Upside Down Ice Cream Clowns

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ice cream clown cones

We had a bonafide ice cream social last weekend! We gathered all sorts of ice cream toppings for a carnival-themed ice cream party with our friends and family. For a fun twist on the traditional ice cream party, we made ice cream clowns with vanilla ice cream, sugar cones, and toppings like marshmallows, maraschino cherries, sauces and shredded coconut.

ice cream clown

I like to decorate with paper crafts like paper rosettes and DIY popcorn boxes. Paper crafts are cheap, easy-to-make, and help create a classic party atmosphere. I also made a fun welcome poster featuring a clown made with construction paper cut-outs.

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How to make Ice Cream Clowns
Sugar cones
Vanilla ice cream
Maraschino cherries
Candy sprinkles
Miniature marshmallows
Shredded coconut
Chopped nuts
Chocolate chips
Whipped cream
Strawberry, chocolate and caramel sauces

ice cream clown party

Decorate the clown hat first by turning a cone upside down and attaching candy or sprinkles to it using melted marshmallows or frosting. Next, decorate the scoop of ice cream to look like a clown head with M&M eyes, a cherry or candy nose, and a mouth made with a Twizzler string. You can make hair with coconut flakes, nuts or marshmallows. I also like to create a clown collar with a dollop of whipped cream.

ice cream clowns

Some of our ice cream clowns ended up looking more like ice cream aliens, but everyone had a blast making them. This would be an awesome activity for a kid's birthday party since it provides a fun, creative outlet and also results in a tasty treat! santa ice cream clown


Just be sure to put down a table cloth…ice cream clowns can get a little bit messy.


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4 thoughts on “Upside Down Ice Cream Clowns”

  1. Those are so cute & creative! And personally, I think Ice Cream Aliens would be super cute, too 🙂

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