The days of ice cream dripping down your hand may soon be over, thanks to two 14-year olds in the US who have developed Drip Drop – an edible wafer saucer that fits around a cone.
Sam Nassif and Oliver Greenwald created the Drip Drop which is an edible “ring” made out of waffle cone ingredients that protects ice cream drips from getting on people’s hands and clothes.
“About one million trees could be saved each year if the current number of napkins used in ice cream shops is replaced by Drip Drops,” according to the Drip Drop website.
Drip Drop comes in two flavours – chocolate and original. Ice cream shops can put any kind of topping on drip drops, such as sprinkles, chocolate chips, or coconut shavings, Nassif and Greenwald wrote on the website.
“One day we were walking past an ice cream shop in our Denver neighborhood and we saw these two little kids with drippy hands and messy clothes from their ice cream cones. We then noticed how their mom used a handful of napkins to try to clean them up,” they said. It was then, when the boys who were 10 years old at that time came up with the idea of Drip Drop.
Currently the Drip Drop is not available for sale but Nassif and Greenwald are looking to license the design to ice cream cone manufacturers or ice cream shops.