Cinnamon Roll Bowl Sundaes - Creative Ice Cream Sundaes, Muffin Tin Hack

Your muffin tin has baked up thousands of deliciously fluffy and sweet muffins – apple, chocolate chip, zucchini, and oatmeal to name a few. But there’s more to your muffin tin than you think. We’re ready to go beyond baking the usual muffin. Let’s get creative, flip things this way and that, and come up with a whole new way to bake. We’ve done just that with these incredibly drool-worthy cinnamon roll ice cream sundaes. Turned a muffin tin upside down, formed refrigerated cinnamon roll dough around the mounds, and baked it up. You’ll get 6 cinnamon-infused cups that are filled to the brim with creamy ice cream and drizzled with sweet caramel sauce. Sprinkle with garnish, grab a spoon, and dig in!

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Apple Pie. Sneak some fall flavor in your cinnamon rolls. Heat up ½ cup of canned apple pie filling and spoon about 1 Tablespoon over each ice cream scoop.
  • Chocolate Lovers. Swap out the caramel sauce for an equal amount of chocolate fudge sauce. Add a dollop of whipped cream and a cherry for the real deal.
  • Butterscotch. Serve up a childhood memory. Replace the caramel sauce with butterscotch sauce and add a pinch of sea salt for a bit of salty with your sweet.

Cinnamon Roll Bowl Sundaes - Creative Ice Cream Sundaes, Muffin Tin Hack

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Cinnamon Roll Bowl Sundaes - Creative Ice Cream Sundaes, Muffin Tin Hack

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Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Sundaes

Preparation 10 m Cook Time 25 m Serves 6     adjust servings

A muffin tin hack your whole family will love! Cinnamon roll buns are molded and baked on an upside down muffin tin, filled with ice cream, and drizzled with caramel sauce. A yummy new way to serve ice cream!


  • 1 (5 or 6-count) tube refrigerated cinnamon roll dough
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/4 cup candied almonds or granola (optional)
  • blueberries or bacon bits for garnish (optional)
  • nonstick baking spray


Preheat oven to 400°F. 

Turn a Good Cook 12-cup muffin tin upside down, spray with nonstick baking spray.

Place a cinnamon roll on the top of a muffin cup, then gently press it around the edges of the cup to create a "bowl". Repeat until all cinnamon roll dough has been used.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or just until bowls are golden. Allow to cool slightly.

To serve, fill with ice cream and caramel sauce. Or make a sundae by adding candied almonds, blueberries and/or bacon bits. 

Recipe Notes


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