Banana Pudding Ice-cream Cupcakes

Southern Living
Place muffin pans over ice in a roasting pan to keep the ice cream from melting when broiling the meringue.
Makes 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

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12 vanilla wafers, coarsely crushed
2 medium-size ripe bananas, mashed
2 teaspoons lemon juice
4 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
1/2 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 tablespoon meringue powder
1/4 cup cold water
6 tablespoons sugar

Preparation

Place 12 foil baking cups into muffin pans; sprinkle crushed wafers evenly into cups.

Stir together banana and lemon juice; stir mixture into ice cream. Gently fold in whipped topping. (Do not blend completely.) Freeze for 1 hour or until almost firm.

Spoon ice cream mixture evenly into prepared baking cups. Freeze 8 hours.

Stir together meringue powder, 1/4 cup cold water, and 3 tablespoons sugar. Beat at high speed with an electric mixer 5 minutes. Gradually add remaining 3 tablespoons sugar, beating mixture at high speed for 5 minutes or until stiff peaks form.

Spread 2 tablespoons meringue (working rapidly) over frozen cupcakes in pans, sealing to edge of foil liner. Fill a roasting pan with ice, and place muffin pans over ice.

Broil 5 1/2 inches from heat 2 minutes or until merigue is golden. Remove cupcakes from pans, and serve immediately, or refreeze, if desired.

Created date

April 2003