Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Brownie ice cream sandwiches

It hasn't been very cold since I've been in Milwaukee. Actually, it's been really warm. Everywhere we go everyone is out in their flip-flops and tank tops, enjoying the last few days of summer before it turns back into fall again. Kelly wanted ice cream sandwiches, and since I can't eat the kind you buy in the store (and to be honest, I never liked that kind anyway) we decided to make our own. I had planned to make a cookie base, using the oreo cookie recipe I like, but then I forgot about that in favor of making brownies. I meant to make the brownies really thin, but I didn't read the recipe I used very well, because it was supposed to make a whole lot of brownies.  So we ended up with thick brownies, with a little ice cream in them. Turns out I really like them this way. 
Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Recipe from the Baker's Chocolate box, which I couldn't find online. 
4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate (4 squares) 
1 stick butter
2 c sugar
3 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 c rice flour
1/4 t xanthan gum
1 pint ice cream (I used vanilla but mint, nut, anything would be good)

Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with foil and lightly grease. Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave. Stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add flour and xanthan gum, stir, and spread thinly in the pan. Bake 20-30 minutes. Lift brownies and foil out of the pan and put on a rack to cool completely. Once almost cooled, take the ice cream our of the freezer to soften. Line a pan that's half the size fo your cookie sheet with foil. Cut cooled brownies in half and press half into the new small pan. Spread with softened ice cream, lay remaining brownies on top, and put in the freezer for an hour or two. Remove from pan, cut into small squares, and wrap individual sandwiches with wax paper. Makes about 15.


  1. Well Well, it just so happens that I have a bag of Bob's Red Mill gluten free brownies waiting to be baked!

  2. Anonymous7:18 AM

    Yum! Brownies and ice cream together! Sounds absolutely delicious!

  3. Sounds interesting recipes...
    I found you site looking for brownie recipes to compare a brownie recipe that was on recipebuddys.com.... Please advise if you can assist... I would like an opinion on the recipe...thank you in advance...

  4. Anonymous11:43 PM

    these remind me of the ice cream sandwiches i used to get from the ice cream man when i was a little girl :) thanks for sharing these-it put a smile on my face today!

  5. oh my goodness those look good!! ;-)