Fruit Cones

Chocolate-dipped fruit cones are here to add a splash of fun to your summer! Packed with fresh fruit and a touch of chocolate, these vibrant treats are perfect for parties, picnics, or whenever you need a snack that's a little bit fruity and a whole lot fabulous.
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Move over, ice cream—fruit cones are here to steal the spotlight! These cones are filled with vibrant, fresh fruit instead of the usual creamy scoops. Think chocolate-dipped cones overflowing with juicy berries, mangoes, and kiwi slices—the perfect antidote to scorching summer days. Not only are they fun to make, but they’re also a refreshing alternative to processed treats.

These fruit cones aren’t just a summer fling… they’re versatile enough for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a backyard picnic, a pool party, or simply looking for a sweet and wholesome vegan snack, fruit cones bring a burst of flavor and excitement whenever they appear.

Ready for some fruity, chocolatey fun? Let’s make some magic happen!

Why You’ll Love This Idea

Fruit cones are a fun twist on your typical summer treat, combining the nostalgia of ice cream cones with the wholesome goodness of fresh fruit. Perfect for both kids and adults, these tasty cones add a rainbow of color and freshness to any occasion. Here are more reasons to love them:

  • Nutritious and Refreshing: Bursting with the natural sweetness and tart flavors of fresh fruit, these cones provide a refreshing way to satisfy your sweet tooth with whole food ingredients.
  • Simple and Quick: No fancy equipment or long prep times are required. With just a few easy steps, you can whip up these beautiful treats in no time, even with little helpers in the kitchen.
  • Perfect for All Ages: Kids will adore the colorful, fun presentation, while adults can appreciate the fresh, health-conscious twist on a beloved classic. It’s a treat everyone can enjoy together.
  • Endlessly Customizable: Unleash your creativity by mixing and matching different fruits, adding a sprinkle of nuts, or drizzling with vegan chocolate. Each cone can be a unique creation tailored to your tastes. In this article, we’ll give you plenty of ideas for filling your fruit cones!
  • On-the-Go Friendly: These cones are easy to hold and enjoy on the move, making them an ideal snack for picnics, beach trips, or any adventure where you want a healthy, portable treat.
An assembled fruit cone with chocolate nd sprinkles.

Key Ingredients

Ready to create some summer memories? These fruit cones are all about mixing freshness with fun. From the rich, velvety chocolate dip to the crispy cones and vibrant fruits, every ingredient is here to turn your afternoon or evening into a mini celebration. Let’s dive into what makes these treats so special!

Key ingredients for fruit cones with labels.
  • Vegan Chocolate Chips: The foundation of our decadent chocolate dip. When melted, these chips create a luscious coating that pairs perfectly with fresh fruit.
  • Vegan Ice Cream Cones: The crispy vessel for all the fruity goodness. These cones provide the perfect crunch to complement the soft, juicy fruit.
  • Vegan Sprinkles: Add a dash of whimsy and color to each cone. These sprinkles turn your treat into a fun and festive delight. You can get creative here and use red, white, and blue sprinkles for the Fourth of July, a party-themed color like the sprinkles on this birthday cake, or your favorite sports team’s colors. The options are endless!
  • A Variety of Fresh Fruit, Sliced and Chopped: The stars of the show! Fresh fruit adds natural sweetness and vibrant colors, making each cone a feast for both the eyes and the taste buds. Check out the filling ideas below for the best fruit for fruit cones.

Check Your Chocolate

Chocolate is one of the most beloved foods in the world—it’s a serotonin booster, a flavor bomb, and an essential ingredient for many desserts. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of chocolate out there that comes from child labor. Check out this handy guide at the Food Empowerment Project to help you make the best chocolate choice possible.

Fresh Ideas For Filling Your Fruit Cones

Choosing the right fruits is where the real fun begins. Mix and match colors, textures, and flavors to create your own signature cone that’s bursting with personality. Below are some fruits that were made for these cones.

Chocolate-dipped ice cream cones with a bowl of fruit.

