Ice Cream & Cupcake Switcheroo

My son and neighbor girl got a kick outta this little switcheroo. Thought you might know some kids who would like this too -

 


Here's Betty Crocker's recipe for the Ice Cream Cone Cupcake. Very easy!

As far as the ice cream cupcakes...

They were my own experiment. Here's what I did, although I'm sure there's a better way...

  1. melt vanilla candy melts or almond bark
  2. line muffin pan with cupcake liners
  3. put a couple of tablespoons of the melted candy in the bottom of cupcake liner and brush the candy up the sides of the cupckae liner
  4. refrigerate 'til set
  5. fill each cup with softened icecream rounding out the top so that the ice cream is cupcake shaped

To make the frosting:

  1. mix equal parts ice cream and whipped cream
  2. put in a pastry bag and decorate cupcake just as you normally would

NOTE: I struggled to keep the ice cream / whipped cream / frosting the right consistency so that it was soft enough to squirt through the pastry bag yet hard enough to maintain it's shape. I often had to put my pastry bag in the freezer to harden the "frosting" up a little. I kept the ice cream cupcakes in the freezer and pulled them out one or two at a time to decorate and then put them back in the freezer immediately after they were decorated. It was kind of a pain. Once again - working with icecream - not my favorite thing - too messy and melty.