Tuesday, April 16, 2013

.frozen cappuccino cupcakes.

since having babycakes, my love of all things caffeinated has increased factorially (mathematically more explosive than exponentially). imagine my delight, then, when coming across a recipe for frozen cappuccino goodness by the pioneer woman. 

                                     crumble 15 oreo cookies until they're begging for mercy.

i destroyed mine in a food processor to the point that there was no trace of dark parts versus white parts.

melt two tablespoons of unsalted butter. 

pour it in with your cookie crumble and combine. 

line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. or, line a cupcake pan with muffin liners. or, line a pan with circular holes with paper liners. phew. evenly divide your cookie mixture between the 12 liners and press to the bottom. this will be a shallow "cupcake bottom." 

why buy coffee ice cream and mix in chocolate when ben and jerry have already done it so fabulously for you? take your pint of softened ice cream and dump it into a bowl. 

add 1/4 tsp cinnamon and 1/8 tsp nutmeg to the chocolate-chunked coffee ice cream and mix really well. 

top each cookie bottom with a big dollop of ice cream "frosting." aren't you already dying? hyperbole is my friend. 

top your treats in whatever way suits your fancy. i chose to shave some dark chocolate over each of mine. 

goodbye starbucks. hello home freezer. 

these individual treats are great to have on hand for when you just must. have. coffee. 

frozen cappuccino cupcakes
adapted from the pioneer woman

what you need
15 whole oreo cookies
2 tbs melted butter
1 pint coffee ice cream (buy it with chocolate already mixed in like i did or add your own semi-sweet chocolate chunks), slightly softened
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
topping of your choice

what you do
Place twelve cupcake liners into muffin cups. (or muffin liners into cupcake cups...)

Crush cookies into crumbs and add melted butter until it combines. Press this into the liners and set aside. 

Mix softened ice cream with chocolate chunks, cinnamon and nutmget. Spoon into 12 liners.  Top with dark chocolate or top after freezing with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, nuts, etc. Freeze until firm. You can store them out of the pan in an air tight container in the freezer.

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