The Choco Taco, an ice cream taco sold by Klondike, was officially discontinued last month. According to The Guardian, Klondike discontinued this beloved American ice cream treat due to a rise in demand and supply chain issues.
The founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, tweeted that he would like to buy the rights to the Choco Taco to preserve this treat for future generations.
But as of Aug. 8, the Choco Taco might be coming back. People magazine reported that due to its popularity, Klondike is working on bringing the chocolate taco dessert back. The Klondike Twitter account has replied to fans’ tweets and confirmed the news.
We know Choco Taco is a huge fan favorite and a top seller for our out-of-home business, so we're working hard to find a way to bring Choco Taco back to ice cream trucks in the coming years!— Klondike (@Klondikebar) August 9, 2022
What is a Choco Taco?
A Choco Taco is an ice cream taco. Basically, it’s a waffle cone that has been molded like a taco shell. Inside the shell is reduced-fat vanilla ice cream with fudge, with a milk chocolate coating and a sprinkle of peanuts on top.
How can you make your own Choco Taco?
After scouring the internet for the best homemade Choco Taco recipes, I drew inspiration from A Cozy Kitchen and will relay to you the most efficient recipe, so that you can make these at home while Klondike puts them back on the freezer shelves.
- Acquire fudge ice cream of your choosing, a bottle of chocolate shell ice cream topping, and a bag of crushed peanuts.
- Using a waffle maker and a waffle cone recipe of your choice (I recommend Williams Sonoma’s), make a waffle and then hold it up while still warm to be shaped like a taco. Follow the instructions here for the best results. When I was testing this, I got great results by placing my taco-shaped waffle cone in a taco holder and letting it cool.
- Then, fill the taco-shaped waffle cone with fudge ice cream and top with the chocolate shell and peanuts. Make as many as desired.