Ice cream is always a welcome treat. But when you put it in cayenne chocolate walnut ice cream cones, it is even better!
The Leftovers Club is here again and this month, I’ve been paired up with Elizabeth from Cooking with Milton. We instantly bonded over a love for cute dogs (we both have that market cornered). And Elizabeth was super easy when it came to food. Her dislikes? Raisins. I mean, how much better could that get? Raisins are disgusting anyway so the whole world of sweets, treats, foods and nibbles opened up.
Being July and prime ice cream season, I wanted to send Elizabeth something frosty and delicious. But you don’t play around with frosty treats when sending via mail. I know dry ice is an option and all but that stuff will take off your hands! At least I am of the belief that it will. Maybe it won’t but I’m not chancing it. So I thought of the next best thing and sent her ice cream cones! Not standard ice cream cones. No, no. They had to wow. They had to be special. So I coated them in some cayenne-spiced chocolate and tossed a bunch of chopped walnuts on top. Bingo. Seriously playful ice cream cones.
The cayenne is just barely there. Just a kick of spice. That little hint of spicy flavor means you can still toss any ice cream in there and it will go well. I like classic vanilla but chocolate would work. Coffee would be extreme. Red velvet, out of this world.
And since we are in the middle of a heat streak here, please also check out this adorable video of Bao Bao eating a fruit popsicle. I die. The cuteness.
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- 12 sugar ice cream cones
- 2 cups dark chocolate melting wafers
- ¾ tsp. cayenne
- ½ cup finely chopped walnuts
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on a clean, dry surface.
- Heat a pot of water over high heat until it is boiling. Place a glass bowl on top and add the melting wafers to the bowl.
- Stir them carefully until they are fully melted. Once fully melted, add in cayenne and stir to combine.
- Take the cones and dip them into the chocolate, ¼ of the way to the top. Move them away from the bowl and sprinkle the walnuts on top of the chocolate.
- Place the cone on parchment paper until it dries, about 1 hour.