Savoring the taste of a Drumstick ice cream cone couldn't be easier with this deconstructed Drumstick ice cream sundae! Your favorite ice cream is topped with an easy homemade dark chocolate shell, covered in chopped roasted peanuts, and garnished with waffle cone pieces.
Originally I had plans to post one of my favorite steak recipes today. It has a simple marinade consisting of kitchen staples and it's in our weeknight and weekend dinner starting line ups. We love it.
This is not that post. This deconstructed Drumstick ice cream sundae came along this weekend and bossily cut to the front of the line. I had to comply though -- a dessert as tasty and simple (so simple) as this one deserves to be shared ASAP. Plus if it's hot, hot, HOT by you (still no sign of temps lower than 90ºF here), ice cream may be more of a welcome sight than steak. And I love steak.
This ice cream sundae features all of the great flavors of Drumstick ice cream cones, but really can be taken any which way you want.
There are four components to this ice cream sundae:
- Ice cream: Vanilla would be sticking with the classic, but any flavor or variety works.
- Chocolate coating: Also known as homemade magic shell, this impossibly easy, two-ingredient coating hardens within seconds of hitting cold ice cream.
- Peanuts: These are also in keeping with classic Drumstick flavors, but you can certainly omit them.
- Waffle cone: Goes without saying!
Homemade magic shell
Please forgive me as I think I all but missed this train, but homemade magic shell? How easy can it get?? Your choice of chocolate and a bit of coconut oil are melted together and then let to cool at room temperature.
It hardens within a few seconds of being poured over ice cream to deliver the classic Drumstick chocolate coating.
One big benefit to making a homemade version is that you can pick which variety of chocolate to use. Dark chocolate is my pick here! Melting together one cup of chopped up chocolate and two tablespoons of coconut oil will leave you with enough magic shell to top quite a few sundaes, but you don't have to use it all right away.
If you have leftover magic shell, just be sure to store it at room temperature as it will harden if refrigerated.
For another easy ice cream dessert, try an ice cream pie! I'm not a pastry whiz by any means so this is my kind of pie. It's another recipe where you can pick your favorite ice cream...and there's an Oreo cookie crust.
If you're looking for a rich and flavorful homemade ice cream, it's hard to beat double chocolate mint chip. The peppermint extract is not overwhelming and it's not artificially colored.
Drumstick Ice Cream Sundae
- 1 cup chopped chocolate (I used about 5 oz. of 72% dark chocolate)
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil
- 4 cups ice cream of choice
- ½ cup roasted peanuts, chopped (I used unsalted)
- 4 waffle cones
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate and coconut oil. Microwave on half-power in 20-second intervals, stirring after each interval. Once the mixture is smooth, remove and let cool to room temperature (about 5-10 minutes).
- To assemble, scoop ice cream into bowls. Stick half of a waffle cone into ice cream (the bottom portion as-is in one, the remaining waffle cone shards in another, etc.). Pour desired amount of chocolate coating over ice cream and scatter about ½ - 1 tablespoon of peanut pieces over top before the chocolate hardens, which should occur in about 10 seconds. Enjoy!
- Pour desired amount of chocolate coating over ice cream and scatter about 1 tablespoon of peanut pieces over top before the chocolate hardens, which should occur in about 10 seconds. Enjoy!
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Minerva Moser says
Ah, you ALMOST nailed it. I've been doing my "Drumstick Bowl" for years, and I make the waffle cones from scratch. Actually, I don't roll them into the cone shape, just let them cool and harden as a flat wafer, then I break them into inch-sized pieces to spread around the bowl. If you don't do that, they tend to hamper the eating of the ice cream, not wanting to easily break down to bite-sized pieces with a spoon. But everything else looks the same. These are so much more satisfying (and cheaper, ounce for ounce) than the Nestlé product. Nice pictures!
Thank you for the kind words, Minerva! Your version sounds DELICIOUS with homemade waffle cone pieces. Yum.
That chocolate sauce looks so good - drool!
I LOVED drumsticks growing up. This sundae is so refreshing on a hot day! It is perfect for summer. Thanks for a great recipe!
Alyssa, these look phenomenal! I love drumsticks so much but rarely buy them -- I'd love this homemade version SO much more!
Mary Frances says
SO.MUCH.YES. Deconstructed drumsticks? Alyssa, I am so on board with this! The nuts, the chocolate sauce, the ice cream, work it girl!
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel says
These are so adorable!! Drumsticks are such a fun, nostalgic treat! The chocolate shell is the best part, so I'd definitely be pouring a little extra on mine. 😉
haha I can see why these cut to the front of the line! These remind me slightly of the sundaes I used to get from Friendlys as a kid! Love it!
A drumstick - the ice cream kind : ) - sure brings back a lot of memories of childhood. This looks amazing! I have yet to make Magic Shell at home but I'm glad to know it's really that easy! This is a great treat - there's something about the chopped peanuts on top that makes it so good!
Thank you Monica! I have great memories of Drumsticks, too. 🙂
Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen says
These sundaes are so fun! I've got to try that homemade magic shell, too!
Thanks Kristine! It's a little dangerous knowing how easy it is to make!
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
I love drumstick ice creams.. it has been too long since I last had one too - they were my favourite ice cream treat growing up. I love this deconstructed sundae and will definitely have to make it!
They were a favorite of mine too, Thalia. So good - thanks!
Now this is my kind of dessert! I love drumsticks, but this looks so much better. I love that easy chocolate shell too, such a great idea!
I will take ice cream over steak any day!! Those drumstick ice cream cones have always been a favorite of mine but I love your deconstructed version because that means I can eat way more ice cream than what actually fits into the cone 🙂
Haha yes Izzy! The potential for more ice cream gets a thumbs up from me. 🙂
Omg perfection! I love love love the magic shell. So easy. Great post today!
Thank you! xo
I love a bossy ice cream sundae. Seriously though, this looks awesome and perfect for a Monday!
Haha yes it needed to shared. Thanks Sues! Monday's need all the sweetening up possible I think.