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Ice Cream Cups

These ice cream cups unlock the flavor of an ice cream cake and make it available in a perfectly-portioned, freezer-ready treat. Three ingredients. Endless possibilities. Let's get started!

This is an ice cream cup. There is a layer of oreo cookies, ice cream, and more oreos spinkled on top. A hand is holding up one of the ice cream cups with a bite out of it and there is a stack of ice cream cups on a plate behind the hand.

Freezer-ready Ice cream cups

These freezer-ready Ice Cream Cups are a little too good to be true. Using only three ingredients (including your favorite ice cream!), you can make a batch of perfectly-portioned ice cream cupcakes ready to grab out of the freezer whenever you need. Want an ice cream cake without making a whole cake? Here's your ticket.

What's an ice cream cup?

Here's a little comparison for you: cake is to cupcake as ice cream cake is to ice cream cup! In this case, an Oreo and hot fudge mixture forms the base, ice cream makes up the center, and it's all topped off with more crushed Oreos.

And that's it. Really.

So that's it? Ice cream, Oreos, and hot fudge?

Yep. I'm sure there are any number of ways that you could make this recipe your own—that's part of the fun! Make sure to tell me about it. I'm here to tell you about this version in particular, which I hope can be a platform for your amazing creations. Just make sure to share them with me!

What substitutions can I make?

Like I said, you can do almost whatever you want with this recipe! Here are some general thoughts you might find useful.

  • Oreos — For so many reasons, Oreos are a favorite with ice cream treats of all kinds. I love the cookies & cream flavor that these are known for. However, you might consider things that could go in place of them. Things like graham crackers, animal crackers, your favorite cookie—you get the idea.
  • Hot Fudge — Obviously, hot fudge is a no-brainer for pairings with ice cream. It also mixes in an almost magical way with the Oreos. But as you make substitutes here, you may want to pair something else as a binder for your base. The ice-cream topping universe—caramel, marshmallow cream, strawberry, etc.—is probably your best bet!
  • Ice Cream — It's almost too obvious that you can put what you want here. The Fairlife vanilla happens to work incredibly for both flavor and texture. Light ice creams might actually be an advantage in texture as well as nutrition, as most of them tend to hold their shape better in frozen treats. I give you permission to do what you want!
This is an ice cream cup. There is a layer of oreo cookies, ice cream, and more oreos spinkled on top. A hand is holding up one of the ice cream cups with a bite out of it and there is a stack of ice cream cups on a plate behind the hand.

What is the process for this recipe?

It's easy.

  • Gather ingredients and materials.
  • Place the pint of ice cream on the counter for about 15 minutes so it slightly melts. (Or scoop the ice cream in a bowl and place in the microwave for about 45 seconds.)
  • Use a blender or food processor to crush Oreo cookies (or take matters into your own hands!).
  • Place 10 Oreo cookies in a bowl with hot fudge and mix well to make a batter.
  • Press the batter into the bottom of 6 muffin cups.
  • Scoop slightly melted ice cream on the top of the batter in each muffin cup.
  • Crush the remaining 2 Oreo cookies and sprinkle on top of the ice cream cups.
  • Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes or until frozen.
  • Enjoy!
This is an ice cream cup. There is a layer of oreo cookies, ice cream, and more oreos spinkled on top. There is a stack of 3 ice cream cups on a plate.

How do I store these?

These are definitely made for the freezer. Just make sure you keep them in an easy-to-reach place! You're going to be looking for them pretty often.

Looking for a similar recipe?

Want some other great treat options? Try one of my other dessert recipes:

This is an ice cream cup. There is a layer of oreo cookies, ice cream, and more oreos spinkled on top. A hand is holding up one of the ice cream cups with a bite out of it and there is a stack of ice cream cups on a plate behind the hand.

Can I have the recipe?

I love these ice cream cups, and I hope you do too. If you try it, please rate it and let me know! I also want to hear about the ways you make this your own.

This is an ice cream cup. There is a layer of oreo cookies, ice cream, and more oreos spinkled on top. A hand is holding up one of the ice cream cups with a bite out of it and there is a stack of ice cream cups on a plate behind the hand.
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Ice Cream Cups

These ice cream cups are the BEST treat. Made with only 3 ingredients, this easy dessert recipe is ready in 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: desserts, easy desserts, ice cream, ice cream cups
Servings: 6
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • muffin tin
  • food processor or blender

Ingredients

  • 12 oreo cookies
  • 2 cups Vanilla Light Ice Cream 1 pint
  • 3 tbsp hot fudge

Instructions

  • Gather all ingredients & materials.
  • Place the pint of ice cream on the counter for about 15 minutes so it slightly melts. (Or scoop the ice cream in a bowl and place in the microwave for about 45 seconds.)
  • Use a blender or food processor to crush Oreo cookies.
  • Place 10 Oreo cookies in a bowl with hot fudge and mix well to make a batter.
  • Press the batter into the bottom of 6 muffin cups.
  • Scoop slightly melted ice cream on the top of the batter in each muffin cup.
  • Crush the remaining 2 Oreo cookies and sprinkle on top of the ice cream cups.
  • Place in the freezer for about 30 minutes or until frozen.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Store in a reusable container in the freezer for up to 1 month. 

Nutrition

Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2mg

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