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Recipe: Santa ice cream cones

Brendon D’Souza |  01 November 2017

Amid all the traditional Christmas sweets, puddings and more an Aussie Christmas simply wouldn’t be the same without ice cream. The kids will love decorating their own santa cones with fresh fruit and popcorn and it’s a great way to keep them entertained throughout the festive season. 

Prep Time: 20 mins | Cooking Time: 0 mins | Serves 4


4 strawberries, washed

4 waffle cones

4 scoops strawberry gelato, or your favourite ice cream

8 blueberries, washed

4 pink chocolate buttons

Plain popcorn


Trim the ends off each strawberry. These will form Santa’s hat.

Fill each cone with scoops of strawberry gelato or your kid’s favourite ice cream flavour.

Let them decorate their own cone with a strawberry hat, blueberry eyes, pink chocolate button nose and a popcorn beard. Serve immediately.


As a fun alternative swap the strawberry for two pretzel antlers and switch the chocolate button noses for Jaffas. Omit the popcorn.

Check out more delicious recipes at and follow Brendon’s food adventures on Instagram @brendonthesmilingchef.



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