Dairy Farmers of Canada

Frozen Almond and Chocolate Cupcakes

These trendy cupcakes are easy to prepare and make perfect individual birthday cakes.

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Freezing: 2 h
Yields 12 servings
frozen almond and chocolate cupcakes


  • Base
  • 4 cups (1 L) vanilla ice cream softened
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chocolate grated
  • Frosting
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter at room temperature
  • 8 oz (250 g) Canadian Cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup (250 mL) icing sugar
  • A pinch of salt
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Line a 12 muffin pan with foil or silicone muffin cups and set aside.

In a bowl, combine ice cream with ground almonds and grated chocolate. Fill muffin cups with ice cream using an ice cream scoop and freeze for 2 hours.

Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler and add butter and cocoa powder. Mix cream cheese with icing sugar and salt, add the chocolate mixture and mix well. Pour the frosting into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. You could also use a plastic bag (Ziploc® type) from which you will have cut one of the lower corners diagonally.

Before serving, remove ice cream from the freezer, which is the base of the cake and top with frosting. Serve immediately.

Note: You can replace ice cream with ice milk.

Chidren will have fun decorating the cupcakes with toppings of their choice.


Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 335 Calories
Protein: 5 g
Carbohydrate: 33 g
Fat: 23 g
Fibre: 2.8 g
Sodium: 118 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 9 % / 98 mg
Magnesium: 21 %
Riboflavin: 12 %
Vitamin A: 16 %
Vitamin E: 14 %