QB Issue Resolution:

you track what you sell using items in the item list, I would use service type items

your ingredients have a short shelf life and are really suited to inventory

Resolution for Issue 'I own an Ice Cream Shop, In the chart of accounts would I set up each item I want to track sales on cones, sundaes, take home, etc..?' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

I own an Ice Cream Shop, In the chart of accounts would I set up each item I want to track sales on cones, sundaes, take home, etc..?: this issue or error code is a known issue in Quickbooks Online (QBO) and/or Quickbooks. Support for this issue is available either by self-service or paid support options. Experts are available to resolve your Quickbooks issue to ensure minimal downtime and continue running your business. First try to resolve the issue yourself by looking for a resolution described below. If it is a complex issue or you are unable to solve the issue, you may contact us by clicking here or by using other support options.

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