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ICEE Cupcakes

ICEE Cupcakes - this easy and fun cupcake recipe has a cherry ICEE frosting! Mini cupcakes with icing and a free printable label - kids LOVE THESE!
Servings 4 dozen mini cupcakes
Author Dorothy Kern


  • 1 box yellow cake mix made and baked as directed in mini cupcake pans about 4 dozen cupcakes
  • 1 cup  room temperature unsalted butter
  • cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small box cherry Jell-O mix
  • 1-2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice or milk for consistency
  • Red straws
  • ICEE label and extra cupcake liners as seen in photos


  • Beat butter until fluffy in a very large bowl. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and mix well between additions. Beat in salt.
  • Add cherry Jell-O powder and beat until combined. Add maraschino cherry juice and/or to the mixture until you get a good frosting consistency.
  • Squeeze onto the top of cupcakes in on large mound. Cut each red straw in fourths and stick into icing. If your frosting seems gritty at first, try adding a little cream or milk and mixing, adding more powdered sugar if needed to thicken.
  • This makes a LOT of frosting. You can also divide the recipe in half if you need less.