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Chips and Dip Ice Cream

New and improved!
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This past summer, while at a local ice cream shop, I was watching someone making cones right there in the store. There were several broken pieces laying next to the waffle cone maker and that's how I thought up this new product idea:

Instead of rolling the dough into cone shapes, they could cut triangular chips in a similar size to tortilla chips. Other variations for chips could be made by adding chocolate, peanut butter, etc. to the dough.

If the chips were placed in the outer ring of a chip and dip bowl (a bowl within a bowl) and they put soft serve ice cream in the middle with what ever toppings the patron wanted, such as hot fudge, whipped cream, nuts, etc. then people could buy this big ice cream treat an share it with their friends.

I ran home as fast as I could in order to write down my idea, but by the time I got home I had already forgotten it. Then, just a week ago I was skipping across an icy parking lot while eating a bag of tortilla chips. The next thing I knew I was face down on the pavement. When I looked up I saw right there in front of my face: tortilla chips sticking out of the snow bank! Ah ha!

I tried to patent the idea but the clerk said: "We don't issue patents for recipes" I tried in vain to convince the clerk that my idea was not a recipe, but instead was a product that could bring peace and happiness to the world if only people could just sit down and share a big bowl of chips and dip ice cream. Oh well, I thought, at least I can post it on Halfbakery.

gootyam, Mar 26 2004

Mr Softee http://www.toomuchk...ctures/mrsoftee.jpg
[po, Oct 04 2004]

In fact the wafer came before the cone! http://www.midwestd...s=m_icecreamhistory
Totally baked. [squeak, Oct 04 2004]


       I don't think this is a recipe. This sounds like a new product.   

       How strong are the cone chips? Ice cream is a lot tougher than most chip dips.
GenYus, Mar 26 2004

       This most certainly is a new product. My deepest and most humble apologies to you DrCurry for using the word: 'recipe' in the description.
gootyam, Mar 26 2004

       maybe the dip should be something along the lines of a thick milk shake to make the dipping easier. Also, the dip bowl is nested onto a deeper bowl filled with ice.
joking victim, Mar 26 2004

       I think "New Product Recipe For Success:" would get more buns similar to mine. Wait -
thumbwax, Mar 26 2004

       it better be soft-serve icecream or there will be horrific scenes of chip-shattering.
sirching, Mar 26 2004

       I did a little appellative restructuring.
gootyam, Mar 28 2004

       I once tried to patent a similiar ingenious food innovation, fundamentalist bastards... well, +anyway
whatastrangeperson, Mar 28 2004

       If the ice cream was soft enough to dip, I wouldn't want to eat it.
waugsqueke, Mar 28 2004

       I would. Can I have your share?
swamilad, Mar 29 2004

       It most certainly isn't a new product. In the UK a piece of flat ice-cream cone biscuit is called a wafer and is stuck into a bowl of ice-cream and used to scoop it into the awaiting gob. The only thing different is that you've put a few more in the bowl. Baked. [marked–for–deletion]
squeak, Mar 30 2004

       Baked is not grounds for mfd.
waugsqueke, Mar 30 2004

       Widely known to exist [m-f-d].
squeak, Mar 30 2004

       Well, in the United States it's not "widely known to exist." Bring it over here. And have a croissant for a fun, yummy idea. Also, since you can't get a patent, you might talk to someone in the restaurant or ice cream shop business and ask them for a share of the profits for developing this product for them,
tchaikovsky, Apr 02 2004

       this gets a bready bun from me, and for the record, british wafers are hardly the sturdiest constructs in the history of the world.
(Certainly not strong enough to dip properly with, half the time you lose the wafer thin wafer in the ice cream)
I wouldnt count this as baked!
The_Englishman_Abroad, Apr 02 2004

       I agree with squeak, we eat this all the time... (well not all the time, in fact i can't remember the last... Hang on, i'm off the the shops... yum)
MikeOliver, Apr 02 2004

       I used to work in an icecream store, and occasionally I would use some of the broken waffle pieces for this.   

       But I'm not sure about the [mfd].   

       (Then there was that time I decided to taste every single flavour in the store - not just the 32 out front, but the ones in the freezer as well.)
Detly, Apr 02 2004

       Another idea: At www.benandjerrys.com there's a link where you can submit a flavor idea to them. They don't promise anything, but they say there's a possibility you might get free stuff if they use your idea. So instead of submitting a flavor, go type in your idea. They might use this at Ben and Jerry's Scoop Shops since they seem to do that "big is better, overboard" type of thing.
tchaikovsky, Apr 03 2004


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