How can you make a classic ice cream cake cone even better? Well, we stuff them with soft and fudgy brownies obviously.
Brownie ice cream cones are a tasty upgrade to a summer sundae or a ice cream birthday party. They’re easy to make and filled with that chocolaty goodness we all know and love!
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Tips for Perfect Brownie Ice Cream Cones
Tip #1 Don’t Overfill!
I learned this lesson the hard way (like 6 times over). Overfilling your brownie ice cream cones is going to result in a sticky mess. And while it’ll still taste great…what a disappointing aesthetic.
Fill your cake cone only about halfway for pure perfection.
Tip #2 Beat Those Eggs!
When you beat in your eggs, make sure to really beat them. Once incorporated into your butter, chocolate, and sugar, continue to beat them for another minute.
This is going to give you that fudgier texture with that nice crackle top.
Tip #3 Don’t Overmix Your Dry Ingredients
Overmixing these will create a cakey brownie. Mix until your dry ingredients are barely combined.
For more tips to create the perfect brownie, check out this post here.
Tip #4 Piping Bags are Your Friend!
Transfer your brownie batter into a reusable piping bag. It is wayyy easier and much less messy this way and you ensure that your cone is filled to that perfect halfway point.
Get the reusable eco-friendly piping bags that I use allllll the time here.
Tip #5 Get Your Cake Cones
Cake cones are normally found near the ice cream aisle in most grocery stores. However, I have found that some grocers don’t carry them year round. *criminal, I know*
So if your grocery store has let you down, get the almost the same cake cones that I used, here.
Tip #6 Get Your Brownies Right
I suppose this isn’t exactly a tip, more of a helpful guide. If you struggle getting brownies to turn out perfectly every time, you’ve got to check out this post.
I spent countless hours figuring out how to actually make brownies perfect every single time and I share all those tips in a nice long post to save you the frustration and freezer full of failed brownies.
If you love this galaxy frosting as much as I do, check out how to make it from this recipe here!
Fancy Brownie Ice Cream Cone Upgrades
Oh, you thought we couldn’t get any fancier? Well, plot twist, we did. Because we’re extra AF about our brownies.
As you fill your brownie cones, layer some caramel sauce, mini Reese’s cups, some chocolate ganache, or some cheesecake filling.
These are already delicious, but with all the fancy fixin’s oh ma gawd that stuff is to die for.
How to Eat These Brownie Cones
The simplest way to eat these is just as is (because…uhh yum)!
But we can make these even fancier.
Top these brownie ice cream cones with some of these ice cream scoop sugar cookies. There’s no need to worry about melting because there’s no real ice cream involved.
Or alternatively, top that glorious cone with a scoop of ice cream.
*Unless you want some super melty ice cream, I suggest chilling the brownie cones before topping with the meltable goodness*.
Other Topping Ideas
Don’t limit your toppings to ice cream and ice cream sugar cookies though! Consider trying these ideas too!
Salted Caramel Sauce
Whipped Cream with a Cherry on top
Toasted Marshmallows (for the s’mores effect)
Brownie Ice Cream Cones
- ⅔ cup butter melted
- ⅓ cup semi sweet chocolate chips melted
- 1⅓ cups granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ⅔ cup dark cocoa powder
- 18 Cake Cones
- Preheat oven to 375°F and line up 18 cake cones.
- In the microwave, melt your butter and chocolate together in 30 second increments.
- In a large bowl, combine your sugar, melted butter, and melted chocolate. Mix until well incorporated.
- Add your eggs and stir until just combined. Slowly add your flour, baking powder, dark cocoa powder, and salt, mixing until just combined.
- Transfer your batter to a reusable piping bag. Pipe your batter into 18 cake cones filling them only halfway
- Carefully place your filled cake cones into either a muffin tin or a 9×9 baking pan. Bake for 27-30 minutes.
These brownies are always a hit at birthday parties, pool days, or even graduation parties. It’s nice having a portable treat that doesn’t run the risk of melting all over you on a hot summer day.
Plus they’re relatively simple to make which means that they look super cute and impressive with minimal work.
And idk about you but I like the way that sounds. (Remember to always work smarter not harder)!
So once you’ve made yourself some super cute brownie ice cream cones, take a pic, post it on the gram and make sure to tag me (@handheld_eats)! I love seeing you creations and really, if you don’t post it on Instagram, did it even happen?
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See you soon, friends!