Homemade Drumsticks

homemade drumstick recipeWe had such a good weekend. On Sunday, we decided to take a trip to Richmond. It is only about an hour and half from us, and I was there recently to visit the Sabra Headquarters. When I was there, I knew that I wanted to bring my family back to explore some more. Richmond really has a lot to offer. Great restaurants, beautiful museums, and the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. We went to see the Butterflies LIVE! Exhibit and had such a nice (albeit HOT) afternoon strolling through the gardens. The Children’s Garden is worth the trip all by itself. They have a beautiful tree house, a splash park, and a cottage that I want to move into. The kids loved it, and we will go back soon.

richmond virginiaRemember last week when I made Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream? It was delicious and perfect all on its own, but I wanted to make my husband one of his favorite treats. He loves Drumsticks, and I knew that I could easily make them at home. My mom has been making homemade Magic Shell for as long as I can remember. It is two ingredients, that simple. People ooh and ahh when you serve it to them. It is so easy. Melt one stick butter into a bag of chocolate chips and you have Magic Shell. If it should harden, you can just melt it again over very gentle heat. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for another day. I loved how fun these Drumsticks were, you can make a bunch and keep them in the freezer and pull them out as needed. So fun for summer barbecues. The kids thought that I was the most amazing mom on the planet when I pulled these out of the freezer after dinner.

Next time, I would use regular sugar cones. I sent my husband to the store for cones and he came home with waffle cones, they taste great, but are a bit large. Sugar cones are a better size for kids. If you don’t have jimmies, you could use nuts, mini chips, coconut, anything you want to decorate. Mix and match ice cream flavors, how good would mint chocolate chip be?

homemade magic shell recipeIce cream (I used homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough)
Waffle cones
1 bag chocolate chips
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter (coconut oil works too)
Rainbow jimmies

homemade drumsticksLine a small sheet pan with parchment paper. (Make sure that the pan will fit into your freezer.) Scoop ice cream into cones and lay on parchment. Freeze until firm.

homemade magic shell recipeAdd the butter and chocolate chips to a saucepan.

homemade magic shell recipeMelt over low heat until melted and completely smooth.

homemade drumstick recipeDip frozen cones into melted chocolate.
homemade drumstick recipeLet it set for a few seconds and give it another dip.

homemade drumstick recipeSprinkle with jimmies.

homemade drumstick recipeKeep in freezer until ready to serve.

Homemade Drumsticks

Homemade Drumsticks

Yield: makes as many as you like

Homemade Drumsticks - Drumsticks are my husband's favorite ice cream treat. He likes this homemade version just as much as the ones you buy at the store.


  • Ice cream
  • Waffle cones
  • 1 bag chocolate chips
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • Rainbow jimmies


  1. Line a small sheet pan with parchment paper. (Make sure that the pan will fit into your freezer.) Scoop ice cream into cones and lay on parchment. Freeze until firm.
  2. Add the butter and chocolate chips to a saucepan. Melt over low heat until melted and completely smooth.
  3. Dip frozen cones into melted chocolate. Sprinkle with jimmies. Keep in freezer until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

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This Post Has 38 Comments

  1. steph@stephsbitebybite

    So perfect for these hot summer nights!

    1. bakedbree

      I agree!

  2. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    Genius!!! Would be so special to serve at a child’s birthday party – or any summer party with kids!!!

    1. bakedbree

      I didn’t even think about that, but these would be great for a kid’s birthday party. Good idea!

  3. Tieghan Gerard

    So fun! I love these and must make them for my younger siblings!

    1. bakedbree

      I hope that you do!

  4. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)

    I love this! I just made homemade ice cream too, and bought waffle cones! I love drumsticks but they’re so chemically, it’d be nice to make them totally homemade like this.

    1. bakedbree

      A homemade Drumstick is worth every ounce of (albeit minimal) effort. πŸ™‚

  5. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    Love this so much! I have a feeling I’ll be making a lot of these this summer. Yum πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      I hope you do! Think of the fun combinations you could make…

  6. aimee @ like mother like daughter

    YUM! I love drumsticks and love the idea of making them at home. Great idea!

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks Aimee!

  7. Becca fro, Cookie Jar Treats

    Oh I love the look of the waffle cones! This is such a great idea. I usually have my ice cream in a cup, but these photos make me want to convert to eating it out of a cone πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      lol. I am a cup girl too. But I might make an exception for these.

  8. Kristi

    I love finding good recipes, that look so easy to put together.

  9. Shannon

    What a genius you are! So simple and beautiful to make. I cannot wait to try these. Thanks!

    1. bakedbree

      Genuuis? Probably not, just a girl that likes an ice cream treat. πŸ™‚

  10. Kyra

    I love your photos so much ! would you mind telling me which camera do you use?

    1. bakedbree

      I use a Nikon D800.

  11. Jessica

    Father’s Day treat I’m thinking! Yum!!

    1. bakedbree

      Great idea!!

  12. Heather @ French Press

    just added to these to our summer bucket list

    1. bakedbree

      How fun is that?? Thank you!

  13. Carla @ Carlas Confections

    I love that!! So easy and fun! Drumsticks used to be one of my fave desserts! I definitely need to try this one πŸ˜€

    1. bakedbree

      These were so fun! To make AND eat!

  14. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking

    We were in Richmond for the butterflies too. It was so beautiful!
    These drumsticks are perfect for the summer days we have ahead.

    1. bakedbree

      Do you live around here? I love that garden, we are members, so will be back soon. Next time I will bring suits for the kids so they can splash around.

  15. Sheila @ Sweet Baked Life

    Lovely and I bet they were good too! My husband and son love Drumsticks — so of course, these are on my list to make! πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      They are going to love these! SO easy to make, but so impressive! Don’t tell them how easy they are. πŸ™‚

  16. Kathy

    How awesome! My kids will love these!

  17. Chris

    Great idea! But, a drumstick is not a drumstick without the bit of hardened chocolate goodness at the bottom tip of the cone!

    1. bakedbree

      You could add a spoonful to the bottom if you wanted to.

  18. Michelle

    I would never think about putting butter in chocolate to make a shell unless I was trying to loosen up the chocolate a little bit or add a bit of gloss. May I ask what is she function of the butter here?

    1. bakedbree

      The butter is what makes it harden. Why it works, I don’t know, but it does.

  19. Deena

    This is great! My son has nut allergies so this will be a wonderful treat for him!

    1. bakedbree

      I am so glad! My kids love these!

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