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Chocolate Peanut Drumstick Ice Cream Cones

Easy to customize, make these cones for a summer treat that's delicious and more wholesome that the store bought classics. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Freezing 2 hours
Servings 12 cones
Calories 590kcal
Author Rachel Ballard


  • 12 sugar cones gluten free, homemade or your choice
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream get a good quality one!
  • 1 3/4 cups chocolate chips divided
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup roasted salted peanuts optional


  • Set the waffle cones upright in coffee cups or some other sturdy container. Place the coffee cups on a large cookie sheet and make sure you have room in your freezer for them all to chill standing up. If not, do them in smaller batches. 
  • Melt 3/4 cup chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between until the chocolate melts. 
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon dollops into the bottom of each cone and allow the chocolate to set in the freezer--about 5 minutes should do it. 
  • Set out your ice cream if it's very hard and allow to soften just so you can work with it. Using a small spoon, gently fill the cone with ice cream until you are flush with the top. Use an ice cream scoop or your spoon to mound ice cream on top. 
  • Use your hands to gently "seal" the ice cream to the cone. Return the cones to their coffee cups and chill until very hard--at least one hour. 
  • When you're ready to dip, melt the remaining chocolate chips with the coconut oil in 30 second bursts until melted and smooth. 
  • Finely chop the peanuts and have them nearby. 
  • Working quickly, dip the ice cream into the chocolate making sure to cover the place where the ice cream meets the cone. 
  • Dip in the peanuts and freeze again until sold. One hour more. 
  • To store wrap in parchment paper and store in a zip top bag or air tight container for up to two weeks. 


Calories: 590kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 1.1mg