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
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.
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!)