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Ridiculously Simple Tip: No More Drippy Cones

Here's a ridiculously simple tip that will definitely make you go, 'DOH!

One of the problems with ice cream cones, especially homemade ones, is that after a few minutes, the ice cream starts to leak out of the bottom. When that happens you have to tip the bottom of the cone and try to suck the melting ice cream out, or you double-up on napkins. It's never very elegant and you often look ridiculous. However, what if I told you that there was a great way to prevent all of this. Think about it, there's a hole on the bottom of the cone, so what if you plugged it? That's right all you have to do is plug it so that the ice cream can't escape. A simple marshmallow or malt ball on the inside of the cone works well — it doesn't really matter as long as it's edible, plugs the hole and pairs well with your ice cream!

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Marci Marci 8 years
You know, someone told me this trick years ago and while I thought it was a fantastic idea, I promptly forgot about it. So thanks for this fantastic reminder! I have marshmallows on hand so I guess I just HAVE to buy some cones and ice cream now. :D
saxprincesslea saxprincesslea 8 years
you can pour a little melted chocolate inside of the cone too. Its a nice suprise when you finish it.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
So neat!!
Misalady Misalady 9 years
I imagine that's why a lot of the premade cones that you can buy in the ice cream case have some solid chocolate in the bottom. Although, come to think of it, an ice cream cone that has the tip filled with marshmallow FLUFF would be delicious.
MariaIsTipsy MariaIsTipsy 9 years
This gelato place I go to does that it's soo good.
Pumpkin-Queen Pumpkin-Queen 9 years
However the person came up with that idea.. what were they doing!?! I love it!!
laura1867 laura1867 9 years
I use a half of a teaspoon of granola!
DCStar DCStar 9 years
YumSugar, I think I love you! What a great idea :)
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
yes! very clever!
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 9 years
mmmm, if i still ate ice cream this would be an amazing tip to use!! marshmellows....mmmmm!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i never would have thought of that!
valepere valepere 9 years
Haha DOH! So simple, but I actually never thought about it!!!!!
Robyn-Tang Robyn-Tang 9 years
Scarlet Scarlet 9 years
I need to start doing this from now on.
sugarcupcake sugarcupcake 9 years
Wow. I'd best start doing that. =]
lvgrooves lvgrooves 9 years
what a greattttt idea!!
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
Jennifer_2sugar Jennifer_2sugar 9 years
Okay...I meant I not UI...and that smiley looks kind of dumb...I think I like this one better :drool:
Jennifer_2sugar Jennifer_2sugar 9 years
Wow, thats a fabulous idea.....dang now UI want ice cream :please:
Food Food 9 years
oh lintacious, you put the marshmallow on the inside - does that help?
lintacious lintacious 9 years
does it stay in the marshmallow enough that you dont have to hold the marshmallow there?
millarci millarci 9 years
Wow...I can't believe the solution to leeky cones is so simple!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
OMG true brilliance!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Simple and fabulous! And I LOVE the chocolate idea too, AmazonChick!
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
Aha! Beautiful!
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