The kids and I spent this last week visiting family in Las Vegas and laying out in the sun. It certainly feels like summer around here. As a welcome to this beautiful season sticky, drippy ice cream seems the only appropriate “hello”.
I dip dyed these cones to give a bit of celebration to our warm weather snack. They will give a colorful punch to your poolside party or warm evening celebration.
To make the dip dyed cones: Mix two or three drops of food coloring in a tall cup of warm water, stir until dissolved. Dip each cone into the color of your choice and lay out to dry (mine took about 24 hours to fully dry out). Fill with your favorite ice cream for a scrumptious summer snack.
Photography by Carly Taylor for a subtlerevelry.
PS. Homemade ice cream vanilla and the most wonderful ice cream recipe.
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What a cute cute cute idea!! Perfect for summer!!
does the dyeing weaken the cone?
Once mine dried out they seemed to be just as strong. However, I did attempt using one cone before it dried and that was a mess! So be sure your cones have had time to completely dry out before use.
haha – good to know!
Clever, as usual! Cute little added perk to the already amazing treat of ice cream. My peanut will LOVE doing this, I’ll just have to buy some cones.
This is so genius!
Too clever Victoria! I love the cream jug as well. Stephie x
love the ice + cream ;)
Where did you get the adorable milk carton creamer?
i LOVE your blog. you have such great ideas! keep up the amazing work!
I have done this before..Dry them in the oven. What I did was put a cooling rack in the oven and turn on 170 degrees. Just watch them.. It does not take long. Sugar cones take longer then cake cones. They turn out beautiful !!!
Help!! I tried to dye cones orange for my sons 3rd birthday party. I followed your directions but when I laid them out to dry….They started collapsing on themselves! :( I wanted them to look like traffic cones, so its really important for them to be orange. Please help! I even tried putting a second, non dyed cone underneath it for support.