Easy Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Combine two of your favorite desserts into one delicious treat with these homemade brownie ice cream sandwiches, made with boxed or homemade brownies and your favorite ice cream.

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Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich stack

During the spring and summer, we make a lot of homemade ice cream. I mean, a lot. I feel like I’m trying out a different flavor every week. But what do we do with all that ice cream? It’s fun to eat it on it’s own, but these ice cream sandwiches are even better.

The great thing is that you can put any flavor of ice cream into these brownie sandwiches. As long as the flavors go together, you’ve got a really tasty treat that can be changed up however you want. Try adding holiday sprinkles to make festive sandwiches for a holiday.

While vanilla is probably still our favorite, we’ve stuffed these with strawberry ice cream, chocolate chocolate chip, Malted Moo, and even peaches and cream!

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich

Ingredients You’ll Need

These brownie sandwiches are very easy to make, especially if you buy brownies and ice cream. You can put as much homemade effort into them as you want. You can make your own brownies and ice cream from scratch or you can make box brownies and buy your ice cream.

Brownies – Boxed or homemade – you can even use store-bought baked brownies or blondies.

Ice cream – Any flavor you like! See our favorites for inspiration.

How to Make Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Bake and cool the brownies completely. Once cooled completely, cut them into 16 squares.

You’ll need to slice the brownies in half through the middle to create a top and bottom piece for your sandwiches. This is easiest when the brownies are slightly frozen, so you might place them in the freezer for 10 minutes before slicing. You don’t want them to be completely frozen so don’t leave them in there for too long!

Brownies

We’ve found that the easiest way to cut the ice cream is to slice through the carton. Lay the carton on its side and cut 1” thick slices, then remove the cardboard ring from the outside. Cut the ice cream to fit the brownie square. We usually can get two pieces per slice, but this depends on what size of ice cream you bought.

Cutting a quart of ice cream into slices

If you can’t cut the carton, scoop out and flatten a piece of ice cream the size of your brownie and place it between the two brownie pieces. If you want them to look uniform, you can cut each side of the brownie to square off the ice cream.

Put the sandwiches in the freezer and freeze until firm before serving. This usually takes about 15 minutes to an hour.

Making Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich

Notes for Brownie Sandwiches

You can make your brownies from scratch or from a box. Use whatever recipe or brand you like most. Here is a recipe we use for making them from scratch.

You can use any flavor of ice cream you like, or mix and match! I really like chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, or cookies and cream.

You can dress these up with sprinkles for any holiday or occasion, like we did with these 4th of July brownie sandwiches. They make a fun snack for parties and get togethers. They’re easy to eat and I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t love them.

brownie ice cream sandwich rolled in red, white, and blue sprinkles

You can cut the brownies into any size you want, but I find that cooking the brownies in an 8×8″ pan will give you 16 brownie sandwiches that aren’t too big or too much to eat. Remember that brownies are already really rich. If you make them bigger, they can be hard to get through.

How to Store Ice Cream Sandwiches

Wrap each of the individual sandwiches in plastic wrap and put them in the freezer until you’re ready to enjoy them. This way, you can pull out just one or two whenever you want. They’ll last in the freezer for up to a month.

If you’re planning to leave them there for a month or longer, wrap them in tin foil as well, so they don’t get freezer burned.

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich

Can I Use a Different Type of Cookie?

You don’t have to use a brownie to make ice cream sandwiches. You can use any type of cookie you like. We’ve made these with sugar cookies, chocolate chip, snickerdoodles, and blondies. You just want to make sure the cookie is soft enough and doesn’t get super hard when frozen, or they will be hard to eat.

Tips To Make It Easier

You’ll need to slice the brownies in half through the middle to create a top and bottom piece for your sandwiches. This is easiest when the brownies are slightly frozen, so you might place them in the freezer for 10 minutes before slicing.

We’ve found that the easiest way to cut the ice cream is to slice through the carton. Lay the carton on its side and cut 1” thick slices, then remove the cardboard ring from the outside.

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Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich

Easy Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Combine two of your favorite desserts into one delicious treat with these homemade brownie ice cream sandwiches, made with boxed or homemade brownies and your favorite ice cream.
4.89 from 35 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ice cream
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freezing Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16 Sandwiches
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Laura

Ingredients

  • 1 batch brownies baked and cooled (see notes)
  • 1 quart ice cream see notes

Instructions

  • Cut the baked and cooled brownies into 16 squares. Slice the brownies in half through the middle to create a top and bottom piece for your sandwiches. This is easiest when the brownies are slightly frozen, so you might place them in the freezer for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • The easiest way to cut the ice cream is to slice through the carton. Lay the carton on its side and cut 1” thick slices, then remove the cardboard ring from the outside. Cut the ice cream to fit the brownie square.
  • Place the square of ice cream on the bottom piece of the brownie and top it with the top half.
  • Freeze until firm before serving.

Notes

  • You can make your brownies from scratch or from a box. Use whatever recipe or brand you like most. Here is a recipe we use for making them from scratch.
  • You can use any flavor of ice cream you like, or mix and match!

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 68mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg

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