We hosted a sprinkle ice cream party
for the little miss's bestie who moved to San Fran last week. Inspired by the decadent sprinkle coated waffle sugar cones at Emack and Bolios
ice cream shop (which come in many other flavors, like rice krispie treat, neutella, fruit loops, coco puff and oreo - see picture below and try not to drool), I thought making sprinkle covered ice cream cones would be a fun and easy DIY project for the little miss and I to do together for the party.
The inspiration: Dipped sugar cones from Emack and Bolios ice cream shop, in flavors such as rice krispie treat, neutella, fruit loops, coco puff and oreo
I melted the chocolate in the microwave and filled a rimmed plate with sprinkles. The little miss dipped the sugar cones in the melted chocolate and then into the sprinkles. I assisted with the turning and tapping of the outer rims of the cones to keep them nice and neat. We placed the sprinkle coated ice cream cones on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper to harden and they were done in no time.
We used a small rimmed plate for sprinkles and a glass bowl to melt the chocolate (made sure both were big enough to accommodate the rim of the ice cream cone)
We made two different sprinkle ice cream cone flavors - white chocolate and dark chocolate. One thing I wish I had remembered to do was to put a little melted chocolate on the inside of each ice cream cone to seal it up and prevent ice cream from dripping out the bottom of the cone. But then again, licking dripping ice cream off the bottom of the cone is half the fun, so it isn't a necessary step.
We used the rest of the melted chocolate to cover pretzel rods with chocolate and sprinkles to give as party favors.
Chocolate dipped pretzel rods coated in sprinkles were made at the same time
Hardest part was waiting for our white and dark chocolate sprinkle rimmed ice cream cones and pretzel rods to harden.
There are so many other toppings that you could use for making coated ice cream cones. Use different color sprinkles or try a different topping, like mini m&ms, crushed Oreos, cocoa nibs, crushed peppermints or a sprinkling of vanilla bean sea salt as a coating for chocolate dipped ice cream cones.
Make sprinkle covered ice cream cones (or any other flavor dipped cones) for a summer party to take your ice cream to the next level. Use red white and blue sprinkles for the 4th of July
or another color combo to match your party colors. Sprinkle covered ice cream cones can be made in advance in about 20 minutes, and will put a huge smile on everyone's face.
As you can tell these are super fun DIY projects to do with the kids (and notice how this fashionista even wore her "sprinkle" dress for the occasion!)
Here's how we served the sprinkle covered ice cream cones at our little party - with our favorite ice cream (Bluemarble, which is made in Brooklyn)