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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Recreating the Chocolate Daim Ice Cream Cone

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Recently, when I was on holiday in Norway, the weather was gorgeous - so warm that I bought a Daim ice cream cone. I've not seen them over here, which is a pity because they are fabulous. I couldn't get that cone out of my head, chocolatey and creamy - with a crunch. Was it delicious just because I was on holiday?

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I remembered that I had bought back a couple of packets of Daim crunchy bits (I'm sure you can buy these in Ikea) and that's the secret to the cone. It's time consuming, but quite easy to replicate at home.
Make vanilla ice cream and add Daim bits...
Fill bottom of cones with chocolate...
Add the ice cream to the cones...
Dip in chocolate...
E A S Y ! ! !

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I'd love to see the machines making them....

Chocolate Daim Ice Cream Cones
Note: make sure you have room in your freezer to stand these upright in a container.
Amounts are a guide, depends on your cone size.

6 ice cream cones
Approx 200g good milk chocolate - 1/3 for cone filling and 2/3 for dipping
1 x 100g packet of Daim pieces
Vanilla ice cream - I made my own and used this recipe from Delicious Magazine, it was a bit sweet so I'll cut down on the sugar next time, or you can buy a carton of good vanilla ice cream

Make vanilla ice cream according to the recipe and add the Daim pieces at the end.

Melt about a third of the chocolate and pour it into the bottom of the cones, place the cones upright in a container and put into the freezer.

When ice cream has fully frozen, remove from freezer and spoon some of it into the cones, coming up near to the rim of the cone. With an ice cream or cookie scoop, make a ball of ice cream and pop it onto the top of the cone. If the ice cream is melting too quickly at this point, make the balls and put them into the freezer to firm up for an hour or so before popping onto the cones.
Return cones to the freezer for an hour or so.

Melt the rest of the chocolate (you may need more) and leave to cool, but it should still be pourable.
Take one cone at a time from the freezer and working quickly, dip into the chocolate so that the ice cream is covered, return them straight to the freezer. You may need to spoon the chocolate over when you get to the last couple.

Note: Next time I am going to brush the whole of the inside of the cone with the chocolate and then freeze before adding the chocolate to the bottom of the cone.

Printable Recipe

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These chocolate Daim cones are headed to a food blogging event called Vacation Food. It's being hosted by Zorra from Kochtopf and she's asking us to cook our favorite "vacation food" to prolong the summer holidays. I'm all for that Zorra - hope you like my cones!

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18 comments:

sunita said...

OMG Nic! You do know how to make one DROOOOL!!

Chocolate Shavings said...

Wow...is 9AM too early to be wanting ice cream?

The Mrs. said...

I haven't even finished my first cup of tea and you've got me craving icecream! Looks very yummy!

zorra said...

How I couldn't love them? And I'm a big ice cream and Daim lover, too. Thank you for your wonderful entry.

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMMMMMM,....I am drooling,....

Lovely!!!

Grace said...

mmm...drippy ice cream. there's an ice cream novelty that i adore, and my favorite part is the little plug of chocolate in the bottom of the cone. you do know how to kick my saliva glands into gear, nic. :)

Bellini Valli said...

The Flickr photos are not available right now, but I have a very good imagination!!!!!!!

Katie said...

They sound so yummy and I love that photo of the melting ice cream dribbling down the cone!

Priti said...

Sound so gud...love the pic..

casablanca68 said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for posting.

Chef Jeena said...

I was wanting to lick the ice cream off the page!

Palidor said...

Wow, that looks like amazing! I want one too!!

Karine said...

This looks so delicious! I love this!

Marysol said...

Shouldn't these photos come with a warning?

You know, chocolate may be my middle name, but that vanilla ice cream cone, dripping down the side is the money shot.

tamarindandthyme said...

What a fabulous treat to recreate! I haven't seen one of these either - why doesn't Ikea sell them?!

Nicisme said...

Thank you ALL!!

Valli - hope the photos are working for you now.

tamarindandthyme - next time I go I shall ask them to get some in!

diva said...

FAB! love daim. :D x

Jeanne said...

Holy guacamole that looks good!! It's like a home-made Cornetto, which has long been a favourite of mine... :) Stunning pics too.