Line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper and be sure there is room to fit it in the freezer.
Place one chocolate chip or morsel into the bottom of each cone.
Stuff each ice cream cone with 8 ounces of ice cream, finishing with a perfect half-sphere on top of each cone (use your hands, if needed.) Place the ice cream cones on the prepared cookie sheet and freeze until solid, about an hour.
Heat remaining chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl on medium-high for about 1 minute. Remove from the microwave and stir. Repeat heating at intervals of 30 seconds, stirring in between, until the chocolate is completely melted and has a smooth consistency.
Remove the ice cream cones from the freezer and working quickly, spoon the melted chocolate over the ice cream. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
Place back on lined sheet and freeze for another 30 minutes.
Serve after chocolate has set OR place prepared drumstick cones into an airtight freezer-safe container for up to 1 week.
Ice Cream Cones: Use any variety of ice cream cones you like--gluten-free, sugar cones, cake cones, waffles cones, etc. Ice Cream Options: While vanilla ice cream is traditional, these cones are delicious with ANY variety of ice cream. Select dairy-free or vegan if needed as well. Dairy-Free Drumstick Ice Cream Cones: Use dairy-free chocolate chips AND dairy-free ice cream.Topping Options: The nuts are completely optional and can be left off. Sprinkles are also a fun addition to the cones as well. If using sprinkles, sprinkle on the cones before the chocolate has set up. You can add ½ tablespoon of coconut oil to your chocolate before you melt the chocolate. This makes your chocolate a lot thinner and will cause the chocolate to set up immediately on your ice cream (sort of like Magic Shell.)