This brownie ice cream is made with chunks of rich brownie swirled through vanilla ice cream. Because when it comes to dessert, you should never have to choose between brownies and ice cream.
Yes, a recipe for brownie ice cream. Because even if you’ve been smashing brownies into ice cream since you were a kid, we could all use a reminder. This simple recipe does the trick. Although it indulges crazy schedules–and crazy must-satisfy-now cravings–by suggesting store-bought ice cream or gelato, although you may wish to opt for a homemade vanilla, just to make the best darn moment of your day even more special.–Renee Schettler Rossi
Brownie Ice Cream
- Quick Glance
- 15 M
- 45 M
- Serves 6 to 8
IngredientsEmail Grocery List
- Make the brownies (or substitute your fave homemade brownies)
- Make the brownie ice cream
Recipe Testers Reviews
If you’re reading this recipe and asking yourself, why can’t I just go to the store and buy a pint of brownie ice cream, you’re absolutely correct—and also unworthy of this recipe! The fresh, nutty brownie taste is a complete revelation compared to the bland brownie chunks you’ll find in store-bought versions. The nut-to-batter ratio is perfect.
As you make the brownies, don’t worry if the batter seems skimpy—you’re not making a regular batch of brownies, but an ice cream add-in. I urge you to make this today and have a spoon in hand as you wait patiently (or not so patiently) by the freezer door for the ice cream to firm up.
This was a big hit here—I know we’ll be making it again. We made homemade vanilla ice cream to swirl the brownies in. This is a great one to get the kids involved in.
This recipe allows you to put your own spin on ice cream without needing any special equipment, or having to go back to the freezer every few hours to churn by hand. The brownies are so quick and easy to make, and they’re crumbly enough to break into small pieces while still being chewy in the centre. They give flavor and texture to a quality store-bought ice cream. The idea is so simple, yet it had never occurred to me to try it before—but I’ll certainly be trying it again.
This was excellent—not that I expected a quick, simple brownie ice cream to be bad. I didn’t, however, expect to consume the entire batch almost single-handedly in the span of 5 days.
I wound up stirring it into freshly made ice cream, but I’m sure it would work just fine with premium store-bought. The brownies were quite good on their own when fresh, too.
This brownie ice cream recipe is for sinners. It’s an excellent idea for a special and different dessert.
Here is a tip for a softer ice cream: Wrap the packages in a couple layers of plastic bags before storing in the freezer. This way, the ice cream is always soft and ready to eat. I had only coffee mocha ice cream, and it was delicious for adults. Next time we’ll try it with vanilla ice cream. Thanks for the idea! I’m sure we’ll use it a lot in summer.