This Hack Will Give You Mess-Free Ice Cream Cones for Your Next Party

published Jun 6, 2022
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With the start of summer just around the corner, it’s time for my favorite dessert, ice cream, to take center stage. To me, nothing beats a cold cup or scoop of your favorite ice cream at the end of a hot summer day. Whether it’s the smooth, creamy soft serve from Carvel or a scoop of the latest Ben & Jerry’s flavor, the possibilities with ice cream are endless. 

Despite my love of ice cream, however, I’ve never been fond of using ice cream cones. My dissatisfaction had nothing to do with the flavor (as I truly find them delicious), but it was more of the practicality of constructing the cone and the mess it leaves behind. Well, everyone’s favorite “internet mom/grandma” Babs (@brunchwithbabs on Instagram) is looking to change my mind (and yours too, no doubt) with the perfect ice cream party hack.

This simple trick will make serving ice cream at your next summer event a breeze. Start by lining a cupcake baking tray with paper cupcake cups. Next, fill each cup with your favorite ice cream and place it into the freezer until it’s time to be served. When you’re ready to eat the ice cream, prepare your ice cream cone by placing a marshmallow at the bottom to make it mess-free. Then, place the cone opening on top of the ice cream, flip it right side up and peel off the cupcake paper, and dive in. Impressed? With that kind of simplicity, that makes two of us.

Whether it’s an office party, a family cookout, or your child’s next birthday party, this hack efficiently distributes the sweet treats so everyone can beat the heat. And honestly, what’s better than that?

Looking to diversify your list of ice creams to try this summer? Check out our list of seven plant-based ice creams you’ll want to stock in your freezer all summer long