With the warmer weather finally here I was so excited to finally enjoy an ice cream cone in true summer fashion! Being lactose intolerant, it is hard to go out to a local scoop shop and indulge in my ice cream cravings so it inspires me to get crafty at home. Hopefully as Minus the Moo grows you will be able to satisfy your ice cream cravings anytime, anywhere! With this I decided I wanted to make some quick and easy chocolate dipped cones to have with Minus the Moo Vanilla. As I was making them I decided to take it up a notch and sprinkle some coarse sea salt on the chocolate for a blend that is both sweet and salty. This yummy combination edge mixed with the chocolate and vanilla flavors created the most magical ice cream cone experience, so I broke down the recipe below for you to try at home…
1 pint of Minus the Moo Vanilla (or flavor of your choice!) ice cream
5 ice cream cones (to make a whole box tipple the chocolate chip amount)
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Before you begin, find a safe place for cones to rest while the chocolate is hardening. I used wine tasting glasses because they were the perfect height.
Start by putting 1/3 cup semisweet chips into a microwave safe bowl. Use a small bowl so that the depth of the chocolate in the bowl is perfect for dipping the cones. I used my glass measuring cup. Heat the semi-sweet chips in 15 second increments, stirring in between until all of the chips are melted and the chocolate has a glossy sheen to it.
Take one cone and dip the top into the chocolate. Twirl around so that the top inch of the cone is covered in chocolate. Take a spoon and drizzle a teaspoon of chocolate into the bottom so you can have an extra treat at the end! (Tip: This also prevents the ice cream from dripping through the bottom of the cone and making a mess!) Sprinkle coarse sea salt around the chocolate to taste. Place gently in the cup and put in the freezer to set for 1 hour. Repeat this process until your cones are prepped and ready!
After one hour, scoop as much Minus the Moo ice cream as you can to fit in the cone! Any of our flavors would complement these nicely but I thoroughly enjoyed the classic Vanilla and Chocolate combination. Enjoy and don’t forget to share with your friends – Equal Opportunity Enjoyment is what Minus the Moo is all about!
With lactose free love,
Katy & Gwen