Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees make a fun activity for kids. These sugar cone Christmas trees are tasty and so fun for holiday parties.

Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees decorated.
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As a busy mom, I love how simple these Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees are to make. The kids love to help and it’s a fun tradition.

We also make Christmas Tree Brownies and Christmas Tree Rice Krispie treats with the kids.

What are Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees?

They are adorable treats made with ice cream cones. Each cone is topped in frosting and adorned with toppings to look like a tree.

Candy and coconut is used to decorate these trees. The coconut gives the trees the appearance of snow.

You can use any assortment of candy to decorate the trees. The candy will serve as ornaments. This is a great time to use leftover candy for this kids Christmas treat.

Smaller candy such as M&M’s, skittles, and Reese’s Pieces work great. You can also used crushed candy canes to decorate this fun Christmas dessert.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients for Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees.
  • Sugar Ice Cream Cones (the pointy ones)
  • Tub of White Frosting 
  • Green Gel Food Coloring 
  • Assorted Candies (for the ornaments) 
  • Shredded Coconut (for snow) 

You can scroll to the bottom and find the complete ingredient list for this Christmas treat.

Variations:

  • Powdered Sugar. Sprinkle a dusting of confectionary sugar instead of coconut for the appearance of snow.
  • Store bought or Homemade Icing. Either option is fine for this recipe. You can use pastry bags or piping bags if you desire. However, you can easily spread frosting with a plastic knife if kids are doing this project.
  • Twizzlers. Get creative and hang garland on your tree using candy rope.
  • Gum Drops. Place these around the bottom of the tree for decoration or to look like presents.
  • Star sprinkles. Top each tree with a yellow star sprinkle to complete the look.

How to make Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees:

Bowl of frosting with food coloring.

Step 1. Dye the white frosting green. Use the green food coloring until it is the desired shade of green.

Food coloring in bowl mixed together with frosting.

Step 2. Place the ice cream cones upside down on wax paper.

Icing on cones.

Step 3. Spread the green frosting onto the outside of the ice cream cones with a butter knife or plastic knife if kids are doing this step.  

Candy ready to go on each tree.

Step 4. Continue to spread until the frosting is covering the cones.

Trees decorated with candy.

Step 5. Then decorate the ice cream cones with the various candies of your choice to look like ornaments.

Shredded coconut on top of the trees to look like snow.

Step 6. You can also use shredded coconut to look like snow.  They are ready to enjoy. You can use these as decoration or to eat.

Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees decorated.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the Christmas Tree Cones edible?

Yes, they are definitely edible. Kids will have a blast eating the sugar cones covered in icing and candy.

How long will they last?

If covered and stored properly inside an airtight container, they will last up to 5 days.

Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees decorated.

Pro Tips:

  • Decorate the trees before the icing sets so it will stick.
  • Store inside an airtight container or wrap in foil if you plan to eat these.
  • Don’t use very large pieces of candy. If they are too heavy, it will weigh down the cone and fall off.
  • Cover the cone entirely so you only see icing. However, don’t use excessive frosting or it will slide off and make a mess as you add the candy.

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Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees

5 from 4 votes
Ice Cream Cone Christmas Trees make a fun activity for kids. These sugar cone Christmas trees are tasty and so fun for holiday parties.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 254

Ingredients

  • 8 Sugar Ice Cream Cones the pointy ones
  • 16 oz. Tub of White Frosting
  • Green Gel Food Coloring
  • Assorted Candies for the ornaments
  • Shredded Coconut for snow

Instructions

  • Dye the white frosting green with the green food coloring.
  • Place the ice cream cones upside down on paper plates.
  • Then spread the green frosting onto the outside of the ice cream cones with a butter knife or plastic knife if kids are doing this step.
  • Then decorate the ice cream cones with the various candies or your choice to look like ornaments or with the shredded coconut to look like snow.
  • Then the ice cream Christmas trees are ready to enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 254kcal, Carbohydrates 42g, Protein 1g, Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 5g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Sodium 115mg, Potassium 24mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 36g, Calcium 3mg, Iron 1mg

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