It's been a few years since we tried our hand at decorating ice cream cone clowns. If you haven't tried them yet, let me encourage you to add them to your summer fun list. They're messy and imperfect, but super simple, and a lot of fun to make (and to eat).
To get started, clear a flat spot in your freezer, with enough "headroom" for the cones.
Cover a cookie sheet with tinfoil (anything to help reduce the washing up is a plus).
Place flat cookies of your choosing (we went with a soft chocolate cookie this time, but have made our own sugar cookies in the past) onto the cookie sheet.
Scoop ice cream onto the cookies...
...top with cones, and place into the freezer for a few hours, or until the ice cream has had a chance to harden back up.
Prepare your decorating paraphernalia (maraschino cherries, marshmallows, chocolate chips, candies, sprinkles, frosting, whipped cream, etc.) and pull the cones back out of the freezer.
Move each cookie/cone onto a plate for decorating, and have at it. Just remember, it's dessert - not a work of art - so have fun, and don't worry about perfection.
Pop the decorated clowns back into the freezer to firm up once again.
Serve, and enjoy.