Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cups


Can it really be that we’re over halfway through June already??!  How did that happen? Sloooow down, summer!  Well, the actual “official” start of summer is today and I’m saying “hello” to my favorite season with these delicious ice cream cups!  This recipe may suggest birthday festivities, but no real celebration is required to enjoy them!  I made them for a group of friends who came over to my house for a cookout.

The best part about these ice cream cups is that people will generally be very impressed by them even though they’re ridiculously easy and fast to make.  The second best part is that they’re small… so you can have five of them. Just saying!

This brilliant idea comes from a great “bloggie” friend of mine, none other than HAYLEY from Domestic Rebel.  If you haven’t checked out her blog, make sure you go and do so because she has really innovative and original ideas that you will love.  I promise 🙂

As you can see from this recipe…and also this recipe, I’m slightly obsessed with Oreos.  Now all I need is for the invention of double-stuffed birthday cake Oreos to come about…mmmmm.  Have a great weekend!

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cups Recipe

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cups Recipe


*Makes about 18*

1 pkg (1.5 QT) cake-batter flavored ice cream, softened (I used Perry’s)
1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip Free, thawed
About 18 birthday-cake Oreos
Sprinkles, for topping


Line 2 muffin tins with about 18 paper liners. Place an Oreo in the bottom of each liner and set aside.
Transfer the softened ice cream into a large bowl and gently fold the Cool Whip into the ice cream until blended together. Add sprinkles if your ice cream doesn’t already have a lot of color to it (because they are fun!).
Scoop about 2 Tablespoons of ice cream into each ice cream cup (I used my 2 tablespoon cookie scoop) and smooth out the tops to fill the cups. I just used the back of a spoon to do this.  Sprinkle the tops with rainbow sprinkles.
Freeze the cups for about 4 hours or overnight, until solid. Peel back the wrappers and eat.

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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

69 Responses to “Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cups”

  1. Kim Golightley
    June 21, 2013 at 1:17 AM #

    I just wanted to let you know how awesome I think your recipes & Ideas are…I always look forward to seeing your next e-mail to me. Keep up the wonderful work and thanks for sharing with us! Kim

    • June 21, 2013 at 1:10 PM #

      Wow! That just made my day, Kim!! Thank you so much for your support on my blog 🙂

  2. June 21, 2013 at 9:56 AM #

    Uh hello! Yes I love this!!! Great idea!!

  3. June 21, 2013 at 10:54 AM #

    My husband is a nut for ice cream cake and Oreos, and I know he would just flip for these! They look so cute and delicious, Ashley!

    • June 21, 2013 at 1:08 PM #

      Thanks, Georgia! I liked the idea of the ice cream cups instead of a cake 🙂

  4. Joe DiBella
    June 21, 2013 at 12:58 PM #

    I hope Grandma Hutton approves

    • June 21, 2013 at 1:08 PM #

      Grandma Higgins? Haha. She would 🙂

  5. June 21, 2013 at 1:40 PM #

    Oh YUM! My husband would looooove this!

    • June 21, 2013 at 1:48 PM #

      Thanks, Marie! Have a great weekend 🙂

  6. June 21, 2013 at 2:01 PM #

    How did you know that cake batter ice cream is my absolute favorite??? 😉

  7. June 21, 2013 at 3:20 PM #

    These ice cream cups are so cute! What a perfect summer treat!

  8. June 21, 2013 at 9:48 PM #

    Love this idea! I am definitely diggin the new found birthday cake flavor in practically everything. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    • June 22, 2013 at 1:06 AM #

      The birthday cake flavor is my favorite!

  9. June 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM #

    These ice cream cups are so cute and festive! It’s funny because I was just thinking of making ice cream cupcakes the other day…I love how simple these are though! (:

    • June 22, 2013 at 1:06 AM #

      Thanks! They really are so fun!

  10. June 22, 2013 at 1:01 AM #

    I’m an Oreo fiend and this is right up my alley! These look delicious Ashley. I love Oreo anything. 🙂 Have a great weekend!

    • June 22, 2013 at 1:07 AM #

      Thanks, Anne! Oreos have my heart 😉

  11. June 22, 2013 at 10:09 AM #

    omg Hayley is so brilliant-yeah these look amazinggg

    • June 22, 2013 at 2:36 PM #

      She definitely IS!!!

  12. June 22, 2013 at 11:06 PM #

    What a cute idea!

  13. June 23, 2013 at 12:23 AM #

    I just happened to see this as I’m passing the oreos today. I tried to resist…but I bought them anyways. Now I know what to do with them! I wish June will slow down, too! I’m not ready for winter! (Not to mention becz my hubs only works in the summer time…and it’s been nice having him out of my hair during the day!) Love this creative recipe…super easy with the kids! (=

    • June 23, 2013 at 12:43 AM #

      I can never resist Oreos! Thanks, Gloria 🙂

  14. June 24, 2013 at 11:21 AM #

    Mmmm they look incredibly yummy!

