ice cream sundae cupcakes gluten-free recipe

Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes

 These dairy-free Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes are the perfect summer treat. I love making this healthy dessert on the last day of school when the boys and their friends crowd into our house to celebrate.

Sometimes I assemble the Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes for everyone. Other times I set up all of the components buffet style and let everyone have fun building their own Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes. The great thing about this dairy-free dessert is that it’s fun, refreshing, and festive. If you use the Vegan Chocolate Cupcake recipe from my second book, Gluten-Free Cupcakes, then this is also an egg-free dessert. I love serving healthy desserts that everyone can eat, regardless of their food allergies!

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Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes
  1. Place cupcakes on a large plate
  2. Scoop ice cream on top of each cupcake
  3. Spoon whipped cream onto ice cream
  4. Top with gluten free sprinkles and a cherry
  5. Serve

Here are some of my other easy paleo dessert recipes for you:


  1. Lynn says

    They look sooo.. good but am on SCD (no grains or starches, or chochlate) and need to blender everything currently.
    WOndered about using marzipan or almond paste instead of flour.
    Did see an organic honey sweetened marzipan online.
    Maybe I’ll go make a coconut avacado smoothie with cinnamon and …
    be well

    Lynn D

  2. Robin says

    I made the chocolate cupcakes used in this “recipe” earlier this week for the first time; I’ll be making them many more times as they were delicious! Even though the cupcakes are made with coconut flour – which in my experience yields a somewhat dryer and dense cake, these cupcakes were incredibly moist and light. Bravo Elana! My guess is the agave used in the cupcakes is critical to keeping the batter moist and light.

    BTW, the cupcake recipe calls for grapeseed oil, which I was out of, so I used basic canola oil (another very neutral flavor oil) and, as I said, were great. I will however use grapeseed oil on the next batch since that is Elana’s true recipe and since she is the master, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were even better :)

  3. says

    This looks great. I’d also love to see a recipe for ice cream cake which is what I used to get every year for my birthday.

  4. Jenna says

    Oh if only I could eat chocolate! These look and sound so amazing! Someone please eat plenty for me! :)

  5. donna nielsen says

    i am diggin’ the banana split suggestion and am envisioning some gf hot fudge and crushed walnuts with that too ;-)

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