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Simple Gingersnap Ice Cream Cups Recipe Gingersnap Ice Cream Cups, the perfect edible hand-held serving dish for summer ice cream treats!

Gingersnap Ice Cream Cups Recipe
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Last weekend my family drove down the Blue Ridge Parkway to a place called Graveyard Fields. It is a lovely wooded hiking area known for kid-friendly trails, waterfalls, and wild berries galore!

The wild blueberries are always small and unimpressive at first sight but, oh what destiny is hidden within!

Easy Gingersnap Ice Cream Cups Recipe

Ripe wild blueberries are  unfathomably exquisite… Bright, fragrant, and slightly earthy. It just goes to show, appearance isn’t everything.

Making Gingersnap Ice Cream Cups Recipe

How to Make Gingersnap Ice Cream Cups Recipe

I made our blueberries into a quick blueberry sauce for ice cream. However as lovely as the sauce was, it was the Gingersnap Ice Cream Cups the ice cream was sitting in that made the biggest impact.

How To: Gingersnap Ice Cream Cups Recipe

Gingersnap Ice Cream Cups are a quick and simple way to dress up ice cream. Simply blend crumbled gingersnap, butter, and sugar together. Then press the mixture into muffin pans and bake.

The spice of the gingersnaps livens up any ice cream flavor, with or without sauce!

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Gingersnap Ice Cream Cups Recipe
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Gingersnap Ice Cream Cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Gingersnap Ice Cream Cups Recipe - Easy 4 Ingredient hand-held edible ice cream serving cups that accentuate any ice cream flavor!
Servings: 12 cups


  • 12 ounces gingersnap cookies, ground (about 2 cups ground)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch salt


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degree F. Grind the cookies in a food processor. If you don't have a food processor, place them in a zip bag and roll them with a rolling pin.
  • Mix in the butter, sugar and salt. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into each cup. Use a small cup to press each scoop of mixture, shaping it into a tiny cup.
  • Bake the cups for 12-15 minutes. Allow them to cool, then lift them out with your fingers or a small knife.


NOTES: This recipe is especially good with vanilla bean, lemon curd, or peach ice cream!


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 191kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 209mg, Potassium: 98mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 235IU, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 1.8mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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78 comments on “Gingersnap Ice Cream Cups”

  1. I adore this idea. May have to try it!

  2. I’d love to make this. Is there a way to print the sauce recipe? I’ve got the cups ready to go…thanks. I know it isn’t blueberry time, but I froze some last summer, and it looks too good to wait until July.

  3. the are SO cool! absolutely love the cups!

  4. Picking wild berries with the kids is such a blast. Your kids are precious. The ice cream in those ginger cups??? Bring it!

  5. Wowzers, that looks just plain amazing!

  6. wow these look amazing! Would be terrific for dessert tonight!

  7. Oh, my. That is one gorgeous photo at the top there. Truly love the use of lavender in the sauce. I’m inspired :-)

  8. Your kids are cuties! Love the idea of lavender in this fruit sauce.

  9. Oh, man; I love everything about these beauties!!! So wonderful, Sommer!!!

  10. okay, this is just too much…. DIVINE! Glad to find your blog!

  11. Your pictures are incredible… I'm actually wiping the drool off my chin (with my elbow) as I type this ;)

    Great blog! Happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  12. OMG this looks so good! And so simple, wonderful idea!

  13. Wow, this looks so wonderful! Great pictures. I really like the blueberry and lavender combination.

  14. It's just mean for you to post pictures of this in the process of being eaten. Now I know how my dog must feel when she's watching me eat the most delicious thing that ever came out of a kitchen, all the while knowing full and well that she will not be able to have a bite.

    Maybe you can email me a little taste? :D

  15. This desert loks so delicious and yummy!

  16. Blueberries and lavender sounds like a wonderful combination! I never considered making my own ice cream cups, but what a wonderful idea! And I bet your little helpers enjoyed this :)

  17. Love the lavender and ginger combination and those gingersnap cups look good enough to eat on their own!

    The first photo and the stack of gingersnap cups are gorgeous!

  18. I had a blueberry-lavendar torte with ice cream at Tony's Pizza Napoletana in North Beach, SF, and if this is anything like that, I'm in. Blueberry and lavendar are a wonderful combination. Beautiful photos, Sommer!

  19. Absolutely berri licious! Lovely clicks.

  20. What an ingenious combination! I love the gingersnap cups.

  21. Waw!! What a grand feast for the senses!

    I also love that lavender blueberry sauce!!

    Divine food!

  22. These look so easy and yummy. Do you think you can freeze the cups?

  23. Sommer….these cookie cups are so versatile…my mind is spinning ;o)

    Ohhh how I envy your blueberry hunt…looks like a very memorable day ;o)

    I'll have to make these soon. I wonder how well they would freeze?

    Ciao for now and have a wonderful week,

  24. Those ginger cups look amazing! And I can't believe how simple they were to make. Everything about this dessert is perfection. My family would love it as well!

  25. Thank guys! This was a big hit at my house!

    I believe 1 stick of butter is 114 grams.

  26. What is one stick of butter, 250g?

  27. Very nice! Congratulations on the Top 9… This looks extremely tasty. I'm not a huge fan of ginger snaps, but the blueberries look beautiful! I may have to try that.

  28. Your ice cream cups are beautiful and with berries, over the top.

  29. What a beautiful looking dessert…what makes u call it ugly?
    I love the lavender touch..must have made the whole thing aromatic!

  30. That looks so good and summery! Why did I never think of gingersnap cups?

  31. I am going blueberry picking this weekend and now I know one of the ways I will be using them! Plus, those ice cream cups sound great! My husband and I are ice cream addicts so a new way to eat it is always welcomed!