  15. June 24, 2013 at 1:13 PM #

    They must be so delicious… And I really love how they look: really fun! Thanks so much for sharing another great treat!

  16. June 25, 2013 at 12:49 AM #

    Love love love these!! Period. 😉

    • June 25, 2013 at 1:49 AM #

      LOL Thanks, Jocelyn!

  17. June 26, 2013 at 12:52 AM #

    Yum. These look amazing! 🙂

    • June 26, 2013 at 1:09 AM #

      Thank you, Emily!!

  18. June 26, 2013 at 12:10 PM #

    Yay! I super puffy heart these and YOU!

    • June 26, 2013 at 12:17 PM #

      hahah awww, thanks Hayley!!

  19. June 27, 2013 at 4:47 PM #

    I can’t believe how good all your recipes look! I’ve sworn off desserts until the wedding, so this is painful 🙂

    • June 27, 2013 at 9:53 PM #

      Aww thanks, Laurie! Such a nice comment 🙂 I remember having dessert withdrawal before wedding!

  20. Rachelle
    July 3, 2013 at 3:16 PM #

    I tried these… they were good, but I also made some with chocolate oreos and added a little Nutella on top of the cookie before the ice cream….mmm…

    • July 3, 2013 at 7:54 PM #

      Rachelle, thanks for reporting back! I like to hear when people make my recipes 🙂 I love your variation with chocolate Oreos and Nutella!

  21. July 12, 2013 at 1:09 PM #

    just mouthwatering….looks delicious!

  22. July 13, 2013 at 8:28 AM #

    Absolute perfection !
    It looks so yummy

  23. July 17, 2013 at 8:49 AM #

    I’ve never seen oreos like that over here! Jealous. These ice cream cups sound so good.

    • July 17, 2013 at 11:36 PM #

      Thanks, Caroline! They are the best kind of Oreos, in my opinion 🙂

  24. July 20, 2013 at 8:41 AM #

    I love how they look!

    • July 20, 2013 at 12:27 PM #

      Thank you so much!

  25. July 21, 2013 at 8:19 PM #

    So cute! What an amazing idea!

    • July 22, 2013 at 2:18 AM #

      Why thank you, Sarah!

  26. Amanda
    July 22, 2013 at 9:07 AM #

    We did them for the triplets’ 2nd birthday party yesterday and they were a huge hit! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! (I did plain vanilla b/c well, they’re 2yrs old and I don’t give them THAT many sweets, so I didn’t want to overdo it, still tasted AMAZING!)

    • July 22, 2013 at 12:16 PM #

      Aww thanks for coming back to tell me, Amanda!

  27. July 24, 2013 at 11:53 AM #

    These look SO good, Ashley! What a cute idea, and perfect for the hot weather we’re having now. YUM!

    • July 24, 2013 at 11:54 AM #

      Thanks, Amy! I loved them!

  28. August 13, 2013 at 9:31 PM #

    Great idea for a kids party! So simple and I bet very delicious.

    • August 13, 2013 at 10:26 PM #

      Thanks you Bam! I actually had a friend make them for her triplets’ birthday party a few weeks ago 🙂

  29. August 19, 2013 at 1:47 PM #

    What a fun idea these are! Who can resist a birthday cake Oreo with all that ice cream? Certainly not me!

    • August 19, 2013 at 1:55 PM #

      Thank you, Marcie!

  30. August 22, 2013 at 4:52 PM #

    I would take these ice cream cups over a cake any day!

  31. September 4, 2013 at 10:47 AM #

    glorious sweet bites…….
    well photographed too!

    • September 4, 2013 at 12:13 PM #

      Thanks so much!

  32. September 7, 2013 at 9:59 AM #

    lovely dish,so easy to make and looks fabulous….a must try for dessert soon,thanks for sharing 🙂

    • September 7, 2013 at 4:56 PM #

      Thanks! I hope you try it sometime 🙂

  33. September 11, 2013 at 2:13 PM #

    What a clever idea! Im a fan of anything that taste like birthday cake! 🙂

    • September 11, 2013 at 2:14 PM #

      Thanks, Tamara! Glad you stopped by 🙂

  34. September 18, 2013 at 12:15 AM #

    These look very pretty and I’m sure they would be very yummy. Unfortunately we can’t buy that flavour ice cream here or the cool whip. But we can buy Oreos! xx

    • September 18, 2013 at 11:52 AM #

      Awww that’s too bad you can’t get birthday cake ice cream! You can make these with any flavor you want, though!


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