For Valentines day I want to combine two of my boyfriends favorite things - carrot cake and ice cream. I found a really great dense carrot cake recipe that I'm going to make cupcakes with, then was going to fill them with ice cream. Which leads me to my questions ...
1. What kind of ice cream do you recommend? Sweet Cream or plain old Vanilla, perhaps something with cinnamon?
2. Since I am filling the cupcakes with ice cream, I do not want to use a heavy frosting. Would you all suggest using just powdered sugar? Also, I am omitting any nuts from the recipe, as I do not think they would fare well in the freezer, and was planning on putting pecans (or walnuts?!) on top, so maybe a glaze of some sort to hold the nuts in place would be a great way to top it off?
I would love to hear any feedback from my fellow 'hounds! Thanks!