These easy Ice Cream Cupcakes are as great for a party as they are a sweet treat on a weeknight! You can make them in advance and have them ready for your next pool day or BBQ! They are totally customizable, so you can really get creative with the flavor combos. My favorite is the version I am sharing today: No Bake Oreo Crust topped with Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, whipped topping, and sprinkles!
No Bake Desserts Are A Summer Staple!
Ice Cream desserts are great year-round, but especially in the summertime. This is an easy dessert idea that can be made way in advance, or just to keep in your freezer when the craving hits. Ice Cream Cupcakes are a ton more fun than ice cream cake, because you don’t have to worry about slicing and melting and serving! Just grab these out of the freezer when you’re ready…literally grab and enjoy!
More Ice Cream Dessert Ideas:
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
Whipped topping, like Cool Whip
How To Make Ice Cream Cupcakes
The great thing about these mini ice cream cakes are how easy they are to make. This is a great recipe to get the kids involved with as well!
Crush your Oreos and mix them with the melted butter! Press them evenly into cupcake liners in a muffin tin!
Scoop out your favorite ice cream flavor and top the crust with the ice cream.
Drizzle a little chocolate sauce on top of the ice cream and add a dollop of whipped topping.
Dn’t forget the sprinkles!
Ice Cream Cupcakes Flavor Ideas:
The beauty of these cupcakes is that you can really get creative with the flavor combos! Here are a few ideas that we love:
Ice Cream Cupcakes need to be stored in the freezer. I like to place them in a long and shallow plastic container and make sure they’re sealed airtight with a lid. If you don’t have a large container here is an easy method that works:
Place the cupcakes on a platter and flash freeze them so the topping gets firm. This will take up to an hour.
Cover the platter tightly with plastic wrap.
Then cover the plastic wrap with aluminum foil. This method ensures that they are airtight and they won’t get that funny freezer taste.
My recommendation is to store these for up to 30 days for best freshness!