7.26.2009

Ice Cream and Brownie Cupcakes

I LOVE Summertime! It's all about fun in the sun!

Ice Cream is one of my favorite summertime treats!

When I was a kid my parents would often take my sister and I to Baskin Robbins or Bresslers to get ice cream cones. I would always get the same flavor. Mint Chocolate Chip. I really like the kind that has the little flakes of chocolate throughout the ice cream as opposed to the kind with the big chocolate chunks. Chocolate Chip Mint is still my favorite flavor but strawberry runs a close second.

My kids really like Neapolitan so I thought I'd whip them up a special treat for today.




This recipe is easy and fun!



You'll need these items for your cupcakes:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup chocolate chips
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract


1/4 cup Nutella
Neapolitan ice cream
12 cupcake liners
Whipped cream
Chocolate bar

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Melt the butter in the microwave.



Add the cocoa powder.



Give it a good stir.



Add the sugar, flour, salt, eggs, chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir to combine.



Fill cupcake liners 1/2 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes until done.



Allow brownies to cool completely. Frost with a thin layer of Nutella.



Top with a scoop of ice cream, a bit of whipped cream and chocolate shavings.









I gotta tell ya, these ROCK! You have got to try them before summer is over!

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream???

~Ice Cream is Good!~

46 comments:

Get Real Girl said...

I love Mint Chocolate Chip! Those cupcakes look super yummy!

girlichef said...

FUN!! And yummy (see...cupcake queen!)...it's hard to choose a favorite flavor for me. As a kid, it was Blue Moon, which I still love...but I also love Pistachio, Buttered Almond, Mint Chip, Cookie Dough, Vanilla.....

Jenn said...

Nice!! Ice cream and brownies together can't be beat. Put them in a cupcake and you've sold me on that. Plus a frosting of nutella... GIVE ME SOME!!!!!!

Barbara Bakes said...

I'm a non-chunky mint chocolate chip lover too! These cupcakes look amazing. I love the Nutella frosting idea!

Julia said...

Your kids must really hate you. I can tell. LOL.

Judy said...

wow! these are soooo cute! i looooove nutella! =)

Anja said...

nice idea, cool post. favorite icecream: pistachio.

KennyT said...

These cupcakes look so delish, I love the idea that u put a layer of Nutella on top, yum yum yum!

ck said...

I'm drinking my coffee as I read this and wishing (more than you can imagine) that I was having one of these cupcakes for breakfast.

Donna-FFW said...

Oh yes, this is one delicious dessert and the fun factor is so there, love the photos!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Awh your such a nice mommy. They look delish.

xxx

so cute that you got the mint every time :)

Cathy said...

Mint chocolate chip was always the flavour I picked too if given the choice. These look amazing - I would eat the entire batch.

Joanne said...

Oh my god. Nutella AND ice cream - I think you've just made my day. My favorite ice cream flavor is birthday cake, definitely. And this white chocolate chip cranberry cheesecake ice cream that I got from this small ice cream place in Boston. But I may never find that again.

Kathy B! said...

I love coffee ice cream with hot fudge, whipped cream and almods sprinkled on the top... but I haven't really met the ice cream I don't like yet, either :)

These look wonderful!

Dajana said...

Those cupcakes are heaven.
I think I'll put some ice cream on my brownie cookies, this is as close as I can get in this moment.
My favourite are all fruit flavours, but there's a great icecream shop in Bologna where they have amazing flavours that are all incredible combinations of 3 or 4 flavours.
And I was forgetting, Nutella flavour icecream.

noble pig said...

I'm sure your kids went crazy for these! I know I would have!

Cathy said...

A great idea for a summer treat, Kim. You've really made cupcakes special with this one.

Favorite ice cream..hmmmm...pralines and cream and german chocolate cake at Baskin & Robbins.

Randi Troxell said...

oh this sounds way good... but way bad too!!

doggybloggy said...

its all been said - these cupcakes rock!

The Blonde Duck said...

PB ice cream, of course!

Anja said...

thanks for add my blog to your favorits. I will visit your blog again, too.

Jes said...

omg, it has been waaaaaaaaaaaaay too long since i've visited you! all i have to say is YUM! :D

Joyce said...

Nutella put me right over the edge:) Yummy. My favorite flavor from the frozen section of the market is Cherry Garcia. My favorite one to make at home on my machine is probably peach.
Joyce

Aunt Julie said...

And I've got something for ya that would go GREAT on top of those cupcakes! BTW, SITS sent me over...and I'm having a giveaway where EVERYBODY wins, so please come on by!

5 Star Foodie said...

Mint chocolate chip is my all time favorite for sure! Brownie cupcakes with ice cream sound yummy!

Danielle said...

Oh so great for summer! Kids would go berzerk over this! I love the Nutella in it as well!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Were you channeling Thuy with this post? She is so going to die when I send her this link.

These cupcakes are pure bliss. I'm in heaven!

-Francesca

Pam said...

What a great idea - they look so tasty and cute.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love chocolate mint ice cream too!!

By the way these cupcakes with ice cream are to die for!!

teresa said...

now that is my kind of cupcake, and nutella to boot? delish!

Reeni♥ said...

What delicious treats! I love the Nutella frosting!! I have a few favorites - Peanut Butter Cup, Cherry Vanilla, anything with caramel, and the peppermint one that comes out for Christmas.

Bee and Rose said...

I am salivating all over this post! I am definitely whipping these up this weekend!! What a fabulous combination!

Julie said...

Those look great...I'll bet that nutella puts it right over the top!

burpandslurp said...

WOW what a cupcake! your kids are lucky!
My fav flavor is GREEN TEA!

Kristin said...

So decadent!!

Hummingbird Appetite said...

Ah geez! you're making me crave brownies and ice cream! And, they're formed into cupcakes! Killer envy!

WhisperingWriter said...

Amazing.

Will you be my Mommy? I would love if my Mom would have made stuff like that.

Molly said...

THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! That looks wonderful. Especially when it's...say....102 like it was today?

Ahhhh Nutella that magical substance!

jenjen said...

Wow - wish I had one of those RIGHT NOW!!! What wonderful creations!

My favorite ice cream is gelato. And flavor would have to be mint chocolate chip.

XOOX
Jen

Monica said...

This looks absolutely delicious!!

comfycook said...

A yummy treat that looks so good.

Katy ~ said...

This is so deliciously clever!

Palidor said...

Great way to combine 3 of the best foods in the world!

Little Miss Baker said...

so you are trying to kill me? wow Kim these look divine! I will have to give them a shot sometime soon! You have so many fans here on your site too :) I am jealous!

Suzi said...

I'll be sure to make this one. Julia may HATE me for doing it, but how can I resist such a tasty little treat?

Stephanie said...

Brownies and ice cream were meant for each other! ;-)

I gave you a "Lovely Blog Award" over on my blog if you want to claim it... :-)

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