As you know (because I can’t stop crying talking about it), my son Jake started Kindergarten a couple weeks ago. We had a celebratory dinner the night before Kindergarten started. I made Jake his favorite meal (spaghetti!), we toasted with glasses filled with sparkling lemonade, and I told that sweet boy of mine that I would make him anything he wanted for dessert. We were celebrating the start of a big milestone, and I wanted a special night to share in the excitement of this next stage.

In addition to being adorable, this recipe is also super easy. I took a shortcut with a boxed brownie mix and I used store bought ice cream. The fun part of this recipe comes once it is time to decorate these “cupcakes”.  I let my kids decorate their own and they had a blast!
This recipe would be great for a kid’s birthday party. You could let the kids decorate their “cupcake” as an activity or you can serve them already decorated.


  • One box brownie mix plus ingredients needed to prepare
  • 2 quarts vanilla ice cream
  • Toppings: whipped cream, hot fudge, caramel, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, cherries


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare brownie batter according to box instructions. Thoroughly grease a muffin tin and pour 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of brownie batter into each greased muffin cup. Bake for 10 minutes (the brownies should be dry on the top but still slightly undercooked). Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Once the brownies are cool, scoop ice cream onto the top of each brownie and spread into a flat layer, make sure the ice cream is filled all the way to the top of each muffin cup. Cover tightly and place the muffin pans in the freezer until the ice cream is firm, preferably overnight.
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