Almond Joy Ice Cream Cupcakes

Almond Joy Ice Cream Cupcakes on …These sound AMAZING and like the perfect treat for summer!

Hey, it’s Julianne from Beyond Frosting here, back for my monthly visit at Chef-in-Training. We have had some very warm weather lately and it has me thinking about summer treats. Well, these Almond Joy Ice Cream Cupcakes are a great snack to have in your freezer when summer hits. There are a couple of layers in these cupcakes. You have a cake base of course (which can be substituted with brownies), then a layer of coconut mousse topped with whipped cream. It takes a little time for all the elements to freeze, but there is really very little work involved. All the work is done in your cupcake pan, so make some room in your freezer.

I find it always works best to have some of the large cupcakes wrappers to use for these, but if you don’t, then just don’t fill your liners quite as full before you bake these. I usually find coconut pudding at Walmart, but if you can’t find it, I suggest using vanilla pudding and adding 2-3 teaspoons of coconut extract and some shredded coconut.

Almond Joy Ice Cream Cupcakes on …These sound AMAZING and like the perfect treat for summer!

Once the cupcakes are baked, it’s best to press them down and freeze them for a little bit before adding the mousse and whipped cream. After you add these two elements refreeze the completed cupcakes. Remove these from the freezer at least 15 minutes before serving to allow them to soften slightly. If you love coconut, may I suggest trying this Triple Coconut Poke Cake. Enjoy!

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Almond Joy Ice Cream Cupcakes
An ice cream cupcake with a chocolate cake, coconut mousse and topped with almonds and whipped cream
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
  • 1 Box Chocolate cake mix
  • Ingredients listed on the box (eggs, oil, water)
  • 1 pkg Instant coconut cream pudding
  • 1½ Cup Milk
  • 1 pkg Cool Whip (8oz)
  • ½ Cup sliced almond
  • Whipped cream
  • Hot fudge sauce
  • ¼ Cup Shredded coconut
  1. Bake chocolate cupcakes according to the instructions on the box and allow them to cool completely. Once cooled, use a glass and press cupcakes down into the wrappers. Freeze for at least 30 minutes.
  2. While cupcakes are freezing, prepare mousse. Mix instant coconut pudding with milk. Refrigerate until firm. Once firm, fold in cool whip and return to the refrigerator until cupcakes are frozen.
  3. Once cupcakes are frozen, remove wrapper and transfer into a large cupcake wrapper and place back into a cupcake pan. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of coconut mousse onto the tops of the cupcakes, spreading evenly with a spoon.
  4. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and the top with whipped cream. Return to the freezer for at least an hour or until frozen.
  5. Remove from freezer at least 15 minutes before serving. Top with hot fudge sauce and additional shredded coconut.

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  1. Mir

    This looks incredible! Love how you used the different elements to make it work. And nothing is more fun than messing with cake mix!

  2. Matt Robinson


    It's 100 degrees here today and these sound like the perfect treat for a day like this. Almond Joy is my favorite, so I will definitely make these for the boys soon, thanks!

  3. Christine S.

    Just curious because you didn't mention, but what size of box on the Instant Coconut Cream Pudding? I just want to make sure I write the correct size down in case there are two when I get to the store. Thanks! Can't wait to make these!

  4. Emily @ Life on Food

    Sold! I love almond joys and of course with the warmer weather coming frozen treats are always a good thing.