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Patriotic Ice Cream Cupcakes

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + freezing Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Makes

3 dozen

These frosty cupcakes are practically a fireworks display on their own. The little treats feature red velvet cake, blue moon ice cream, a creamy white topping and star-spangled sprinkles. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Patriotic Ice Cream Cupcakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package red velvet cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/2 quarts blue moon ice cream, softened if necessary
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Red, white and blue sprinkles

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 36 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Fill prepared cups about one-third full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 11-14 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
  3. Working quickly, spread ice cream onto cupcakes. Freeze until firm, at least 1 hour.
  4. Place marshmallow creme in a large bowl. Add whipping cream; beat until blended and stiff peaks form. Pipe or spread over cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles. Serve immediately or freeze until firm.
<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Blue moon ice cream may be substituted with vanilla ice cream tinted with blue food coloring.
Cupcake Liners
Decorative cupcake liners can be found at fancyflours.com.

Nutrition Facts

1 cupcake: 220 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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