Homemade Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones

These Homemade Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones will remind you of being a kid again!

These Homemade Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones will remind you of being a kid again!Back when I was in middle school, I had the opportunity to go to summer camp up in the North Carolina mountains.  In hindsight, this was probably an excellent break for my parents…especially because my sister would go to a nearby girl’s camp at the same time.  (Score one for parent staycation without the kids!)  I enjoyed summer camp.  Sure, I missed home.  (I remember one year writing postcards back to my parents on the very first afternoon I arrived.)  But I’d eventually settle in and enjoy my time up in the mountains, and I went back to that camp for 4 summers.

I learned a lot from going to summer camp.  I learned how to give a proper handshake.  Always use a firm grip.  Always look the other person in the eye.  I learned how to fill a water balloon with shaving cream.  It’s easier than you might think.  I learned how to use my jeans as a flotation device.  I’ve never needed that skill, but I guess it’s still helpful to know.  I learned campfire songs.

These Homemade Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones will remind you of being a kid again!Every Sunday evening, we’d gather at a clearing on a wooded hillside overlooking the lake in the center of the camp.  The camp director would start by telling a meaningful tale for us as young men.  Then one of the counselors would grab a guitar, and we’d sing campfire songs.  Classic campfire songs.  Like John Denver’s Take Me Home, Country Roads and James Taylor’s Carolina in My Mind and the Kingston Trio’s Charlie and the MTA.

I just spent the last 45 minutes listening to YouTube versions of these songs and reminiscing about those days in the North Carolina mountains.  It should come as no surprise that I’ve told Laura our next move needs to be to the mountains of North Carolina or eastern Tennessee.  (I tell her this at least once a month.)  And I’m certain that those days at camp play a big role in why I want to move back to that area.  But I digress…

These Homemade Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones will remind you of being a kid again!One of my other favorite memories about camp?  Ice cream!  Each afternoon, we could go to the canteen to get a candy bar or ice cream.  I always picked the ice cream.  More specifically, I always picked the ice cream cone that had been dipped in chocolate and then chopped peanuts.  See, even as a kid I loved the salty + sweet combo in desserts!

These Homemade Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones will remind you of being a kid again!A few weeks back, I made these awesome Taco Salad Bowls using Flatout flatbreads.  (We’ve made taco salads for dinner at least twice since then, too…those bowls are delicious!)  But as I was sprinkling the taco seasoning mix on the flatbreads, I wondered what would happen if I used a cinnamon sugar mixture and made ice cream bowls instead.  I was tempted to give it a shot, but those would have been the biggest ice cream bowls ever!  (Not that I’m complaining or anything…)  But then I saw this video from Flatout.

Instead of bowls, use the flatbreads to make ice cream cones.  That’s where my cinnamon-sugar trick could come in!  And then dip those cones in chocolate and chopped peanuts.  Oh yes, I knew that needed to happen.  And it did.  Several times.  These Homemade Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones totally take me back to being a boy in the North Carolina mountains.

These Homemade Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones will remind you of being a kid again!On a side note, I’m loving using Flatout flatbreads in creative ways lately.  First the Taco Salad Bowls and now these Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones.  Add in there the lunchtime wraps and grilled flatbread pizzas, and I can imagine a meal plan using Flatout wraps for every meal of the day…including dessert.  Challenge accepted!

These Homemade Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones will remind you of being a kid again!

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones

These Homemade Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones will remind you of being a kid again!
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Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Freezing Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 655kcal

Ingredients

To Make the Cones

  • 3 Flatout flatbread wraps
  • aluminum foil
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ Tbsp olive oil

To Make the Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones

  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • quarts vanilla ice cream slightly softened
  • ½ cup roasted peanuts finely chopped

Instructions

To Make the Cones

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Slice each of the Flatout wraps in half (width-wise not length-wise).
  • In a small dish, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Brush one side of the wraps with the olive oil and then sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly across wraps.
  • Shape 6 pieces of aluminum foil into mold for the cone. (See video in post.)
  • Roll each half-wrap into a cone shape, using the rounded edge of the wrap as the point of the cone. (Tip: Put the cinnamon-sugar side on the inside so the ice cream cones won’t be too messy to eat!) Insert foil mold into cone and place seam-side down on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350°F for 7-9 minutes. (Note: Watch closely to ensure cones don’t burn.) Remove from oven and place cones in freezer for at least 1 hour. (This ensures that the cones are super cold once the ice cream gets added.)

