If you often feel a pang for the frozen treats of yore, this recipe will definitely indulge your inner child. A quick and crackly homemade shell and chopped nuts coat the rim of each cone, as well as on the top of the ice cream scoops. And when it's time to enjoy, everyone will discover the surprise ending: a spoonful of fudgy chocolate ganache and even more nuts at the bottom.
To prevent the cones from tipping over during transfer to and from the freezer, anchor them in a baking dish partly filled with dried beans or rice.
For our pairings, use white-chocolate shell and ganache with cashews and strawberry ice cream, milk-chocolate shell and ganache with peanuts and caramel ice cream, and dark-chocolate shell and ganache with hazelnuts and chocolate ice cream. Or create your own combinations!