Tuesday, August 18, 2009


So I decided to go ahead and try to make some Drumsticks. They took a little more time than I thought they would with having to put them back in the freezer a couple times, but ooohhh are they worth it. They are just like the kind you buy in the store. Iris helped me. I think it would be a fun family activity. I took pictures as I was making them so I will give you the play-by-play.

First, the ingredients. Get some nice waffle cones like these. These are the store brand and were $2 cheaper. I bought a pack of 12 because I knew we had a lot of ice cream at home and would have enough for 12. Nothing to do with the fact that I would then have 12 Drumsticks.

Next is the Magic Shell chocolate. I was hoping there would be a store brand one of these but this was all there was. There was a recipe to make your own HERE, but I wanted to keep it as simple as possible. Plus, this one was S'more flavored! I couldn't pass that up.

I chose to put nuts on mine and make it more like a Drumstick. It's totally optional. I like the honey roasted ones so that's what I got and these were surprisingly cheaper than the store brand.

And of course the star of the show, ice cream!! We are usually pretty good about having a tub of this in the house. Okay right now we have two tubs. We really like ice cream. And this kind just so happens to be my favorite kind.

I poked holes in the bottom of an egg carton and used that to keep the cones upright. Worked great considering I had a dozen cones. Iris thought it was pretty fun putting the cones in there for me. She kept saying, "Hep oou Mommy" which translates into "Help you Mommy". She loves to help.

Now after shaking up the Magic Shell bottle really well, (also something fun for Iris to help with) you pour it in the shell and swirl it around so that it coats the whole inside. The S'more flavored kind has little chunks of graham cracker in it so it wasn't smooth but that doesn't really matter anyways.

Then you put them in the freezer to harden the chocolate. You can also get the ice cream out to soften up a little bit. This would be a good time to cut out the wax paper. Once I figured out the size and shape I folded the wax paper over a couple times to cut a bunch at once.

I chopped the nuts during this time, too. Iris tried but just ended up putting her hand on top of mine and pushed down while I did. Good thing I got the big jar because I ate a lot of these while chopping. I don't really like nuts too much, but these are REALLY good. Plus, the extra I threw in a bag with Craisins and chocolate chips for some homemade trail mix.

Donevan was giving words of encouragment while munching on Cheerios.

Now wrap each cone in wax paper and tape it. You want to have like two inches sticking above the cone.

Then fill 'er up with the good stuff. Leave room for more chocolate and nuts on the top. I popped them back into the freezer at this point because the ice cream was really soft and I wanted it to harden back up.

In the the other tutorial they had you make a core with more of the Magic Shell, but I like the Drumsticks with the soft carmel or chocolate, so I improvised. I took a straw and hollowed out the center a little bit.

Then I just drizzled the topping in. Some carmel, some chocolate syrup. Then back into the freezer again.

Once the ice cream is nice and hard again, pour on some more Magic Shell and immediately sprinkle the nuts on. Then of course, back into the freezer. It was really hard for me to wait until Evan got home to eat one. And of course when I did, I didn't take any pictures, so I'll take some pictures of the next one I eat.

Because I will be eating more.


Sadie said...

Ummm... yum!! Can I come over and have one? That looks so fun and not too hard either. I want one right now!!!

Adam and Shari Crawford said...

Wow, that looks good! Great summer day activity

Lindsay said...

oh my YUM. what the crap? why didn't you make me any? :) oh and i like the new blog look.. it's hip.

Jacob and Emily said...

Holy cow! I'm totally going to do this! i loved the play by play.

Traci Bulkley said...

Thanks for posting! Bailee and I made some the other day and loved them. Yours looked way nicer than ours, so we'll have to practice some more. :)