DIY: Homemade Drumsticks

A homemade version of the popular ice cream treat - a chocolate-coated sugar cone is filled with fudge and vanilla ice cream, dipped in chocolate and rolled in peanuts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Servings 12 cones
Calories 385 kcal
Author Michelle


US Customary - Metric


  1. Place the sugar cones in the freezer for at least 1 hour. Coat the insides of each cone with magic shell topping by spooning some of the coating inside the cone, then quickly swirling it around the inside (see video above). Place upright in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Spoon 1 teaspoon hot fudge into the bottom of each cone. Then, fill the cone with vanilla ice cream and add a small scoop on top, using an offset spatula to smooth the scoop into a round ball. Return to the freezer for at least 1 hour.
  3. Place the magic shell into a tall, narrow container. Working with one cone at a time, quickly dip the top of each one into the magic shell, letting any excess drip off and immediately returning it to its holder. Once all of the cones have been dipped, return to the freezer for 15 minutes.
  4. Repeat the dipping process, this time sprinkling with chopped peanuts immediately after dipping. Return to the freezer for at least 15 minutes before serving. Once they are set, you can transfer the drumsticks to a gallon size ziploc freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
DIY: Homemade Drumsticks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 194mg 8%
Potassium 370mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 29g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 17.2%
Iron 5.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.