Homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream has a crunchy, mousse-like texture. All served in a beautiful, homemade chocolate cone.
I have a bad habit I need to confess. I’m a kitchen gadget hoarder. I buy any cool or cute appliance that catches my eye, and then to the back of my pantry it goes never to see the light of day until years later.
Such was the case for my waffle cone iron. I saw it at Crate & Barrel one day and had to have it. Well, it sat on a shelf in my pantry for 2+ years… until the other day when I finally remembered it existed, dusted it off, and made these chocolate waffle cones. Of course the turned out incredible and now I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to use the thing.
You see, I made this awesome, fluffy homemade peanut butter ice cream with honey, and it was just begging for a chocolate addition (I mean who doesn’t like the classic chocolate peanut butter combo?), when I was struck with the idea of a flavored cone. Turns out chocolate cones are awesome, and even better when stuffed with peanut butter ice cream!
Speaking of the ice cream, it’s kind of incredible. It’s got a mousse-like consistency due to folding whipped cream into the base. It’s a cool technique that makes the finished product light and fluffy. I also used crunchy-style peanut butter here, which adds great texture! You could use creamy if you’re not a fan of the extra peanut pieces, or you could even add in some chopped honey-roasted peanuts if you want even more crunch!
I topped my ice cream with some salty-sweet sprinkles from my favorite local ice cream shop (they sell them in super cool test tubes). It’s basically a mixture of chocolate jimmies, gold sparkling sugar, and coarse salt. It’s not necessary, but it’s highly encouraged ;)
FYI, if you do not own a waffle cone iron, you could also (carefully) use a panini press, or a pizzelle maker.
We're pretty sure these chocolate cones of Rachael's would be great with thin mint ice cream and homemade Ben & Jerry's peanut butter cup ice cream too.
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