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These homemade drumstick ice cream cones topped with pop rocks are the perfect 4th of July dessert. They are easy to make and the kids love them! 

ice cream cones with Pop Rocks

One of our favorite Summer treats are these Homemade Drumstick Ice Cream With Pop Rocks.

They are easy to make, can be customized to your kids favorite ice cream flavors and are the perfect dessert for fourth of July. My kids call them firework cones. 

The best part about this recipe is you can make them ahead of time! You all know how much I love a good easy recipe. 

Check out some other easy and delicious Summer treat ideas below. 

Summer Treat Ideas:

Here are the best Summer treat ideas for your next backyard BBQ or pool party. 

Lemon Cake With Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Chess Pie With Homemade Whipped Cream

Instant Pot Cheesecake Oreo Cookie Dough

Summer Berry No Bake Cheesecake Tart

Strawberry Shortcake with a Twist

Smores Gelato with Creamy Nutella

Peanut Butter Smores Cookie Bars

Ingredients You Need:

Can you believe you only need 5 ingredients for these drumstick ice cream cones. Here is what you need to make them! 

Sugar Cones: You can also use cake cones for a fun and different twist. 

Vanilla Ice Cream: My kids love the stereotypical vanilla ice cream, but feel free to change it up with your favorite ice cream flavors. You can also fill them with different ice cream flavors to go along with different holidays. A family favorite is pumpkin ice cream with white chocolate candy melts for Thanksgiving or peppermint ice cream with red candy melts for Christmas. 

White Candy Melts: If you can’t find candy melts you can also use white chocolate or dark chocolate. Add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil if you need to use chocolate. This will create the chocolate shell texture. 

Multicolored Sprinkles: This is another place where you can get creative and use colored sprinkles to go along with holidays or even birthday parties. 

Pop Rocks Candy: Pop rocks add a fun and exciting element to the drumstick cones. My kids call them fireworks in their mouths! It’s the perfect addition for Fourth of July. 

How To Make Drumstick Ice Cream Cones With Pop Rocks:

Now let’s jump into the recipe portion! Follow these simple steps to make your drumstick ice cream cones.

If you have trouble coating the ice cream with the melted candy melts spoon the melted candy over the ice cream instead of dipping. Sometimes the candy melts can harden which can make it difficult to coat the ice cream. 

I would love to see your homemade drumstick ice cream cones. Make sure to tag me on instagram @moremomma. 

Drumstick Ice Cream Recipe:

ice cream cones with Pop Rocks
Yield: 2

Ice Cream Pop Rocks Drumsticks

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This no-bake ice cream dessert will become the favorite dessert this summer!


  • 6 sugar cones
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups white chocolate candy melts, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Red Pop rocks
  • 2 tablespoons ted, white and blue sprinkles


    1. Scoop vanilla ice cream into the sugar cones. 
    2. Freeze for 30 minutes if you have time to harden. 
    3. Melt candy melts in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave for another 30 second interval. Stir and repeat one more time. 
    4. Place the sprinkles in a small bowl and open up your pop rocks. 
    5. Dip the cones into the melted candy melts and then dip into the sprinkles. Top with a sprinkling of pop rocks. Freeze until you are ready to serve.


Use any variety of cone shape or flavor.

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