Put a twist on your normal ice cream cone and make these Coconut Candy Ice Cream Cones filled with Chocolate Ganache! They’re a great summer treat that will have your taste-buds going wild!
A reader inspired me to make these Coconut Candy Ice Cream Cones filled with Chocolate Ganache.
At the end of every post, I encourage you to send me pictures whenever you create something inspired by me so I can share your pictures in my Reader’s Gallery. It’s only natural that some of your creations would inspire me too.
Last Valentine’s Day I shared a recipe for Pink Ombre Creamy Coconut Hearts and my reader, Barb, made a batch for her friend’s birthday. She had some left over candy and decided to just scoop it into balls, and freeze it for later. When she took the candy out of the freezer, her son commented that they looked like scoops of strawberry ice cream.
Barb, being the creative gal that she is, grabbed some mini ice cream cones, dipped them in a bit of chocolate then topped them with her scoops of pretty pink coconut candy. She later made another batch which she dipped in more chocolate and tossed on some colorful sprinkles.
Then, happily for me, she sent me some pictures of her creations. I immediately knew I wanted to make a batch of my own.
I took Barbs original concept and changed it up just a bit.
I filled my mini cones with chocolate ganache to add a rich balance of flavor. I loved the look of the strawberry “ice cream” but thought it would be fun to make a variety of colors so it would look like I had mint chip, cookie dough, vanilla, and chocolate ice cream cones too.
These summertime treats turned out so great, thanks to Barb’s wonderful idea.
Now I know many of you aren’t coconut fans, and I have a quick fix for you. Instead of topping your cones with scoops of the coconut candy, you can use vanilla fudge, chocolate fudge, cookies and cream fudge, or even peanut butter fudge instead.
Coconut Candy Ice Cream Cones filled with Chocolate Ganache
Creamy Coconut Candy:
1 (15 oz.) can Cream of Coconut
10.5 ounces white chocolate chips
10 ounces unsweetened coconut (sweetened coconut will make this candy too sweet)
16 mini ice cream cones
optional, mini chocolate chips
4 ounces semi sweet chocolate, finally chopped
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
You can make this either in a double boiler or in the microwave.I like to use the double boiler method.
Set a pot filled with about an inch of water on the stove top and heat it over low heat.
Pour the cream of coconut into the double boiler bowl. Stir it until well blended. Stir in white chocolate chips. Set bowl over the pot and heat, stirring occasionally, until the white chocolate is melted.
Microwave method, stir cream of coconut and white chocolate together in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on medium power for 30 second increments, allowing the bowl to sit in the microwave for a minute then stirring after each until melted.
Remove from heat and stir in coconut. This mixture will get very thick, so use a sturdy spoon or spatula.
Make chocolate ganache:
Pour the semi sweet chocolate and heavy whipping cream into a small microwave safe bowl. Heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Let it sit in microwave for 2 minutes, then remove and stir. If the chocolate is not completely melted, heat it for 10 second increments, stirring after each until melted.
Pour chocolate ganache into a squeeze bottle. Fill 16 mini ice cream cones about 2/3 full of ganache. Fill the rest of the cone with creamy coconut candy.
Scoop about a heaping tablespoonful of the creamy coconut candy and set it on top of the cone.
If you want a variety of colors, then stir some food coloring (or cocoa powder for a chocolate “ice cream”) into the coconut candy. Add mini chocolate chips, if you want mint chocolate chip or cookie dough “ice cream.”
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