Homemade Cornettos: the copycat ice cream recipe

Total time: 35 Min + Chilling Time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 3 people
By Cookist

“Just one Cornetto…give it to me!”. Not sure how many folks will remember the old 80s ad for Cornetto ice cream. Well, we say gives us two instead of just one! Cornetto is a classic frozen dessert perfect for summer. In Italian, the name cornetto means ‘little horn’—named for its cone shape.

Interestingly, everyone’s favorite part of the cornetto is the chocolate at the bottom of the cone, but did you know it was actually created by accident? The chocolate used to drip down and then harden. At first, the producers thought this was an issue. But the chocolate bit was so loved by everyone, that they decided to keep it!

These Homemade Cornettos is an easy ice cream recipe. A soft vanilla ice cream is added to a crunchy cone and then placed in the freezer to set. You’ll love this copycat recipe.

Cornetto Ice Cream Ingredients

Sweetened cream – if you can’t find sweetened cream, add a bit more powdered sugar to the mixture.

Sugar – use powdered sugar (not granulated) for the cream mixture.

Cones – use waffle ice cream cones or sugar cones.

Flour – plain all-purpose flour will work.

Chocolate – dark chocolate is used to offset the sweetness.

Hazelnut grains – you can also use pecans or peanuts.

Tips For Making Cornetto Ice Cream

Instead of using hazelnut grains, you can also use crushed cookie crumbs (use vanilla wafers, Oreos, or Graham crackers), peanuts, or cake sprinkles.

You can also create a chocolate shell for the ice cream. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips and stir in 3 tablespoons coconut oil. Dip the ice cream into the melted chocolate.

Add more chocolate by dipping the cone into melted chocolate.

Don’t feel like drizzled chocolate? Drizzle with fudge sauce or caramel sauce instead.

You can replace melted chocolate with marshmallow fluff.

For a variation, try any of the following:

Strawberry cornetto: blend together ½ lb strawberries with 3 tbsp strawberry jelly and drizzle it on top instead of chocolate. You can also use other fruits like blueberry or raspberry.

Double chocolate: add cocoa powder or crushed Oreo biscuits to the cream mixture.

How To Store Homemade Cornettos

Store the homemade cornettos in the freezer until you want to serve them. Don’t store them longer than a week.

ice cream cones
sweet cream
250 ml (1 cup)
20 g
10 g
Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp
Dark Chocolate
100 g
hazelnut grains

How To Make Cornettos

In a pan add 100 ml of cream, sugar, and vanilla extract.

Sift in the flour.

Cook until thickness. Cool enough.

Wrap the cones with greaseproof paper.

In a small bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave for few seconds. Spread the chocolate on the edges and into the bottom of the cone, then allow it to harden.

Whip the rest of the cream and mix it with the prepared mixture.

Fill the cones with the ice cream mixture.

Decorate with the melted chocolate. Sprinkle with hazelnut grains. Freeze for 1 hour before serving. Enjoy!

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