Cool Down With Ice Cream

Summertime Sweets

Cool Down With Delicious Ice Cream Treats

You can turn any summer day into a special occasion with a cool ice cream treat.

From classic favorites to innovative new flavors, it only takes a scoop or two to bring out

plenty of smiles.

Grab a spoon and dig into these scrumptious recipes, featuring delicious Blue

Bunny ice cream flavors. These treats make it easy for everyone to customize to their

own sweet preference, whether it’s pairing creamy Blue Bunny ice cream with the gooey

goodness of freshly-baked chocolate cake, the buttery finish of a flaky pie crust or in a

classic, richly adorned parfait.

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Ice Cream Cupcakes

Yield: 18 to 20 cupcakes

20 cupcake liners

1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup brewed coffee

1 container Blue Bunny Caramel Fudge Brownie Sundae, Vanilla or your

favorite Blue Bunny flavor

To make cupcakes, preheat oven to 350°F. Place cupcake liners in cupcake pan.

Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In medium bowl, cream butter

and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Add flour mixture,

alternating with coffee. Beat until just incorporated. Fill cupcake liners about 1/3 full to

allow for ice cream. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out

clean. Let cupcakes cool. Using round ice cream scoop, scoop out rounds of ice cream

and set on baking sheet in freezer. Once ice cream scoops are frozen, carefully place one

into each cupcake and top with fun decorations.

Note: Though the recipe calls for brewed coffee, the cupcakes won’t take on its strong


Peanut Butter Sundae Parfaits

Decorations (such as sprinkles, cupcake skewers, cherries)

Yield: 10 to 12 sundae parfaits

6 waffle or sugar cones

Chocolate cake or brownies

Chocolate chip cookies

Blue Bunny Peanut Butter Panic Ice Cream

Maraschino cherries, sprinkles or cupcake pompom topper for garnish

Break up waffle cones, chocolate cake or brownies and chocolate chip cookies

into bite-size pieces and place in individual containers or cupcake cups. Or use favorite

cake or cookie flavors to customize. Layer ice cream, waffle cone pieces, cake pieces and

cookie pieces into mini parfait glasses or any small glass or bowl. Garnish with

Maraschino cherry, sprinkles or cupcake pompom topper.

Tip: Other fun mix-in ideas include pretzels, chocolate candies, marshmallows, graham

crackers, fudge sauce or caramel sauce.

Mini Ice Cream Pies

Yield: 10 mini pies

2 round pie crusts, thawed

1 3 1/2-inch round cookie cutter

10 2- to 3-inch scalloped tart shells

3 cups chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Preheat oven to 425°F. Roll out round pie crusts and use round 3 1/2-inch cookie

cutter to cut out circles from pie dough. Round cookie cutter should be slightly larger

than top of tart shell. Cut out 5 rounds from each pie crust. Grease tart shells and place

pie dough rounds down into tart shells, carefully pressing dough into scalloped edges and

bottom of tart shell. Pierce bottom of tart shell with fork to prevent it from baking too

high. Bake tartlet shells for 8 to 9 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and

allow to cool before flipping out onto work surface. Melt chocolate chips in microwave-
safe bowl or double broiler. Carefully dip scalloped edges of tart shells into chocolate

and flip over to let cool. Scoop mini balls of ice cream into shells. Top with drizzle of

warm, melted chocolate chips and garnish with chopped peanuts.

Layer Up With A Topping Station

A topping station is the perfect activity for birthday parties or other kid-oriented

summer celebrations. Just make sure the station is easily accessible — at their level —

and place each topping in its own special bowl or serving dish along with a spoon. Also,

be sure to label each topping in case anyone has a food allergy, especially when serving

nuts and fruits.

The little ones will have a blast mixing different tastes for the perfect sweet

combination. Here are some tasty topping ideas to take your ice cream topping bar to a

whole new level:

Colorful sprinkles

Blue Bunny Bunny Tracks Ice Cream

Maraschino cherries


Mini chocolate chips

Gummy bears

Chocolate candies

Strawberry slices

Pineapple chunks

Banana chunks

Chopped pecans, peanuts or almonds

Crushed cookies

Crushed mint candies

Fruit preserves

Whipped cream

Hot fudge or caramel