Load this ice cream cake with your favorite brownie and you will have everyone in line waiting for seconds. To cut down on the prep time, I softened Dreyers ice cream and then layered the flavors into a loaf pan and filled the vanilla portion with some of these brownies that I froze from my last batch.
I should have made homemade chocolate and vanilla ice cream, but hate to admit it – I was tired. The idea for the this cake has been sitting in my freezer for a few weeks now. The brownies were originally slated to go with homemade ice cream, but I was just too lazy to force myself to stand over a stove stirring eggs and cream to a perfect custard state. So after the brownies kept falling out every time the freezer door opened, I decided Dreyers was going to save me from complete laziness.
If you eat store bought ice cream (which I bet most of us do), you can definitely eat this and will probably love it twice as much since it has twice the dessert, right?
I am keeping this post and the next few brief, I’m working on a huge project that’s quite exciting and quite nerve racking all in the same breath. I’m hoping to share it with you all very soon, but until then – I leave you with a dessert that is fast and easy to make.
No recipe, just a few notes:
- Choose any form or pan you prefer to create your cake. Line the pan with two to three layer of plastic wrap with a 3 inch over hang all the way around. Trust me you want at least 3 layers of plastic, since the plastic starts to tear when you pull out the ice cream cake.
- Soften the ice cream to molding consistency. Spread first layer of chocolate onto bottom of pan. Spread a second layer of vanilla and press preferred brownies into layer. and place a second layer of vanilla on top. Finish with a final layer of chocolate.
- Place fully assembled brownie ice cream cake into the freezer to set overnight.
- When ready to serve, remove from freezer and press crushed Oreos onto sides.
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
Congrats and best wishes on your big project! Pour a drink and have a piece of this delish looking cake as much as possible 🙂
This looks amazingly delicious so that there is no need to apologize for not using home-made ice cream! I would dig into without thinking! 🙂
Courtney @educatedderelicts says
Everyone needs a few easy desserts up their sleeve 🙂 (and in their tummy’s). It looks delish!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
Can’t wait to hear about your project 🙂 Even store bought ice cream tastes great. The brownie addition makes them extra special.
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
Oh. My. Goodness. LOVE this!
Congrats again on the big project!!! I love this…and no need for apologies on store bought ice cream…come on. I’m tired of food bloggers having to apologize for the ingredients they are using. The food blogger police needs to get a life! xoxo
oh my goodness, these photos are stunning. and I can’t wait to hear about your project!!!
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says
I want this for breakfast, lunch and supper! Amen!
De-lightful! Who needs to swim this summer…. or lay out for that matter. 😉
Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says
This absolutely ROCKS! Your posts lift me up every day!!
marissa @ the boot says
i love that it’s a method, not a recipe. one i MUST try, at that! so happy to have discovered your beautiful blog!
Kathy - Panini Happy says
This looks terrific! I have a friend who always makes ice cream cakes for her kids’ birthdays and everyone loves them. My husband’s birthday is this weekend, I think I’ll make this for him!
You know, if I made low carb brownies, this would be easy to do. Because low carb ice cream is easy! Love it, it’s so gorgeous.
Catalina @ Cake with Love says
wow this icecream is beautiful, and I am very happy that it involves brownies!
looks heavenly ♥ and oh-so beautiful pictures!!
Russell at Chasing Delicious says
The photos in this post are stunning! I love the use of all-white negative space not to mention the framing and composition and props. Gorgeous. Loving the cake too!
Terrific! Dreyers is one of my favorites too…Although I’d love to try this with homemade stuff, I think it will turn out just as good. Thanks for sharing such a magnificent treat! =)
Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says
Love the way you’ve styled the first image!
You are absolutely a food stylist Naomi. That first image is amazing. So is this brownie ice cream cake!
You are just amazing! People will be lining up for seconds and thirds!
Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks says
Love it. This makes an ice cream cake seem very un-intimidating. Thank you!
Brian @ A Thought For Food says
I think I just gained an extra 200 lbs from reading your post, which, I should say, has the most lovely pictures. You make me want to devour every bite of this dessert. Fabulous, Naomi!
Ann P. says
This was allllll over pinterest this morning, and I recognized your photos just from knowing your style over the past year or so of reading your blog. 🙂 You certainly outdid yourself, this is the perfect dessert. SO YUMMY!
I am in love with you. Is that too weird a thing to say?
Oh well, you can’t blame me with stuff like this in your repertoire.
You are the least laz person I know! Love your photography…it always makes me drool!
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Connie the Cookie Monster says
i know how you feel! as much as i love baking, when im tired you cant even get me to life a measuring spoon even if you paid me!
Darla | Bakingdom says
You’re coming over with one of these soon, right? Like…today?? 🙂 It’s so gorgeous, and I can only imagine how delicious it is!