Cupcakes are always a fun treat, but who wants the oven on in the middle of the scorching hot summer? These mint oreo ice cream cupcakes are perfect for the summer. No oven required, super simple to make, and a fun twist on how you eat your ice cream.
When I was little, I remember wanting to bake or make something in the kitchen while I was on summer vacation. However, my parents would always tell me “you can’t have the oven on in the summer.” I used to think that when I lived on my own, I would bake and have the oven on whenever I want. Well, no. I don’t. I have no desire to have the oven on, it is WAY too hot. Plus, July is National Ice Cream month. As if we all (just me?) needed another excuse to eat more ice cream.
When making these, I found it helpful to allow the ice cream to sit out for some time. You want your ice cream somewhat melted, and you want to leave it out for a little bit after scooping it onto the Oreo. This ensures that the ice cream will melt together with the Oreo.
However, you will want to freeze your ice cream before topping it with the whipped cream. The last thing you want is your whipped cream sliding off. How do I know it will slide off? I made the rookie mistake of not freezing my ice cream before topping it with the whipped cream.
You can use any type of cookie/ice cream combo that you like! Below you will find the super easy recipe!