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An Easy (and Nostalgic) Summer Treat: Ice Cream Cone Pies

An Easy (and Nostalgic) Summer Treat: Ice Cream Cone Pies

Words Heather Ramsdell

For a new take on the traditional ice cream cone, we created an ice cream pie recipe that’s no-bake and comes together in less than 30 minutes.

You can assemble this no-bake ice cream pie recipe in about 20 minutes. Very few pies can say that with a straight face. Inspired by the famous ice cream truck cone, it is made from vanilla ice cream, with a crunchy chocolate rim and a sprinkle of nuts loaded into a sugar cone. This combination of a crisp crumb crust, creamy vanilla ice cream, crunchy nuts and snappy chocolate makes this nostalgic pie perfect for sharing.

Ice Cream Cone Pies

Makes one 9 inch pie (8 servings): Time: 20 minutes


12 sugar cones

6 tablespoons butter, melted

¼ cup light brown sugar

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch salt

2 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable shortening

3 pints softened vanilla ice cream

1/2 cups chopped peanuts or almonds


  1. Break one of the cones up into bite size chips, and set aside. Crush the rest of the cones in a bag with a rolling pin or in a food processor so they become crumbs. Pour in the melted butter and sugar and mix or pulse until the crumbs are completely saturated with butter.
  2. Press the crumbs into the base of a 9-inch pie plate, creating a thicker layer at the bottom and going part way up the sides of the dish. Pop into the freezer for 10 minutes to set.
  3. While the crust chills, put the chocolate chips, coconut oil or shortening, vanilla extract, and salt in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until completely melted. Drizzle half of the chocolate into the cone crust in ribbons. Scoop in the ice cream and spread it to a basically even layer then add swoops and peaks to the surface.
  4. Arrange the big cone chips around the outer edge of the pie. Drizzle the remaining chocolate in a ring. Sprinkle the crushed almonds around the rim, leaving the ice cream visible in the center.
  5. Let the chocolate harden for at least 3 minutes, or cover and chill to set for 30 minutes to several days. To serve, allow to soften for a few minutes so a knife can cut through the crust, slice into wedges and serve.

Looking for additional refreshing summer treats? Try our other easy, no-bake dessert ideas.

By Heather Ramsdell

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