Introduction: Drumsticks

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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.