  32. I absolutely love those ice cream cups!! I will have to try and make those for my girls, they will love them!!! and what a beautiful delicious dessert….i do wish i could try it!! Congrats on the top 9 today, you certainly deserved it!!

  33. Oh my that looks so delicious. Eatknitgrow.com

  34. The gingersnap cups are utter genius! I'm totally filing them in my mental rolodex of things to try soon :)

  35. Loving this treat!! girl…the cups are fab, fab, fab, I must make these asap…and the lavender with berries, brillant…truly stunning, too cool…
    ps, thanks for the shout out!!love ya girl

  36. Very innovative recipe, I love the idea of putting ice cream into little homemade muffin-cookie like cups. And it looks so beautiful and appetizing.

  37. Wow, this looks sinfully delicious! I can almost taste the berries from the pictures alone!

  38. This looks so good. Love your blog!

  39. Sommer – that looks incredible!!! Just the thing for the last of the 10lbs of blueberries we got a couple of weeks ago from MI. And, I think I have some homemade peach ice cream in the freezer. Love the gingersnap cups too. Wonder how they'd be with a vanilla mousse? Or a custard/creme brulee? Great photos too. How much fun was that for your kids :-) A memory they'll always treasure! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Kate (kateiscooking.blogspot.com)

  40. This is the most inviting, tantalizing, gorgeous post. I wish my lavender had buds! The ginger-snap cups really dress this up.

  41. When a picture makes me go, "Oh my gosh," I know right away I'm going to be printing the recipe. That is amazing. The sauce looks fantastic (and I just happen to have a quart of hand-picked blueberries in the fridge). I LOVE the ginger snap cups. What an incredible idea for any kind of cookie. Thank you so much for passing it along.

  42. Wow, unbelievable looking! Congrats on the Top 9, beautiful photos!

  43. What a fancy little ice cream dessert! And so scrumptious too with the lovely lavender sauce. The ginger cups just send it over the top!

  44. holy crap they're like mini ginger ice cream pies- brilliant!

  45. yum! those look delicious!

  46. Lavender berry sauce sounds heavenly to top all over the ice cream! Awesome clicks!

  47. Wow…the gingersnap cups and lavender berry sauce looks so good. Beautiful pictures too!

  48. Oh my OH my! The lavender in this sounds fantastic!

  49. Thank you so much for sharing this…I have so many gingersnaps, and I just can't get through them. This looks like a great way to "recycle" them!

  50. I LOVE these gingersnap cups! I am totally making these ASAP. Yum! What a great idea – I bet they are good with peach ice cream too.

  51. Wow Sommer, this looks delicious, and I would not call it ugly either! More like 'yum looking'! Ooh, and a ginger cup sounds out of this world. I'm so glad fall and spice season is almost here. Yeah!

  52. When you add fruit to ice cream it makes it healthy right? Beautiful photos!

  53. I want to always eat my ice cream in a gingersnap cup from now on. Do you ship?

  54. Looks great and I will try it. Ice cream is my favorite and I love the cups.

    Plan B

  55. Oh my this is amazing! I love gingersnaps and can imagine what a fantastic combination of flavors this is. Beautiful pictures as well.

  56. wow this is so gourmet love the blue ridge mountains not far from us in Winston salem I bet your kids gobbled this up!

  57. These are absolutely luscious! What a way to serve vanilla ice cream! A beautiful treat!!

  58. This looks awesome. I love the sauce, and your idea of the cup. You kids are beautiful.

  59. On my list, LOVE LOVE the cups! super idea

  60. mouth watering…Loved this :)

  61. How wonderful..the ice cream is even better when it is accompanied with a delicious looking gingersnap cup!!

  62. Those little berries made for some great inspiration! Looks like it was a fun day and a delicious dessert. Beautiful photos!

  63. This looks so tasty! Thanks for including it in the Tip Day Thursday carnival…I would love a link back to the carnival.

  64. Great idea to make these ice cream cups. That would go wonderfully with the apricot ice cream I have in my freezer.

  65. The gingersnap cups are so cute and I love the lavender in the berry sauce, so delicious!

  66. I love the blueberry lavender sauce! The gingersnap ice cream cups are pretty sweet too:-)
    Beautiful photos, I've never been blueberry picking, it looks like fun.

  67. Sommer, where do you come up with these amazing ideas?! I love this!

    I'll definitely have to check that area of the Smoky Mountains out. My kids saw the pictures you posted and asked, "can we go there today mommie?"

  68. These are awesome, Sommer! Of course I love the blueberry lavender sauce, but I am so impressed with the gingersnap ice cream cups – how inventive and the flavors sound perfect with the sauce! ( : XO

  69. Just untterly..yum!

  70. Those are some lucky children! I can't get over how COOL this is! And the cups – so simple but fancy.

  71. Oh my, this looks so, so, SO good. Love the little cups, perfect presentation!

  72. wow,all is amazing ,a beautiful presentation!love it!

  73. Wow! Love love love this presentation and it's so easy! Great for entertaining :)

  74. Those gingersnap serving cups are genius, and they're so on my list now! I have some lemon mousse in the freezer just begging to be spooned into those!

  75. I LOVE this idea!!! The gingersnap cup is so inspired and paired with the ice cream it is perfect for summer! :)

  76. If this isn't the perfect treat, I don't know what is! I haven't used lavender in a recipe before. I love the idea.

    Your children are darling. :)

  77. Yummy! I love making ice cream sauces. The ice cream cups are way cool!

  78. Huh – low spicy – this is one good lookin' I scream cone. Wow. It is almost a sandwich….