Ice Cream Cupcakes Recipe Perfect Summer Party Treat

Ice Cream Cupcakes Recipe Perfect Summer Party Treat

I love Ice Cream Cake and have always enjoyed it with a cake layer at the bottom. The ice cream shop near our house made their ice cream cakes that way and it makes sense, it has at the word cake in it.

 

With summer break only days away,  I wanted to start off our summer with a fun Ice Cream Treat like these ice cream cupcakes. This summer dessert is an easy way to feed a crowd too and you really only need about to prepare them 2 hours ahead of time to all for the ice cream to set.

Obviously, you can’t take them to a party unless the host has freezer space they will melt but what fun to take them out to a bunch of kids and adults who are already excited about the start of summer. 

 

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer.
 
 
                                            
 

How to Make Ice Cream Cupcakes

We love ice cream and if you looked in my freezer you would wonder if we ate anything but ice cream. While I was looking for ice cream at Walmart to make these ice cream cupcakes, I could not help but notice new clear packaging on the Blue Bunny® ice cream, it allows you to see the flavor swirls inside.

 

This new packaging caught my eye, and here I am with three flavors of Blue Bunny® to make these frozen treats. These ice cream cupcakes are versatile but we went with chocolate cake, Blue Bunny® Homemade Vanilla for our frosting, Blue Bunny® Mint Chocolate Chip and Blue Bunny® Cookies & Cream flavors.

 

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer.

 

After I got the ice cream I started thinking of how will I add some more flavor to these ice cream cupcakes. I could not resist heading to the ice cream topping aisle. Filled with Smucker’s ice cream toppings, like the Smucker’s Hot Fudge Spoonable Ice Cream Topping or Smucker’s Magic Shell Chocolate Fudge Flavored Topping.

I knew they are a  great inexpensive way to add some fun to your summer ice cream.

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer.

 

Since this was my first attempt at making Ice Cream Cupcakes,  I learned from Trial and Error. I made the first batch of cupcakes too big, you really only need about 1-2 tablespoons of cake batter in each cupcake wrapper.
If you fail as I did, just cut a bit off the top of the cupcake so you have room for the ice cream. Once the Ice cream refreezes no one will know. I added a thin layer of Smucker’s Hot Fudge Spoonable Ice Cream Topping on top of each cupcake.
 
 Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer.
 
 
Fill the rest of the cupcake liners with your favorite and slightly defrosted ice cream flavor. Pile as high as you desire. Place back into the freezer until the ice cream is solid again. 
 
 
Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer.
 
 
 
I then experimented with two different “frostings”. Like the Ice Cream Cake I have made, I thought I would make vanilla ice cream frosting. Simply add a few scoops of   Blue Bunny® Homemade Vanilla in a mixer and beat until it looks like frosting. 
 
 
 
Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer.
 
 
Add the fluffy ice cream to a piping bag with a large tip and top the layer of ice cream with the vanilla ice cream. 
 
Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer.
 
 
The ice cream melted a little too quickly so I went with plan B. 
 
 
Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer.
 
 
I added larger scoops of the ice cream to the cupcakes and placed them back in the freezer for an hour or so. 
 
 
Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer.
 
Top off your cupcakes with a nice layer of Smucker’s Magic Shell Chocolate Fudge Flavored Topping and then add some fun sprinkles before it hardens. Serve immediately. 
 
 
Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer.
 
Now we are talking, here are some fun looking ice cream cupcakes. 
 
Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer.
 
Close up shot of these fun schools out ice cream dessert. 
 
Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer.

 

Here there are on a platter. Beware if it is a hot day as they will melt quickly. You will need to wait to display them until right before serving time.

 

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer.

 

Yummy! These are just the right size and hit the spot. They stay frozen for a few days so you can enjoy any leftovers!! Just do not add the Smucker’s Magic Shell Chocolate Fudge Flavored Topping until you are ready to serve! You could even have the kids add the topping and sprinkles. 

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer.

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Cupcakes are sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer.

What flavor combination would you make for these ice cream cupcakes? Which version do you like best?

Ice Cream Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cupcakes

Yield: 12 mini cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

A combination of cake and ice cream in a cupcake size. Ice Cream Cupcakes are the perfect make ahead dessert 

Ingredients

  • Cake Mix prepared per box instructions
  • Ice Cream
  • Smucker's Magic Shell Chocolate Fudge Flavored Topping
  • Smucker's Chocolate or Hot Fudge Spoonable Ice Cream Topping
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Add cupcake liners to a cupcake pan.
  2. Add 1-2 tablespoons of your cake batter to each cupcake liner.
  3. Bake for about 1/2 the time recommended for your cupcakes. Check for doneness.
  4. Allow to cool completely.
  5. Spread 1 tablespoon of Smucker's Chocolate or Hot Fudge Spoonable Ice Cream Topping on top of each cupcake
  6. Add 1 scoop of your favorite ice cream onto the topping and allow to freeze for an hour.
  7. Top with a generous amount of Smucker's Magic Shell Chocolate Fudge Flavored Topping and add sprinkles if you desire.
  8. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12
Amount Per Serving Calories 667 Saturated Fat 18g Cholesterol 104mg Sodium 364mg Carbohydrates 87g Fiber 3g Sugar 67g Protein 10g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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6 Comments

  1. What a unique idea before summer end! This is looking good. This is what my kids loved.

  2. What a delicious idea!! I know that my girls would love these on their next birthdays!

  3. Now I’m craving ice cream. ? This is such a great summer treat. I’ll have to experiment with flavors and give this a try.

  4. Yummy. This looks like a great idea for a summer party.

  5. This post should have come with a warning for pregnant women such as ME! LOL Excuse me while I go get some ice cream! They look amazing!

  6. Magic Shell is one of my favorite things. I usually pour it over ice cream and then mix it in, making a chocolate chip ice cream!

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