SpongeBob comes across a puddle of strawberry ice cream. He sees that Patrick caused the puddle by eating his ice cream cone too sloppily. SpongeBob yells at him, and to make up for his "crime," Patrick becomes SpongeBob's deputy.
He wears the waffle cone on his head for the rest of the episode.
SpongeBob tries to order a strawberry ice cream cone from the ice cream stand run by Lou at Goo Lagoon. However, people keep cutting him in line. Once he finally gets his chance to order one, they are all out.
A little later, Plankton is seen crying on the bench because he has two ice cream cones when he only wanted one, so SpongeBob agrees to eat one of them for him. Afterwards, Plankton manipulates SpongeBob by forcing the giant eel who stole his ice cream to give it back, using harsh and intimidating speech to do so. This causes the eel to cry, throw the ice cream at him, and run off in tears.
After SpongeBob notices that Squidward's outdoor chair is occupied by a pistachio ice cream cone, which was thrown out by a kid who did not want it, he concludes that Mr. Magic's Magical Kit turned Squidward into an ice cream cone. Although, in reality, Squidward had just left town to take a vacation.
Patrick orders himself and SpongeBob Dill Pickle Swirl ice cream with extra bacon bits and mustard, but SpongeBob is revealed not to like these as he much prefers vanilla, leading SpongeBob to think that his best friend does not know anything about him.
SpongeBob and Patrick persistently trade bowls of strawberry ice cream since Patrick thinks that SpongeBob has more due to his bowl being bigger. Patrick then selfishly eats both of the dishes, deeming it fair since he cannot decide which one has more ice cream.
A little later, SpongeBob and Patrick order strawberry ice cream from Sandy. Patrick promises to give SpongeBob his cone if he gives him a foot massage first. While SpongeBob reluctantly does so, the ice cream starts dripping in the process, so Patrick tries to prevent this by eating the cone, much to SpongeBob's anger.
Patrick eats ice cream out of his belly button while being given a ride by Coupe, and eats a strawberry ice cream while riding him as a kiddie ride outside of the Krusty Krab at the end of the episode.
SpongeBob orders a triple Krabby Patty with five scoops of ice cream to throw on Coupe in an attempt to free himself. Patrick then lifts Coupe up and licks the ice cream dripping off of him.
Mr. Krabs steals a strawberry ice cream sandwich out of Squidward's handbag and eats some of it. As Mr. Krabs goes inside a machine to separate himself from his shell, the ice cream starts dripping. SpongeBob then walks into the office and thinks that Mr. Krabs died because the melted strawberry ice cream looks similar in color to him. It is at this moment revealed that he was just exiting his shell.