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15 New Ways to Use Ice Cream Cones

Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean ice cream cones have no purpose. Put your leftover cones from summer to good use with these kid-friendly recipes that involve everything but ice cream.

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Ice Cream Cone Overhaul

Ice cream cones are a pantry staple during the summer months, continually being stuffed with a variety of ice cream flavors and toppings. But how can you utilize the extra ice cream cones once the warm weather disappears? Try these alternative ice cream cone recipes that you and your family can enjoy during the colder months.

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Pie Crust

Crush the ice cream cones by hand or in a food processor, then press the crumbs into a pie pan for a sweet pie crust variation. This pie crust would be great with a mixed berry or creamy-custard filling (like cheesecake).

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Cannoli

Stuff individual ice cream cones with a ricotta cannoli filling, then top with chopped pistachios and mini chocolate chips for an easy cannoli alternative.

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Fruit Salad

Make your favorite mix of fruit and scoop into individual ice cream cones for a fun snack you can quickly assemble. Add some fresh herbs for a more adult flavor.

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