Dairy Free Chocolate, Strawberry, and Vanilla Ice Cream Cupcakes

It’s that time of year again. When the suns shows it’s bright face for long hours and the temperature starts rising. That means it’s time for Ice Cream. Now I know some people enjoy ice cream year round. Heck, think of the lines you see at JP Licks or at Graeters during the winter. It’s somewhat crazy. To me summertime means ice cream time.

As many of you know, I’m lactose intolerant. This makes ice cream time (I mean summertime) very hard on me. Before I found out I was LI, I was a regular ice cream eater. My dad loves ice cream too and I think that’s where I got it from.

I will admit that there are some dairy free ice creams out there, but in all honesty, they’re just not the same. They lack the smooth creaminess of a great ice cream. So sometimes I splurge a little and eat ice cream during the summer. My stomach reminds me how bad of an idea it was, but it’s always worth it.

When I saw the announcement about the Ice Cream Cupcake Blogging event again this year (check out the ice cream cupcakes I made last year), I knew I wanted to do at least one dairy free version. I went with a classic flavor combo – chocolate + vanilla + strawberry. YUM!

I used my favorite vegan chocolate cupcake recipe for these guys. I made the full sized. Then I used the cone method to remove a large cone from the cupcakes. I put a small scoop of Tofutti vanilla ice cream into each cupcake and then dropped in a frozen strawberry. I threw the cupcakes back into the freezer for a while to let them set while I made some strawberry cream cheese frosting (I just added about 1/2 cup of strawberries to a classic cream cheese frosting).

I wanted to have it be more like a glaze, so I thinned it out quite a bit. Looking back, I think thick cream cheese frosting would have done better on these cupcakes. I’d also use fresh strawberries in the cupcakes because the frozen ones were hard! After a quick zap in the microwave, they were perfect!

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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8 Responses to “Pink Cupcake Bites (Baking for Breast Cancer Awareness)”

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    Tami — October 22, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Your cupcake bites look absolutely delicious! They are very pretty.

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    CB — October 23, 2008 at 2:44 am

    These are freaking adorable! I’ve had those cupcake bites on my must-bake list for a long time. Seeing your pictures makes me want to put on my apron and whip some up! 😉
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    Clara

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    Katie — October 23, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    OH MY GOSH! Those are SUPER flipping cute!!!

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    Jen — October 23, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks Tami and Katie!

    CB – you have to make them. They’re so fun, cute, and tasty.

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    Jen — October 24, 2008 at 12:07 am

    too cute!!!

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    Cara — October 24, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    I had so much fun making these too. Yours look great!

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    ley — October 24, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Those are so cute! I loved those cupcake bites when I first saw them, and I’m glad that you made them for this!! Thank you so much for participating in this event!

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    Bharti — October 27, 2008 at 2:42 am

    Those look so cute! My daughter would be begging for me to make them if she wasn’t asleep.

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