National Ice Cream Cone Day: 16 Creative Ways to Use Ice Cream Cones (Minus the Ice Cream) by Donna John

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5 months ago
National Ice Cream Cone Day: 16 Creative Ways to Use Ice Cream Cones (Minus the Ice Cream)

Don't limit your ice cream cones to just being holders for ice cream. Think outside the cone! Here are 16 creative ways to utilize those cake or waffle cones (save the ice cream for later!): 

  • Stuff with a cannoli filling and enjoy this Italian dessert without all the fuss.
  • Use as a holder for a flower bouquet – the perfect gift from kids for grandma or the teacher.
  • Crush up waffles cones and replace the crackers or cookies called for in graham or shortbread pie crusts, then make an ice cream pie.
  • Place upside down on a cake and frost with green icing to make trees (perfect for holiday cakes).
  • Fill with cake mix and bake to create cake cones.
  • Form Rice Krispies Treats into balls and place on cone. Frost and decorate with sprinkles for dripless ice cream cones.
  • Drop marshmallows and chocolate chunks into an ice cream cone. Microwave for about 1 minute to melt for fun s'mores.
  • Place a waffle cone inside a clear drinking glass. Fill with fresh cut flowers for a whimsical tablescape or centerpiece.
  • Put an ice cream cone upside down on a paper plate. Let kids decorate it with icing, sprinkles, candy, etc., and make a teepee.
  • Use a waffle cone as a cornucopia and fill with fall candy and autumn flowers for a cute fall decoration.
  • At your next party have a candy bar and let guests use cones as their candy holder.

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Mike Prochaska
Candy and cones! U got me! Yummy 💖

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