Back in the 1980’s Ronald Reagan designated July is National Ice Cream Month and he named the 3rd Sunday in July as “National Ice Cream Day”, yay!!
To me, this is a special day to celebrate!
I LOVE ice cream, but wait, who doesn’t?
I made ice cream cone pops before, back in 2011, inspired by wonderful Bakerella.
She paved the way for us all! <3
Some of my fellow cake poppers and I prepared Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops for you all of our readers today, to celebrate national ice cream day!
Remember our group posts back in spring? Now let’s look at these summery treats
1. Pint Sized Baker
2. KC Bakes
3. Miss CandiQuik
4. The Best Cake Pops
5. Hoopla Palooza
6. Niner Bakes
7. The Partiologist
But before these delicious ice cream creations melt our hearts away, let’s head over to the actual tutorials I prepared for you guys!
- Prep Time 20 minutes
- Baking Time 30 minutes and longer
- Difficulty Easy
For the Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops:
- Your favourite Cake Pop recipe, click here for the oreo version (yum!)
- Sawed Off waffle cones or Waffle Cups
- Candy Melts (for example pink, white and brown)
- Colorful sprinkles or sugar pearls
- M&M’s, Smarties, Skittles or gumballs to place on top of the cake pop.
- Now, start off by making your favourite Cake Pop recipe. I usually make the no-bake Oreo version, it is faster and loved by everyone.
If this is your first time making Cake Pops, please visit this link here. Get everything out on your counter, anything you need for the decorating process.
- 1. Your ready rolled cake balls are all done and chilled in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes?
Then you can start off by melting your candy melts (pink, brown, white, whatever you prefer) in 30 seconds intervals. If your candy melts are not smooth enough, pour in a little bit of vegetable oil. Any other problems occur? Visit my Troubleshooting Guide. There you will find lots of advice.
- 2. Now, when your Cake Balls are done and firmed up in the refrigerator, add a cake ball to your waffle cone to make it look like an ice cream scoop. I usually have to break something from the cone off so the Cake Ball fits. Of course you do not need to break anything off from the waffle cups, only when you have tiny cake balls, then you can do that.
- 3. In this case you do not need lollipop sticks. Simply add a cake call to your ice cream cone and add the melted pink candy on top of it (I used a spoon), let it drip to make it look like real ice cream.
I love drips in case you haven’t noticed by now. Click HERE for a little video on my instagram feed on how to make a nice drip on a cake pop.
- 5. If you want two layers of chocolate (pink and brown for example) make sure to let the first layer dry completely before adding the second layer of chocolate.
When dry, quickly add some sprinkles of your choice before the coating dries. If you are using a regular waffle cone put it in a styrofoam block to dry completely. The other cone cups can just sit and dry on your counter.
- 6. When first layer is dry, melt your brown candy melts and drip over your pink layer.
- 7. Decorate with sprinkles and add M&M’s, a smartie or skittles on the top! Et voilá :)
- 8. Let all your ice cream pops dry on the counter or in a styrofoam block.
- 9. Repeat these steps with all your cake balls until you have tons of little ice cream cone pops!
(Photo: ingredients/equipment etc. for both cake pops variations)
(Photo: Step by step tutorial)
(Potos: Ice Cream Waffle Cone variation)
Note: These are GREAT for kids’ birthday parties and summer parties.
Make sure to enjoy an ice cream cone cake pop today, or a regular ice cream cone, a milkshake, a sundae..
whatever it is, enjoy it.
Please let me know when you make these, simply add your photos to my Facebook Page wall, would LOVE to see your outcome and put the photos in my blogreader’s album, ladies and gents!
Oh these make me happy!
Happy National Ice Cream Day!