Homemade Drumsticks Ice Cream Recipe

Meaghan Mountford | The Decorated Cookie

Homemade Drumsticks ice cream is your favorite ice-cream truck treat! Just homemade and served up in a cute jar.

Oh, Drumsticks. The memories you bring of summer as a kid, when you left the house in the morning and only showed up again at dinner. Unless you heard the familiar call of the ice cream truck, clanging out its relentless tune that worked as a magnet for all of the neighborhood kids.

Then you might rush back home and beg for money to get some Drumsticks ice cream (or any other classic frozen treat). Not just an ice cream cone, but an ice cream cone topped with ice cream and perfectly flattened out at the top to hold all of the chocolate coating and peanuts.

Homemade Drumsticks Ice Cream Photo

Do you know why it's called a "Drumstick"? Because the wife of the inventor (I.C. Parker, a manager of a Texan candy company who created the dessert in 1928) thought it looked like a chicken leg.

Homemade Drumsticks Ice Cream Picture

This copycat version, homemade Drumsticks ice cream in a jar, lets you enjoy the tradition any time you like… Made by you in handy, dandy, easy to eat-and-serve jars. These are perfect to have ready in the freezer at any time for summertime parties or just for an everyday treat.

Homemade Drumsticks Ice Cream Image

The chocolate sauce is a mixture of chocolate chips and coconut oil, which makes another copycat recipe: Homemade magic shell. You can also use this sauce for Magic Shell marshmallow pops or as a super-easy chocolate fondue-to-go.

Homemade Drumsticks Ice Cream Pic

Here, I used salted, roasted peanuts, because I like the salty sweet combination. You can also use unsalted, if you prefer. Chop the peanuts with a knife or just briefly pulse in a food processor to speed things along.  

File 1 Homemade Drumsticks Ice Cream

For the ice cream cones pieces (make sure to use the traditional sugar cones), I broke the cones with my hands. The mason jars here are the small ones, the 8-ounces jars with wide mouths. Make as many or as few as you like.

File 2 Homemade Drumsticks Ice Cream

Note the order I placed the ingredients, too. The ice cream is on the bottom, topped next with the peanuts and then the chocolate. This way the chocolate nicely coats both the peanuts and ice cream, but still allows the cone pieces to stick to the top. The cone is on the top to keep the pieces crispier in the freezer.

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Homemade Drumsticks Ice Cream Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 gallon Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts, finely chopped
  • 4 Sugar Ice Cream Cones, broken in pieces


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, place the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave at 70 percent power for 90 seconds. Stir and continue to microwave, if needed, at 15 second intervals until the chips are mostly melted. Stir to use the residual heat to fully melt the chocolate chips.
  2. Scoop vanilla ice cream into a jar to fill about half way. Top with some of the peanuts. Spoon the chocolate mixture over the peanuts. Top with broken ice cream cones.
  3. When all the jars are filled, place in the freezer. Let freeze a few hours and top with lids (option). Keep in the freezer until ready to serve.


  • You’ll need 8 half-pint mason jars to prepare this recipe as directed.


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Author: Meaghan Mountford
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 135 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 237
Calories 481

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g
  Saturated Fat 16g
Sodium 84mg
Total Carbohydrate 49g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 41g
Protein 9g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meaghan Mountford

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Meaghan makes lots of fun and amazing treats on The Decorated Cookie. We're especially excited, because she's making Copycat Desserts for Food Fanatic!

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