Whether you are hosting a zoo animal party or just hanging out after school, your kids will have fun monkeying around in the kitchen creating these cool treats.
To make these cute cones, you can use store bought or homemade ice cream. If you are looking for a dairy free alternative, you can even make your own Cocoa Banana Ice Cream to top your mini cake cones.
Mini Ice Cream Cone Monkeys
Ingredients per monkey:
1 mini ice cream cone
1 scoop chocolate ice cream
2 candy eyes
3 peanut butter Candy Melt wafers
black food coloring marker
Fill a mini ice cream cone with some chocolate ice cream. Top the cone with a nice rounded scoop of ice cream. Pop in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.
Use a black food coloring marker to draw two nostrils and one smile onto a Peanut Butter Candy Melt wafer to create the monkey’s snout. If you don’t want to use a food coloring marker, you can pipe on some chocolate frosting or some chocolate hazelnut spread instead.
Remove the ice cream cone from the freezer. Hold the two plain peanut butter candy melts in opposite hands. Press the candy melts simultaneously into the sides of the ice cream cone, creating the monkey’s ears. Press the peanut butter candy melt snout onto the lower half of the front of the ice cream cone. Press two candy eyes onto the ice cream just above the snout.
You can serve these frozen treats right away or pop them back in the freezer.
If you are making the Ice Cream Cone Monkeys for a party, you can make them ahead of time, store them in an airtight container in the freezer for several days.