Cakes & High Heels | Chocolate-Hazelnut Ice Cream Cupcakes | #SoPhi

by • June 12, 2013 • Cakes & High HeelsComments (0)1159

Hi my loves! Your Resident SoPhi Baker is back…and i have a confession. 

I JUST decided to join Pintrest and I am ADDICTED! Like… real bad. This site is everything I need and more and i have no idea what im doing so follow me & recommend some cool boards and things to pin!!

Ok i had to get that out of the way. This recipe from Pinterest, and it goes in the “warm weather” desserts pile. I appreciate that it makes the crust from scratch vs store bought ice cream cones… i’ll definitely be trying this one myself!

To the kitchen…

1/2 cup blanched hazelnuts, plus chopped nuts for topping
3/4 cup packed sweetened shredded coconut
1 cup crispy rice cereal
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
Cooking spray, for the pan
1 pint coconut or vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
2 pints chocolate ice cream

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spread the whole hazelnuts and coconut on a baking sheet and toast until deep golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool, then transfer to a food processor. Add the cereal and condensed milk and pulse until the mixture is finely ground.

Lightly spray 6 muffin-tin cups with cooking spray. Divide the coconut mixture among the cups. Wet your fingers, then press the coconut mixture into the bottom and up the side of each cup. Freeze until firm, at least 20 minutes.

Remove the muffin pan from the freezer. Fill the crusts with coconut ice cream, smoothing the tops. Freeze until firm, about 40 minutes.

Top each ice cream cupcake with a scoop of chocolate ice cream (make the scoop flat on the bottom so it sits on top of the coconut ice cream). Serve immediately or cover and freeze for up to 2 days. To unmold, run an offset spatula around the edge of each cup, then pry out the cupcakes. Top with chopped hazelnuts.

As always, I urge you to venture through the Cakes & High Heels section for more dessert ideas & be as adventurous in the kitchen as your heart desires! We love feedback and recommendations for future Cakes and High Heels Posts. Feel free to tweet me (@DreaOnassis) anytime with your baking questions, in the name of all things “from scratch,” your resident SoPhi baker is here to help! For all of your baking needs, also check out!



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