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Bring the Ice Cream Truck Home with These DIY Chocolate Shell Cones

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Take 5 is a PEOPLE Food series with a mission: Get a star-worthy meal (or dessert or cocktail) on your table in either 5 minutes or using only 5 ingredients. Each recipe has been bravely tested, tasted and approved by our food editors for your eating pleasure. If you’re hungry for more recipes, we’ve got you covered.

The secret to a chocolate sauce that hardens when it touches cold ice cream? A little coconut oil. Watch the video above to see how we make this ice cream truck favorite at home, then follow the recipe below to do it yourself.

Peanut & Chocolate Shell Cones

Makes 6

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tbsp. coconut oil
6 sugar ice cream cones
1 qt. vanilla ice cream
¼ cup chopped peanuts

1. Microwave chocolate chips and coconut oil in microwavable bowl on high until melted, about 1 minute, stirring every 20 seconds.
2. Drizzle about 3 tablespoons of melted chocolate inside each cone, and swirl to coat the interior. Turn cone upside down, and dip rim in chocolate. Transfer to a baking sheet, and chill until chocolate is hardened, about 3 minutes.
3. Fill each cone with vanilla ice cream. Spoon remaining chocolate sauce evenly over ice cream, and immediately sprinkle with chopped nuts. Return cones to the freezer, or serve immediately.

Active time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes