Dairy-Free Drumstick Ice Cream Cones (aka Nutty Buddies Copycat)
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The beauty of making your own novelties is that you can choose whatever dairy-free ice cream you want for the filling. Please note that the Prep time is hands-on time only. Allow time for freezing as you make them.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 dairy-free drumsticks
  1. Melt the dairy-free chocolate chips using Alisa's method. Whisk in the coconut oil.
  2. Remove the ice cream from the freezer to let it soften.
  3. Lay the ice cream cones on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Use the cardboard inserts from the box of cones to slightly prop up the tops of the cones. (See photos)
  4. Drizzle approximately 2 teaspoons of chocolate into the tips of the cones.
  5. Freeze the cones for 2 to 3 minutes to let the chocolate harden.
  6. Quickly divide one pint of softened ice cream among 4 cones.
  7. Repeat with the remaining two pints of ice cream and remaining 8 cones.
  8. If the ice cream in the cones begins to melt while you are filling them, put the sheet pan of cones back in the freezer for a few minutes. You can fill one cone at a time and place them in the freezer one by one if you would like, but I found it easier to fill them all at once.
  9. Let the cones freeze for at least one hour.
  10. Re-melt the remaining chocolate if necessary, and remove the cones from the freezer.
  11. Use a silicone pastry brush to paint the chocolate on the tops of the cones and down the sides of the cones about 1 inch. (I actually found it easiest to paint the cone edge first then the tops of the cones, but you can try both ways to see what you think.)
  12. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on the top of each cone as soon as you finish painting it with chocolate. I found it easiest to gently press the peanuts into the tops with the palm of my hand.
  13. Freeze the cones for at least 15 to 30 minutes before serving.
  14. Store any remaining cones in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-drumstick-ice-cream-cones