Cookie Dough Chocolate Ice Cream Cupcakes

I love ice cream. I mean I really love ice cream. Hubby loves it too. When we do our weekly shopping we always grab a pint for each of us. That’s our evening snack throughout the week. It seriously breaks my heart when I have to watch him eat amazing flavors like Ben and Jerry’s Cinnamon Roll or Caramel Sutra and I’m stuck with Soy dream something.

Don’t get me wrong, there are some decent dairy-free ice creams out there, but the texture just isn’t the same. Whether it’s made from tofu, rice, or soy, there’s always a grittiness and not as much creaminess. Sometimes I just suck it up and suffer through the pain of eating ice cream (even with Lactaid pills) because it’s just worth it sometimes. I decided that this blogging event was worth a stomach ache. And boy am I glad I did.

Hubby picked his favorite ice cream – cookie dough. I picked my favorite cupcake – chocolate. Together we made one amazing treat. When I was little, I used to love to take a piece of cake and a scoop of ice cream and mix them together until it was one uniform bowl of mush. It always grossed my dad out, but it’s great. I added a layer of mush to my cupcakes as well and topped with some chocolate cream cheese frosting.

Here are the steps I took to make these treats:
Send hubby to the store for ice cream 🙂

Make my go-to chocolate cupcake. I filled the liners a little less than 1/2 full and baked for 8 minutes.

Once the cupcakes cooled, I popped the whole tray into the freezer and took out the ice cream.

Mix about 4 of the cupcakes with a couple scoops of ice cream. Using a spatula, spread some of the cake/ice cream mixture onto the cold cupcakes. Pop back into the freezer.

Using a spatula again, spread some of the softened ice cream into the top of the cupcake mixture and pop back into the freezer until ice cream is hard again.

Pipe my favorite chocolate cream cheese frosting (without the chili powder) on top of the ice cream.

Enjoy!!

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18 Responses to “Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes”

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    Colleen — July 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    These look amazing! I love that you added even more peanut butter flavor too!

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    Amy Kingman — July 16, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Mmmmmm! These look incredible!! AH! My weakness!!!!

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    Memória — July 16, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Oh wow!! This looks soo good. I would make the cupcakes with the Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate cake recipe and then use the other recipes you provided. Thanks!!!!

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    Jen — July 16, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    You could definitely use any chocolate cupcake recipe that you want!

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    Stephanie Wagner — July 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    These look awesome! I bet they’re really rich!

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    oneordinaryday — July 16, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Holy. Cow.
    These look sooo darn good!

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    Jill — July 17, 2009 at 3:51 am

    I saw your picture on Tastespotting and had to see more! Your cupcakes look delicious!

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    Kerstin — July 17, 2009 at 3:54 am

    Wow, these look beyond incredible! I’m completely impressed 🙂

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    Jennifer — July 17, 2009 at 10:32 am

    peanut butter cups…one of my favorites!! What an awesome cupcake!!!

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    Laura — July 17, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Oh. My. God. I think my DH is packing his bags to leave me as we speak!

    These look soooo good. I bet it’s all you can do to eat one they are so rich!

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    Erin — July 18, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    These look delicious! Chocolate and peanut butter is the most fabulous combination!

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    Scott W. — July 23, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Alright, so you’ve gotta make some cupcakes when we are in Pennsylvania. These would work. Yummy!!!

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    Jen — July 23, 2009 at 12:38 am

    haha no prob Scott. Just let me know what you’re in the mood for. These were delicious…

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    Ingrid — July 26, 2009 at 1:13 am

    The only time I like chocolate or PB is when they’re together so these are looking pretty good to me!
    ~ingrid

    Btw, your salmon and the “sauce” looked really good too!
    ~ingrid

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    Mermaid Sweets — July 27, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Thanks so much for the link back, your cuppies look amazing.

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    comfycook — February 24, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I just discovered these and can’t wait to make them. Love chocolate and peanut butter.

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    LauraC — May 4, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I just made your vegan chocolate cupcakes over the weekend for some vegan friends and they were a huge hit. I had bookmarked this cupcake recipe for mother’s day because I LOVE peanut butter cups.

    Anyway I wanted to let you know the woman from Confetti Cakes was on Rachel Ray and they posted the official recipe on the Rachel Ray website. Not sure if you want to link it?

    http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/recipes/chocolate-cake/

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    Jan — February 23, 2012 at 7:29 am

    THank you for this post! I tried the cupcakes out here: http://www.themediamaid.com/2012/cupcake-celebrations/

    and loved it!

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