3 Ingredient Ice Cream Cupcakes

Servings: 6 cupcakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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


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

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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