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Deliciously Creative Uses for Ice Cream Cones

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The ice cream cone is the perfect vessel for ice cream, but they also work perfectly for serving all kinds of other snacks, meals and treats! Cones are cheap, available at every grocery store, and add an element of FUN to just about anything! I love a good cannoli, but have never made them before because the shells seemed like too much work. With this simple recipe, you use sugar cones for the shell, and just whip together a quick filling.

Here’s the recipe:

Delicious, Creative Uses for Ice Cream Cones

Cannoli Filling

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz) container of ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Combine all the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) and mix until smooth and creamy. Place the filling in a quart-sized zippered plastic bag and refrigerate for a few minutes, just so it stays nice and cold.

Delicious, Creative Uses for Ice Cream Cones

Snip off a corner of the bag and pipe the filling into the cones, topping with mini chocolate chips.

Delicious, Creative Uses for Ice Cream Cones

They look adorable, taste amazing, and are so easy to make!

Here are 8 more creative uses for these salty, sweet, crunchy treats: 

Delicious, Creative Uses for Ice Cream Cones

Serve tuna salad in a waffle cone! Waffle cones aren’t very sweet, so they just add a crunchy shell for any sandwich filling. Kids will love this whimsical lunch!

Delicious, Creative Uses for Ice Cream Cones

Next movie night, serve everyone popcorn in their own cone – it’s two treats in one!

Delicious, Creative Uses for Ice Cream Cones

Fruit salad makes for another tasty filling idea!

Delicious, Creative Uses for Ice Cream Cones

Take the bits of broken cones, and add them to your favorite trail mix.

Delicious, Creative Uses for Ice Cream Cones

Use cone crumbs, or smash a cone, and use them as bread crumbs. It will bring a slightly sweet crunch to your crab cakes or chicken tenders!

Uses for Ice Cream Cones

Use sugar cones as the trees in the back yard of your gingerbread houses. :-)

Uses for Ice Cream Cones

Learn how to make ice cream cone cupcakes from Hoosier Homemade!

Uses for Ice Cream Cones

Enjoy rice crispy treats without any sticky hands! Get the recipe from Taste of Home.  Ranging from just 15 to 90 calories, cones are also a delicious way to exercise portion control.

What’s your favorite ice cream cone filling?

Delicious, Creative Uses for Ice Cream Cones

ice cream cones

Deliciously Creative Uses for Ice Cream Cones

Jill Nystul
Ice cream cone is not only a perfect vessel for ice cream, but they also work perfectly for serving all kinds of other snacks, meals, and treats! I love a good cannoli, but have never made them before because the shells seemed like too much work. With this simple recipe, you use sugar cones for the shell and just whip together a quick filling.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 7
Calories 241 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Ice Cream cones

CANNOLI FILLING

  • 1 15 oz container of ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) and mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Place the filling in a quart-sized zippered plastic bag and refrigerate for a few minutes, just so it stays nice and cold.
  • Snip off a corner of the bag and pipe the filling into the cones, topping with mini chocolate chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 9gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 79mgPotassium: 79mgSugar: 18gVitamin A: 355IUCalcium: 165mgIron: 0.5mg

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