National Ice Cream Cone Day - September 22
Fri, Sep 22, 2023

National Ice Cream Cone Day

National Ice Cream Cone Day is the answer to everyone who does not know how to eat ice cream without getting their hands dirty. The answer is extremely simple – an ice cream cone. Before the advent of this delicacy, many associated ice cream with a mess – dirty hands, clothes, and faces. The cone solution is simple, and at the same time, tasty. It is even surprising why it took so many decades for confectioners to think of it.


It is noteworthy that waffle cones were already known in 1825; there are entries about them in a French cookbook. It is believed they were invented by immigrants from Italy who came to England in the early 19th century. According to some reports, ice cream in cones was eaten in Germany in the 19th century, but such cases were rare, since the delicacy was served mainly in special dishes. September 22, 1903, is considered the official birthday of the waffle cone. On this day, Italo Marchioni, an ice cream seller, patented his invention. It has since become National Ice Cream Day.

Interesting Facts

  • The main type of cone is waffle cones with a flat bottom so that the treat can be placed like a cup. There are also sand and sugar cones.
  • The ice cream cone gives an extra flavor to the ice cream. For example, a chocolate dessert pairs perfectly with a vanilla cone.
  • Buying a dessert in a cone; you protect the environment, because you do not use plastic cups.

How to take part

Make ice cream yourself. If you have an ice cream maker, the process is simple, but it can be prepared even without this. Eat your favorite treat; it does not have to be an ice cream cone. Organize a party with a cool treat, invite your friends, and have fun from the heart.

When is National Ice Cream Cone Day in 2023?

National Ice Cream Cone Day is observed on September 22 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday September 22 2023
Sunday September 22 2024
Monday September 22 2025
Tuesday September 22 2026

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