Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Red Velvet Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Friday, July 24, 2015

Red Velvet Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches


Blue Bunny and I have partnered up again this summer as July is 
National Ice Cream Month.  Just another excuse to indulge!

red velvet brownie ice cream sandwiches (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I am continuing to work with Blue Bunny this summer, as frankly, they like me and I like them.  We make a good partnership.  And I love ice cream.  Always have, always will.

Blue Bunny's headquarters is way up in the NW corner of my home state {Iowa, in case you were living under a rock} and I really hope to visit their corporate office at some point - until then we'll make deliciousness from 5 hours away.

When I got the assignment to create something for this glorious summer month in celebration of one of the greatest desserts of all time, I have to be honest...I had a hard time pinning something down. Back and forth I went.  A freezer dessert?  An over the top sundae?  And then it clicked.  Homemade ice cream sandwiches.

Because I have kids.  And everyone knows all kids love ice cream sandwiches.

red velvet brownie ice cream sandwiches (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

And let me just say this....I haven't had much, if any desserts lately.  Now that I know for a FACT I'm done having babies {yes, everyone reading, I am DONE}, I've been doing my best to get my body back.

Which means sweets are pretty much out the door.

I have indulged in some pieces of dark chocolate after dinner now and then, but hey, dark chocolate is good for you right?  In moderation?  And wine.  I've had a few glasses of that. But, I've got three kids under the age of 6, so cut me some slack.

So enter in the afternoon while making these....it took some real courage to not sample.  The kids have had one each night after dinner, along with the husband and I've had ONE bite.  In fact it is the bite you see in the below photo.

Yes, you can feel sorry for me.  I do.


red velvet brownie ice cream sandwiches (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

These suckers are crazy good.  Blue Bunny red velvet ice cream sandwiched between a homemade brownie.  This ice cream has chunks of red velvet cake swirled in cream cheese flavored ice cream nonetheless. Dear Jesus, how can they do this to me?

The will power used during this recipe development about did me in.

But here's the thing, it's National Ice Cream Month.  So let's celebrate a little.  Do me a favor and indulge once before this month is out.  You don't want to miss out!

Red Velvet Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches


2/3 c. cocoa
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
2 c. flour
2 eggs
2 t. vanilla
1/2 c. milk

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking pan.
2.  In a mixing bowl stir together cocoa, brown sugar, sugar and flour.
3.  Mix in the eggs, vanilla and milk to form a thick batter.
4.  Pour batter into the pan, pressing down with your fingers, spreading evenly.
5.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
6.  Once cool, cut the brownies down the middle and then turning the pan into 6 rows, creating 12 pieces, enough for 6 sandwiches.
7.  Remove the brownie pieces from the pan.  Letting the ice cream soften a bit, scoop a generous amount on one brownie piece and then topping it with another.  Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze.
8.  These will stay good in the freezer for up to 3 months, but lets be honest they will never last that long!


red velvet brownie ice cream sandwiches (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?  Tell me in the comments!  I'll pick two random winners to send some free Blue Bunny coupons your way.

My favorites.  In this order.

1.  Peanut Butter Cup.
2.  Anything with caramel.
3.  Butter Pecan.
4.  Good 'ol vanilla.

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