Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Total Time: 6 Hours
Servings: 18 ice cream sandwiches
These decadent brownie and ice cream combos are the perfect chilled dessert on a warm summer’s day.
All You Need Is ...
- 1 box Betty Crocker™ Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
- Butter and eggs called for on the brownie mix box
- 750ml good-quality cookies and cream ice cream, slightly softened
For the decoration
- 1 tub Betty Crocker™ Creamy Deluxe™ Chocolate Frosting
- Crushed crème-filled chocolate sandwich biscuits, chopped nuts, or sprinkles
Betty's Easy Steps
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced). Grease a 28cm x 18cm shallow baking pan and line the base and sides with baking paper.
- Prepare the brownie mix as directed on the box using the butter and eggs. Spread in the prepared pan.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until very few crumbs cling to a skewer inserted into the centre. Cool in the pan, then remove the brownie from the tin and peel away the lining paper.
- Line the same pan with cling wrap, allowing to hang over the two short sides. Place the brownie on a board and carefully cut in half horizontally with a long knife (see Tip).
- Return the bottom half of the brownie, cut-side up, to the lined pan. Scoop ice cream evenly over the brownie, spread out evenly and top with the other half of the brownie, cut-side down. Cover the cake with cling wrap and freeze for 3-4 hours or until very firm. Freeze overnight for best results.
- Remove the pan from the freezer and turn the ice cream-filled brownie slab onto a chopping board. Cut into 18 pieces. Return to the freezer for 1-2 hours or until very firm again.
- Warm the frosting to make a glaze following the directions on the tub. Line a large tray with baking paper. Dip half of each ice cream sandwich in the glaze, allowing the excess to drip off, then place on the tray and sprinkle the tops of the glaze with crushed cookies, nuts or sprinkles (see Tips). Store in the freezer until ready to serve. Can be kept in the freezer for 2-3 weeks.
- Pop the brownie slab in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before slicing to firm up a little. This will help to prevent it cracking when you slice it. Also, scoring a line around the edge of the brownie with the tip of the knife before slicing will help as a guide to ensure two fairly even layers.
- You may need to reheat the frosting if it starts to firm up before you have dipped all the ice cream sandwiches. When you reach near the bottom of the frosting tub it may be easier to use a small pallete knife to spread the frosting on the brownies.
There may be a little of the frosting leftover after dipping the ice cream sandwiches. Store in the fridge, then reheat to serve alongside the brownie sandwiches or drizzle over ice cream.
Make these sweet treats with any flavour of ice cream you prefer but be sure to use a good-quality one. Larger tubs of soft scoop ice cream will not freeze firmly enough for you to cut and coat the brownie sandwiches neatly without the ice cream melting.
Betty Crocker Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
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