How to Make Super Easy Ice Cream Cupcakes -- A must-try recipe for any summer party or birthday! Layers of chocolate peanut butter crunchies, creamy ice cream, and whipped cream frosting.
Not gunna lie, I'll take ice cream over a cupcake any day. No challenge. And over pie, brownies, and just by the hair on it's chinny-chin-chin, cookies too.
So naturally, I like to dominate all of the above desserts with (say it together now) I SCREAM.
What makes these ice cream cupcakes delicious
- chocolate graham crackers
- peanut butter
- chocolate syrup
- ice cream
- whipped cream
How to make these easy ice cream cupcakes
Line a muffin tin with 6 cupcake liners. Let 1 pint of your ice cream of choice (I used chocolate) thaw on the counter for 5-10 minutes, or until softened. While ice cream is softening, add 6 sheets of chocolate graham crackers to a food processor, or a large ziptop bag. Process graham crackers in food processor until crumbled, or smash in ziptop bag with rolling pin.
Add crumbs to a large bowl, and mix with 6 tablespoons of peanut butter magic shell or chocolate syrup. Add half the crumb mixture evenly to prepared cupcake liners.
Top each cupcake with a scoop of softened ice cream, and add the remaining crumb mixture. Finish each with another scoop of ice cream, and spread evenly. Freeze cupcakes for at least 1 hour, or until ready to serve. Before serving, top with whipped cream, and any other desired toppings such as sprinkles, chopped nuts, or a cherry.
- Mix up the flavor of ice cream, or even use 2 different kinds in each!
- If you're not a big chocolate fan, use honey or cinnamon graham crackers instead.
Do these ice cream cupcakes get soggy?
Like any ice cream and whipped cream that gets left out for an extended amount of time. then yes these will get soggy. Wait to add the whipped cream to the cupcakes just before serving to prevent it from melting too much.
How long do these ice cream cupcakes last?
In my house, not too long. 😉 If left unfrosted and stored in an airtight container, these can last up to a month in the freezer.
Money-Saving Tips for these Ice Cream Cupcakes:
- Shop the sales. Ice cream is constantly on sale. Use which one is on sale that week, as long as it is still one you enjoy.
- Buy store-brands. Utilize store brands for items such as graham crackers and whipped cream to save money without sacrificing flavor or quality.
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