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Reese’s Ice Cream Cupcakes

Reese’s Ice Cream Cupcakes – Is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate mixed together into a delicious ice cream cupcake? The chocolate and peanut butter combo make this ice cream cupcake recipe a keeper! If you love Reese’s peanut butter cups you’ll love this recipe.

Ice Cream Cupcake Recipes

Since announcing my 12 months of ice cream cupcakes series I’ve been thinking of recipes to make for the entire series. The mint chocolate chip ice cream cupcakes were a big hit in our family and in that post I mentioned trying a peanut butter and chocolate ice cream cupcake, so I knew I had to start the series with these Reese’s Ice Cream Cupcakes.

The cake layer is filled with Reese’s peanut butter chips, giving you a sweet peanut buttery flavor in every bite. The ice cream layer is Dreyer’s Peanut Butter Cup ice cream. Here’s the twist on the topping..its the new Cool Whip Frosting topped with a mini Reese’s cup. The Cool Whip frosting is a smooth frosting that compliments the ice cream nicely.

Ice Cream Cupcakes

If you haven’t tried ice cream cupcakes, run to the store and makes these bad boys. They’re perfect for a special events, birthday parties, or a fun dessert to make with the kids. My kiddos loved filling the ice cream layer and of course topping them with the mini peanut butter cup. It was a messy process since I like to let the ice cream melt a little but it was worth the messy fun!

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cupcakes

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

Reese’s Ice Cream Cupcakes


  1. Dreyer's Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream
  2. Favorite chocolate cake mix (I used Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate)
  3. 1/2 cup Reese's peanut butter chips
  4. Cool Whip chocolate frosting
  5. Mini Reese's peanut butter cups


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  2. Prepare cake mix and stir in Reese's peanut butter chips.
  3. Pour 1 tablespoon of cake mix batter into each muffin cup.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes; allow cupcakes to cool.
  5. Top cupcakes with slightly melted ice cream.
  6. Freeze for at least 2-3 hours, preferably overnight.
  7. Top with Cool Whip frosting and mini Reese's peanut butter cup.

Next week I have another ice cream dessert recipe to share with you. They’re not ice cream cupcakes but its one of my favorite desserts to make!


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  1. Wow!!!! I seriously would give up my diet for sure if these were in my freezer! They look awesome Crystal!!!

    • Jocelyn @ BruCrew Life » Thanks, Jocelyn! I was good and only had one, Reese’s + chocolate + ice cream = amazing! Have a great evening sweet friend! :)

  2. These look sooo divine! Would love to have you share at my party!! :)


  3. I love those little Reese’s bites… These look SO good!

  4. Y U M ! ! ! :) Pinned! Thanks for sharing ;)

  5. Y U M ! ! ! :) Pinned! Thanks for sharing ;)

  6. OMG these are gorgeous!! WANT.

  7. Oh My!

  8. Oh my gosh! The next party I throw… I don’t care who or what its for … these are going to be at it! I love the idea of ice cream cupcakes instead of cake. DARLING!

  9. … I think I’m in love! Haha, I must try this!

  10. I totally want to make these ice cream cupcakes right now. I’m such a peanut butter freak. Which is probably what led me here in the first place.. :P

  11. All of these cupcakes look amazing! I stopped by to check out the Reeses peanut butter ones, but then I caught sight of those peppermint chocolate ones! Holy cow! I wish I had them both right now!! I am definitely pinning these!

  12. Wow these look seriously good! Shame I cannot get peanut butter cup ice cream here in the UK!
    Have a great day!

  13. Wow- these look delicious!!! I can’t wait to try these! These would be perfect for a birthday party too:) Thanks for sharing!

  14. What gorgeous cupcakes! I know these will be a hit at our house. Thanks for the great new recipe! Have a wonderful day!

  15. These are incredible! I could go for one right now!

  16. Oh my goodness- these look so pretty! I have to make these! Found you through Lil Luna and I’m a new follower!!

  17. Absolutely delicious!! I agree that chocolate and peanut butter go hand-in-hand. Can’t wait to try these!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  18. These look so awesome! You always create such beautiful desserts!

  19. Stopping by from {wow me} Wednesday. Thanks for sharing!

  20. I LOVE Your pictures. I feel like I could reach out and grab one from my comupter screen. I cannot tell you how much I love Recees. My kids even gave me their’s over the weekend because they know how much I love them :) Thanks for sharing. I have a weekly Link Up Party on Thursdays that just opened!! We attract a lot of moms and I’m sure our readers would love to see this post. Hope to see you there at allthingswithpurpose.com. P.S. we are your newest FB like!!

  21. Stopping by from a link party! These look delicious!! Great idea =D

  22. Yum! Yum! Yum!
    My little girl is allergic to peanuts so I haven’t had anything Reese in a long time! I am drooling!

  23. Yum! I pinned this one! Thanks for sharing.

  24. Wow! peanut butter and cupcakes = heaven! Looks absolutely delicious!
    I found you on live, laugh, rowe’s linky party by the way!

