Thursday, September 15, 2011

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

I love making ice cream, but I don't love eating it. I blame it on my brother. He hit me in the face with a Coke bottle when I was about 7 or 8 and broke my front tooth. It was so sensitive and I still think about it whenever I eat ice cream. So, when I make ice cream, I play with it a bit, and love making ice cream sandwiches. These ones are thin brownies. Brownies are cake's first cousin. Cake is my favourite thing to make. All that cancels out phantom tooth pain. Enjoy! I used the cherry ripple ice cream to fill these, but you could use any flavour you like. I'm thinking coconut for next time...
Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
From Chatelaine Magazine, August 2011
Makes 16

84 grams/3 squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped
⅓ cup unsalted butter, cubed
1 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 litres ice cream of your choice
  1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Grease a rimmed 11"x17" baking sheet and line with parchment. Melt butter and chocolate together in a large saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring. Remove from heat. 
  2. Stir salt, sugar and vanilla into chocolate mixture, then whisk in eggs one at a time, until blended. Gently stir in flour, just until combined. Scrape onto prepared baking sheet and level with an offset spatula to make a thin, even layer.
  3. Bake in centre of oven until brownie appears shiny and is firm, but slightly undercooked, about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and cool in pan on rack. 
  4. Run knife around pan edges to loosen, then cut brownie in half lengthways, making 2 long rectangles. Peel off parchment and place one brownie top-side down on work surface. Now, if you were clever, you froze your ice cream in a shallow rectangular container. I wasn't, so I sliced mine 1" thick and laid the slices on the brownie and sandwiched it with the other, top-side up. Wrap in plastic and freeze for a few hours, until very firm.
  5. Unwrap and trim edges if desired, then cut into 16 rectangular bars. 


Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

These look so incredible! I know I wouldn't be able to resist if they were in my kitchen!! I love the pink! Do you like ripple's sort of different to regular icecream in my opinnion!

Valerie said...

"Brownies are cake's first cousin." Yes, yet they are! :D

It's good to see you, Mary! I'm so sorry that your brother had to ruin ice cream for sad.

These sandwiches look fabulous! Cherry ripple ice cream and brownies, yummm.

Pilar. Cook and spoon said...

I love making icecream and I enjoy even more eating it.Plus I adore brownies so I think this recipe is perfect for me! Thank you.

Gloria said...

These look delicious and beauty! gloria

Mimi said...

Ice cream sandwiches are always welcome at our house.

Jojo said...

I have to say that I am not a fan of desserts in general, however, those ice cream bars are truly a sight to behold. Good job! I would even consider making these ones LOL.

juliana said...

this looks so good! i love icecream sandwich! and with beownie? it couldnt get better!

Rambling Tart said...

I love that you put cherry ice cream in these! How perfect :-)

Anonymous said...

These look very good! I'm glad you can enjoy ice-cream this way. :)

Cheap Ethnic Eatz said...

Your are too funny, your sandwich bread is chocolate based? They look so yummy to me.

Marcellina said...

Mmmm, I love icecream sandwiches! I used to do one with coffee icecream sandwiched between chocolate brownies and served with choc fudge sauce. I don't know why I don't make it anymore. The cherry icecream would be devine!

Valérie said...

Ouch... I chipped a tooth a couple of years back, drinking from a glass bottle. Fortunately, no tooth pain remains today. The ice cream sandwiches are adorable!

TeaLady said...

THESE look fantastic. I love ice cream sandwiches but never think to make them.

Мъх said...

Perfect idea:-) I like it!

Calogero said...

They are nice, thanks.

A Canadian Foodie said...

OMG - you are killing me here! I could stay here all day! I love making my own ice cream too - and remember making your pumpkin ice cream last year! These look absolutely divine. Kudos to you!

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