Homemade Ice Cream Drumsticks

Homemade Ice Cream Drumsticks by Wood and Spoon blog. Learn how to make novelty ice cream treats with chocolate magic shell filling, ice cream scoops of choice, and a wide variety of unique toppings! The recipe is make ahead and perfect for summer treats, kids parties, and poolside desserts. Learn how to make a DIY version of these grocery store faves on

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These homemade ice cream drumsticks have ice cream centers, a chocolate outer shell, and a number of delicious adaptable toppings! Get creative to come up with your own!


  • One (5 ounce) box sugar cones (One box usually has 12, but count on a few being broken!)
  • 11/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons firm coconut oil (not liquid!)
  • 1 quart ice cream of your desired flavor (I used Neapolitan and Mint Chip!)
  • ½ cup hot fudge sauce (If desired)
  • 11/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons firm coconut oil (not liquid!)
  • Toppings of choice- salted nuts, sprinkles, crushed cookies, mini candies, peppermints, etc


  1. Find a few heavy-bottomed rocks glasses or mugs that you can prep your drumsticks in and place them on a small baking sheet. Make sure this will fit comfortably in your freezer. Place the cones in the cups (I fit about 3 per rocks glass) and pop in the freezer briefly while you melt down your magic shell topping.

    Combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in microwave for 20 second increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate has melted. Once completely melted, use a soup spoon to drizzle just enough chocolate mixture into each cone, swirling it around the inside to coat every bit of the cone. Pour out any excess. And repeat with the remaining cones. Pop in the freezer to firm up briefly, about 5-10 minutes. Remove your ice cream from the freezer to soften a bit if needed. Use a spoon to scoop out small scoops of ice cream and smear into the cone. Push down gently to make sure the ice cream goes to the bottom. If desired, leave a small divet in each cone to fill with hot fudge sauce. Just spoon a bit of the chill mixture into the top of the cones and level off. Repeat with the remaining cones and freeze to firm a bit, about 30 minutes to an hour. Remove from the freezer and use a large cookie scoop or an ice cream scoop to scoop spheres of ice cream on top of each cone. Press down gently to make sure they adhere to the cone. Allow to freeze up for another 30 minutes to an hour.

  3. When ready to finish your drumsticks, gently reheat and stir your remaining magic shell topping if needed and prepare your toppings. I put toppings in little shallow bowls so I could dip the cones in them. Keep in mind that the magic shell firms up fast, so be ready to move quick! Dip the frozen ice cream on top of each cone into the magic shell topping and sprinkle immediately with the toppings of your choice. Replace back to the cups they were standing up in and put back in freezer. I like to work in batches of three so that the ice cream cones don’t melt. Re-freeze for another 30 minutes or eat immediately! If not eaten within a day of preparing, freeze briefly and then store in a covered container to prevent freezer smells or burns. Enjoy!