Early on after my son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I learned of a fun and easy lower-carb treat to whip up: whipped cream cones! Essentially whip cream just replaces the ice cream for a dessert that definitely gives you a treat fix, without all of the carbs found in regular ice cream. For Valentine’s Day this year, I’m making them a little “heartier” and healthier by using pink cones and adding all our favorite red fruits — cut into heart shapes, naturally. These are so tasty, we really don’t even miss the ice cream!

Nutritional Information

Serves: 1

Serving Size: 1 filled cone

  • Calories: 102
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Total Fat: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 20g

Dietary Info Facts


  • 1 pink cake ice cream cone
  • 3 medium strawberries, sliced in half
  • 5 raspberries, sliced in half
  • 1 small watermelon wedge
  • 2 maraschino cherries
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds
  • 4 tablespoons extra creamy dairy whipped topping
  • 3 toothpicks

How To Make It

  1. Place strawberries, raspberries, and watermelon on a cutting board. Using a very small heart-shaped cookie cutter (or a knife), cut out heart shapes from each. Thread several heart pieces onto each toothpick.
  2. Spoon alternating layers of whipped topping and remaining fruit into the ice cream cone (reserving 1 cherry). Once you get to the top of the cone, add a final, thicker layer of fruit. Top with whipped topping and the remaining cherry.
  3. Place the toothpicks (with the heart-shaped fruit) into the edge of the cone. Serve immediately.

Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.