Classic Drumstick Ice Cream Cones (Copycat)

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All the flavors of the original, these homemade Drumstick Ice Cream Cones have a third of the ingredients with all the flavor!

All the flavors of the original, with a third of the number of ingredients! Homemade delicious vanilla ice cream, dipped in homemade chocolate magic shell and topped with crushed peanuts.Homemade delicious vanilla ice cream, dipped in homemade chocolate magic shell and topped with crushed peanuts. Summer has officially started to wane which usually means the ice cream machine is going to start slowing down it’s non-stop cycle. Every year we try out new flavors, this year we experimented more with toppings and coatings like Salted Caramel Sauce and Klondike Ice Cream Bars. Today we make the second of my three favorite ice cream memories as a kid. The first was the Klondike Ice Cream Bars, and the third is coming soon, Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars. I absolutely love re-creating all my favorite foods, childhood memories are no exception.

The best part about copycat recipes are that you can edit them to your tastes. More often than not the original recipes are loaded with fat, sugar or salt that you may not really need. More often than not they have chemicals you can’t pronounce in them and have preservatives that make them edible for 12+ months. These drumsticks are a perfect example of exactly of all of that. The original has 45+ ingredients and my recreation has 10 ingredients not counting the cone (my organic cones have 5 ingredients) for a total of 15 ingredients that you can pronounce. 🙂

We start by making the vanilla ice cream. Mix together the half and half, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Add to your ice cream maker and freeze according to it’s instructions. All the flavors of the original, with a third of the number of ingredients! Homemade delicious vanilla ice cream, dipped in homemade chocolate magic shell and topped with crushed peanuts.Let the ice cream set up and freeze solid overnight.

Scoop some ice cream into your cone (you can also coat the inside of your cone with melted chocolate to be a bit more authentic. I threw some chocolate mini chips and sprinkles inside of ours) and level it off, then top it with a large rounded scoop. Refreeze.

Melt chocolate and coconut oil in microwave together in 30 second increments. You want it barely melted and mixed so it won’t take too long to cool down. In the meantime chop up some peanuts. We’re ready to dip now! All the flavors of the original, with a third of the number of ingredients! Homemade delicious vanilla ice cream, dipped in homemade chocolate magic shell and topped with crushed peanuts.

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Dip the ice cream cone upside down into your homemade magic shell and immediately sprinkle with peanuts. At this point I froze them again for just a few minutes.

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Enjoy! And please check back in on Friday for these beauties! Homemade, all natural and 100% nostalgic, these Strawberry Shortcake Bars taste JUST like the original!Strawberry Shortcake

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Drumstick Ice Cream Cones (Copycat)

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
All the flavors of the original, with 1/4 the number of ingredients! Homemade delicious vanilla ice cream, dipped in homemade chocolate magic shell and topped with crushed peanuts.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups half-and-half
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate disks
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons peanuts
  • 8 waffle cones (I use Let's Do Organic Ice Cream Cones)

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Mix together the half and half, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.
  2. Add to your ice cream maker and freeze according to it's instructions.
  3. Let the ice cream set up and freeze solid overnight.
  4. You can also coat the inside of your cone with melted chocolate to be a bit more authentic.
  5. Scoop some ice cream into your cone and level it off, then top it with a large rounded scoop. Refreeze.
  6. Melt chocolate and coconut oil in microwave together in 30 second increments.
  7. You want it barely melted and mixed so it won't take too long to cool down.
  8. In the meantime chop up the peanuts.
  9. Dip the ice cream cone upside down into your homemade magic shell and immediately sprinkle with peanuts, the shell will freeze VERY quickly.
  10. Freeze until you are ready to eat.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Amount per serving: calories

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Dinner then Dessert TIPS So many easy variations here! All different flavors of ice cream, different fillings like peanut butter or speculoos (OMG can you imagine?). For toppings you could do rainbow sprinkles, oreo crumbs, freeze dried fruit…the world is your oyster now that you’ve ditched the pre-made variety!All the flavors of the original, with a third of the number of ingredients! Homemade delicious vanilla ice cream, dipped in homemade chocolate magic shell and topped with crushed peanuts.

All the flavors of the original, with 1/4 the number of ingredients! Homemade delicious vanilla ice cream, dipped in homemade chocolate magic shell and topped with crushed peanuts.

All the flavors of the original, with 1/4 the number of ingredients! Homemade delicious vanilla ice cream, dipped in homemade chocolate magic shell and topped with crushed peanuts.

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  1. I loved Drumsticks when I was a kid! It’s wonderful to recreate them without any of the weirder ingredients. 🙂

    1. Thanks Katie! I love that too, but also that I can play with ingredients and make new flavors. I already have a banana split flavor I’m testing out 😉

    1. When I looked up the ingredients for it I was pretty shocked. You never really think to look at that stuff as a kid. Now I find myself googling words I can’t pronounce just to know if it is the same stuff they put in yoga mats. Can you tell I’ve read too many articles about why McDonald’s fries are bad for you? Haha.

  2. I really need to get an ice cream maker because all of these ice cream treats sound amazing!! Do you mind letting me know which one you use?

    1. I’m sure you would expect nothing less but I actually have three different ones. The one I used here is a Delonghi self cooling machine (from Williams Sonoma about 2 years ago, but $$$$), I also routinely use the Cuisinart one that is in my Amazon Store under Behind the Scenes, then Tools. Lastly I have the attachment for my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. Of the three my favorite is the first one but only because there is no freezing a bowl ahead of time. The Cuisinart one would be the one I would recommend if you just want to start out with a few ice creams.

  3. I LOVE this! Drumsticks have been my favorite cones since I was a kid, and I love the idea of making them for myself.

  4. If we had a an ice cream maker I would be all over this! I love homemade ice cream and drumsticks are high on my list of favorite ice creams! If I get an ice cream maker I will be making this! 🙂

  5. I love sweets and this looks so amazing. I can’t wait to try it, but I’ll have to make enough for my family too since these will go quickly!

  6. Well consider my mind BLOWN! This looks amazing and I can not wait to try it. Drumsticks are one of my favorite ice cream treats.

  7. My kids are always begging for Drumstick ice cream cones! This is brilliant!
    And man I definitely have to come back for those Strawberry Shortcake Bars ! Those look amazing too!

    1. Amber I can’t wait to share those too! These are great, but those are totally my favorite recipe of the summer.

  8. Drumsticks are one of my favorite desserts to eat when it is hot outside. These are perfect. I can’t wait to make them myself.

  9. This looks good and like trouble at the same time. I’m afraid if I make one I won’t stop making them. Love this.

  10. This looks so delicious. I have never tried to make my own ice cream before. I will have to try this recipe.

  11. You’re bringing back such great summer memories with this recipe. I would love to make my own & makes some new memories with my family.

  12. Thank u so much but I have a little problem. What can I use to substitute half and half,the store close to my house don’t have it and also for those that don’t have the ice cream maker what’s the next alternative and also how to make the homemade drumstick cone.thanks once again and pls reply. So that I can start off immediately cos I can’t wait to try this.

    1. You really can’t make them too much ahead of time. My suggestion would be about 2-3 days. The problem in that our freezers don’t get as cold as the ones at the factories so the cones might end up getting soggy if sitting too long in the freezer. Hopefully this helps!