Updated: Aug 19, 2020
My favorite ice cream treat as a child was a Choco Taco. Do you remember them? They were a waffle cone that was shaped like a taco and it will filled with fudge ripple ice cream, dipped in chocolate and rolled in chopped peanuts. If you loved this ice cream treats as much as I did, you only need a few key ingredients to make it happen. The most important item you will need is a waffle cone maker. See below for the one I used. I really liked this one because the waffle cone came out nice and crispy. To recreate this amazing ice cream treat, you will need ice cream, chopped peanuts, melted chocolate and of course a great waffle cone recipe. That’s where I come in! See below for how I made the waffle cone tacos.
Waffle cone recipe
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sugar
4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup milk
1 tub of Fudge Ripple Ice Cream
1/2 cup of chopped peanuts
2 bars of Bakers Chocolate
In a small bowl, sift together the flour and salt and set aside.
In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar until the sugar is incorporated and the eggs have lightened in color, about 1 minute. Add the flour mixture and stir until incorporated. Add the butter and milk and stir just until combined.
Spoon a scant 1/4 cup batter onto the waffle-cone maker. Using a small spatula, spread the batter evenly over the surface. Close the lid and cook for at least 1 minute before lifting the lid to check for doneness. Continue cooking until the desired color is reached, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
Once the waffle taco is done, cover the side of a book with parchment or wax paper and lay the cone across the spine of the book. Let it cool so it takes the shape of a taco.
Once cooled and hardened, add softened fudge ripple ice cream to the taco and place in the freezer until the ice cream has hardened.
Melt two bars of baking chocolate in the microwaveable bowl and dip the hardened ice cream taco into the melted chocolate.
Sprinkle the chopped peanuts on top and place back into the freezer to harden again and enjoy your trip down memory lane!