Bring on the heat.

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Because now… I can handle it.

Eh. Sorta. I mean I probably will still complain quite a bit but I have ice cream. So who cares?

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Remember last summer when I made some chocolate/peanut butter/coffee ice cream cupcakes? I know. Such a mouthful.

Literally.

Ugh! They were so good.

That combination makes me crazy because even back before I liked coffee, I always freaking LOVED coffee ice cream. Very weird, right? But there was constantly a gallon in my grandma’s freezer and not only does it remind me of her, I truly enjoyed it. Then later I discovered that mud pie mojo combo at Cold Stone… which was seriously made just for me. I know it.

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Well. Needless to say, I had some high expectations.

I used a brownie base, some coconut gelato, coconut whipped cream and tons of sprinkles. I can’t even describe what happens when the ice cream starts to melt into that brownie layer. It’s much denser than last year’s version considering it’s a brownie – not fluffy cake – so bring on the fudge. It’s insane. 

The only downfall about ice cream cupcakes (in my opinion) is that they need to stay in the freezer and melt a little too quickly for my liking. Which I guess really doesn’t mean a darn thing since I am the queen of impatience. The good news is that the coconut whipped cream seems to hold up well when frozen. So right there is another reason to make it all the time.

No really. All the time.

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Fudge Brownie and Coconut Ice Cream Cupcakes

Yield: makes about 18-24 cupcakes

Prep Time: 4 hours

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ounces high-quality milk chocolate, melted
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup chocolate chips/chunks

1/2 gallon of coconut ice cream
1 batch of coconut whipped cream
sprinkles + toasted coconut for topping

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with liners and lightly spray with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine melted butter with sugar and vanilla extract, whisking until combined and almost smooth. Whisk in each egg one at a time, stirring until a smooth batter forms. Stir in oil and melted chocolate. Add in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt, stirring until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Add about 2 tablespoons of brownie batter to the bottom of each cupcake liner. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until batter is just set. Notice I slightly underbaked mine so they were still a bink sunk in the centers. Remove and let cool completely.

Once cool, remove ice cream from the freezer and let it get slightly soft. Add a scoop on top of each brownie cup, molding it and smoothing it out with a spoon. Place in the freezer for 2-4 hours.

Prepare a batch of coconut whipped cream. When ready to serve, remove cupcakes and immediately add whipped cream on top. Garnish with sprinkles and coconut. You can place back in the freezer or serve right away.

[adapted from these ice cream cupcakes]

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Can you even take that?!

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68 Responses to “Fudge Brownie and Coconut Ice Cream Cupcakes.”

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    Jamie @lifelovelemons — June 28, 2013 @ 6:57 am

    Oh my. These are inspired.

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    Tieghan — June 28, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    This is my dream cupcake! I love coconut, ice cream and cupcakes!! Seriously, I would be eating this for breakfast if I had on and it is so hot here in south carolina! Oh man, I wish I had one!

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    Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake — June 28, 2013 @ 7:03 am

    You had me at the title. They look amazing.

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    Amy — June 28, 2013 @ 7:04 am

    I must stop reading your blog unless I’ve eaten first. I’m going to have to head out to the shops to get brownies and coconut ice-cream, now — I’m so hungry!

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    Heather @ Sugar Dish Me — June 28, 2013 @ 7:06 am

    I seriously just logged in to Facebook and these were THE VERY FIRST THING in my face. Happy Friday! That was awesome!

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    ashley - baker by nature — June 28, 2013 @ 7:06 am

    I know OMG isn’t really an original response… but, like, OMG. Happy Friday!

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    Laura — June 28, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    These look life changing. Can you tell me where you purchase or what brand of coconut ice cream you use? Thank you!

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — June 28, 2013 @ 7:09 am

    these are such perfect ice cream bowls! I might be in winter but I am seriously craving this right now.

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    Sarah — June 28, 2013 @ 7:13 am

    All the time you say? Make them all the time? You’re the boss-lady!

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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat — June 28, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    Oh my goodness…divine! My mouth is literally watering for one (okay…maybe 2)! ;-)

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    Angela @ Health's Angel — June 28, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    To answer your question…No. I can’t even take that.
    I want to bathe in coconut whipped cream.

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — June 28, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    Perfect summer treat. I can’t even take it…

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — June 28, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    I love your Fridays and after making these today, so it will be a perfect Friday!! Awesome recipe!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — June 28, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    Woah these look unreal! I know I can always count on your for dessert first thing in the morning on a Friday, Jess! I guess that melting ice cream problem isn’t really a bad one to have.. you’ll just have to gobble them up faster!

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    Julia — June 28, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    Oh boy, these look too good to be true!

