Banana Split Ice Cream Cupcakes Recipe

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Use freshly picked strawberries and whip up this delicious banana split ice cream cupcakes recipe.

Fresh strawberries always inspire me to create new desserts. The deep cupcake pan from Wilton is a favorite because it makes giant desserts that are so much fun. This recipe fabulous because the frozen cupcakes can be prepared ahead of time and ready to serve with toppings straight from the freezer.

Banana Split Ice Cream Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients for Ice Cream Cupcakes

  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Bananas
  • Whipped Cream
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Candy Melts or Hot Fudge
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Pound Cake (Gluten Free if Desired)
  • KING-Size Muffin pan from Wilton
  • Cupcake Liners (The ones I used were from Hobby Lobby)
  • Maraschino Cherries


The best thing about this recipe is that is easily adaptable. The fresh strawberries are so good but you could also use another kind of berry if preferred. While vanilla ice cream is the go-to around here, some people prefer chocolate. Once you have made these a few times, it is fun to experiment with different fruit, ice creams, cookies and cakes. The ice cream cupcakes recipe is really fun to play around with.

Steps for Cupcakes

Start by blending thawed ice cream to get it to a consistency that can be stirred.

Next, chop the fresh strawberries and add them to the ice cream then stir them in.

Then, put liners in the cupcake pan and add pieces of pound cake (or cookies) in each one.

Pour the ice cream mixture with the strawberries over the cake, filling the liners ALMOST the the tops. Freeze for at least three hours before serving.

Serving Banana Split Ice Cream Cupcakes

Once the cupcakes come out of the freezer, they are ready to serve. If for some reason yours are hard to get out of the pan, place it in a shallow sink of HOT water for a minute to loosen the ice cream cupcakes.

Serve in a bowl with either melted chocolate candy or hot fudge on top – over a bed of sliced bananas. Add whipped cream, sprinkles and of course – a cherry on top.

Free Ice Cream Topping Printable

This might be a fun little puzzle to do while you enjoy your ice cream treats made with the banana split ice cream cupcakes recipe. It is free to download so go ahead and print a few copies.

More Recipes with Fresh Strawberries

Here are two more of my favorite recipes with fresh strawberries. Firstly, the strawberry blondies are to dye for. They are gluten free and so good.

Gluten Free Strawberry Blondie Recipe

Secondly, this salad is delicious and so refreshing. It is made with fresh strawberries and lime juice. Hop over and grab the recipe.

Strawberry Lime Juice Tossed Salad Recipe

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79 thoughts on “Banana Split Ice Cream Cupcakes Recipe”

  1. Happy Birthday! These look like the best kind of ice cream on a hot day! My son does not like ice cream ‘soup’! I’m excited to give them a go!

  2. What an easy yet very special looking dessert. It would be perfect for a summer special occasion or just any day that deserves a dessert!

  3. My girls would love these!! Such a fun way to make and eat ice cream and strawberries. It seems less messy, which is a win in my book! πŸ“πŸ¨ 🧁 πŸ˜‹

  4. Happy Birthday sweet Laura!!! Love all of your creativity from a Recipes to the stationary! Enjoy your special day

  5. Happy Birthday to you! May your day be as awesome as these banana split ice cream cupcakes look!

  6. My husband would go nuts over the banana split cupcakes. He’s the reason we always have strawberries in the house. And he is a nut when it comes to ice cream. Happy birthday.

  7. Happy Birthday! This looks like such a fun and yummy dessert. I’ve never seen this deep cupcake pan. I’ll have to check it out.

  8. Happy Birthday! My garden has a lot of strawberries right now so I have been trying out recipes. thanks for another one to try–looks yummy with some of my favorite flavors.

  9. What a fun idea! I am now thinking of other variations of this recipe. And Happy Birthday!

  10. This looks amazing! I think that I just found my dessert for my Bunco night with my teacher friends next week!! Thanks for sharing and happy birthday!

  11. Always looking for gluten free recipes to try- and have starwberries from DJ’s I need to use! So will give blondies a try and the icecream cupcakes look fun too. Happy Birthday, Laura!

  12. Happy birthday! These look good! Hope you get to enjoy something yummy for your birthday too!

  13. Happy Birthday Dear Laura – Yummy snd with a Starbucks drink. πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰

  14. Happy birthday! This combines my two favorite desserts: ice cream and cupcakes!!! Looks super tasty!

  15. Happy Happy Birthday Laura yummy & a cool Starbucks Drink. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆ Hugs xo

  16. Happy, happy, happy birthday with extra sprinkles Laura! Sooo delicious! Can’t wait to try everything! πŸŽ‰ 🍨 πŸŽ‚

  17. Looks so yummy I may get the ingredients tomorrow with my son to make this yummy treat πŸ™‚

  18. I love strawberries and ice cream. A sundae is a good treat for a birthday. Happy birthday!

  19. Sounds delicious! So much can be done ahead of the party which is always helpful. I just saw a tip on putting scoops of ice cream in cupcake liners, placing in a cupcake baking pan, and freezing. Then, at party time, it’s easy to transfer the scoops to cones.

  20. Okay, everything in this post looks amazing!! The cupcakes, the salad!!! I want it all! Happy Birthday!! I am also a June Birthday!!

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