Easy homemade drumsticks taken to a new level with super creamy ice cream loaded with salted caramel, peanut butter, and peanut butter cups. The best drumsticks on the planet!!
C.W. sez: “I was tempted to call these Copycat Drumsticks, but they are so much more than just homemade drumsticks. Maybe, possibly, the best drumsticks/ice cream cones ever.
“When it comes to an ice cream vending machine or the ice cream man, I’ve always been more of a drumstick kid of guy. There’s drumsticks, and then there’s THESE DRUMSTICKS. A little concoction I picked up from a Hoo Doo queen last time I was in New Orleans.”
Basically, the drumsticks starts with a waffle cone. Yes, a waffle cone and not a sugar cone.
Waffle cones don’t break as easily as sugar cones, they’re bigger, meaning more ice cream for me, and they are just so much better than cardboard-tasting sugar cones. Sorry to all the sugar cone lovers out there. You can totally ignore me and still use sugar cones if you want.
Fill the bottoms of the cones with the chocolate, like normal.
Now on to the ice cream… this is where things got really crazy. First off we used the cool whip ice cream combo we posted last week to make the ice cream extra soft and creamy.
If you missed that post, it was basically all about our obsession with cool whip mixed with ice cream. Cool whip added to ice cream creates an extra layer of velvety/fluffy/softness to the ice cream even after it goes back into the freezer. It’s perfect for drumsticks to keep the ice cream soft and fluffy.
Next, jazz up that super creamy, velvety, soft, fluffy ice cream! Every likes a good ol’ vanilla ice cream, but everyone loves an ice cream with all the fixings.
This flavor combo is C.W.’s current obsession: Peanut Butter + Peanut Butter Cups + Salted Caramel. Think peanut butter ice cream with gobs of peanut butter chocolate deliciousness and salted caramel swirls that deepen and emphasize the salty peanuts and comforting flavor. How’s that for a run-on sentence? If that doesn’t bring you over to the dark side, I don’t know what will.
I put some extra hot fudge, salted caramel, and peanuts on top because I’m cool like that, but that’s totally optional.
These are fun to make and even more fun to eat. They are perfect to have in the freezer for summer dinner guests, but they work just as well for Friday night poker games.
Prep time 35 mins
Total time 35 mins
6 waffle or sugar cones
2 cups chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
¼ cup roasted peanuts, finely chopped
For the ice cream:
1 (1/2 gallon) container Vanilla Ice Cream
1 (8 oz) container frozen whipped topping
¼ cup butterscotch sauce (or caramel)
¼ cup creamy peanut butter, melted
1 Tablespoon sea salt
½ cup chopped peanut butter cups
In a small bowl, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together. Stir every 30 seconds.
Spoon 1 teaspoon melted chocolate into the bottom of each cone. Set Aside.
Line a large baking sheet with foil. Make sure the baking sheet will fit in your freezer. Set aside.
Make the ice cream:
In a large bowl, combine ice cream and frozen whipped topping using a rubber spatula or a potato masher. Stir in the butterscotch sauce, warmed peanut butter, and sea salt until no steaks remain.
Fold in the chopped peanut butter cups. Place in freezer for 10-15 minutes until semi-frozen.
To make drumsticks:
Remelt chocolate, if solidified.
Spoon about 1 cup of the ice cream into each of the cones, pushing to the bottom. Spoon melted chocolate over the tops of each cone and sprinkle over chopped peanuts.
Transfer ice cream cones to prepared baking sheet and place into freezer for 2 hours or overnight.
If the cones won’t be eaten immediately, roll them with parchment paper, place in Ziploc freezer bags and place in the freezer. The drumsticks will keep up to one month.