrigerate until needed. If your kitchen is cool or air conditioned, the cones can be stored on the counter for an hour or so.