Brownie Sundae Ice Cream

Brownie Sundae Ice Cream combines all the elements of my favorite dessert into one sweet treat. Leftover brownie chunks and a fudge swirl are mixed in to a vanilla ice cream.

Brownie Sundae Ice Cream

I always seem to have random leftover desserts in our freezer. Brownies are one of my favorite desserts, so there always seems to be a batch in the freezer. I like being able to pull them out when I’m in a pinch. Whether it’s unexpected guests, or a sudden desire to ship baked goods to a loved one, brownies usually do the trick. So when I make one batch, I just go ahead and make two and throw the extras in the freezer.

Brownie Sundae Ice Cream

I pulled out a brownie from the freezer to have a brownie sundae one night. I heated the brownie up, topped it with some vanilla ice cream, and some hot fudge sauce. I absolutely love it when the ice cream gets all melty from the hot brownie and the hot fudge sauce.

Brownie Sundae Ice Cream

After enjoying one of my favorite desserts and remembering how much success I’ve had with throwing leftover desserts in to ice cream (sugar cookie bars and snickerdoodles, specifically), I decided to turn my brownie sundae in to an ice cream.

Brownie Sundae Ice Cream

I used Jeni’s base ice cream recipe and substituted coconut milk for the milk and heavy cream for the vanilla ice cream base. Then I just layered in hot fudge sauce and frozen brownie chunks. When you scoop it out, you get lovely swirls of fudge, brownie, and ice cream. THIS is hands-down my favorite ice cream recipe that I’ve made.

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Brownie Sundae Ice Cream

Brownie Sundae Ice Cream combines all the elements of my favorite dessert into one sweet treat. Leftover brownie chunks and a fudge swirl are mixed in to a vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients:

For the Mix-Ins
~4-5 brownies (homemade, from a box, or storebought) cut into chunks, yielding 2 cups brownie chunks
~1 1/2 - 2 cups Hot Fudge Sauce

For the Ice Cream Base
2 cans coconut milk
4 tsp cornstarch
2/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp light corn syrup
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3 Tbsp cream cheese, softened

Directions:

In a bowl, stir together 1/4 cup milk and the cornstarch; set slurry aside.

In a 4-qt saucepan, whisk together 3 cups milk, sugar, syrup, and salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Cook for 4 minutes; stir in slurry. Return to a boil and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes.

Place cream cheese in a bowl and pour in 1/4 cup hot milk mixture; whisk until smooth. Then whisk in remaining milk mixture.

Chill mixture in fridge until completely cool or overnight.

Pour mixture into an ice cream maker; process according to manufacturer's instructions.

Layer the ice cream, hot fudge sauce, and brownies in a freezer-safe container with a lid, starting and ending with fudge sauce. Do not swirl ice cream.

Freeze at least 4 hours before serving.

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8 Responses to “Superbowl Dessert Sneak Peak”

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    admin — February 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    such a cute idea!

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    Jeanette — February 6, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    You are so creative!

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    Carlos — February 6, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Woohoo can’t wait for the party!

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    A Scientist in the Kitchen — February 7, 2010 at 7:13 am

    I’m having my first Superbowl Sunday ever, and I can’t wait for the food! Did I say I’m also having my first snow? 🙂

    Gay

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    Sunshine — February 7, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    My sister and I did something similar last night. We got a box of white cake mix, followed the instructions, separated it into 2 bowls, and dyed one bowl a dark blue and the other black. After baking, we dyed a bowl of frosting yellow for the black cupcakes and left the rest white. They look pretty cool, and we can’t wait for the family to see it. Next time, I’m going to try the team logos. Thanks for the good idea.

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    Cookie is my hero! — February 8, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Wow, let those creative juices flow! I like this idea ALOT :p

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    The Utts — September 6, 2010 at 12:22 am

    What brand of candy melts did you use? I’m having a hard time finding the dark blue. I am wondering if I can take the light blue ones and tint them darker.

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    Jen — September 12, 2010 at 1:00 am

    The Utts – I found the dark blue candy melts at AC Moore about a year ago. I know Wilton doesn’t make dark blue. I found them online as well since I can’t remember what brand they were. Here’s a link to where you can order some online.

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