• Making Memories AND Ice Cream Cupcakes!

    ICE CREAM CUPCAKESObviously, you don’t have to have children to make these ice cream cupcakes. They are pretty, and you can certainly serve them to your family or guests just because you want to serve a dessert that is not quite the norm.

    However, these cupcakes do offer a GREAT way to make a new memory with the children in your life, in my case, my granddaughter who is ten. We had a great time, and she believes that she did something outstanding, which she did!

    Ingredients

    1 White Cake Mix (with ingredients listed on the box)
    Ice Cream (We chose strawberry for Valentine’s Day.)
    Stabilized Cream (We used the kind you squirt out of a can!)
    Sprinkles, if you want them
    Paper Muffin Cups

    Stir up you cake mix.

    You have to be CAREFUL when you spoon batter into your muffin cups so that you don’t fill too full. I used two teaspoons, and when I say “tea”spoons, I mean the spoon that you put beside the knife when you set the table.*

    These Valentine's cups are larger than the norm so you may not need as much batter.

    These Valentine’s cups are larger than the norm so you may not need as much batter.

    Bake for about 10 mintes.

    Remove from oven and allow to cool completely, in the fridge if possible. While muffins are cooling, take ice cream out of the freezer and allow it to soften.

    When muffins are cold, cut a round hole out of the center, just be sure not to cut the hole all the way to the bottom of the cupcake.

    There's no art to it. Just hollow out the center.

    There’s no art to it. Just hollow out the center.

    Pack ice cream into the center hole.

    Pack ice cream in tightly.

    Pack ice cream in tightly.

    Next, fill the muffin papers as full as possible with softened ice cream.

    Put back into the freezer and allow them to freeze as hard as possible.

    Shortly before serving, top with cream and sprinkles, cherry, etc. if you desire. Since we were making treats for a special Valentine’s Day meal, we used red colored sugar. We actually put them back in the freezer for about 30 minutes before serving, and they still served great!

    Considering these were made by a ten-year-old, I thought they turned out great!

    Considering these were made by a ten-year-old, I thought they turned out great!

    *If I were you and if I had the time, I would probably first bake a single muffin just to be sure I had the correct amount of batter in the cup. You can also make these by using your favorite cake recipe for the bottom as well as your favorite ice cream.

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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