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Ice Cream Sandwich

August 10, 2012 By: Denise Leo, Global Brownie Ambassador Category: Chilled, Creative, Fun For Kids, Off the Beaten Path

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I had a fantastic time making up this recipe to create ice cream sandwiches using a box brownie mix! It’s easy and fun–and it makes a dessert that you can easily personalize for every single guest at your table. Great for family or for a party!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup brownie mix
  • 1/2 egg
  • 2 T oil
  • 2 T water
  • Ice cream (your choice of flavor)
  • Garnish (Mini M&Ms or chocolate chips or sprinkles or crushed pretzels and caramel)

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DIRECTIONS

You’re going to have a blast making this recipe and getting creative with it. If you have kids, go get ‘em. They will have a ton of fun with this recipe!

To start, I decided to use this really cute pan from Chicago Metallic that makes pre-cut brownie shapes. I thought that would make it a lot easier to make the sandwich part, and it worked out great. Of course, you can do it by cutting them yourself, too. This was just a time-saver.

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As always, I greased the pan before pouring the batter in. I used a little more this time because I wanted to be sure the brownies came out cleanly so I’d have pretty sandwiches.

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In a small- to medium-sized bowl, add the brownie mix–not the whole box…just 1 cup. Add the “half-an-egg” (no measurement needed; I just scrambled it and poured about half of it in). Add the oil and water. Mix just until blended. Pour into 9″x9″ pan. It will be VERY shallow.

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My pan required that I put in the dividers at this point.

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Bake at 350 F. After about 8 minutes, open the oven and quickly use a toothpick to poke holes. This is to deflate the puffy brownies so they will be nice and flat for making sandwiches.

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Return to oven and bake for about 6-8 mins more. Take a peek every couple of minutes to see if they’re done. I watched for the corner pieces to be “dry” but the middle pieces to just be losing their shine. Make sense? Remove from oven and let cool completely.

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When cooled, cut the brownies into squares or rectangles, being sure to make them similar in size and shape. This is where my pre-cut brownie pan came in really handy!

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Put ice cream between two brownies. You can just scoop and smoosh, but I decided to try my hand at cutting pretty rectangle shapes out of the fairly hard ice cream. It wasn’t that hard and it made for a pretty presentation.

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Now comes the ridiculously fun part.

How often do my recipes actually say that? Pretty often, I think.

Use your creativity to garnish the 4 creamy edges with something fun. Maybe caramel and crushed pretzels. Maybe mini M&Ms. Or mini chocolate chips. Or chocolate fudge and toasted walnuts. Or colored sugar sprinkles. Or dip the edges in Creme de Menthe liquor! Ooh-dee-doo!

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Wrap each ice cream brownie sandwich in plastic and keep frozen until ready to serve.

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If you like this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Low-Fat Salty-Scotch Frozen Brownie

Iced Coffee Brownie 

Mudslide Brownie

2 Comments to “Ice Cream Sandwich”


  1. Arr Dubya says:

    I can NOT believe you sealed the ice cream between slices of brownie with all those different sealants! The chocolate chip sealed ice cream brownie sandwich was my favorite… looks like it was yours too!

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    • Denise Leo, Global Brownie Ambassador says:

      The “sealants” = my favorite part of this recipe! Just think of all the awesome stuff that could garnish the edges! Toasted coconut flakes. Fudge topping and toasted walnuts. Nutella and toasted pecans. Caramel and crushed corn flakes.

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