To Make the Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones

  • Place two chocolate chips in the bottom of each cone to prevent ice cream from melting out.
  • Using a small spoon, fill each of the cones with softened ice cream, pressing gently to ensure ice cream fills entire cone. Place rounded scoop of ice cream on top of each cone. Lay filled cones on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze cones for at least 3 hours, or until ice cream is firm again.
  • Fill small saucepan with 1-2” of water. Place pan over low heat and bring to a gentle simmer. Pour remaining chocolate chips into a small heatproof bowl. Place bowl on top of the saucepan. Heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is fully melted and smooth. (This double-boiler method ensures that the chocolate does not burn. You can also use a microwave to melt the chocolate in 30 second intervals.)
  • Place chopped peanuts in a small bowl.
  • Remove the melted chocolate from the heat and let it cool slightly. (If it’s too hot, the chocolate will just melt the outer layer of ice cream and then slide off the cone.)
  • Working quickly, dip each frozen cone into melted chocolate, rotating until fully coated. Wait several seconds and then dip cone into chocolate again. Dip cone into chopped peanuts and place back onto parchment-lined tray. (Tip: If the melted chocolate seizes up when you dip the cones in, just stir a bit of olive oil into the chocolate until it’s smooth again.)
  • Freeze cones for 2-3 hours before serving.

These Homemade Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones will remind you of being a kid again!This Homemade Chocolate Peanut Ice Cream Cones post was sponsored by Flatout Flatbread, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that support Spiced!

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40 Comments

    1. Hey, it’s summer! And summer means ice cream. 🙂 I agree with you, too, chocolate + peanuts is always a win in my book. Thanks, Dannii!

  1. Oh my goodness! What an awesome idea using the flatbreads as a cone!! Who would have thunk it :D?? Since the flatout breads have fibre, it almost cancels out the sugar and calories in the ice-cream, doesn’t it, lol? Seriously, though, what a brilliant thing to do! I love salty/sweet combos too…my fav! Sounds like you have some fun memories of camp, and I’m sure your parents do too 😉

    1. I like the way you think, Dawn! It is ice cream after all, but at least we can sneak some extra fiber in there at the same time. I mean I’m gonna eat the ice cream anyways…haha! 🙂 And for the record, I’m already looking forward to when Robbie can go to camp…hopefully the same one!

  2. I really can’t believe this. Today I have learn’t a new thing from this post. Yes of-course, using the flatbread as a cone.You are simply awesome David. I liked the creativity in you. Pinning of-course.

    1. Haha…thank you so much, Puja! I had a blast making these cones. It was a fun project…and even more fun to eat them later that evening! 🙂

    1. Oh man, those were indeed the days, Megan. We could eat ice cream all day and not worry about anything. Hey, it’s ok to go back and relive those days every once in a while, right? 🙂

  3. This post blew my mind! So much fantasticness (is that even a word?) in this, David! What a brilliantly clever idea to use flat out wraps to make ice cream cones – thanks for sharing your inspiration behind these “cones”! I’d never seen that video or ever heard of wraps as cones – so stinking clever! And, dusting these with cinnamon sugar – hotdiggitydog – I think I could eat several of these – even if they were not filled with ice cream!
    Now, when are you gonna share how you fill a water balloon with shaving cream?
    P.S. – I cannot wait till y’all move to North Carolina or Tennessee – then I won’t need to send my drone to steal goodies like these from ya, I’d just drive up and do it myself!

    1. Mind = blown! That’s exactly how I felt when I pulled these bad boys out of the freezer. They actually worked! 🙂 I’m right there with ya, too. The cinnamon-sugar dusted flatbreads were tasty enough to eat alone.

      So maybe when you’re up here, you can help convince Laura that it’s time for us to move! 🙂

    1. Haha! Hey, you can be a kid again, too, Tonya! Just sneak a bite of one of these cones when the kids aren’t looking. 🙂 Thank you!!

