Happy Memorial Day!! My family hosts a picnic the Sunday before every Memorial Day and my dad wanted me to come up with a dessert recipe to serve the family. The only problem was that J. and I spent the weekend in Sandusky at Becky's lake house and then drove home with only a few hours to spare for a recipe. Enter the ice cream cupcake recipe from Bubbly Nature Creations the cupcakes are adorable and great for summer due to the addition of the ice cream. I adapted this recipe to help it fit my time constraints and my taste.
Other Memorial Day Recipes: Red, White and Blue Sangria.
-Stars and Stripes Funfetti cake mix and the ingredients on the box to make cake
-1/4 cup sprinkles to mix with batter optional
-3 cups of ice cream of your choice
Whipped Cream Frosting:
-Cool Whip whipped cream frosting
|Spoon about a tablespoon of cake mix into the cupcake liner.|
Do not do more than that, the cake mix will rise!! You just want a little bit of cake.
You don't want to cook these too long, mine were done after about 8-10 minutes.
|I used Stars and Stripes Funfetti for my cake.|
|Once the cupcakes have cooled, top with the softened ice cream.|
|Top with whipped cream frosting and sprinkles right before serving.|
These were refreshing and so cute! I really liked that these were small because I served them at a picnic and after you've had a whole plate of food it's nice to enjoy something sweet but small. One problem I did have was that I overfilled the cupcakes before baking them and I ended up with full sized cupcakes -- I think using a tablespoon to measure the batter really alleviates that problem. Overall these were a huge success and perfect for adapting to other holidays or events.