Fresh Fruits

  • Apple: Crisp and sweet, apples add a satisfying crunch to your cone.
  • Banana: Creamy and smooth, bananas bring a mellow sweetness that pairs well with chocolate.
  • Blackberries: Juicy and slightly tart, blackberries add a burst of flavor and a beautiful dark purple color.
  • Blueberries: Tiny but mighty, blueberries are sweet, juicy, and perfect for filling in the gaps.
  • Cherries: Sweet and slightly tart, cherries add a pop of red and a juicy burst of flavor.
  • Grapes: Firm and juicy, grapes are easy to eat and add a lovely burst of sweetness.
  • Kiwi: Bright and tangy, kiwis add a pop of green and a zesty flavor to your cone.
  • Mango: Sweet and tropical, mangoes bring a vibrant orange hue and a luscious texture.
  • Melon: Refreshing and juicy, melon pieces add a mild sweetness and plenty of hydration.
  • Nectarines: Juicy and sweet with a hint of tartness, nectarines add a beautiful color and texture.
  • Oranges: Sweet and tangy, orange segments bring a refreshing citrus kick.
  • Peaches: Juicy and fragrant, peaches add a touch of summer sweetness.
  • Pears: Soft and sweet, pears bring a delicate flavor and smooth texture.
  • Pineapple: Tart and tropical, pineapples add a zesty punch and a sunny yellow color.
  • Strawberries: Sweet and slightly tart, strawberries are a classic choice that adds a bright red color and delicious flavor.

More Topping Ideas

  • Chopped Nuts: Add a satisfying crunch and rich flavor. Almonds, walnuts, or pecans are great choices!
  • Coconut Flakes: Light and tropical, coconut flakes bring a sweet and chewy texture.
  • Granola: Homemade granola is perfect for an added crunch and a touch of sweetness.
  • Nut Butter Drizzle: Peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter can add a creamy and savory element.
  • Caramel Sauce: Drizzle some vegan caramel for a rich and sweet finish.
  • Marshmallows: Try some vegan marshmallows for a soft and gooey texture that kids and adults alike will love.
  • Whipped Cream: A dollop of coconut or dairy-free whipped cream can add a light and fluffy touch.

How To Make

Get ready to create a treat that’s as fun to make as it is to eat! These chocolate-dipped fruit cones are perfect for any occasion and are super easy to prepare. Scroll to the recipe card below for full instructions!

Step 1: Select and Prep Your Fruit. Choose a colorful variety of your favorite fresh fruits. Slice and chop them into bite-sized pieces. For an extra refreshing treat, you can chill the fruit in the fridge while you prepare the cones.

A bowl of melted vegan chocolate.

Step 2: Melt the Chocolate. Grab your vegan chocolate chips and melt them using a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.

The inside of an ice cream cone.

Step 3: Select your favorite vegan cones. Get ready for assembly!

Melted chocolate being poured into an ice cream cone.

Step 4: Coat the Inside. Spoon or pour some of the melted chocolate into each cone and twirl it around to coat the inside. Repeat until it’s fully coated.

An ice cream cone coated with melted chocolate.

Step 5: Shake it Off! Allow any excess chocolate to drip out of the cone, by shaking it gently over a bowl.

An ice cream cone held upside-down over a bowl of vegan melted chocolate.

Step 6: Coat the Rim. Coat the edges of the cone with extra chocolate.

Sprinkles being added to an ice cream cone.

Step 7: Make it Sparkle! Add your favorite vegan sprinkles onto the rims while the chocolate is still wet.

A ice cream cone with chocolate and sprinkles.

Remember to have fun with each cone!

Fruit cones on a baking sheet.

Step 8: Set the Cones. Place the decorated cones on wax paper and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to let the chocolate fully harden.

An assembled fruit cone with chocolate nd sprinkles.

Step 9: Fill with Fruit. Once the cones are ready, stuff them with the chilled, sliced fruit. Serve and enjoy!

Serving Ideas For Every Occasion

Serving up these fruit cones is a chance to add a burst of fun and flavor to any occasion. From backyard picnics to holiday gatherings, here’s how to make your fruit cones the star of the show!

