I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream nachos! The frugal fun way of turning your broken cones into a new dessert that the kids (and you) will love!
How many times do you open a box of ice cream cones only to find that they've been crushed? Well, now your dreams don't have to be crushed along with it. With this super simple and fun ice cream nachos recipe you can turn those broken cones into a dessert that will have you licking the plate clean.
These aren't like the Buffalo Wild Wing Nachos where they're served with cinnamon sugar chips (although you could totally do that). These nachos are more like a deconstructed ice cream sundae so they're loaded with your favorite ice cream sauces and toppings.
- Broken ice cream cones
- Ice cream
- Chocolate syrup
- Whipped cream
- Maraschino cherry
For specific quantities, see the recipe card below.
🍽 Equipment Needed
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- Ice cream scooper
Check out how to Make Ice Cream Nachos with these simple step-by-step instructions:
Take your broken ice cream cone pieces and place them in an even layer on a plate.
Top with a scoop or two of your favorite ice cream.
Drizzle in chocolate syrup.
Add a dollop of whipped cream in the middle.
Garnish with a sprinkling of your favorite Jimmie sprinkles.
Add a cherry on top for the final touch.
Serve and enjoy!
Ice cream cones. Don't have broken ice cream cones handy? Pizzelle cookies work wonderfully as a substitute because they look and taste so similar to waffle cones. In fact, my kids couldn't even tell the difference!
Other ideas include using broken cookies like Oreos, gingersnaps, or nilla wafers!
You can modify this recipe to make it however you want. By choosing dairy free or gluten free products it can easily be made more allergen-friendly.
Use any of your favorite ice cream toppings like caramel sauce, fruit syrups, or fresh sliced fruits like banana and strawberries. There's no wrong way to enjoy ice cream!
🍴 Recipe Tips
This fun dessert would be great served at a kid party or sleepover, imagine the fun that could be!
I do not recommend making this in advance because you want the cookies to be crisp and the ice cream cold and not soggy so make sure it's all prepared and enjoyed in the same sitting.
Mix and match toppings, cones, ice creams, and toppings, it's all going to be good!
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Ice Cream Nachos
- Ice Cream Scooper
- ½ cup Broken Ice Cream Cones (or 5 Pizelles)
- 2 scoops Ice Cream
- 3 tablespoon Chocolate Syrup
- ¼ cup Whipped Cream
- 1 tablespoon Sprinkles
- 1 Maraschino Cherry
- Take your broken ice cream cone pieces and place them in an even layer on a plate.
- Top with a scoop or two of your favorite ice cream.
- Drizzle in chocolate syrup.
- Add a dollop of whipped cream in the middle.
- Garnish with a sprinkling of your favorite jimmie sprinkles.
- Add a cherry on top for the final touch.
- Serve and enjoy!