Trader Joe's Fans Are Freaking Out About This New Hold The Cone Ice Cream Flavor

Ice cream is amazing. Whether on its own, in a cone, or incorporated into another dessert, ice cream just makes things better. Sometimes, you only want a small lick of ice cream rather than an over-the-top sundae size. Luckily, there are some fantastic pre-portioned ice cream options out there to help you hit the sweet spot between not enough ice cream and too much, like Trader Joe's Hold the Cone mini ice cream cones (via Instagram).

According to a post by Instagrammer @traderjoesobsessed, these adorable frozen treats are a real fan favorite. They look a bit like mini Nestlé Drumsticks, minus the chopped nuts, and with less ice cream scooped on top, but that's the point. Unlike your traditional cone with ice cream on top, these mini cones have ice cream all the way down to the very tip of the cone, so you get both in every single bite (without making a huge mess)! 

Hold the Cone cones come in chocolate, chocolate chip, and vanilla flavors, plus limited seasonal flavors like peppermint and pumpkin ginger, and cost just $2.99 for a box of eight (via Trader Joe's). Plus, a new coffee bean flavor is launching this week, according to the caption. With such great value, it's no wonder people on Instagram just can't get enough of these mini ice cream cones.

Trader Joe's fans can't wait for the new coffee cones

If Trader Joe's Hold the Cone mini ice cream cones are already on your shopping list, you're not alone. They were even dubbed the best dessert at the store by customers in 2019! (via The Kitchn). In fact, there's every chance you'll find them sold out at the higher-trafficked Trader Joe's near you because they're so popular (via Food52). So, it's no surprise that @traderjoesobsessed's post got over 6,000 likes and 150 comments in less than a day (via Instagram).

The comments were full of praise for the tiny treats, with sentiments like: "My absolute most favorite thing at TJ's. You just made my day with the announcements of a new coffee bean flavor!!" and "Our family favorite! Perfect for kids!!"

In fact, even the negative comments often weren't aimed at the ice cream cones themselves, but rather at their scarcity, with one person writing: "I wish I could have tried the peppermint holiday ones — they sold out too fast!" and another: "COFFEE FLAVORED?!?! I JUST SPENT $264 AT TJ YESTERDAY, AND THOSE WEREN'T THERE!!! I'm sorry for yelling. I'm really worked up right now, and not on the caffeine from coffee mini cones." So, if you do spot them at your local TJ's, it might be worth grabbing a box or two for when your sweet tooth strikes.