Fruit Salad Ice Cream Cone

Fruit Salad Ice Cream Cone ~ Dressing up fruit salad, a picnic side dish standard, with some crafty fun in an ice cream cone.

Fruit Salad Ice Cream Cones

Fruit Salad Ice Cream Cones

Before you tell me I’m mad in the head, which by the way you would be right, I will say it before you can,“This is not a recipe, but merely a presentation idea”.

That being said, I set out to get crafty and re-fashion a picnic standard, the fruit salad, into something fun and stylie (real word if you play scrabble with me). Determined to dump the de rigueur watermelon bowl, I needed something simple and picnic friendly.

Enter the ice cream cone. I love this idea. It’s easy, convenient and best of all who doesn’t get a little childhood nostalgia when you see an ice cream cone.

No recipe just a few notes:

  • Place a cupcake liner inside the cone to prevent it from getting soggy.
  • To offset the Ice Cream Cone Fruit Cups from being top heavy, I filled the bottom portion of the cone with candy. Aside from its weight utility, kids love the candy-filled surprise ending. My taste preference is for Skittles and they don’t melt, so even better. If you prefer to bypass the candy route you can fill the bottoms with rice, but . . . boring!
  • For easy stacking use at least two different size melon ballers. 
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30 Responses to “Fruit Salad Ice Cream Cone”

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    Lorie — August 5, 2010 @ 3:34 am

    That is gorgeous Naomi! I think I am going to have to use this idea for our Last Picnic!!

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    Lynne @ CookandBeMerry — August 5, 2010 @ 5:44 am

    Your idea makes such a pretty presentation. And I love your photographs! I saw your photo of the chocolate cupcakes on TasteSpotting and had to come and look around. I’m glad I did.

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    Michelle — August 5, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

    What a pretty presentation idea. Who wouldn’t enjoy a fruit salad where you can also eat the “bowl?”

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    Eliana — August 5, 2010 @ 2:27 pm

    How adorable. I almost wouldn’t want to eat it if I had it in front of me.

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    kathy — August 5, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

    so cute! Love your photography! I hope you will submit this (and more) to http://www.FindingVegan.com

    ~Kathy

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    Cecilia — August 5, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

    Looks beautiful and appetizing! Maybe instead of rice or skittles the bottom could be filled with more fruit in another cupcake liner?

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    Kathy in Greendale — August 5, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

    Another idea would be to coat the inside of the cone with white chocolate to prevent sogginess. This is a really cute idea!

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction — August 5, 2010 @ 6:22 pm

    LOVE IT!!! So perfect for summer! Plus, I love me some Skittles!!

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    Tanya — August 6, 2010 @ 4:26 am

    cute!

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    Su-yin — August 6, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

    This is too cute. I love it!

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    Lisa — August 7, 2010 @ 1:23 am

    Most definitely stylie! hehe. I love the presentation idea. You are one talented lady (=

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    M. — August 9, 2010 @ 1:22 am

    love the presentation!!!! so beautiufl :)

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    ++MIRA++ — August 9, 2010 @ 6:15 am

    so creative and festive looking. bravo!

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    Debs — August 9, 2010 @ 7:12 am

    What a lovely idea. The cones look truly professional too. Thanks for sharing.

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    Amy @ cookbookmaniac — August 9, 2010 @ 7:18 am

    Fantastic idea. This would be perfect on a hot summers day! Its currently winter in Sydney, Australia so I’m looking forward to the heat.

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    Carol — August 10, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

    What a sweet (in more ways than one) idea! My daughter would be in heaven with Skittles in the bottom to weigh it down. What a hit these would be at a party.
    Thank you so much for sharing it. :)

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    Icechen1 — September 12, 2010 @ 3:50 am

    I’m hungry and craving for ice cream after looking at the pic ;)

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    pizza recipes — September 28, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

    LOVE IT!!! So perfect for summer! Plus, I love me some Skittles!!

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    Luigi Fulk — March 31, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

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    Rex — March 8, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about fruit.
    Regards

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    Hayley Pells — May 5, 2013 @ 5:00 am

    The bottom could be filled with ice-cream I made bit once and if worked. It is very cool after a warm meal and a hot day. :-)

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