  • Backyard Picnics: Perfect for outdoor gatherings, these cones make a refreshing, no-mess treat that everyone will love. Add them to your vegan picnic lineup and watch it become everyone’s favorite treat! Serve it up with some eggplant BLTsfresh picnic pasta salad, and refreshing strawberry peach spritzer for the ultimate summer spread!
  • Pool Parties: Keep it cool by serving these cones poolside. They’re a splash hit with both kids and adults.
  • Kids’ Playdates: Turn snack time into an adventure. Let the kids dip and decorate their own cones for a fun, hands-on activity.
  • Brunch Buffets: Jazz up your brunch spread with these colorful cones. They’re as eye-catching as they are delicious.
  • Birthday Parties: Match the sprinkles to the party theme for a treat that’s festive and fun. Who needs cake when you have these?
  • DIY Dessert Bars: Set up a build-your-own cone station with a variety of fruits and toppings. It’s like an ice cream bar, but healthier!
  • Office Treats: Liven up the break room with these vibrant, healthy snacks. Your coworkers will thank you.

FAQs

Can I use other types of cones besides traditional ice cream cones?

Absolutely! Feel free to get creative with your cone choices. Waffle cones add an extra crunch and a bit of sweetness, while gluten-free cones are perfect for those with dietary restrictions. You could even use mini waffle bowls for a fun twist on the classic vegan cone shape.

How can I make these fruit cones even more fun for kids?

Turn it into an interactive activity! Set up a DIY fruit cone station with different fresh fruits, sprinkles, and toppings like shredded coconut, crushed nuts, and vegan chocolate chips. Let the kids dip their own cones, choose their favorite fruits, and decorate to their heart’s content. It’s a great way to get them excited about healthy eating and enjoying fresh fruit.

What are some unexpected toppings I can add to my fruit cones?

Think beyond sprinkles! Try drizzling the cones with vegan caramel sauce or vegan chocolate sauce, adding a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg, or even topping with a dollop of coconut whipped cream. For a bit of crunch, add granola, chopped nuts, or cacao nibs. The possibilities are endless and can turn your vegan fruit cones into a gourmet treat.

A chocolate fruit cone with sprinkles.

If you make this fruit cones recipe, please leave a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below! I love hearing from you!

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DIY Chocolate-Dipped Fruit Cones

5 from 8 votes
Meet your new summer obsession: fruit cones! These chocolate-dipped delights are bursting with fresh fruit, making them a perfect, healthy treat for picnics, parties, or just because. Say goodbye to melty ice cream and hello to a fun, refreshing dessert that’s as easy to make as it is delicious.
A hand holding up a fruit cone.
Prep Time 5 minutes
To Set The Cones 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 cones

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 package vegan ice cream cones
  • ½ cup vegan sprinkles
  • A colorful variety of fresh fruit, sliced and chopped (mangoes are great because you can slice them so they stick way up out of the cone)

Instructions

  • Melt the chocolate chips using a double broiler or a microwave.
  • Spoon or pour the chocolate inside of the cone and twirl to coat. Shake off any excess.
  • Dip the cones again in the melted chocolate just so the rim is coated, and then dip into a bowl of your favorite sprinkles.
  • Place the cones on wax paper and refrigerate to set for 30 minutes.
  • Slice a colorful variety of fruits, stuff into the cones, and serve!

Video

Notes

Storage: If you have leftover fruit cones, keep them fresh and delicious by storing the components separately. Place the cones in an airtight container at room temperature, and store the fruit in the refrigerator. Assemble the cones just before serving.
Frozen Treats: For a refreshing twist, freeze the fruit pieces before adding them to the cones for a cool treat on hot days.
Presentation: Serve the cones in a stand or a vase filled with rice or beans to keep them upright and make a beautiful display.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 0.2mg | Potassium: 0.1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
Course — Dessert, Snack
Cuisine — American
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8 comments
  1. Andrea White says:

    5 stars
    What a delicious treat! Soooo yummy!

  2. 5 stars
    These are SO easy to make and super fun! Especially for vegan kids 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    wow you can really make anything homemade, these look so good.

  4. 5 stars
    These fruit cones sound sooo good! They’re adorable and delicious!

  5. Beatriz Buono-Core says:

    5 stars
    What an awesome activity to do with the little ones! Love it!

  6. 5 stars
    This is such a great way to enjoy fruit! Yum!

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