    Keep on baking!

  25. Wow! These look fantastic and soooooooo pinworthy:) Love the pics. My hubby and I are trying to make our pics look more like this. It’s still in the works:) Great job on your blog. My daughter and I are drooling over these dee-lish recipes!

    Visiting from Pint-sized Treasures

  26. These look absolutely dee-licious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

  27. These look gorgeous love peanut butter and chocolate together :D

  28. Oh YUM! This looks SO amazing! I am so so so pinning and making this later!

  29. Yummy! Just saw your link over at Tidy Mom and thought I’d come and check it out :) Also pinned while I was here!

    I’d LOVE for you to link up a few recipes, projects or crafts at my weekend Link Party {The Weekend re-Treat} on The Best Blog Recipes that is going on right now! http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/

    Hope to see you there!

  30. ummm… salivating all over my keyboard. YUM!

  31. Oh my goodness! These look AH-mazing! I love reese’s and combining it with ice cream is such a great idea. This is an awesome recipe! I hope you will consider linking it up to the Pinworthy Projects Party over at my blog, Just Us Four.

  32. Oh man…. I want that for dessert now!!

  33. Well, hot geez louise, girl! I’m flying out to the midwest soon and I hear it’s freezing there, but I’m going to be craving ice cream the entire time. Can’t wait to be back in the comfort of my summery weather so I can try these out. And the peanut butter! Love. Thanks for sharing!

  34. OMG.. Your pictures are so gorgeous and awesome.. Looks soooo yummy.. First time here.. Happy to follow your space :)

  35. These look absolutely divine! They sound delicious and look so beautiful!

  36. Wow these look amazing! Your presentation and photos are just gorgeous.

  37. These look incredible! They would be perfect for a party! Thanks for sharing!

  38. These look awesome Crystal!! So fun for a party! {with way less mess!} I’ll be featuring these tomorrow over at Clean and Scentsible. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
    Jenn :)

  39. Wow. Seriously these look amazing and I am totally going to try and make them! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I am visiting from I Heart Naptime.

  40. DEEElicous! Thanks for linking it up to Monday Funday!

  41. These sound great! I love the idea of cake + ice cream + frosting in one adorable package. And you can’t go wrong with PB & chocolate!

  42. These look delicious! And easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

  43. These are gorgeous Crystal! Just shared on Facebook and pinned :) Thanks for linking up at Mom On Timeout!

  44. I am visiting from the Link Party…these look great! My family would really enjoy them! I am going to pin them and perhaps try them later! :)

  45. Crystal these look amazing! Pinning these!

  46. I have to make these for my hubby! Thanks for sharing! You rock!!

  47. I found your cupcakes on Prject Inspire{d}. These look SO delicious! I make a lot of cakes and cupcakes, but haven’t yet tried ice cream cupcakes/cakes. I definitely have to try these, they look amazing!!

  48. I think I might just love this more than my husband. *kidding*

    OMG Crystal so amazing!

  49. These look absolutely delicious. I am pinning!

    Visiting from Dukes and Duchesses Project Inspired.

  50. Yummy! I will have to try them soon!

  51. These look AMAZING. My husband’s favorite food is Reese’s anything, and he would love this! It looks so indulgent that I should probably save it for his birthday in a few weeks, but maybe a few test batches before then couldn’t hurt… :)

  52. Oh my gosh, how can food be so pretty – to cute to eat…maybe!!!

  53. Those look amazing … and I’m a huge sucker for peanut butter cups! Love this series … I’ll be checking out every one of your ideas. Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!

  54. Those look ah-mazing!

  55. Oh man…I wanted to stick spoon through my screen!
    Or at least lick off that little metly part. :)
    These are definitely in my future. Thanks for sharing!!!

  56. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com – you were featured yesterday!
    - – Mandy, Sugar Bee Crafts

  57. Oooo, this is a good one! Sounds perfect :)
    Thank you so much for partying with me, hope to see you soon!

  58. Holy cow! Those are to die for!

  59. Just stopping by to let you know that you were featured yesterday at Time To Sparkle! We will be sharing your post on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter! http://www.thegunnysack.com/2013/04/time-to-sparkle-tuesday-link-party-3.html

  60. Wow! My family will go nuts for these :) Pinned and a new follower. Would love you to come over!

  61. I featured you today! http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/04/recipe-ideas-breakfast-lunch-dinner-and.html I pinned your recipe to my project inspired features pinboard and am sharing it on facebook, google plus and twitter!

  62. Awesome! I love Reese’s cups. I made some Reese’s cup cookie dough dip the other week and may or may not have eaten most of the entire batch by myself…

  63. Once the frosting is on, these can’t be frozen right?

    • Mimi » You can definitely freeze them after the frosting is on! The COOL Whip Frosting can be stored in the freezer and when ready to serve take the cupcakes down for a few minutes to allow them to thaw if they are too hard. I hope that helps! :)

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