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Well, tomorrow is Taste and Tell’s actual 6th birthday, but we are ending the week of celebrations today. It’s been fun to celebrate with giveaways all week long! (Including a new giveaway at the bottom of this post!)

This is where I should get all mushy and talk about how much this blog means to me. But I’m going to keep it short.
 
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cupcakes | www.tasteandtellblog.com
 
6 years ago, I posted my first recipe, excited to be able to share something that I love to do – cook. I remember sending out an email to my friends and family, telling them to come and check out my new little project. I’ve started many things over the years, only to lose interest after awhile, but this has stuck.

And I love it.
 
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cupcakes | www.tasteandtellblog.com
 
Blogging is hard work. Long days, long nights. A lot that goes on behind the scenes that you never see or hear about. But let me tell you –

This is the best job.

I am so honored and flattered that you all come here to listen to me ramble. That you want to try these recipes. And hopefully, I’ve inspired some of you to get into the kitchen. Because that’s what really matters.
 
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Every day, I give my thanks for you. This blog has been with me through good times and bad times – and many of you have shared those times with me. You’ve reached out when I really needed it. Thank you.
 
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cupcakes | www.tasteandtellblog.com
 
And here’s to more than 6 more. Things only get better as time goes on, so I’m excited to see what the future brings!
 

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cupcakes | www.tasteandtellblog.com
 
We needed another celebration. And after running across some Ice Cream Cupcakes by Bubbly Nature Creations online, I knew there would be no better way to celebrate. Didn’t we all want one of those store bought ice cream cakes growing up? This is even better because they are made at home and they are in cupcake form. You know I’m a sucker for a cupcake! I took a go-to chocolate cupcake recipe to start as the base for the cupcakes. You’ll only fill the cups about a third of the way full so that you’ll have room for the ice cream. When the cupcakes are cool, you’ll add the ice cream and then whipped cream. And of course, I couldn’t resist adding a few sprinkles – it is a celebration after all!!

These cupcakes are perfect for any celebration. They are easy to make ahead of time and everyone gets their cake and ice cream together. I can’t think of a better way to do it!!
 

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cupcakes | www.tasteandtellblog.com
 

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cupcakes
 
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The perfect cupcake for any birthday celebration - a chocolate cupcake is topped with cookies and cream ice cream and whipped cream.
Serves: 16 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons vinegar
  • 4 cups cookies and cream ice cream
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • crushed oreos and/or sprinkles, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line 16 muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Add the oil, water, vanilla and vinegar and mix just until combined. Fill each cupcake liner about ⅓ full with the batter. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  3. Allow the ice cream to melt slightly. Fill each cooled cupcake with the softened ice cream. Spread evenly. Place in the freezer until the ice cream is frozen, about 2 hours.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the cream and powdered sugar together. Beat until the cream has stiff peaks. Pipe the whipped cream on top of the cupcakes. Sprinkle with crushed Oreos or sprinkles if desired. Keep frozen.
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  6. Inspired by Bubbly Nature Creations

 
I have another killer giveaway for you today!  Have you ever wanted to grind your own wheat or grains?  Just think, fresh bread from freshly ground wheat – what could be better?  Today, the wonderful folks at WonderMill are providing me with a WonderMill Electric Grain Mill to giveaway to one of you!  You won’t find an easier way to grind that whole wheat than with this grain mill.  And WonderMill is the world’s #1 rated grain mill!  It’s quiet, it’s clean, and it’s a workhorse.  This is an appliance you need in your kitchen!
 
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30 Responses to Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cupcakes {and a giveaway}

  1. Rosa says:

    Delicious cupcakes! A great idea.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Great giveaway and great cupcakes. I am intrigued that it’s an eggless cupcake that you used as your go-to/base. Off to re-read that post!

  3. Happy blogiversary! Six years is quite an accomplishment!! And these ice cream cupcakes are so cute! Pass one my way, k? :)

  4. Tieghan says:

    Oh these cupcake would go so fast around here!! Loving them!

  5. What a great post! Happy 6 years to you, Deb! Your blog posts always make me smile (and they make me hungry :)). I’m happy to have found Taste and Tell!
    And these cupcakes?! YES, please!!!

  6. Happy 6th birthday, Taste & Tell! Great way to celebrate, too. Cheers to many more!

  7. Terri C says:

    These look delish!

  8. Amelia says:

    Showed these cupcakes to my (almost) 6 year old daughter and she is in love! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Happy blogging birthday! I love these cupcakes…they might actually be something my boyfriend would willingly eat. He thinks cupcakes are “too cute” and have too much frosting. These: no frosting, and his favorite flavor of ice cream should negate the cuteness, right? ;)

  10. Happy blog birthday week Deborah!! What you’ve accomplished is amazing, you’ve always been an inspiration:)

    And these cupcakes sound amazing. Why don’t we have a little gathering where we all get to sample what we’ve been making that week, lol.

  11. I use to loooove ice cream cake as a kid! love that you did this in cupcakes. brilliant.

  12. Clinton Munkres says:

    Those cupcakes look tasty! what do I have to do to enter your giveaway?

  13. Cheryl illinois says:

    Congrats. on your 6 years. So happy I found you.

  14. Kristen Ann says:

    Congratulations on your 6th anniversary! I’m always excited to open my e-mail to see what Taste and Tell has in store for me :o) Looking forward to many more posts.

  15. 6to aniversario feliz!!! Love, these cupcakes. I would def be taking a “PaulaDeen” bite of these babies!!

  16. Betty says:

    Congratulations Deborah. You make everything look so amazing and delicious!!!

  17. carrian says:

    these look amazing! Love cookies and creme!

  18. Happy anniversary! I love the cookies and cream ice cream cupcakes to celebrate! Yum!

  19. Joanne says:

    Happy blog birthday darling!! It’s been so fun following along for these many years…here’s to many many many more!

    And cookies and creme…are so the perfect way to celebrate!

  20. Pammy says:

    Do I have to make the cake from scratch? Can I use a DH cake mix? I wondered because of the ice cream…

    • Deborah says:

      @Pammy, a cake mix would work just fine. Just make sure you only fill the cups half of what you would normally fill them. And I’m not sure how many you would get if you did a cake mix.

  21. Happy blog birthday to you!! LOVE these – have your cake and ice cream together – pure genius!

  22. Happy birthday to your blog! I’ve made ice cream cupcakes in cookies ‘n cream and thin mint versions and I love them. They’re so fun to make, eat, and serve! Yours came out beautifully!

  23. Tracey says:

    Happy 6 years, here’s to many more :) I can think of no better way to celebrate than with these ice cream cupcakes – they look so good!

  24. Jeffrey says:

    I’d use this to grind flour for pizza and bread dough, maybe even some cookies.
    I get your email updates at jefflammers at rocketmail dot com

  25. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Happy blogging birthday :) These are adorable and I bet they taste heavenly!

  26. Michelle S says:

    Awesome giveaway and yummy cupcakes! :)

  27. Happy anniversary! You are an allstar!!!!!!!!!

  28. Chels R. says:

    I love this!!!! My kids would adore these cupcakes!

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