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15 Treats to Make with Ice Cream Cones

Cake, sugar or waffle—these ice cream cone recipes are the perfect way to turn an ordinary treat into something super-fun.

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Cannoli Dip

Ricotta is one of my family's favorite ingredients. I made up the cannoli filling and broke up some ice cream waffle shells to use as "chips and dip"—it was an instant hit! It's also good served slightly warm. —Ann Marie Eberhart, Gig Harbor, Washington
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Miniature Castle Cakes

You can easily make several of these pretty palaces with a boxed cake mix, canned frosting and a few common confections. Grab a goblet of milk and enjoy one with your prince or princess. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Fill it With Fruit

Instead of filling your cones up with added sugar, try stuffing a pack of store-bought waffle cones with fresh fruit. It’s a fun hand-held way to serve blueberries, blackberries and strawberries at a summer party.

Psst! Here’s how to freeze strawberries so they don’t stick. 


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Toffee-Peach Ice Cream Pie

A sugar cone and brickle crust, fresh peaches and ice cream—you can't go wrong! Top with hot caramel for a delectable frozen treat. —Kim Ciepluch, Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Sugar Cone Chocolate Chip Cookies

If I could make a batch of cookies a day, I'd be in baking heaven. I made these for my boys when they were growing up, and now I treat my grandkids, too. Everyone loves the tasty blend of chocolate chips, crumbled sugar cones and sprinkles. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
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Chocolate Cupcake Cones

I experimented with these cupcakes when my girls were young. Now, I'm a grandmother of nine, and these are still our favorites. They're a great treat for kids to bring to school.—Betty Anderson, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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Easy Confetti Pie

Sugar cone crust makes a pie that tastes like birthday cake when you add a colorful, creamy no-bake confetti filling. —Gina Nistico, Taste of Home Food Editor
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Dip It!

The easiest way to add a little somethin’ extra to your ice cream cone desserts is to dip the cones in chocolate. Simply melt chocolate in the microwave, dip and decorate with colored sprinkles or crushed nuts. Then pair with our favorite homemade ice cream.

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Strawberry Muffin Cones

This is a delightful, fun way to serve a cupcake. I share these with the neighborhood kids and they love the ice cream cone look and ease of eating. Adults who try them say snacking on them makes them feel like kids again. —Barb Kietzer, Niles, Michigan
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Ice Cream Cone Treats

I came up with this recipe as a way for my grandkids to enjoy Rice Krispies treats without getting sticky hands. You can also pack the cereal mixture into paper cups and insert a wooden pop stick to create cute pops. —Mabel Nolan, Vancouver, Washington
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Apple Snack Mix

With apple chips and cereal in fun shapes, this cute mix makes a tasty, nutritious gift, bake sale item or party favor. —Rosemary Pacha, Brighton, Iowa
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Cupcake Cones

Children love this treat, which is not as messy as a piece of cake. —Mina Dyck, Boissevain, Manitoba
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Patriotic Cupcake Cones

Young and old alike will get a kick out of our cute cupcakes. The red colored cake and white frosting make them a perfect patriotic treat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Caramel Nut-Chocolate Popcorn Cones

These adorable treats were inspired by the chocolate-covered ice cream cones I used when I was little. These cone are even better since there is no melting or dripping! They'll go fast at bake sales. —Julie Beckwith, Crete, Illinois
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Confetti Cupcake Cones

All three of my kids love these cones. They are requested at almost every birthday party or celebration. —Jami Geittmann, Taste of Home Art Director
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