From Memorial Day weekend to July 4th festivities, summer’s a time for celebrating American history and heroes.
And while our kiddos might not really understand the important reasons we get together, they’ll know something special is going on when you serve up red, white, and blue patriotic ice cream cones. (Bigger kids can even help make them.)
Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Ingredients
- Wafer-style ice cream cones
- White chocolate chips
- Red, white, and blue sprinkles
- Free download: Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Wrappers
- Ice cream
How to make Patriotic Ice Cream Cones
Dump the sprinkles in a bowl—you’ll want them about half an inch deep.
Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. If there are instructions on the package, follow those. Otherwise, nuke in 30 second spurts on 50% power, stirring in between, until it’s good and gooey.
Dip the rim of the cone first in the white chocolate, and then in the sprinkles.
Stand the cones up to let them set (you can also stick them in the fridge for a bit).
Print the Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Wrappers and cut them out.
When the cones are ready, wrap a wrapper around each one and tape it on.
If you want to do this assembly-line style, you can prepare the wraps in advance and set up the table in this order: Cone, wrap, tape, white chocolate, sprinkles. For that matter, go wild: use semi-sweet and white chocolate chips for dipping, and add a variety of toppings, from cookie crumbs to chopped nuts.
Oh. And don’t forget the ice cream.
Photography and Styling: Erin Martinez