Drumstick Ice Cream Cake


This Drumstick Ice Cream Cake serves up the classic flavors of waffle cone, vanilla ice cream, chocolate and peanuts—all without gluten or dairy!

A summer classic recreated and made gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan thanks to So Delicious Dairy Free Cashew Milk Frozen Dessert.

This Drumstick Ice Cream Cake was a 2016 grand prize winner in the Raise A Pint Event & Recipe Contest with So Delicious.

With over one million Facebook likes, the proof is in the ice cream that Drumsticks are one of America’s favorite ice cream novelties. And really, how could it not be?

How can a combination of a sweet and crispy waffle cone, crackle-top chocolate, roasted peanuts and vanilla ice cream be beat? It’s literally a sundae in a cone and a treat that no one should be deprived of—not even our gluten- and dairy-free friends.

A summer classic recreated and made gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan thanks to So Delicious Dairy Free Cashew Milk Frozen Dessert.

A Classic Made Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

Thanks too So Delicious Dairy Free Very Vanilla Cashewmilk Frozen Dessert, Let’s Go … Gluten-Free Waffle Cones and Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Chips, this festive and decadent Drumstick Ice Cream Cake provided my gluten-free and dairy-free son with his first taste of the flavors found in the classic Drumstick. You should have seen the smile that spread across his face. I hope you like it as much as he did!

The Drumstick Ice Cream Cake — A summer classic recreated and made gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan thanks to So Delicious Dairy Free Cashew Milk Frozen Dessert.

Ice-Screaming for More Recipes?

If this Drumstick Ice Cream Cake leaves you ice-screaming for more cool and creamy recipes, be sure to follow this summer’s Go Dairy Free Recipe ContestGo Dairy Free—the world’s most-visited dairy-free website—and So Delicious Dairy Free have challenged 21 bloggers, authors and recipe developers to create frozen treats using So Delicious Coconut Milk Frozen Desserts and Cashew Milk Frozen Desserts. All contest entries are dairy-free, most (if not all) are vegan and many are gluten-free. If you follow #RaiseAPint on Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram, you won’t miss a drool-worthy treat or the chance to vote for your favorite! All recipes will be unveiled by July 24th, at which point the voting will begin. So raise your pint and savor this Drumstick Ice Cream Cake—Flo & Grace’s contribution to this sweet contest.

A summer classic recreated.

Drumstick Ice Cream Cake

Drumstick Ice Cream Cake



  1. Line the bottom of a 6 or 8-inch round springform pan with parchment paper.
  2. Remove ice cream from freezer and set aside until just soft enough to scoop and spread (10-20 minutes).
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the S blade, process cones to coarse crumbs.
  5. Drizzle in melted margarine and process just until combined.
  6. Press crumb mixture into prepared pan and pack down using a flat-bottomed glass.
  7. Scoop the So Delicious Very Vanilla Cashewmilk Frozen Dessert over the cone crust and gently spread, leaving at least 1/2-inch headspace and smoothing the top.
  8. Using a butter knife or chopstick, poke random gaps along the perimeter of the cake.
  9. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the the top and down into the gaps..
  10. Top with chopped peanuts.
  11. Freeze until hard.
  12. To serve, remove from freezer. Release from the springform pan. Let stand 10 minutes (take this time to admire your work!), then slice and serve.

Ingredients for this recipe were provided by So Delicious Dairy Free.

The Drumstick Ice Cream Cake — A summer classic recreated.

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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine July 18, 2016 - 9:46 am

O I love this!! Much better in cake form 😉

Alexa July 18, 2016 - 10:03 am

Thanks Rebecca, I just love how pretty it turned out!

Nutrimom July 18, 2016 - 2:02 pm

This means I can have a bigger piece 😉

Alexa July 18, 2016 - 2:39 pm

Nutrimom, Ha! Never thought of it that way, but yes, a bigger piece indeed!

Cricket July 18, 2016 - 2:09 pm

I loved drum sticks, this sounds great!

Amanda July 19, 2016 - 6:12 am

Drum Sticks are my all time favorite frozen treat! This looks great.

Elle @ Only Taste Matters July 19, 2016 - 10:32 pm

This is so beautiful! You’ve made Drumsticks so much more appealing. Pinned!

Demeter | Beaming Baker July 20, 2016 - 9:09 am

This sounds and looks so amazing. I used to absolutely love drumsticks as a kid, so this ice cream cake is like a dream come true! I just love that you made this without dairy or gluten. So impressive. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

Alexa July 20, 2016 - 9:15 am

I just wish I could have wrapped it in a paper wrapper. Unwrapping the cone was always half the fun 🙂

amanda -runtothefinish July 20, 2016 - 11:28 am

OMG yes I grew up on drumsticks, but I’m dairy free now so this is blowing my mind!!! I am so in love with it and know my dairy family would love it too

Alexa July 22, 2016 - 10:34 am

Amanda, I hope you try it! xo

Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog July 20, 2016 - 11:40 am

How fun turning a classic into cake form!

Alexa July 22, 2016 - 10:34 am

Thanks Sharon! It really wasn’t rocket science, but it’s good 🙂

Kelly @ TastingPage July 20, 2016 - 1:59 pm

Brilliant! A drum stick without the stick – I love it!

Alexa July 22, 2016 - 10:33 am

ha! good one Kelly!

Wendy July 22, 2016 - 10:44 am

This is absolutely brilliant! I used to love drumsticks and I’m sure this is just as delicious.

Kristina July 23, 2016 - 9:28 am

what a great idea – I used to love those things!

Alisa Fleming July 23, 2016 - 10:00 am

How can just a handful of ingredients create something so amazing? You have such a flair for recreating nostalgia Alexa!

Voting is Open: 26 Dairy Free Frozen Dessert Recipes July 25, 2016 - 2:08 pm

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Poha August 17, 2016 - 11:06 am

What can I add to these great comments except Yes! Lexie, you really are a winner, and not only with this prize winner cake. Aloha!

Alexa August 17, 2016 - 4:48 pm

Aww schucks! Thank you Poha!

SocialTech360 August 21, 2016 - 12:54 pm

This looks gorgeous! And perfect for a summer party. Yum!

Alexa August 22, 2016 - 7:03 pm

Yes it is. I would make it one more time this season … but the leaves are turning already!


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