All the flavors of the original, these homemade Drumstick Ice Cream Cones have a third of the ingredients with all the flavor!
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. 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!
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.
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!
- 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)
- Mix together the half and half, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.
- Add to your ice cream maker and freeze according to it's instructions.
- Let the ice cream set up and freeze solid overnight.
- You can also coat the inside of your cone with melted chocolate to be a bit more authentic.
- Scoop some ice cream into your cone 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 the peanuts.
- Dip the ice cream cone upside down into your homemade magic shell and immediately sprinkle with peanuts, the shell will freeze VERY quickly.
- Freeze until you are ready to eat.
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!
How long will they keep in the freezer? I have a party in a couple weeks and would love to make them ahead.
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!
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.
Heavy cream would also work great 🙂
That’s a pretty good copy cat! Yummy! I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s treat!
Totally need to make this for my boys! They would love them!
Oh for the love of yum that looks delicious! They wouldn’t stand a chance around my house…at being eating by anyone but ME! 😀
Haha, I wish I could’ve hoarded them all!
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.
Aww thanks Crystal!
I can not wait to try this. My kids are going to love helping me. It looks so delicious and easy to make.
I let mine help and all I got were fingers in the chocolate! Haha.
This looks so delicious. I have never tried to make my own ice cream before. I will have to try this recipe.
I hope you love it Ann!
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.
I really like drumsticks. Thanks for the recipe to make them at home – especially the chocolate shell part. I can’t wait to try it out.
I sure could go for one of those cones right now. It is so hot outside that I think I am going to melt. A nice, cool Drumstick ice cream cone sure would cool me down.
Ah man, now I need a drumstick! These look great! I bet it would be fun to try different flavors.
I’m already planning more flavors too! I love playing with ice cream flavors and mix-ins!
These ice cream cones look better than the “real” thing! I am sure they taste better too.
Thanks Nicole! I thought they were pretty tasty 🙂
This is awesome! I cannot wait to make some!
Gah! You are making me want some ice cream! Ok, now I’m heading to the grocery store tomorrow.
It’s summer, I think by law you have to enjoy ice cream as much as possible in the summer.
I love the idea of making these at home!! They look amazing drumstick ice cream is one of our favorite frozen treats.
The other half would definitely love these. Maybe I’ll actually get the ice cream maker out before summer is over. 🙂
My other half ate two of them the day I made them!
I’m drooling! I can’t believe how easy that seemed to be to make!
YES! It is super easy, the magic shell is literally 30 seconds of effort and it totally makes it awesome!
Yum! My husband loves drumsticks. He would be amazed if I made my own. Thanks for the recipe.
My pleasure Mistee!
Drumsticks are my favorite cold treat! I never thought to make it on own.
I hope you get to make them and totally love them!
This look so yummy. You did a great job!!
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.
Hope you love them Valerie!
Oh man, I love Drumsticks. I can’t wait to try making my own.
My kids love Drumsticks but they are expensive especially when you have 5 kids, they go fast. I never thought about making them before, great idea!
Yes! Have you seen the prices for one box? Even at Costco? These are SO much less expensive.
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!
Amber I can’t wait to share those too! These are great, but those are totally my favorite recipe of the summer.
What an awesome way to bring back a childhood favorite. It would be so fun to start making these.
These look perfect, plus you can add extra nuts. I always wish they had more!
Yep! I used to think that too!
Congratulations on making the best copycat recipe EVAH! That looks so good!
Haha, thanks Dawn!
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.
Awesome! I hope you love them 🙂
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!
I think a double batch may be necessary! 😉
Drumstick Ice Cream Cones have been one of my favorites since I was in elementary school! I love making copycats of my favorite treats at home!
The ice cream drumsticks are spot on and look amazing. I can’t wait until Friday or the Short Cake Bars.
Thanks Aimee! Me too!
Oh man this sounds delicious! I might have to make some of these for an upcoming bbq!
Thanks Kelsey! I hope it is a huge hit!
Those look SO good. Nothing beats a drumstick on a hot summer day.
mmm! I love dipping something super cold like icecream into melted chocolate and watching it harden. So satisfying haha!
Me too! It is definitely my favorite part 🙂 My toddler thought it was magic!
I love drumstick ice cream cones, but I have never made my own.. Thanks for the recipe.
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! 🙂
Boom shacka lacka! I LOVE drumsticks, so I can’t wait to make the home made variety!
Haha Jennifer you’re awesome!
My boys would love these. They sound awesome.
Well, I guess I know what deliciousness I’ll be making for the family this weekend. Yum!
Hope you love it!
I LOVE this! Drumsticks have been my favorite cones since I was a kid, and I love the idea of making them for myself.
Thanks Stacie 🙂
YUM!!! I’m pinning these! They look amazing!
Thanks for the pin Ruth!
I am so making these!! I have been breaking out the ice cream machine a lot with these temperatures and my daughter will be super impressed with my homemade drumsticks!
Awesome! I hope you love them Kacey!
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?
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.
Oh these are awesome! I love Drumsticks, but cannot believe all the ingredients in them! I’ll definitely keep your recipe on hand! Great!
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.
I loved Drumsticks when I was a kid! It’s wonderful to recreate them without any of the weirder ingredients. 🙂
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 😉