Introduction: Prevent Ice Cream Cone Drips

Prevent ice cream cone drips with this sweet trick!

Posted by Instructables on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I think most people would agree there's something eternally childhood about eating ice cream. Like "flying" on a swing or digging your toes into sand. One part of that youthful experience I could do without: wearing my ice cream like a 5 year old. This super simple solution for how to prevent ice cream drips allows me to stay young on the inside / grown up (and clean) on the outside Get ready to have your mind blown by this quick, surprising fix

Step 1: Supplies

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Sugar or waffle cones
Mini marshmallows
Ice cream
Small spoon

Step 2: The 3 Second Solution to Preventing Ice Cream Cone Drips

1. Drop one mini marshmallow into the bottom of the cone.
2. Use the end of a small spoon handle to gently squish it into place in the tip of the cone.
3. Proceed with ice cream cone business as usual!

Step 3: Breaking It Down

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Here's a photo break down of the process for those who don't want to watch the video.

Step 4: How It Works

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This bisection GIF shows you how the mighty marshmallow stops the flow of melting ice cream. I'm so in love with this simple solution!

Happy end of summer* everyone!! Get your drip-free deliciousness on!

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grannyjones (author)2016-02-26

My solution: wear a tie dye shirt, and let it drip. Ice cream is a wonderful disaster. Enjoy it.

chrisjukes (author)2015-09-09

Great little idea. You're a genius.

But what if you visit the Wallings ice cream factory (Cockerham, near Lancaster, Lancashire) where a "small" ice cream consists of two scoops which equate to more the the diameter of the cone, and runs uncontrollably down the outside, especially on a warm day. We have to wear bibs!

RobTurrentine (author)2015-09-01

Brilliant! Do you take marshmallows to the ice cream place?

eldeivid (author)2015-08-31

My family and I say: excellent idea!

trepisky (author)2015-08-31

I eat my icecream so fast, that it cant drip...

quader4 (author)trepisky2015-08-31

Ouch! Talk about brainfreeze...

mlaiuppa. (author)2015-08-30

I've seen the mini marshmallow trick before.

I would rather melt some chocolate and line the insides of all of my cones. More effort but delicious.

moahdeeb777 (author)2015-08-30

Cool hack!

lbrewer42 (author)2015-08-30


Sabata (author)2015-08-30

Push the marshmallow into the bottom of the cone, drop a couple chocolate chips in there, pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to soften slightly. This seals the bottom even better and gives you an extra chocolatey marshmallow treat at the end.

nanaverm (author)Sabata2015-08-30

A yummy upgrade!

f5mando (author)2015-08-30

Simlpy brilliant, thanks!

PunsithR (author)2015-08-30

woow :) thkz

RichardC43 (author)2015-08-28


LiveCrafts (author)2015-08-27

Just so you know, there isn't anything on this step.

Paige Russell (author)LiveCrafts2015-08-28

Thanks for the heads up!

RichardC43 (author)2015-08-26

Anyone know the song on the video? Is is just a tag or is it a full song?

Paige Russell (author)RichardC432015-08-28

Hi RichardC43, The music is a purchased clip from The video guy who chose it is on vacay until Sept. 17th. I can find out for you then!

tomas75a (author)2015-08-27

Best ice cream tip ever! :D

punkgirl (author)2015-08-26

Not sure if you have something similar in the U.S., but here in Australia we have an ice cream cone called a Drumstick. At the end of the cone is a nice big chunk of chocolate!
Super simple to recreate, just melt some compound chocolate, let it cool slightly and drizzle it into the bottom of the cone. For a completely leak proof cone add some extra chocolate and coat the entire inside. Yum! :)

I like this solution too, would be great for rocky road ice cream!

bravoechonovember1 (author)2015-08-26


I have dripped ice cream on my instructables shirts a few times this will hopefully prolong the life of the shirt! :)

jessyratfink (author)2015-08-26

hahah! Love the video.

This trick was totally not what I expected! YAY MORE EXCUSES TO ICE CREAM :D

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Bio: Made in Canada, I grew up crafting, making, and baking. Out of this love for designing and creating, I pursued a BFA in product design ... More »
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