  4. Hi David! You certainly think outside the box! Those peanut topped cones were always my favorite as a kid. Pure genius my friend!

    1. Those ice cream cones were always my favorites, too, Dorothy…ah, those carefree days of childhood! Hey, these ice cream cones were fun to make at home, and they let me relive my childhood a bit, too…so that’s a win-win in my book! 🙂

  5. I would not have thought to use flatbreads to make ice cream cones – how ingenious! These look amazing, and I completely agree that the sweet and salty combo is the way to go. Also, jeans as a flotation device?! Another thing I never would have thought to do.

    1. Sweet + salty is so darn addicting. I’ve decided that it’s my new favorite dessert flavor! Yes, sweet + salty is an actual flavor. Haha! So go make some of these cones for the weekend…and while they’re in the freezer you can practice using your jeans as a flotation device. It works! (Not sure how, but it does…)

  6. As a kid I never was in a summer camp, and I guess I missed a lot of good things. I wouldn’t gain a lot of essential skills such as how to fill water balloon with shaving cream…that’s sad. But I’ve got to admit, being a kid you already had an exceptional palate – I’m talking about your ice cream preferences. I also have to admit, the idea of using the flatbread wraps is genius! Well done! P.S. If you need to dispose those gigantic ice cream bowls, you can send them to me:)

    1. Hey, who says you can’t make up for lost time now, Ben?? You can grab some shaving cream and some balloons…and then ambush certain people when they walk into your house. Haha! And then everyone can sit down and enjoy some ice cream cones…or bowls…or both! 🙂

    1. Woah…that’s hot! How do you do it, Kevin? I think my blood has thickened now that we’ve moved north. I can’t handle these 90° days anymore…and that was the norm down south. Oh well, I’ve still got ice cream!

    1. Don’t these just take you back to the good old days, Nicole? The days when we ate ice cream and didn’t worry about anything other than how fast we could get into the pool? It’s summer, so I say let’s go back and relive our childhood a bit! 🙂

  7. ….This might just be the most genius thing ever. First the Flatout bowl and now this. Next time, it will be a wrap which turns into a pumpkin at midnight.

    I used to be so envious of American kids growing up and going to camps (the things you learn from childhood shows and movies!)

    1. Wait…a wrap that turns into a pumpkin? That can be arranged! But how do I make that happen at midnight? Is there a way to attach a clock to it? Share your secrets, mate! 🙂

      P.S. American camps are nothing like Salute Your Shorts or Earnest Goes to Camp. Just sayin’.

    1. Hey, is an ice cream hero anything like jukebox hero? I’m imaging that song right now but with “ice cream” in there instead of “jukebox.” Haha! Sometimes I wonder what’s up with my brain… Hope you are staying cool, Kathy! Thank you! 🙂

  8. Your summer camp experience in the North Caroline Mountains sound fantastic! This makes me want to pack my bag, a guitar (not that I can play) and a bag of marshmallows 😉 Making ice cones out of flatbreads is so creative and a wonderful idea ♡

    1. Tell me about it, Miriam! I would pack up my bag, my guitar (I also don’t play!) and some marshmallows and meet you there. It’s such an awesome place! And ice cream cones are just the icing on the cake…no pun intended! 🙂

    1. I agree, Manali! Ice cream + peanuts is a great combo…and making your own cones is just a fun project. Especially when you use some cinnamon in there! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Ami! Summer is perfect to play around with making ice cream treats…and homemade cones! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  9. How very clever and yes, your ice cream cones definitely took me back to my childhood. Whenever an ice cream truck came down our rural road, I’d always pick a “drumstick” as they were called in our area of Texas.

    1. Yes! Drumsticks! Isn’t it funny how certain treats (like these ice cream cones) take you back to your childhood days? Sometimes that’s half the fun for me! Thanks, Karen…I hope you are having a great weekend. 🙂

    1. Me, too, Jeff! Good question on the bread. It was definitely crunchy when it came out of the oven (I had to be careful not to break the cones actually), but it did soften up as it sat in the freezer. After a couple of days, they ended up being sturdy but a bit on the chewier side (due to moisture in freezer I’m sure). Laura enjoyed them more right away, but I didn’t mind either way.

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