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How to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Cone #FinalConeDown

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How to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Cone from SimplifyLiveLove.com

Want happy kids? Serve ice cream for breakfast!! I wouldn’t normally do something so crazy, but yesterday, we decided to celebrate the end of summer with something a little outside the box. Summer’s not over yet, and we’re still having some wonderfully warm days here in Eastern Iowa.  We turned breakfast into a delicious homeschool challengehow to make the perfect ice cream cone. Each of my four kids had a different answer, but they all loved their cone the best!

How to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Cone #FinalConeDown

How to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Cone #FinalConeDown Blue Bunny Ice Cream from SimplifyLiveLove.comStart with great ice cream. Blue Bunny is a local Iowa company and one of these days, we want to tour their ice cream factory in Le Mars! We had a hard time agreeing on only three varieties, but we ended up with a good mix of premium ice cream, classic ice cream, and also frozen yogurt!

How to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Cone #FinalConeDown layer sauce and mix-ins from SimplifyLiveLove.comAfter you’ve agreed on the ice cream comes the fun part – creating! Each of us made our perfect ice cream cones a little differently. My personal favorite: drizzle hot fudge in the cone, add in fresh raspberries and whipped cream, then start layering ice cream and more hot fudge. Top with more fresh berries.

How to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Cone #FinalConeDown end with hot fudge from SimplifyLiveLove.comMy oldest child prefers to nibble on her cone and then refill. πŸ˜€

How to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Cone #FinalConeDown slab style ice cream from SimplifyLiveLove.comAnd my son prefers to mix his on the slab, in the style of a certain ice cream parlor…

How to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Cone #FinalConeDown from SimplifyLiveLove.comRegardless of technique, we all loved ice cream for breakfast! I highly recommend trying this one day, just to see the expression on your kids’ faces when you tell them ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST!

How to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Cone #FinalConeDown

How to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Cone from SimplifyLiveLove.com


  • Blue Bunny Ice Cream
  • Waffle cones
  • Favorite sauce (Hot Fudge / Caramel Sauce / Homemade Strawberry Syrup)
  • Favorite mix-ins (I love berries best. Although my kids did beg for gummy worms, cookies, and candy, I resisted in favor of healthier options, like berries. :D)
  • Homemade whipped cream


  1. Drizzle sauce inside your cone before adding anything else.
  2. Add a few mix-ins. I also added my whipped cream to the bottom of the cone for a fun twist!
  3. Then layer ice cream and more sauce and more mix-ins. My kids prefer to mix a bunch of varieties, but I'm pretty boring and prefer just one.
  4. Top with a couple awesome berries and run outside so you don't dribble all over your mom's nice, new floor.
  5. Enjoy!

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Blue Bunny Giveaway for 5 Free Product Coupons!

I’ve also got 5 coupons for free BLUE BUNNY products for one lucky winner. To enter, simply comment on this post and let me know your idea of the perfect ice cream cone! What flavor ice cream would you choose, and what would you mix in?

Your turn! To be entered in the giveaway for 5 coupons for free Blue Bunny, tell me what type of ice cream and mix-ins you would include in your perfect ice cream cone!

Giveaway ends at midnight on September 23. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to provide me with a mailing address or a new winner will be chosen. SimplifyLiveLove is not responsible for shipping this prize.

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long time green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. blankNicky says

    We do cake breakfast on occasion, but hadn’t thought about ice cream. I must give this a try. My favorite cone would be strawberry ice cream with slivered almonds and fresh strawberries

  2. blankLinda says

    I would choose a chocolate sugar cone and have mint chocolate chip ice cream with hot fudge, rainbow sprinkles and walnuts.

  3. blankkaty allred says

    I don’t think I’ve ever had ice cream for breakfast, but I have had some cheesecake before and it was amazing! One of my husband’s fondest memory of his grandmother was when she gave him chocolate cake for breakfast once. What a fun idea!

  4. blankJill says

    I think ice cream for breakfast is a GREAT idea…in fact, I might do it for my kids tomorrow. I’m on my own with them all week and we have a ton of ice cream to eat. I love the idea of putting the syrup into the cone first…I never thought of that before. Awesome idea!

  5. blankJANICE TRINH says

    So….I totally want ice cream right now – at 1:41 am! Thanks! LOL
    Seriously, ice cram is one of my fave foods. Also, thanks for the giveaway opp! Heading there now! πŸ˜‰

  6. blankJenn says

    I would choose strawberry ice cream with white chocolate chips, chocoloate chips, and chocolate syrup. I so want ice cream now!! πŸ™‚

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