Coconut Margarita Ice Cream Cupcakes

There are going to be a few ice cream cupcake posts over the next couple of days. I need to get them all in by the 30th. Be sure to check out the ice cream cupcake roundup at the end of the month (link at end of post).

I made these cupcakes before we started the kitchen renovation (you can even see them in the freezer picture from the first day post). Because I was trying not to throw away any food when the renovation started, I made some really random foods. I had some coconut creme left from the coconut lime cupcakes, and everyone loved those cupcakes so I decided to whip up a batch. I ended up having enough creme to make 3/4 of a batch of cupcakes. I can’t really say how many normal sized cupcakes that recipe would make because I made a variety of cupcakes. But don’t worry I am sure I’ll be making it again (I dipped some in leftover ganache for Hubby to take to work, the rest were used for these ice cream cupcakes).

Once the cupcakes were done, I just needed some ice cream to go with coconut. I headed up to the local JP Licks to see what flavors they had this month. It was my lucky day because they had “Fresh Margarita” Sorbet. As you all know, coconut and lime is one of my favorite flavor combos, so I got a pint without hesitation.

I decided to try a couple options with these cupcakes. For some of them, I did the same thing I did last year, where I had a layer of cupcake, then ice cream (sorbet in this case), then frosting (again, I used up some coconut cream cheese frosting I had in the fridge). For other cupcakes, I cut them in half and put the sorbet in the middle.

I liked the sandwich variety better because it wasn’t so cold against my teeth biting into the cupcake. Hubby also preferred the sandwich variety. But they were all delicious no matter what. *Note* I didn’t make these dairy free, but I did have to try one and they’re REALLY good. If you can find margarita sorbet, I highly recommend this combo.

Coconut cream cheese frosting – from Hello! Cupcake
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Beat the cream cheese and butter in a mixer bowl until light and fluffy.

Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar, one cup at a time, alternating with heavy cream.

Beat in the salt, coconut flavoring, and vanilla extract.

Continue beating until mixture is smooth and spreadable.

Add additional confectioners’ sugar if necessary to thicken the frosting, or more cream to thin.

Fold in the shredded coconut.

I am submitting these cupcakes into the blogging event hosted by Cupcake Project and Scoopalicious. Be sure to check back to vote for their reader’s choice cupcakes. Voting will be the first week in June.

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20 Responses to “Sugar Cookie Ice Cream”

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — June 14, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Looks great – I love all the sprinkles! 🙂

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — June 14, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever made ice cream with coconut milk. I’ll have to remember to try this next time I want to make ice cream! which is often, but I already have three flavors in my freezer right now haha.

    • beantownbaker — June 14th, 2013 @ 9:47 am

      Wow three flavors in there at once! You should definitely try using coconut milk. It’s very creamy.

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    Shannon — June 14, 2013 at 9:28 am

    i really need to get my ice cream maker base in the freezer 🙂 yum!

    • beantownbaker — June 14th, 2013 @ 9:47 am

      Mine goes right back in the freezer once it gets washed so it’s always at the ready!

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — June 14, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I never thought to make ice cream with coconut milk! What an awesome idea!

    • beantownbaker — June 14th, 2013 @ 11:45 am

      It’s pretty much the only way I make ice cream. SO GOOD.

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — June 15, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Yummy! What delicious looking ice cream!! I want a bowl and it’s only 6am!

    • beantownbaker — June 15th, 2013 @ 11:44 am

      Ice cream is an acceptable breakfast food 😉

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    iceman — June 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    vanilla Beans Are In The Directions But Not The Ingredients…Should They Be Included?

    • beantownbaker — June 15th, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

      Sorry about that. There are no vanilla beans in this ice cream. I have fixed the recipe instructions to reflect that.

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    natalie@thesweetslife — June 17, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    fun way to use up leftovers 🙂

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    This recipe is great! The ice cream looks absolutely delicious 🙂

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    TiffanyAzure@CremedelaCrumb — June 19, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    So excited to try this with coconut milk! It looks super yummy! Pinning! 🙂

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    Jen @ Baked by Jen — June 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    What a fun combo! Now, I need to decide whether to make your sugar cookie or your snickerdoodle ice cream first!

    • beantownbaker — June 24th, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

      Oh – that’s a tough call! They’re both good.

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    jaime @ laviejaime — June 25, 2013 at 8:56 am

    sounds delicious!

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    cassie@choclateandmore — June 29, 2013 at 6:45 am

    I love sugar cookies and putting them in ice cream was a great idea so i just had to include it in my ice cream round up. Happy Fourth of July!

    • beantownbaker — July 3rd, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

      Happy 4th to you too! Thanks for featuring my ice cream in your roundup.

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