Okay so I saw this awesome post on ice cream cake and knew that I had to attempt this delicious sounding brownie bottom ice cream cake. I added a few revisions of my own so with help from her I was able to complete a tasty masterpiece. It may not be adorably pretty, but you will gobble it up! I do recommend, that every time you eat it, to let it thaw at least 10 minutes. It is much easier to cut through all the layers! What is a better end of the summer treat, and that is cost effective? This is my kinda treat! So without further adieu, the tasty Brownie Ice Cream Cake with Oreo Crunchies! (Scroll down to bottom to get exact ingredients and directions.)
As I said, it’s not too great of a photo, but your mouth will thank you, and your kids, and your husband, and your guests, and the dog, and everyone else…if you catch my drift! : )
To start off, grab a box of brownies. Any box will do. You can also make your own if you’d like. But I was too lazy, so boxed it was. Bake your brownies and once they’re done let them cool down for about a half hour.
Bake your brownies in a thick pan. You will need a thick/tall pan because you’ll have other toppings! I wish I would have used and 8×8 pan instead of a 9×13. UPDATE: A reader told me she used an 8×8 and said it was a little too much brownie. So if you love love love (3 times) brownies then use an 8×8 but if you just love (1 time) brownies I’d recommend a 9×13 or 9×11.
Once cooled grab frosting. I used chocolate frosting, but you can do whatever you feel. Spread a thin layer on top of the brownies. I did mine REALLY thin. But again, you can do whatever you feel! If you love frosting, then cake it on. I am not too big for frosting, so I chose not to do a lot.
After your frosting is on put it in the fridge for about 20 minutes. This will make sure the brownies are really cooled down and also will thicken your frosting a tid bit. While you’re at the fridge get the ice cream from the freezer and to let it soften up and make it super easy to put on top of your brownies.
During that 20 minute time lapse, make your Oreo crunchy stuff! Grab your bag of oreo’s and some Magic Shell.
Blend 2 rows of Oreo’s in the blender, or food processor if you’re lucky enough to own one! If you have one, don’t tell me, I’ll be jealous.
Transfer your Oreo’s to a bowl and pour a little more than half of the Magic Shell into the Oreo’s.
You may have to do more or less. Start with half and see if you are good from there. It should end up looking like this. (Picture below)
Take your brownies out of the fridge, and put all of the Oreo crunchy stuff on top of the brownies.
Take your thawed ice cream and glob it on top of the crunchy Oreo layer. I used Peanut butter ice cream. We are huge peanut butter lovers at my house, and chocolate and peanut butter is even better! You can use whatever ice cream your like best. I think any kind would be good with this. I almost choose Moose Tracks, but opted for the more peanut buttery taste.
Spread it out evenly.
You’re almost done!! It really doesn’t take very long, I promise!
Now the next part I made my own whip cream. If you want to do that you can, or you can buy some. I just bought whipping cream and then I added a tablespoon of sugar and about 3-4 tablespoons of chocolate frosting to make it more sweet and chocolaty. It was so good!
Spoon your whip cream on the ice cream layer carefully….
You’re done! Cover with foil and put it in the freezer for at least 1 hour, but 2 hours would be best. I let mine set over night.
Look at those layers!
I hope you enjoy this as much as we did! It’s a new favorite. I think every time I make it I will try a new ice cream flavor.
(This lasted us about 2-3 weeks. After that time it kinda started tasting funny. As long you have foil to cover it you should be fine!)
Ice cream cake:
1 box of brownie mix
1/2 cup frosting
1/2 to 3/4 container of a 1.5 quart of ice cream
1 pint of heavy whipping cream (whipped with 3 tablespoons of frosting added to it)
2 rows of Oreo’s
About 1/2 bottle of Magic Shell
How to Make it
1. Spray your pan. Bake your brownies according to box directions in a 9×11 thick/tall baking dish.
2. Let it cool completely about 20-30 minutes.
3. Add frosting onto the cooled brownies, put in the fridge for 20 minutes.
4. Take ice cream from the freezer and let it sit out and thaw while your brownies are in the fridge.
5. Make your Oreo Crunchies. Start out by blending your Oreo’s in a blender or food processor.
6. Move Oreo’s to a bowl and pour Magic Shell over the Oreo’s.
7. Mix together until it is kind of Oreo clumpy.
8. Put on top of frosted cooled brownies.
9. Take your thawed ice cream on put that on top of the Oreo layer.
10. Make your whipped cream or use store bought.
11. Put that on top of the ice cream layer.
12. Cover with foil and put in in the freezer for at least 2 hours, if not more.
Enjoy this tasty new ice cream treat!! If you try this out let me know, I’d love to see what you did to your ice cream cake!