Make a frozen treat even more fun by turning ordinary ice cream cones into Mini Ice Cream Cone Frogs. These simple animal themed edible crafts will bring smiles to all those who make and eat them. All you need to get started is some green ice cream. You can use store bought mint chocolate chip, pistachio, lime sherbet, or even make your own homemade ice cream and color it green.
Mini Ice Cream Cone Frogs
Tootsie Rolls (each Tootsie Roll Midgee will make 6-8 frog mouths)
red tafffy (Cherry Jolly Rancher Chews, Starburst Chews, or salt water taffy)
jumbo candy eyes (2 per frog)
mini ice cream cones
green ice cream (mint chocolate chip, pistachio, lime sherbet)
Soften the Tootsie Roll by heating it on the defrost cycle in a microwave for 8-10 seconds. Flatten it out then cut it into strips to create the frogs mouths.
Soften the red taffy using the same method. Flatten the taffy then cut out frog’s tongues. I thought it was fun to make really long tongues, but you can keep it simple and make short ones.
Have all the mouths and tongues plus two jumbo candy eyes ready to put on each frog before you start scooping out your ice cream.
Fill the mini ice cream cones with green ice cream then add a scoop on top. Immediately place two jumbo candy eyes on top of the green ice cream.
Then add one Tootsie Roll mouth and a red taffy tongue.
Your ice cream cone frogs are ready to serve, but you can also make these and place them in the freezer for later. If you are having a party, you can make the ice cream cones ahead of time, freeze them, then pull them out and either serve them already decorated, or have the kids decorate them before eating them.