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Homemade Ice Cream Drumstick Recipe

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As a child, one of my favorite ice cream truck treats was the Drumstick. I loved the classic combination of vanilla ice cream, hard chocolate shell, and crunchy waffle cone. The Drumstick has always reminded me of Summer, so when I came across this recipe for a homemade take on the frozen dessert, I decided it would be perfect to serve at a Memorial Day barbecue. To prevent the ice cream from seeping out of the bottom, the cones are stuffed with malt balls. How clever is that? Get the recipe, which must be made in advance, when you


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Homemade Ice Cream Drumstick Recipe 2010-05-25 15:01:00


  1. 6 waffle cones
  2. 1 cup malted milk balls, plus 6 more for the cones
  3. 4 large chocolate-covered peanut butter cups, chopped
  4. 2 quarts vanilla and/or chocolate ice cream
  5. 1/4 cup chocolate fudge sauce
  6. 5 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  7. 1 ounce milk chocolate, chopped
  8. 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  9. 1 1/2 tablespoons corn syrup or agave syrup
  10. 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, finely chopped


  1. Place a stainless steel bowl in the freezer to chill, about 20 minutes.
  2. Set 6 tall glasses on a baking sheet and put a cone in each. Drop a malted milk ball into each cone.
  3. Roughly chop the remaining malted milk balls and put in the cold bowl with the peanut-butter-cup pieces and ice cream. Use a metal spoon to smash and stir the candies into the ice cream, working quickly to keep it from melting.
  4. Press 1 small scoop of the candy ice cream into each cone. Dot with a heaping teaspoon of fudge sauce and top with 2 generous scoops of the candy ice cream. Freeze the cones (in the glasses) until firm, about 2 hours.
  5. Meanwhile, melt the semisweet and milk chocolate with the butter and corn syrup in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water (do not let the bowl touch the water), stirring until smooth. Remove the bowl from the saucepan and let sit until the chocolate is cool but still pourable, about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the cones from the glasses and dip the ice cream into the chocolate, swirling to coat. Immediately sprinkle the peanuts over the chocolate; place the cones upright in the glasses and freeze until the chocolate shell is set, at least 1 hour or overnight. Be sure to freeze each cone upright in a tall glass to keep the chocolate shell intact.

Makes 6.

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