oreo ice cream cupcakes

Happy Friday!  Today, the love of my life turns 26.  Happy Birthday, Jason Kneisler!  I am so grateful to be with such an incredible, loving, godly man.  I love him, a lot.

Coming up with a dessert for this guy was a bit of a challenge.  He is a white cake with white icing, vanilla ice cream kind of a guy.  Which is fine, except I wanted his birthday to be perfect.  I researched for a few days, ran a few things by him... nothing. My sister, Emily, had this great idea.  Oreos. Jason loves oreoes.

Chocolate cupcakes stuffed with cookies and cream ice cream.  Topped with vanilla frosting and an Oreo of course. BAM!  Em is a genius and something of a cupcake specialist. She helped me whip these up for family night this week.  Jason loved them. 

Oreo Ice Cream Cupcakes

Ingredients: 
12-24 Chocolate Cupcakes (I used this GF recipe, but only baked the cupcakes for 20 minutes. It made 16 cupcakes.)
Half Gallon of Cookies and Cream Ice Cream (This isn't GF... Not be fooled.)
1 can Vanilla Dream Pillsbury Easy-Frost Frosting or your own batch of vanilla frosting
12-24 Double Stuffed Oreo Cookies

Yields: 12-24 cupcakes, depending on how much your cake batter makes
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Chill Time: 15 minutes

Method: 

1. Once cupcakes are cool, core with a knife or fancy cupcake corer.  Fill with ice cream.  It's ok if the ice cream isn't flush with the cake.  You can use it as the base for the frosting. 

2.  Frost cupcakes. I love this ELR tutorial... Press Oreo into frosting on each cupcake. 

3. Chill for 15 minutes so icing sets.  Store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to four days. 

Note: For the GF members of our family, we stuffed the cupcakes with mint chocolate chip ice cream and topped it with chocolate frosting.  de.lis.ci.ous! 

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