How to Make Chocolate Ice Cream Cake Cones

by Oler's Baking and Pastry Class

Ice cream cones filled and baked with chocolate cake and a mint chocolate chip filling topped off with a vanilla buttercream frosting and garnishes!


  • 1 Ice cream machine
  • 1 Kitchen Aid Mixer Bowl
  • 1 Melon baller
  • 128 Grams Unsweetned cocoa powder
  • 320 Grams All purpose flour
  • 402 Grams Sugar
  • 7.20 Grams Baking powder
  • 4.80 Grams Baking soda
  • 4.20 Grams Salt
  • 6 Ounces Vegetable oil
  • 115 Grams Sour cream
  • 16 Ounces 2% milk
  • 16 Ounces Heavy cream
  • 250 Grams Sugar
  • 2.50 Grams Salt
  • 0.20 Ounces Vanilla extract
  • 0.20 Ounces Peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring(add desired amount of drops)
  • 90 Grams Miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 384 Grams Confectioners' sugar
  • 227 Grams Salted butter
  • 0.15 Ounces Vanilla extract
  • 0.10 Ounces Whipping cream
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees while you assemble your ingredients for the mint chocolate chip ice cream, chocolate cake, and vanilla buttercream frosting,

    Step 2

    Collect your items for the mint chocolate chip ice cream. (16 oz 2% milk, 16 oz heavy cream, 250 g sugar, and 90 g mini semisweet chocolate chips)

    Step 3

    Mint chocolate chip ingredients continued. (2.5 g salt, .17 oz peppermint extract, .17 oz vanilla extract, and 1 box of ice cream cones)

    Step 4

    To color your ice cream, use green food coloring. Add desired amounts depending how dark or light you want your ice cream to be. We recommend 3-4 drops.

    Step 5

    Collect ingredients for the vanilla buttercream frosting. (384 g confectioners' sugar, 227 g butter, .13 oz vanilla extract, and 1 oz of heavy whipping cream)

    Step 6

    To garnish your frosting use mint leaves (1 leaf per cone), miniature chocolate chips (desired amount, can have more or less), and green sprinkles. Make sure each cone looks uniform and the same.

    Step 7

    Finally, assemble all your ingredients for the chocolate cake. (128g unsweetened cocoa powder, 320g all-purpose flour, 402g sugar, 7.2g baking powder, 4.8g baking soda, 4.2g salt, 6oz vegetable oil)

    Step 8

    Chocolate cake ingredients continued (115 g sour cream and .25 oz vanilla extract)

    Step 9

    Let's start with the ice cream! First, make sure you put your ice cream freezer bowl into the freezer. It must be in the freezer for a minimum of 24 hours.

    Step 10

    The first step to your ice cream is to mix the 2% milk and heavy cream.

    Step 11

    Next, add your peppermint and vanilla extract, sugar, and salt. The mixture will still be white, but you will be able to smell the extracts. Mix until all the sugar has dissolved.

    Step 12

    To finish off your ice cream mixture, add the green food coloring. Depending on preference, add as many or as few drops as you would like (we used 3 drops). Mix the food coloring throughout.

    Step 13

    After you finish mixing your ingredients, pour the mixture into the freezer bowl and let it spin for 10 minutes.

    Step 14

    After having your ice cream mix for 10 minutes, add in your chocolate chips. Wait about 30 minutes until ice cream has thickened to transfer into another container and then into the freezer.

    Step 15

    After 30 minutes in the ice cream machine, transfer your ice cream to another container and put in the freezer and leave it there for 24 hours so it hardens

    Step 16

    The first step of the chocolate cake cones is to fill a muffin and/or cupcake pan with ice cream cones. Putting it in this pan will help prevent the cones from tipping over during baking.

    Step 17

    To start off your chocolate cake, boil one and a half cups of water. Once the water has boiled, mix the cocoa powder and water.

    Step 18

    This is what the cocoa powder and water should look like after it has been whisked. Make sure to whisk until you get a nice, smooth consistency throughout.

    Step 19

    Next, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk until everything is incorporated and no lumps remain.

    Step 20

    Now, transfer your dry ingredients into a Kitchen Aid Mixing bowl and add your wet ingredients (eggs, sour cream, vanilla extract, and vegetable oil).

    Step 21

    Whisk the ingredients in the bowl on a medium to high speed until everything is mixed together and you cannot see any individual ingredients (ex. flour on the side or bottom of the bowl).

    Step 22

    Next, slowly pour the cocoa/water mixture into your Kitchen Aid.

    Step 23

    Keep the kitchen add speed on slow, otherwise if it is going to fast, chocolate will fly out of the bowl and all onto you and your counter.

    Step 24

    Mix until you can no longer see any white and your mixture is brown.

    Step 25

    Now, take an ice cream scooper and fill your ice cream cones to one and a half to two scoops of cake batter. Do not fill them too much otherwise during baking the cake will overflow out of the cones.

    Step 26

    Finally, put your cake batter cones into the oven and bake 40-45 minutes. To make sure they are done, use a toothpick and poke the cones and if the toothpick comes out clean they are done!

    Step 27

    With your extra cake batter, you can put it into a cake pan and bake. Bake the cake for 20-25 minutes since it is in a bigger pan and will need to cook longer.

    Step 28

    Once your chocolate cake cones are done baking, take out of the oven and let cool. Once they are cooled, take a melon baller and scoop out a quarter sized hole in the cake top.

    Step 29

    After you have scooped out the cake, take your ice cream out of the freezer and using the melon baller scoop ice cream into the cone. Use a spoon to push the ice cream in.

    Step 30

    Next, you will want to put your cones into the freezer to keep the ice cream from melting while you make the vanilla buttercream.

    Step 31

    To start off your buttercream frosting, you want to put the butter chunks and confectioners' sugar into your Kitchen Aid and use the whisk attachment. Start on low and gradually increase the speed.

    Step 32

    While the confectioners' sugar and butter are mixing, combine the whipping cream and vanilla extract.

    Step 33

    Once no lumps remain, pour the vanilla and whipping cream mixture into the Kitchen Aid. Change from the whisk attachment to the flat beater bar attachment and beat until fluffy and smooth.

    Step 34

    This is what the buttercream should look like when it is done being mixed. Make sure everything is incorporated and your frosting is not too stiff or too runny.

    Step 35

    Next,fill a pastry bag with the buttercream. To make your life easier and less messy, fold over the top edge of the bag and spoon in, then unfold the top and there will be nothing around the top edge.

    Step 36

    For each cone you want a single squeeze of buttercream so all the cones are the same and you do not get too much frosting when you eat your cones.

    Step 37

    To start off the ice cream cone garnishing, put green food coloring on a piece of plastic or in a bowl and dip a toothpick in the green and swirl it on top of the buttercream.

    Step 38

    This is what your cones should look like with the green food coloring swirl. This will let people eating your treat know there is mint ice cream inside!

    Step 39

    Finally, garnish off your cones with green sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, and a single mint leaf. Now, its time to kick back, relax, and share your delicious treats with everyone!