My kids and my husband are totally addicted to ice cream. We go through gallons of it every week. Pretty much every night after dinner, they prepare themselves ice cream cones or scoop it into a bowl and make sundaes. Though, I love it just the same, I try to stay away from it, usually saving my ice cream eating for special occasions like warm summer nights when we pile into the car to drive to the local farm and indulge in their freshly made ice cream or when we go on vacation or at social gatherings. I try to watch what I eat most of the time, but when I go to a social occasion, I eat what ever I please. Especially in the summer, how could I not eat all the goodies that are served at barbecues?
My sister-in-law had brought us some ice cream sundaes made into cupcake cups. We all loved them, but when I found them in the store, they were pricey and there were only six in the package. So I decided to recreate them at home and bring them to her barbecue on the Fourth of July. They were a big hit. They were also very easy to make and lots of fun.
At the barbecue on the Fourth, I realized I did not have a final picture of the sundaes. So I jumped up and said, "Oh, I have to get my camera!" I ran into the house and got it. When I came out with the camera, I think everyone was thinking I had gone and gotten my camera so that I could take a picture of all of the family members, but no, I was worried that I had to take a picture of my dessert..lol My brother-in-law took these really nice pics for me.
To make these, place cupcake liners in two cupcake tins. Then mix one half of a package of finely crushed Oreos with four tablespoons of melted butter and press the mixture into the bottom of the cupcake liners and place these in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Then allow one gallon of ice cream to soften on the counter for a little while and mix in chopped up candy bars. You can make it easy on yourself and just mix in one type of candy bar. I actually asked everyone what their favorite type of candy was, and made each person their own special sundae. The gathering was small this year; so I was able to individualize them. But it is definitely easier if you just use one type of candy bar mixed into the whole gallon. You could also use several types of candy bars mixed into the gallon or just crushed up oreos.
When you have mixed all the candy or the crushed up oreos into the ice cream, spoon a little less than 1/2 cup into each prepared cupcake liner, careful not to overflow or it will look messy.
Then pop those in the freezer for about 30 minutes or cover and keep over night. These can be made the day before, but I would suggest putting on the hot fudge sauce and the whipped cream the morning of the day you will be serving these because, though the whipped cream and hot fudge sauce froze nicely, I just do not think it would stay as nice for longer than one day.
The morning of the day you will be serving these, spoon about one teaspoon of hot fudge sauce onto each sundae. Place in freezer for 15 minutes. Prepare whipped cream by mixing heavy cream and one tablespoon of sugar until stiff peak form. Then pipe or spoon whipped cream on top of each sundae. Place back in freezer for 10 minutes. Then top with some chopped candy. I topped each sundae with what ever candy was in it. Then place back in freezer until ready to serve.
These can also be made into an ice cream pie instead, using same ingredients and same procedure. Place oreos and butter in the bottom of a large pie plate; press firmly; freeze; mix ice cream and candy and pour into prepared pie plate; freeze. Top with hot fudge sauce; freeze and then top with whipped cream until ready to serve.
As I said before, these are simple, no baking required, and fun to make and everyone loved them. Candy, ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream....what's not to love!
Ice Cream Sundae Cups
You will need:
1/2 package of Oreos, finely crushed
4 tablespoons of butter, melted
1 gallon of ice cream, your choice of flavor.
6 candy bars, your choice, chopped up (I used Reese's peanut butter cups, Snickers, Kit Kat bars, Twix, M&M's)
1 jar of hot fudge sauce or hot fudge topping
1 cup of heavy cream
1 tablespoon of sugar
Makes 24 sundaes.
Note** it is best to prepare these the day before because they need time to freeze, but the hot fudge sauce and whipped cream should be done the morning of the day you will be serving them.
Place cupcake liners in two cupcake tin. Take ice cream out of freezer to allow it to soften. In a large bowl or a food processor, crush Oreos until finely crushed. Add butter and mix well. Place one tablespoon of mixture in the bottom of the prepared cupcake liners. Press down firmly. Place in freezer for 15 minutes.
Chop up candy bars. Reserve 1/2 cup for topping the sundaes. When ice cream is soft, place in a large bowl and mix in candy bars. You can also use crushed up oreos instead of candy. If you want to, you can make each individual cup have its own candy. To do this, just divide the ice cream into small bowls and mix different candy bars into each bowl. Spoon a little less than 1/2 cup of ice cream mixed with candy into each of the prepared cupcake liners, careful not to overflow or the sundaes will look messy. Place in freezer for 30 minutes or cover and freeze overnight.
Next, top each sundae with one teaspoon of hot fudge sauce. Spread as evenly as possible.
Place sundaes back in freezer for 15 minutes.
Next, prepare the whipped cream by placing one cup of heavy cream and one tablespoon of sugar into a mixing bowl and mix on high until stiff peaks form. Top each sundae with whipped cream spreading with a spoon or using a piping bag. Place back in freezer for 10 minutes. Top with remaining crushed up candy. Place back in freezer until ready to serve.