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I found waffle cups in the supermarket the other day… maybe you’ve already seen them, they’re like waffle ice cream cones, only in little cup form.

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I like the idea, especially for serving ice cream or berries as an easy dessert, but it seems to me they lack a little something something, you know?  They’re  ok on their own, but I think they’d be way cuter with a little chocolate and a few sprinkles.  What wouldn’t?

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This way you can serve plain old vanilla ice cream and still be a dessert hero.  You can trick kids into thinking berries are a decadent treat.

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You can use white chocolate, too, if you want, and customize your sprinkles to your occasion.  Spoon or brush more chocolate inside the cup, if you’re a chocoholic.  Use finely chopped nuts instead of sprinkles, or coconut.  For Memorial Day or the Fourth of July, use white chocolate and then sprinkle with red white and blue.

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Chocolate Sprinkle Waffle Cups

Yield: makes 10


  • one package of 10 waffle ice cream cups
  • 8 oz semi sweet chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil or crisco
  • assorted sprinkles


  1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and put in a microwave safe bowl along with the coconut oil or Crisco. Choose a bowl that is on the narrow side, so the melted chocolate will be deep enough to dip your cups into. I used a quart sized measuring cup. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir the chocolate. If it's not completely melted, microwave again in short 15 to 30 second bursts until you can stir away all the lumps.
  2. Dip each cup into the melted chocolate and then let the excess drip off. I scraped the excess from the bottom of each cup against the lip of the measuring cup.
  3. Liberally cover the chocolate with sprinkles and set on waxed paper, bottom up, to dry.
  4. You may need to give the cups a second coat of sprinkles if some of them 'melt' into the chocolate. Letting the chocolate air dry for a minute or two before you add the sprinkles helps prevent this.

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Just a neat little trick to have up your sleeve for the season.

Happy Monday!


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16 Responses to Minimal Monday: Chocolate Sprinkle Waffle Cups

  1. yep! Yes indeed now this recipe I can DO:)) and gladly!!!! My two little boys thank you in advance:))

  2. I’m so happy ice cream weather has finally arrived! These look so fun and festive!

  3. Joanne says:

    These are so fun! I rarely ever eat ice cream on a cone because of crackage but with these bowls, I feel like that whole problem would be mitigated!

  4. How colourful and fun! Would be nice to serve some homemade ice cream :-)

  5. So fun and I know my daughter’s eyes would light up seeing all the sprinkles! :)

  6. These are so fun, perfect to serve homemade ice-cream!

  7. cheri says:

    Hi Sue, these are so adorable, great ideas for the 4th too!

  8. I love your photography and writing style so much. These are so fun, my boys would go crazy for them this summer!

  9. Catherine says:

    A very nice idea. They are perfect for summer treats. Blessings, Catherine

  10. So adorable! Another wonderful reason to eat ice cream!

  11. I love this idea. What a fun way to serve ice cream and fruit…even the adults will love it too. Terrific photos, Sue. I’ll be serving these waffle cups often this summer.

  12. These waffle cups are way cool and very impressive. Wow.

  13. Sulpicia says:

    Very cool and decadent! Do you have a recipe for the waffle cones? I would love to learn how to make those as well.

  14. A simple little trick that is perfect. thanks, Sue!

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