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    CINDY CONIGLIO — June 28, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    OMG JESS

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    DessertForTwo — June 28, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    My GOD. You made these just for me, I know. And now I have to make these AND go to Coldstone for the mud pie smash-up. Heavens, it’s going to be a fat weekend. :)

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    Monica — June 28, 2013 @ 8:39 am

    Looks absolutely delicious! And I love those cupcake liners. : ) Happy Friday!

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — June 28, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    Drizzle some hot fudge on there and I am so hooked. I’d totally deconstruct it though–key to the perfect brownie sundae, for me at least, is that the brownie is warm and the ice cream is cold. Perfecto!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 28, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    Say whhhaaaat? These look outrageous!

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    Erika @ balancedspoon.com — June 28, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    Holy Yum.

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — June 28, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    be still my heart!

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    Kinsey — June 28, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Cupcakes and coconut ice cream?! How does it get any better than this?

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    allie@sweetpotatobites — June 28, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    ice cream cupcakes? yes! love the fudge brownie and coconut ice cream combo too.

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    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker — June 28, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    Is ‘no response’ appropriate? OMG! These are amazing.

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — June 28, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    I just made ice cream cupcakes too and they’re the best thing ever!! Love your take on them!

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    Christina | simplyyum — June 28, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    No I seriously can’t take that. I am definitely going to try these!

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    Marcie @ Flavor the Moments — June 28, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    I love ice cream cupcakes…so much better than regular ones in the summer! I love coconut, and I’ve been meaning to get around to trying coconut whipped cream. This is definitely lighting a fire underneath me!

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    Melanie — June 28, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    These look soooo good!

    BTW, I have the perfect solution for your cold brownie problem! Are you ready? Baked Alaska. Seriously. My all time favorite dessert. Essentially you would take this ice cream cupcake you created (sans whipped cream), make sure it’s frozen solid (important!), cover it in meringue and bake it quickly at a really high temp. The meringue/brownie combo insulate the ice cream to keep it cold and themselves turn warm and perfect. It’s a little taste of heaven. For real.

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    Larry — June 28, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    We’re having a potluck today at work… and I’m sad now because these won’t be among the tons of food that we will have. My Friday is ruined (not really cuz someone made pigs in a blanket and OMG really?! ♥♥♥).

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    Kristi @ lifesprinkles — June 28, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    No i can’t even take it! Those look freaking amazing!

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    Kelly — June 28, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    Those are like all of my favorite things in one beautiful creation. Dying…. And like, coconut is healthy? Right?

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — June 28, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    ugh I CANT even take that. What a great combo..Im coconut obsessed. I need to invite a hoard of people over just so I can make these suckers. who cares if its been raining for a week straight, its still summer, right?

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    Jennifer — June 28, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    Oh yes please!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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    jeannette — June 28, 2013 @ 2:19 pm

    I can’t even………

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    Emily @ Life on Food — June 28, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

    Just when I think you cannot top the last ridiculously good looking recipe. Bam! Need one now!

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    sara — June 28, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

    Yum! These look incredible – coconut and chocolate are so good together! :)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 28, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

    So many layers of good things going on! Love the abundance of coconut in the whipped cream and the ice cream!

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — June 28, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    Yaaaaassss!! I need this in my life. Right now.

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — June 28, 2013 @ 9:53 pm

    Wow!!! So much good happening in this creation that I don’t even know where to begin!!! Want these soon!!!

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    linda — June 29, 2013 @ 1:00 am

    looks sooo good! 100+ degrees here in california! coconut ice cream mmmmm sounds so good right now

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    Liz — June 29, 2013 @ 6:12 am

    How do you keep coming up with THE best recipes ever?!?!!??! Love it – don’t stop :D

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    cella — June 29, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    drool.

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    Barb | Creative Culinary — June 29, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    Anything remotely related to a Mounds bar gets my enthusiastic thumbs up!

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    Dana Ivy — June 29, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    WHOA! Pinning this NOW!

    Xo
    Dana ivy
    http://www.iadorewhatilove.com – check out my blog!!

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    purelytwins — June 29, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    OMG!! Yes please!!

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    Sandra Tranmer — June 29, 2013 @ 6:06 pm

    Ice cream is always good. Ice cream on top of a brownie base is WOW!
    They look amazing and mouth-watering!

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    Christina Gathright — June 29, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

    Holy yum! Those are summer dessert perfection!

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    Colette — June 29, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    Ice cream as frosting and brownies as cupcakes?
    Count me in!

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    Allison @ bakingyear — June 29, 2013 @ 10:17 pm

    These look AMAZINGGGG! Can’t wait to try them! Great summertime snack

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