Old Fashioned Marshmallow Filled Ice Cream Cones |  Mini cones filled with the best homemade marshmallow filling you will ever taste.  Styled to look just like the ones you grew up eating in the 70’s or earlier!  These retro sweet treats make the perfect fun party treat.

Old Fashioned Marshmallow Filled Ice Cream Cones

I wanted the cones to reflect the colors of my party so I used Color Mist by Wilton to give them a little color.  That way I could have multiple colors.  I treated the color mist like I would spray paint and used a box to protect my counter.

Old Fashioned Marshmallow Filled Ice Cream ConesFor decorating the top of the cone, dip the top into clear piping gel or melted white candy melts and into a bowl of sprinkles.  Set aside to dry.

Old Fashioned Marshmallow Filled Ice Cream Cones

COLOR OPTION:  Use Color Mist to give the cones a hint of color.

Old Fashioned Marshmallow Filled Ice Cream ConesOld Fashioned Marshmallow Filled Ice Cream Cones

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Old Fashioned Marshmallow Filled Ice Cream Cones

A little history behind marshmallows:  Marshmallow Products (Marpro) was founded in 1936 by John V. Arbino, a tailor. During the Great Depression, Mr. Arbino observed that while people did not always have money for tailor-made clothes, they did always seem to have pennies for candy! So, with that in mind, Mr. Arbino bought a beater and started into the marshmallow candy business – making clothes during the day and marshmallow treats at night.

He made everything he could think of out of marshmallow and on Saturdays he would load up his car and put his products onto city grocery store shelves on consignment. So long as an item sold, he continued to make it. In January of 1964, the founder was succeeded by his son, Jack. The business continued to grow and prosper.

By the mid-1970’s it was evident that the company’s future was the Marshmallow-Filled Ice Cream Cone. All other items were discontinued as the company modernized its equipment and dedicated its resources to the manufacture of this unique item.

To this day, the formulas and recipes for the marshmallow filling and the cone remain the same as they were 70 years ago and many of the original customers who ate them as kids now enjoy sharing Marshmallow Cones – and their memories – with their grandchildren! This history lesson is provided BY OldTimeCandy.com

Here is what the original Marshmallow Filled Ice Cream Cones look like

Old Fashioned Marshmallow Filled Ice Cream Cones



  • 5 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup, divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon clear vanilla

For the Cornstarch Mixture

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar


Before beginning I recommend getting your piping bag ready and the cones ready.  I found it was easiest to insert the cones into a container (baking pan) filled with rice.  This kept them upright to make drying easy.  You can color the marshmallow mixture but then you're restricted to only one color.  Instead I used Wilton Color Mist.  I treated the mist like it was spray paint and made a spray box.  That just means I used a box to color the cones.  It helped with containing the spray from getting all over the kitchen counter.

Whisk together in a small bowl the gelatin and cold water.  Let stand 5 minutes or until the gelatin has absorbed the liquid.

In a medium saucepan combine sugar 1/4 cup corn syrup, water and salt.  Insert a candy thermometer.  Over medium high heat bring to a boil.  Meanwhile, pour the remaining 1/4 cup corn syrup in a large mixing bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.  Heat the gelatin in the microwave until melted (about 30 seconds).  Pour into the mixing bowl with the corn syrup.  Turn mixer on low and keep it stirring until the sugar syrup is ready.

When the syrup reaches 240° (soft ball stage), slowly pour the syrup into the mixer bowl,  Increase the speed to medium and beat 5 minutes, then increase to medium high and beat 5 more minutes, Finally, increase to the highest speed and beat 1-2 minutes, add vanilla then beat again to 1-2 minutes.  The mixture should be opaque and tripled in volume.

Pour into a large piping bag fitted with a #867 French Star tip.  This is the tip I used, you are free to use whatever you have or can find at your local bakery supply store.  Pipe into cones making a fun swirl at the top.  Insert into the rice,  Color with color mist, place in rice to dry (about an hour).  Sprinkle with cornstarch mixture.

For the Cornstarch Mixture:

In a small bowl whisk together the cornstarch and confectioners' sugar.  Use a fine sieve to sprinkle over marshmallow mixture.

Recipe Notes




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Old Fashioned Marshmallow Filled Ice Cream Cones — 5 Comments

  1. Hi! I was wondering, would I be able to make these a day in advance for a party? Would they hold their shape and stay fresh for 24 hours? Thanks!

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