How to catch kids’ melting ice cream

Ice cream and frozen pops are perfect summer treats, but their messy ones, too.

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Photo: Tony Lanz

Ice cream and frozen pops are perfect summer treats, but they’re messy ones, too. To corral all those spills, use a couple of paper cupcake liners. Just cut a hole in the centres and insert the base of the cone or stick to catch drips and keep little hands and clothes clean.

Tip: Avoid using coffee filters to catch ice cream drips. Filters are designed to let liquid pass through, so they’re just not up to the task!

A version of this article appeared in our June 2015 issue with the headline, “Catch kids’ melting ice cream,” p. 32.

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