Brownie Batter Ice Cream

Brownie Batter Ice Cream

by Holly on August 27, 2012

Seriously, how can summer be on its last hurrah when it just started last week!?

I was tickled to find out that my darling friends Becky of Project Domestication and Lindsey of Cafe Johnsonia (the original ice cream queen in my book!) decided that summer needed to go out with a bang. They decided that a LABOR DAY ICE CREAM SOCIAL was the way to go and I couldn’t agree more! One thing that I was happy to bring back into our house this summer has been having an ice cream maker again. Although I’ve still made ice cream without it, it is a lot easier to have one!

Let’s face it. With school starting right around the corner we are in serious crunch time mode at the Hanks house. School shopping, PTO duties have already started and the first school function of the year commences Aidan’s 3rd Grade year this evening. I can’t believe how quickly time flies. Celebrating a few more times with some summery treats can’t go wrong in times of craziness… which is all the time here really!

A few weeks ago I posted a recipe for a homemade, from scratch version of Cake Batter Ice Cream. We absolutely loved that one, but as soon as I made it, I couldn’t get the idea for an ice cream made out of my favorite kind of batter to sneak bites of out of my head – BROWNIE BATTER! When it comes to brownie batter I have a serious weakness. Other than the method needed to make it and the addition of the cream to make it into an ice cream, brownie batter recipes easily lend themselves to being made into an ice cream since most good brownie recipes in my opinion have very little flour in them.

This ice cream has fantastic chocolate flavor, is smooth, very rich and is super creamy! These ice cream recipes that are more like a thick pastry cream custard than just a regular custard really lend themselves to a velvety melt-in-your-mouth texture. Of course, if, like me you just happen to have a couple extra brownies laying around that need a home, you can always crumble them into your ice cream at the last minute and double up your chocolate hit. Just sayin’.

I don’t know about you, but I can never have too many ice cream ideas so I’m thrilled to participate in this Labor Day Ice Cream Social with these lovely ladies today! Make sure and check their blogs for what I’m sure will be some insanely amazing ice cream inspiration!

Becky of Project Domestication
Lindsey of Cafe Johnsonia
Becky of Vintage Mixer
Carrian of Sweet Basil
Holly of Phemomenon
Kelly of Mountain Mamma Cooks
Krista of Budget Gourmet Mom
Karen of 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Marie of Food Nouveau
Rachel of A Southern Fairytale
Shawn of I Wash You Dry
Stephanie of Queen Scarlett
Wendy of 101 Gourmet Series

For more ice cream inspiration, you can also follow my ‘Frozone‘ board on Pinterest!



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Becky @ Project Domestication August 27, 2012 at 11:24 am

I’m so excited to try this recipe. Who doesn’t love brownie batter? And add that to ice cream! Heck yeah!

Thanks so much for participating. This recipe was inspired!

And I agree, Lindsey really is the original ice cream queen.

Holly August 27, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Thanks again for inviting Becky! It was perfect timing for me. This stuff is seriously dangerous so it’s a good thing that it’s so decadent that a little goes a long way!

Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry August 27, 2012 at 11:59 am

Oh my heavens! This looks so dang good. I need to try this one asap!

Holly August 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Thanks Shawn! It was a fun one to figure out. I’m thrilled with the results and hope you love it too if you do try it!

Queen Scarlett August 27, 2012 at 12:21 pm


Holly August 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Thanks! It was one of those ‘ah-ha’ moments. I have one every few years 😉

carrian August 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I totally thought about the fact that Lindsey was involved and She is ruler over all things especially ice cream, hence the reason I went with a sauce. 😉 And then I see that you pulled this out! Blast, I’ve got you on my radar lady! Miss you, love to see you sometime

Holly August 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I know, right!? Where has this summer gone. Lindsey makes the most incredible ice cream recipes and they always look insanely gorgeous!

Miss you too!! We need another get together soon! If the beginning of the school year doesn’t drown me then the second half of September should be good for me. 🙂

Emily August 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Yay! I’ve been waiting for this recipe! 🙂

Holly August 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm

And for once I actually made a followup in a timely manner! I thought I might be struck by lightening, but so far, so good 😉 I hope you give it a try. It is really rich, so fair warning, a little goes a looooong way! (Even for me!)

Miss you!!

Lindsey (Cafe Johnsonia) August 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Yep! All I need is a crown made of cones. 🙂 You ladies are killing me! Brownie batter ice cream?! Where have you been all my life? You’re pretty much Awesome, with a capital A.

Marie August 27, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Ooooh, incorporating brownie batter INTO ice cream? The thought had never even entered my mind, this is a genius idea! Brownies are my favorite dessert and I love ice cream so much, this is just perfect for me!

Avanika {Yumsilicious Bakes} August 31, 2012 at 7:15 am

AN ice cream social is such a great idea. And this ice cream looks amazing. Bookmarked 🙂

Anonymous August 6, 2013 at 10:50 am

This is a great super-chocolatey ice cream, but it did not taste like brownie batter to me. Still good if you’re looking for a rich chocolate ice cream, though! Thanks!

Holly August 6, 2013 at 11:41 am

Thanks for the feedback Jenny Joy! It is a super rich chocolate and the brownie batter had more to do with the texture than the flavor since brownie batter is very chocolatey. I’m glad you liked it! I’ve noticed (to me anyway) chocolate can taste very different when frozen/warm/room temp so maybe that has something to do with it. I’ll have to revisit this and see if there’s a way to boost it into a more brownie flavor as well as texture.

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