3 Ingredient Ice Cream Cupcakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 cupcakes
These made-from-scratch ice cream cupcakes are just three ingredients and the perfect easy summer party treat. Decorate them with a scoop of ice cream, sprinkles and chocolate syrup to make them even more festive.


  • 1 1/2 cups full fat chocolate ice cream plus additional for decorating tops of cupcakes (see note)
  • 1 cup cake flour (see note)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pan with 6 cupcake liners. 

  2. Add ice cream to large mixing bowl and microwave for about 30-40 seconds until almost fully melted. Add in flour and baking powder. Mix with a large mixing spoon until no flour lumps remain and the batter is completely smooth. Scoop batter into cupcake liners. Bake for about 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  3. Let cupcakes completely cool before scooping with additional ice cream and adding sprinkles, chocolate fudge, or anything else you may like with your ice cream.


  • Make sure you use full-fat chocolate ice cream. There is no other source of fat in this recipe so you will need all the fat from the ice cream.
  • This recipe does not work as well with all purpose flour. The texture of the cake will be tougher so I highly recommend sticking with cake flour.
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