Summer has unofficially arrived! I had planned to post these treats a week ago, but silly work got in the way. I was off in Chicago for a conference and completely neglected to share these before I left. Thankfully photos don't go bad and these ice cream sandwiches will be amazing all summer long.
I made something similar last year, but with a different brownie recipe. This recipe (inspired by Cookies & Cups) worked so much better for this purpose! The thin brownies are soft and chewy and perfect to eat right out of the freezer. No need to wait before diving in with your face!
As per usual, I only celebrate summer with Perry's Ice cream. These brownie ice cream sandwiches were made with the new summer flavor - Deep Sea Treasure. It's caramel ice cream with salted caramel swirls and chocolate bits and paired really well with the sweet and chocolaty brownies. If you aren't in the Perry's Ice Cream shipping zone (Western NY & PA), you can fill these brownies with your favorite flavor. I can't imagine a flavor of ice cream that wouldn't pair well in this recipe.
I cut the recipe into six ice cream sandwiches and thought they were a little bit big. You might want to cut the slab of browniewich into eight bars when making these yourself. If you want an even thinner layer of brownie, try making them in a 10x15-inch sheet pan!
You can personalize these browniewiches in so many ways. Add chocolate chips to the brownies! Dunk them in chocolate magic shell! Roll the edges in chocolate sprinkles! Make them your own and then share them with your favorite people.
Disclaimer - As a part of Perry's Ice Cream Inside Scooper team, I received several pints of the new summer ice cream flavors. I have been a fan of Perry's ever since I was a kid in school. I only work with brands that I love and enjoy and all opinions are my own. Other than free ice cream, I receive no compensation for posting.
¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ½ cup butter, cut into cubes 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp salt ¾ cup flour 1 pint ice cream
Preheat oven to 400 °F. Spray a 9x13 sized pan with cooking spray. Line bottom with parchment paper and spray parchment with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, combine butter with chocolate chips and set over low heat. Stir until chocolate and butter is melted and combined. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. In bowl of stand mixer beat eggs and sugar until pale yellow. Add in flour and salt and mix on low until combined. Add melted chocolate mixture and stir until incorporated.
Press batter into prepared pan and bake for 10-12 minutes until center is set. Allow pan to cool completely on a wire rack before filling.
Assembly of brownie sandwiches
Loosen edges of the brownie from the sides of the pan with a butter knife. Flip pan over onto a cutting board. Cut brownie in half with a knife.
Spread ice cream on one half. Place the other half of the brownie directly on top. Wrap and plastic wrap and pop in the freezer for at least 1 hour. Cut slab into six or eight bars.