From the dawn of time, everyone from philosophers to the the man or woman on the street has scratched their confused heads over this mind-boggling question — how can you hold and eat ice cream in your hands without making a mess? This September 22, celebrate the long-awaited answer — National Ice Cream Cone Day — by taking a bite into America’s favorite way to eat a cool, sweet treat!
Before the invention of the ice cream cone, there was no good solution to the hassle (not to mention the mess) of eating an ice cream without dripping the stuff down your arms or down your chin and ruining your clothes. But thanks to this so-simple-it’s-incredible-nobody-thought-of-it-earlier innovation, now we’re free to indulge ice cream cones in waffle-style, pretzel, chocolate-coated, wafer, sugar and more. So, feel free to enjoy these waning hot days by getting your favorite cone (ours is sugar!) and celebrate National Ice Cream Cone Day.
National Ice Cream Cone Day Activities
Try making your own cones
Making ice cream cones is not nearly as hard as it seems. You don't even need a waffle press to make a fresh and delicious cone for your ice cream. Now, get to it!
Eat some ice cream
Much simpler than making your own cones, go try out that new ice cream parlor down the street. Search for ice cream on Yelp and see where your ice cream adventure takes you. Don't limit your choices because, happily, ice cream, sorbet, gelato and soft- serve also come on cones!
Decorate ice cream cones
Buy a pack of standard sugar cones and decorate them! Dip in chocolate, add sprinkles, white chocolate and dark chocolate stripes plus a little food color. Get creative and be prepared for your next ice cream party.
Why We Love National Ice Cream Cone Day
Ice cream cones add flavor and texture
Part of the appeal of the ice cream cone is the added textures and flavors that it adds to your desert. Chocolate ice cream is made infinitely better when you add a pretzel cone, or adding a crunchy vanilla cone to your mango sorbet makes the desert much more dynamic.
Ice cream cones are eco-friendly
Besides being a delicious addition to the ice cream treat that you're holding in your hand; every time you eat ice cream in a cone you're doing the planet a favor by not using a plastic, disposable spoon and cup. So, love the planet and enjoy your ice cream at the same time — it's almost like you CAN have your cake and eat it, too!
Ice cream cones rule over cups
Cone or cup? It's the classic question for America's ice cream lovers. While this point is open to some discussion (maybe a thing to discuss over your ice cream with friends,) but obviously cones rule and cups drool.
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