Baked Ice Cream Delights Kids

Food expert shows how to make fun birthday food even more fun.


Frosted ice cream cones filled with cake mix make a fun alternative to a birthday cake for a kid's party.

Frosted ice cream cones filled with cake mix make a fun alternative to a birthday cake for a kid's party.

Tired of the same old cake and ice cream at your children's birthday parties? Try surprising them with baked ice cream; food expert Clare Crespo shows you how to do it.

Baked Ice Cream


standard cake mix, prepared
ice cream cones (flat-bottomed variety, not waffle cone)
cream frosting in flavor of choice
decorative toppings
sprinkles, cherries or other garnishes of choice


Spoon prepared cake batter into an ice cream cone 3/4 full and set on baking tray or in muffin tin. Bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes (use cupcake times on the back of cake mix box.) Ice with frosting (see recipe below), and garnish with sprinkles, cherries or any other topping of choice.

Cream Frosting


1/2 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
food coloring


Combine butter and sugar, and add remaining ingredients. Cream until smooth. Add in food coloring. Place icing in a pastry bag and squeeze over cones so that it looks like soft serve ice cream. Try using a squeeze bottle if you don't have a pastry bag or simply spread with a knife. Top with sprinkles, cherries or any other topping of choice.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Grilled Peach Ice Cream Recipe

This delicious peach ice cream recipe puts a new twist on a classic.

Baked Churros Recipe

Make a healthier version of this delicious fried treat by baking it instead.

A Peach Ice Cream Recipe With a Twist

In a hurry for homemade? Try this cool “same day” recipe using ricotta.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream for Dogs Recipe

You scream, I scream, we all (including your pup!) scream for ice cream. When the weather turns hot and sticky, treat your furry best friend to a frosty treat. This homemade ice cream recipe uses ingredients that are not only safe for your pet, they're also healthy.

How to Make Ice Cream Cone Party Balloons

These floating ice cream cones are a sweet way to decorate for an ice cream social, kid’s birthday party or wedding or baby shower.

DIY Doggie Ice Cream

Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer with the perfect treat.

How to Make Ice Cream Cone Party Invites

Add a fun twist to handmade party invitations with our free printable template featuring a cute ice cream cone shape.

Crispy Baked Potato Skins

Save those potato skins to make this tasty snack.

How to Make Ice Cream Cone Party Hats

Basic craft supplies are all you’ll need to whip up these playful party hats that kids will love wearing during the party and can take home as a fun favor.

Lighting for Kids' Rooms

Find out what type of lighting works best in your child's room.


Vintage Savannah

7:30am | 6:30c

Fixer Upper

12pm | 11c

Flip or Flop

1pm | 12c

Flip or Flop

1:30pm | 12:30c

Flip or Flop

2:30pm | 1:30c

Flip or Flop

3:30pm | 2:30c

Flip or Flop

4:30pm | 3:30c

Flip or Flop

5:30pm | 4:30c

Flip or Flop

6:30pm | 5:30c

Flip or Flop

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Flip or Flop

8pm | 7c

Flip or Flop

8:30pm | 7:30c

Flip or Flop

9:30pm | 8:30c

House Hunters

10pm | 9c

House Hunters

11:30pm | 10:30c

Flip or Flop

12:30am | 11:30c

House Hunters

1am | 12c

House Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Flip or Flop

3:30am | 2:30c

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.