Mini Ice Cream Cakes

I have never been a huge fan of cake. If there’s enough frosting, I suppose, but then you quickly get into the realm of too much frosting. If it’s a particularly phenomenal cake, then I will eat it. My husband, on the other hand, will not touch it. But he loves ice cream cakes. I do too, but I am extremely picky!

I do not like ice cream cakes that have actual cake in them. Unfortunately, every ice cream cake I’ve gotten from a store or fast food restaurant (DQ), has cake in their ice cream cake. To solve this dilemma, I started making my own.

Usually I make my ice cream cakes in a bread pan.

This year I thought it would be more fun to make individual ice cream cakes. They’re super easy, the exact same concept as the larger cake, but you can change up the ice cream and toppings by request. I think these little cakes would be perfect for a birthday party where the kids could make their own at the beginning of the party, then after they eat, they could have their personalized ice cream cakes.

To make your own mini ice cream cakes, you will need:

A muffin tin

Plastic wrap

2 types of ice cream. I used vanilla and chocolate chip mint.

Toppings of your choice. For the center, I used broken pieces of nutter butter cookies.



Magic Shell (optional)

  1. Cut a piece of plastic wrap to cover two spaces in the muffin tin. Be sure the wrap fits all the way inside the holes and will have enough hanging out to grab onto. Repeat this step until you have the amount of the muffin tin you will be using is covered. mini ice cream cakes

2. Place a scoop of ice cream in each space. Once you have all the spaces filled with one scoop of ice cream, push it down with the back of a spoon.

3. Put in some toppings. In my case, I put in some broken up nutter butters. Next time, I’ll add a layer of peanut butter. But you can put whatever you like in there!mini ice cream cakes
4. Add a scoop or two of the second ice cream flavor on top of the toppings. Push it down with the back of a spoon. Put the little cakes into the freezer.
mini ice cream cakes5. Depending on how many cakes you’re making, will depend on how much crust you’ll want to make. For two cakes, take 5 Oreos and place them in a small food processor, (or just crush the crap out of them by hand or with a rolling pin). Mix in 1-1 1/2 tablespoons of butter.

6. Take the cakes out of the freezer and evenly distribute the crust. Push the crust down a bit and cover the cakes with the overhanging plastic wrap. Return to the freezer for at least a half hour.
mini ice cream cakes7. Ready to eat! Carefully pull the cakes out, unwrap them, and place them on a plate. Add any extra toppings you want (I added some chocolate Magic Shell). Enjoy! Make these super simple mini ice cream cakes. They are perfectly portioned for everyone!

As I said before, making these little cakes and a large one is pretty much the same. For a large cake, put a piece of plastic wrap that fills the whole inside of a bread pan. Then start layering away!

But I’ve got to say, I just love these little cakes  because they are the perfect serving size (maybe half for the little ones), and they have everything I want in them!!

I hope you like them as much as my family does!!

March 15, 2016
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  • Reply Jenny

    This is an AWESOME idea! I also am not a fan of cake and have always loved ice cream cake-without the cake haah.
    I will definitely be making these. Thanks Tarynn!

    March 15, 2016 at 6:13 am
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      Thank you!! Enjoy!! ?

      March 15, 2016 at 8:16 am
  • Reply

    Wow what a great idea!! You could do these so many ways!! I might try laying some strawberry slices before adding my ice cream. I can’t wait to make them!!

    March 15, 2016 at 9:42 am
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      Thanks! Yes, I love the variety!! Strawberries are genius! Enjoy!

      March 15, 2016 at 10:12 am
  • Reply Kimberly Cox

    I <3 Ice cream cakes, but they are usually quite expensive to buy, This is a great way to make your own. I think we might try these for Easter <3

    March 16, 2016 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Tricia

    What a genius idea! I’ve made an ice cream cake before since they are SO tasty, but I never thought to do mini ones. So smart!

    March 16, 2016 at 12:22 pm
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      Thank you!!

      March 16, 2016 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Shelah

    We really like ice cream cake at our house. These mini cakes look perfect for a party treat.

    March 17, 2016 at 8:02 am
  • Reply Jules Ruud

    Magic Shell is a weakness of mine! These look so good. I’m going to have to make some here soon.

    March 17, 2016 at 6:28 pm
  • Reply Debbie

    These ice cream cakes are so clever and simple to make and it’s not something I would have thought to do. Individual ones would make a perfect dessert for a barbecue.

    Thanks for sharing.


    April 6, 2016 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Jen

    I have never made an ice cream cake, EVER! “Crush the crap out of the Oreos by hand.” You slay me 🙂

    I think I have sadly been missing out here. Adding Nutter Butters and Oreos to ice cream is just plain brilliant!

    April 6, 2016 at 1:05 pm
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      They are so easy, and so tasty!! Thank you!! ?

      April 6, 2016 at 1:08 pm

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