Use these free printable ice cream labels to gift homemade ice cream, cookies, or cupcakes! To use as ice cream labels, print on sticker paper and stick to paper pint cups. To use to label the flavors of other treats, print on cardstock, attach to a toothpick, and use as printable cupcake toppers!
Whether you’re throwing a summer party or just looking for some easy homemade gift ideas, these ice cream labels can be put to use far beyond just gifting ice cream! These ice cream labels are perfect for:
- Party Favors: Use as labels for ice cream cups by attaching to pint-sized ice cream cups and gifting as party favors.
- Teacher Gifts: Gifting homemade ice cream or deconstructed cake (i.e. layers of cake & frosting) in paper ice cream cups, placing in a cooler, and taking to the school for back to school or end of school teacher gifts or teacher appreciation day.
- Cupcake Toppers: Print on cardstock, attach to a toothpick, and cupcake topper flavor indicators.
- Cookie Packaging: Place cookies in plastic bag and attach a label to indicate flavors.
- Label for Ice Cream Bar: Print on cardstock, attach to wooden skewers, then poke in each tub of ice cream to indicate the flavor.
What You Need to Make Ice Cream Labels
- Sticker Paper, Pre-Cut Sticker Circles, or Cardstock
- Printable Ice Cream Labels Template
Bonus: find the Avery template here – this file has the 6 shown here & 6 blank ones where you can input your own text. Simply copy/paste the design you need to fill the sheet.
- Paper Ice Cream Containers
How to Make Ice Cream Labels
Step 1: Print
Print the printable ice cream labels template on 8.5 x 11″ white sticker paper, pre-cut sticker circles (I used Avery 2″ circle stickers), or plain cardstock (if you just want to apply your own adhesive).
Step 2: Attach to Cups or Lids
Peel or cut off of sheet then attach them to the sides or lids of the paper cups.
Step 3: Fill Cups With Treats
Fill paper cups with layers of cake and frosting, cupcakes, cookies, or homemade ice cream (if they have a freezer on hand) and then slap on these colorful labels for an easy homemade gift! Or, just print the labels on card stock, attach a toothpick, and use them as flavor cupcake toppers at parties.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What should I fill these ice cream cups with?
I like filling these with homemade no churn chocolate ice cream (fill the cups before freezing) OR for a no-melt gift option, layer with your favorite cake and frosting. To do so, bake cake in a 9×13 pan, cut into 1″ squares then layer in paper ice cream cups. My favorite cake recipe is this white wedding cake with cream cheese frosting.
Where can I buy ice cream cups?
You can find paper pint-sized ice cream cups on Amazon here.
How to Gift Ice Cream Containers?
After filling with the treat of your choice:
- Wrap with baker’s twine and attach a printable gift tag.
- Use washi tape to attach a plastic spoon or fork.
- Use baker’s twine to attach a pom pom on top.