While ice cream may be the most popular filler for ice cream cones, your wee ones will enjoy snacking on other coned goodies. Instead of ice cream, load up some cake cones with popcorn, pretzels, nuts, dried fruit, yogurt raisins, and M&Ms for other fun afternoon treats. As warm weather subsides in the upcoming seasons, the desire for iced-down treats may, too!
Here's a ridiculously simple tip that will definitely make you go, 'DOH!
One of the problems with ice cream cones, especially homemade ones, is that after a few minutes, the ice cream starts to leak out of the bottom. When that happens you have to tip the bottom of the cone and try to suck the melting ice cream out, or you double-up on napkins. It's never very elegant and you often look ridiculous. However, what if I told you that there was a great way to prevent all of this. Think about it, there's a hole on the bottom of the cone, so what if you plugged it? That's right all you have to do is plug it so that the ice cream can't escape. A simple marshmallow or malt ball on the inside of the cone works well — it doesn't really matter as long as it's edible, plugs the hole and pairs well with your ice cream!
With the weather heating up, my thoughts keep turning to ice cream and other frozen treats. So when it came time to bake something, I didn't know where to begin. Luckily in his new book, The Perfect Scoop, the amazing David Lebovitz included a recipe for homemade ice cream cones. He recommends purchasing specialty cone molds, but said it was completely do-able without them. If I can make something without having to buy special equipment, then I'm all for it. They turned out a little rough around the edges, however they were relatively simple and had a nice delicate vanilla flavor - and bonus you can tell your friends you made them yourself! If you fancy giving your own ice cream cones a try (and I suggest you do), then get the recipe now, read more
Isn't it hard to think of a world without sandwiches and ice cream cones? I mean I can hardly imagine a world without my cell phone or macbook let alone everyday food staples and lazy summer Sunday favorites. Wondering why I'm wondering about this? Well on today's date in 1792, John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich, yes the guy who invented the sandwich, died (that's him pictured at right, what a looker!). It is believed that he wanted a quick meal that he could eat in one hand (he needed the other to hold his cards) during his gambling sessions. Also on April 30, the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair opened and everyone knows that is where ice cream cones were created. Oh and I know how much you love donuts, the first Dunkin Donuts opened today on my birth year in 1981.
Don't forget! Today is free cone day at participating Ben & Jerry's scoop shops! Get there between 12-8pm, and you'll be able to receive a free cone! What flavor will you get?
On December 15, 1903 an Italian-American, Italo Marchiony, received a patent for an ice cream cup mold. Into the mold he folded warm waffles. The waffles hardened as they cooled and then before you can say mint chocolate chip the ice cream cone was born! Let's all celebrate by heading down to the local Ben & Jerry's for a scoopful.