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Cherry and vanilla choc tops recipe

Homemade choc-tops are always a hit in our house, even more so when made with this yummy cherry ice cream!

Serving Size:

Makes six small cones



  • 1/2L best quality vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 handful fresh cherries, pitted and torn in half
  • 400g milk chocolate
  • 6 mini waffle cones


Step 1. Scoop the soft ice cream into a large bowl then mix through the cherries and 100g of the chocolate, chopped. Return the ice cream to the freezer to firm up a bit.

Step 2. Melt the remaining 300g chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and set aside to cool just slightly.

Step 3. Scoop a ball of ice cream into one of the waffle cones and press down gently so it is wedged in nicely. Then turn the cone into the bowl of melted chocolate, swirling it around so all of the ice cream is nicely covered.

Step 4. Pop straight into the freezer, I find it's easiest to put them in small jars or little milk bottles to keep the cones upright. Once they're frozen, they can be laid flat. Enjoy!

Cherry choc tops


  • Use any flavour ice cream you fancy here. And please swap the cherries and chocolate for any other combination.
  • Roughly chopped honeycomb is also delicious!
  • Swap the milk chocolate for white or dark if you prefer.
  • As soon as you’ve dipped the cone in melted chocolate, sprinkle with crushed nuts or hundreds and thousands.
  • If you don' t have any ice cream you can cheat and use our 2 ingredient ice cream recipe for a treat.
  • This Chocolate banana ice cream has a touch of cocoa to delight your tastebuds.
  • If you love minty ice cream then these Chocolate mint ice-cream balls could be used in this recipe.
  • This Ice cream cookie crunch has a great crunchy texture to contrast that smooth, creamy ice cream.
  • If you don't have time for ice cream cones then try this Ice cream slice.
  • Did you gorget to buy the cones? This Ice-cream sundae is just as delicious.
  • This recipe was created by Sophie Hansen for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Sophie on  Local is Lovely, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.