Frozen Ice Cream Brownie Dessert

With all the company this week, we needed a last minute dessert and with the heat and humidity of July, we needed something cold.

So I decided to improvise and try an idea that I’ve been thinking about for awhile, an ice cream and brownie frozen treat.

I started with a brownie base, covered it in a deep layer of ice cream and then slathered it with hot fudge sauce.

After about 24 hours in the freezer it as solid and ready to serve.

Frozen Ice Cream Brownie Dessert

Fudge Topping:

Mix together 2 cup powdered sugar, 1 1/2 cup of evaporated milk, 2/3 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup butter. Boil 8 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1 tsp. vanilla. Refrigerate until cooled completely.

Brownie Base:

Combine 1 1/3 c. flour, 2 cups sugar, 3/4 cup cocoa, 1/2 tsp. salt. Set aside

Combine in separate bowl: 2/3 cup oil, 4 eggs, 2 tsp. vanilla.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir just until mixed. You may add chocolate chips or nuts at this point. Spread in a greased 9 x 13 pan. bake 20-25 minutes.

Let cool completely.

Ice Cream Layer: When brownie base has cooled completely, spread it with a thick layer of ice cream, any flavor. Then pour the cooled fudge sauce over the top, cover and freeze 24 hours before serving.

You could use a packaged brownie mix for the base, any flavor ice cream and a bottled hot fudge sauce for the topping.

It’s a cold, easy, make-ahead treat that will please a house full of hungry kids (and a couple of chocoholic aunts!)

Very Chocolate Brownies and a Very Warm Welcome

Very Chocolate BrowniesWhile visiting my youngest sister, she pulled out these amazingly rich, decadent brownies to welcome me. (Talk about a warm welcome!)

These have become her signature brownies and have been enjoyed at many family gatherings, especially by me!

She knew they were a favorite of mine and made them in honor of my visit. (Yes, it made me feel special!)

She even shared the recipe with me, and I will in turn share it with all of you, so prepare for a major sugar rush!

Very Chocolate Brownies

In microwave melt: 4 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate and 3/4 cup butter. Cool ten minutes.

Add: 2 cups of sugar and mix well.

Stir in 3 eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla.

Add 1 cup all-purpose flour.

Line a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with aluminum foil and grease well. Pour batter into pan.

Bake 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Do not over bake! (A toothpick in the center should come out with moist crumbs.) Cool completely.


Melt together : 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1/4 cup of water, 2 Tablespoons of butter. Stir till smooth. Cool to room temperature.

Fold in 1 cup of whipping cream, whipped. Spread over cooled brownies. Chill before cutting. Keep refrigerated!

These do freeze well and are easier to hide from hungry children when placed in a nondescript plastic container and buried deep in the freezer.

They are very rich, so cut them small and prepare for an amazing chocolate experience!