Patriotic ice cream cones (with downloadable wraps)

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.)

Ice cream cone with red, white, and blue sprinkles plus blue and white striped wrapper.

Supplies for Patriotic Ice Cream Cones

Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Ingredients

How to make Patriotic Ice Cream Cones

Dump the sprinkles in a bowl—you’ll want them about half an inch deep.

Dipping ice cream cone in melted white chocolate

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.

Dipping ice cream cone in red, white, and blue sprinkles

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).

Cutting out printed dowloadable ice cream cone wrapper

Print the Patriotic Ice Cream Cone Wrappers and cut them out.

Wrapping ice cream cone with printed downloadable wrapper

Taping wrapper around cone to make Patriotic Ice Cream Cone

When the cones are ready, wrap a wrapper around each one and tape it on.

Decorated Patriotic Ice Cream Cones with scoop

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.

Decorated Patriotic Ice Cream Cones

Oh. And don’t forget the ice cream.

We’ve got more red, white, and blue goodness: Check out our decorations and all-American pies and pie-pops (!!!). And take a peek at Hallmark’s take on food for the Fourth here.

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Photography and Styling: Erin Martinez



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