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Homemade brownie ice cream sandwiches on a hot summer day? Yes, please!
While technically it is not yet summer, it sure feels that way around here. We’ve had temps in the low 90’s so far this year, so that means we’re in for a brutal July as far as I can tell.
What’s better on a hot summer day than ice cream? Not much of anything if you ask me. And if it’s in the form of a brownie ice cream sandwich, well, that makes it even better.
Instead of store-bought, this version starts with a thin brownie base. It’s super chocolatey and chewy, just like your favorite brownie. Once cooled, you’ll spread it with your favorite ice cream. I used vanilla, but truly anything goes here. Double chocolate? Why yes. Chocolate and strawberry? I’ll take it. Whatever you like will work here as long as it goes with chocolate. So don’t hold back.
Temperature is important here. You’ll want your brownie to be completely cool before you put it in the freezer for a bit to chill. Then your ice cream should be slightly softened before you beat it with a mixer. At this point, you can add in additional ingredients if you’d like. Chocolate chips, sprinkles, or chopped nuts would work here. I chose just straight vanilla but you do you. Now it should be relatively easy to spread onto your brownie layer. Then you’ll freeze again to get a good solid ice cream sandwich. All in all, this is not a difficult process, but you don’t want to rush it or it won’t work.
You’ll want a good sharp knife to cut this into squares or rectangles, and rinsing it in between will give you a nice clean cut. You should wrap them tightly in plastic or parchment before adding back to the freezer, and they’ll last a good long time. If you don’t eat them all immediately, you can have ice cream sandwiches all summer long.
Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Homemade brownie ice cream sandwiches are the perfect treat for summer, or anytime of the year.