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Noel Ice Cream Cups

Each year, our family enjoys a dessert that's much more fun than the typical pies and cakes. With refreshing ice cream chock-full of holiday ingredients like nuts, cherries and candies, these treats are a delightful end to a perfect meal. -Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons each chopped red and green maraschino cherries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate M&M's
  • Additional milk chocolate M&M's, chopped


  • In a large bowl, combine the ice cream, pecans, cherries and extracts. Fold in M&M's.
  • Spoon into paper-lined muffin cups and freeze for at least 30 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped M&M's.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 189 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 52mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Susan135
    Dec 23, 2009

    We make this every year for Christmas. Everyone loves the delicious taste. I like how easy it is to prepare.