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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

National Ice Cream Cone Day and a Cool treat

Today we celebrate the invention of the ice cream cone. Yeah!! a very needed invention as it is so much easier to eat ice cream in a cone rather than carry your bowl every where you go.

It was over a hundred years ago that the first ice cream cone was made. It was shared that the first ice cream cone was produced in 1896 by Italo Marchiony in New York City. This was recorded in history but the story that many hear, including myself is:

At the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair Ernest Hamwi a concessionaire from Syrian was selling a crisp waffle like pastry knows as zalabis. In the booth next to the waffle maker was an ice cream vendor. It was a hot day and the ice cream was selling fast and soon the ice cream seller ran out of dishes. hamwi being a worth salesperson and able to think on his feet noticed the ice cream vendors problem and found a solution. By rolling up one of his thin wafer like waffles into a cone it would make the perfect ice cream container. Thus the ice cream cone was born.

St. Louis would not let this nifty invention rest as the success would be built upon. Inventions of baking equipment to make the new cones were produced. In 1906 Stephen Sullivan of Sullivan Missouri, an independent ice cream operator, created the cake batter cone.

Rice Krispie Treats (3 TBS margarine, 4 cups mini marshmallows, 6 cups Rice Krispies)
Cones (I prefer the flat bottomed kind that will stand up)
Candy melts in the color of your choice (you’ll probably want a few bags)
Sprinkles, etc.
Small candies to put inside the cones

Melt margarine in a large pan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies. I usually let this sit long enough to cool off a bit, it sticks together better and is easier to work with. Spray an ice cream scoop and your hands with Pam.  Using the scoop, form ice cream scoops out of the Krispie treat mixture. Set scoops on a waxed paper lined baking sheet and stick in the freezer for several minutes to set up.
While the Krispie scoops are setting up, melt the candy melts in a bowl according to the instructions on the bag. Remove scoops from freezer and dip in the melted candy. You may have to roll the scoop around to completely cover it. Place scoops on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and sprinkle with toppings while still wet. Place tray in freezer until candy coating has hardened.

Fill cones with candy. Spread melted candy on the tops of the cones and place a finished scoop on top. Press down and place in the refrigerator or freezer until set. This will stick the scoop to the cone and prevent it from falling off.
One batch of Krispie Treats will make 9 or 10 scoops.
recipe source here

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