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Uncle Sam Ice Cream Cones Recipe

Uncle Sam Ice Cream Cones Recipe

This 4th of July, invite your kids to turn ice cream cones into edible, festive Uncle Sam top hats.


  • 1 Wafer ice cream cone
  • White frosting
  • Blue fruit leather
  • Red and blue decorating gels
  • Red and blue M&M's
  • Canister of ready-made whipped cream


1. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream on a plate and return it to the freezer to harden. Meanwhile, construct an Uncle Sam hat out of a wafer ice cream cone.

Uncle Sam Ice Cream Cones - Step 2

2. Use frosting to attach a blue band of fruit leather around the bottom of the cone. Squirt vertical stripes of red decorating gel down the sides and blue gel on the top.

3. Using a star tip, squirt on white frosting stars around the blue fruit leather, if desired. TIP: To avoid smudging the Uncle Sam hat design, have your child hold the cone from the inside while decorating it with fruit leather and icing.

4. Remove the ice cream-scoop "head" from the freezer and top with the Uncle Sam hat. Working quickly so the ice cream doesn't melt, add blue M&M's eyes and a red M&M's nose. Finally, add a whipped cream beard. To do this, have your child hold the canister upside down while squirting on a long white beard.

5. Serve up your Uncle Sam ice cream cone immediately. Makes 1.