Halloween Ice Cream Cups

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Get ready for a great time when you serve Halloween Ice Cream Cups for Halloween! Every kid you know will love to eat this spooky ice cream that's perfect for holiday parties!

Halloween ice cream cup ghosts and monsters on top of ice cream in a cup
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Why You'll Love These Treats

These adorable ice cream treats are easy to make and even more fun to eat! Even if you don't have a creative bone in your body, you can make these cute little cups for your kiddos with in less than an hour.

Or better yet, let the kids decorate their own ice cream cup to enjoy. Sounds like a fun party to me! You can also make these adorable Ghost Meringues to add to the fun!

The best part about Halloween Ice Cream Cups is that they can be made in advance. That's a big help when you're planning a Halloween party and don't have time to make everything in one day.

Just pop these treats into the freezer and they'll keep until the party begins!

oreo mint cookies with eyeballs on top of ice cream in a cup

Supplies You'll Need

Gather the supplies you'll need ahead of time and this project will go off without a hitch. Start by choosing the cookies you'll use to create the monsters.

I used chocolate mint filled creme cookies (ad) and Nutter Butters. You'll also need white candy coating.

While you're at the store, pick up two kinds of ice cream your family loves and crystal plastic cups. I chose mint chocolate chip and vanilla, but you can use whatever you like.

You'll also need a tube of black decorating gel (ad) and various shapes of candy eyes. Purchase a tube of Halloween sprinkles too.

nutter butter ghosts with silly eyeballs

Recipe FAQS

What if I can't find Nutter Butters?

Any oblong cookie will work. Try Milano (ad) cookies in various flavors. They work great too!

Do I have to use plastic cups?

No, plastic cups aren't necessary, but they make a better presentation.

Where can I find the little Halloween picks?

Amazon carries a wide variety of Halloween picks (ad) as well as most craft stores.

halloween ice cream cup ghost holding a sign saying Eat Sweets

How to Make Monsters & Ghosts

Now, you're ready to start making monsters and ghosts!

1 - Melt candy coating in the microwave in 30 second intervals until completely melted. Stir after each 30 seconds. Dip 6 Nutter Butter cookies half way into candy coating. Place on a wire rack to cool.

2 - After 2 minutes, add candy eyes and allow to set. Now, you have little ghosts!

3 - Put a little black gel on the top of 6 chocolate creme cookies and add a large candy eye to the top. The gel will hold the eye in place. Place on wire rack to harden.

These are your silly monsters!

halloween ice cream cup critters on a halloween plate

How to Make the Ice Cream Cups

1 - Scoop vanilla ice cream into 6 plastic cups (ad) and chocolate mint into the other 6 plastic cups. Insert a ghost (after it has cooled) into cups with vanilla ice cream.

2 - Insert a monster into cups with chocolate mint ice cream.

3 - Decorate the vanilla ghost cups with Halloween sprinkles, and crush mint chocolate cookies to decorate the monster cups.

4 - Insert a halloween pick into the cups, and put them in muffin tins for easy transport. Pop the ice cream cups into the freezer until ready to serve.

More Halloween Recipes

If you're looking for more Halloween fun, try my Goblin Skillet Cookie which will make your Halloween party complete.

Be sure to check out these 25 Halloween Party Treats that will help you plan the best event on the block!

Halloween Ice Cream Cups will help make memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy creating them with your little goblins this season.

Recipe Card

halloween ice cream cup ghost holding a sign saying Eat Sweets

Halloween Ice Cream Cups

Halloween Ice Cream Cups will get the party started!  They're the perfect treat for Halloween fun!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Freezer: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Calories: 460kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.



  • Melt 3 cubes of white candy coating in 30 second intervals until melted completely.  Stir frequently.
  • Dip 6 Nutter Butter cookies halfway into vanilla candy coating. Cool upright on wire racks. After coating sets slightly, place 2 small eyes onto each cookie.  Allow ghosts to cool completely.
  • Dab black decorating gel on top of 6 chocolate mint creme cookies and insert large candy eye on top. Allow monsters to set on wire rack. 
  • Scoop large scoops of vanilla ice cream into 6 plastic cups. Insert ghosts into top of ice cream until bottom half is covered. Decorate ice cream cups with Halloween sprinkles.
  • Scoop large scoops of chocolate mint ice cream into 6 plastic cups. Insert monsters into top of ice cream. Decorate ice cream cups with crumbled chocolate mint cookies. 
  • Insert Halloween picks into cups if desired.  Place in muffin tins for easy transport and freeze until ready to serve. 


  • Feel free to substitute different types of ice cream if desired.
  • Halloween Ice Cream Cups can be frozen up to 1 day in advance of your party.
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Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Sodium: 383mg | Potassium: 746mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 80g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 380mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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  1. 5 stars
    Do you think these would last longer in the freezer than 1 day? I need to make them on a Thursday for a Saturday party.

    1. Yes, I think you could make them on Thursday and serve them on Saturday as long as they were wrapped tightly in the freezer. Have fun at your party! 🙂

5 from 2 votes

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