4th of July ice cream cones

A fun and easy 4th of July project for the kids. Waffle cone dipped in candy, covered in sprinkles and filled to the top with ice cream and fresh berries.
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Ok, So I have another no bake treat for you today. I can also call it “even a 3-year-old can do it” treat. If you’re still looking for those limited edition Oreo cookies to make the Oreo Ice cream cake then you gotta make these cones. All you need are waffle cones (easily found in every grocery store) white candy melt (I used Wilton) 4th of July sprinkles, ice-cream and a couple of blueberries or diced strawberries or both.

There’s not much I can say about these cones. They can definitely qualify for the Olympics, and as you can tell I was so fast the ice cream didn’t melt. 4th of July ice cream cone 2

Actually it only took me about 30 minutes to have these cones put together, take the pictures and watch the kids happily enjoying them!

They were a life saver for two reasons. First, on a very hot day I’m pretty sure everyone wants a scoop of ice cream to cool off and having it in a colorful waffle cone makes it even better. I mean sprinkles and ice-cream – you can’t go wrong with that!

Second, with 4th of July fast approaching they just fit the theme! Today a handful of bloggers got together to share some fun treats. Check all the red, white, blue treats below

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1. Berry Cheesecake Crumb Tart from Hungry Couple NYC
2. California Burgers from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
3. 4th of July Ice Cream Cones from Roxana’s Home Baking
4. Red, White & Blueberry Parfaits from Cravings of a Lunatic
5. Red, White & Blue Deviled Eggs from Created by Diane
6. Summer Berry Pizza from Magnolia Days
7. Sparkling Pineapple Cake Martini from The Messy Baker
8. Red, White & Bleu Mac ‘N Cheese from Juanita’s Cocina
9. Red, White & Blue Vanilla Bean Spritzers from Pineapple and Coconut
10. Red, White & Blue S’mores Pies from Big Bears Wife
11. Lemon Raspberry Sugarless Cookies from What Smells so Good
12. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Squares from Chocolate Moosey
13. Berry Trifle from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
14. Watermelon Mojito Ice Pops from Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

4th of July ice cream cones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

30 minutes

Yield: 6 ice cream cones

4th of July ice cream cones

A fun and easy 4th of July project for the kids. Waffle cone dipped in candy, covered in sprinkles and filled to the top with ice cream and fresh berries.


  • 6 waffle cones
  • 1 cup white candy melts
  • sprinkles
  • ice cream
  • blueberries
  • diced strawberries


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the white candy for about 30 seconds. Stir to combine. Place it back in the microwave for 15 seconds and stir again. Repeat until the all the candy is melted and smooth.
  2. Dip the top of the cone in the white candy melt and with a pastry brush, spread the candy evenly on the outside of the cone.
  3. Immediately cover it with sprinkles and let dry for a few minutes. (I placed mine in the refrigerator)
  4. Do the same with the remaining cones.
  5. Once the candy is set, fill the cones with ice-cream, decorate with a couple of blueberries or diced strawberries and enjoy!


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  1. Liz says

    I could eat those cones just by themselves…but filling them with ice cream makes an outrageously delicious treat!

  2. says

    These are so much fun. I am a cup kind of gal for my ice cream but my husband loves waffle cones. He always ends up with the dipped kind. I can only imagine his happy face if he came home to some of these.

  3. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig says

    My kids love when I dip the cones in sprinkles..it’s so festive! Love the ice cream berry additions!!

  4. Anita at Hungry Couple says

    I love it, Roxana! I love waffle cones and you’ve made them so festive looking. I can totally see myself serving these at one of our summer gatherings – and that’s to the adults! :)

  5. says

    I haven’t had an ice cream cone in a long time. I don’t usually get cones or make them at home. I need too because looking at this I can see I’m missing a fun factor with ice cream.

  6. says

    Roxana, I always love coming here, seeing your beautiful photography, drooling over food and marveling at your ingenuity. What a great idea! I can never resist an ice cream cone. And I’m super impressed your ice cream didn’t melt while shooting these.

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