Dipped ice cream cones or bowls:
(courtesy of Taste of Home magazine)
- 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, vanilla or white chips
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- 12 ice cream waffle cones or bowls
- Optional toppings: assorted sprinkles, chopped nuts, flaked coconut and and small jelly beans
In a microwave, melt chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip the top of each waffle cone into chocolate, allowing excess to drip off; roll in toppings of your choice. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: 1 dozen.
Don't want your kids to have the ice cream AND the sugar on the cone/bowl?
Want a healthier alternative to ice cream?
Mix up a great fruit salad and put it in a jazzed up cone or bowl. Colorful, fun and healthier than ice cream!
Or. You can have the child that I have that just wants to dig his face into the actual watermelon.
My son, Keaton:
You know what would be cute? Put sprinkles on waffle cones for a summer party or this weekend (Memorial Day). Fill them with fruit and display them in a pot like the crunch and munch cones!
Or for a fun baby/wedding shower, go monochromatic matching the sprinkles with the fruit. Green sprinkles with honeydew melon, etc.