500g cherries, plus extra, to garnish
1/3 cup caster sugar
½ cup shredded coconut, toasted
200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
4 waffle cones
½ cup toasted hazelnuts, finely chopped
500g cottage cheese
½ cup pure icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla paste
Pit, stem and halve cherries, then combine half of them with caster sugar in a medium bowl. Set aside for 20 minutes to marinate.
Meanwhile, dice remaining cherries and mix with coconut in a medium bowl. Grate 50g of the chocolate, add to coconut cherries and mix to combine. Melt remaining choc and brush on inside and rims of cones. Dip rims in chopped nuts to make a top crust. Set aside until set.
Whip cottage cheese, icing sugar and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Gently fold in marinated cherries.
Spoon cherry-choc mixture into cones, top with cottage cheese mixture and garnish with extra cherries.