Prevent Ice Cream Cone Drips




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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

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Step 1: Supplies

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

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

Step 4: How It Works

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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    22 Discussions


    3 years ago

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


    4 years ago on Introduction

    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!


    4 years ago on Step 5

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


    4 years ago on Step 4

    My family and I say: excellent idea!


    4 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    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!


    4 years ago

    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!