Mom Gets Out Ice Cream Cones, And Uses Them In Ways I NEVER Thought Of - I Love These Ideas
Christina Caldwell 5/25/2016
If the beginning of summer has you craving an ice cream cone, you're not alone. There are plenty of ingenious uses for ice cream cones around the home, from the kitchen to the garden.
Popcorn Ball Cone
Sweet-and-salty addicts, beware! These popcorn balls from Cookies and Cups are stuffed into cones for the perfect best-of-both worlds combination.
If you've decided to start eating healthy this summer, your ice cream cones don't have to go to waste. Use them as seed starters for your garden like Lessons Learnt Journal. They're biodegradable, so when your seedling is ready to plant, just place it in soil and let your veggies do their thing.
Cute Party Hats
Nothing says "let's party" like an ice cream cone. This cone party hat from Dukes and Dutchesses is perfect for kids birthday parties (or extra fun adult ones, too!)
Healthy Fruit Cones
Take a walk on the healthy side. When a craving for the sweet stuff hits, swap ice cream out for healthy fruit like blogger Bakers Royale. You'll still get to eat the cone, but you'll also get some vitamins with your crunchy goodness.
Ice cream cones hold up surprisingly well in the oven, as cone connoisseur House of Hepworths found out.
A Sprinkling Of Joy
Imagine the looks on your kids' faces when they find out this dessert is both an ice cream cone and a cupcake!
Now this is the kind of summer gardening we can get behind. Hostess with the Mostess blog used ice cream cones as the foundation for these carrot cupcakes, which are actually not comprised of carrots at all. Instead, they swapped out the veggies for chocolate cake and buttercream frosting. Now if only all carrots tasted this good...
Quick And Easy Bird Feeder
Cones are for the birds! Cover a cone in delicious peanut butter, then roll it in bird seed. String it up in your favorite tree and let the birds have at it. Blogger You Are The Roots will show you how.
You might not want to give the kids ice cream as a snack every day, but this candy teepee snack from The Simple Parent is hard to resist. Made from an ice cream cone, pretzels and candy melts, these are an adorable edible treat perfect for lunchboxes.
Ice cream cones make a super cute vase in a snap! When your honey picks a few flowers from the garden and you have nowhere to put them, add them to an ice cream cone to show them how sweet they are. This is also a great tip for party decorating, courtesy of Annie's Eats.
Ice Cream Cone Cannoli
Leave the ice cream. Take the cannoli. Ricotta, powdered sugar and chocolate chips make up the filling to these sweet cones from Cookies and Cups, which have all of the convenience of an ice cream cone but with an added Italian flair.
Cute Cake Toppers
How festive is this? Fill mini ice cream cones with different-colored frosting for a birthday celebration or summertime party like blogger Sugar Hero.
On cool summer nights around the campfire, it might be a little too chilly for ice cream. Luckily, s'mores are on the menu! Avoid the mess by putting melted marshmallows into a cone with chocolate like Frugal Coupon Living.
How Sweet It Is
With so many uses for ice cream cones, we're beginning to wonder what you can't do with them. Let your imagination go wild, because the ice cream cone possibilities are endless.