Introduction: Drumsticks

Just in time for summer, an easy recipe for making your very own Drumstick style ice cream cones - also known in some parts as Cornettos!

You can customize these special treats to suit anyone's tastes. My favorite is half mint chip / half cookies + cream, topped with chocolate and chopped nuts! What will yours be?

Step 1: Ingredients

To make these tasty treats, round up the following:

  • Ice cream cones
  • Ice cream in your favorite flavors
  • 2 bottles magic shell or make your own! - covers 6-9 cones
  • Nuts (opt.)


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Step 3: Prepare Your Cones

Nestle's Drumsticks have a delicious chocolate-coated sugar cone.

  • Drizzle Magic Shell into the cones and swirling to coat.
  • For an extra treat, add a maraschino cherry or frozen berry to the bottom of the cone
  • Pop 'em in the freezer for a good 10 minutes.
  • While you're waiting, take the ice cream out of the freezer to let it soften up.

Step 4: Make the Magical Innards

Drumsticks sometimes have a mysterious, magical chocolate center! They didn't when I was a kid, but I fully support this new addition.

To make our chocolatey guts, we'll need:
  • Wax or parchment paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pencil, pen, chopstick or something similar in shape.

Make small cones with the wax paper around your pencil and tape.

Fill the paper cones with Magic Shell and freeze!

Step 5: Fill With Ice Cream

By the time your ice cream is nice and melty, all of the stuff in the freezer should be ready!

I recommend doing this in a different order than is illustrated, so try to keep up here. Do as I say, not as I did.

  • Wrap your cones in wax paper, and cut tops to about 2" above the edge of the cone. (I made a template so I could cut 6 at a time.)
  • Fill cones with melty ice cream up to the top of the cone.
  • Unwrap the chocolate spears you made and place them in the cones
  • Top off the cones with remaining ice cream to within 1/2" of the wax paper

Return to freezer for a few minutes

Step 6: Top Off

If you're topping with nuts, make sure they're finely crushed.
  • Place nuts in a plastic bag
  • Smash with a hammer

Remove cones from freezer.

  • Pour a small amount of Magic Shell on top of the cones. Quickly add chopped nuts (now that the ice cream's refrozen, the magic shell will set up quickly!)
  • Alternatively, leave the cones in the freezer until very firm, remove wax paper and dip the entire top of the cone into a bowl of magic shell and sprinkle with chopped nuts.

Wrap in decorative paper for extra wow! These make awesome party treats.



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    My problem with melting the ice cream is that when you re-freeze them you get bigger crystals, defeating the purpose of the more-expensive ice cream (which has smaller crystals and is smoother). So I'd skip the expensive stuff myself and just get tasty but cheap ones.

    Don't melt them THAT much! Just enough to be soft to mold

    So COOL!!!!! My fav ice cream treat!

    Dang, and here I was looking for the recipe for the cone! oh well

    me too...

    How much you paid for all this staff , Sugar cones,Magic Shell, Ice-cream, and nuts?

    May be better to buy box of drumsticks in Costco? )))

    do you have to use peanuts

    she uses peanuts cuz she likes them. i will use pecans {or other actual nuts}, cuz i don't care for peanuts @ all. walnuts are great, but might be a bit over-powering. :^)

    They look absolutely perfect!

    I came here looking to make drumsticks for my drum kit...