Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches are the new thing. Made with boxed brownies and store-bought vanilla ice cream mixed with blackberry purée!

I’m currently in Detroit for the week, first shooting some new videos for our Foodtography School, then shooting at 13 restaurants over two and a half days for a foodie’s guide to Detroit. Like guys, I’m SO excited. 

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches are the new thing. Made with boxed brownies and store-bought vanilla ice cream mixed with blackberry purée!

But though I’m away, I still wanted to share with you this recipe for Blackberry Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches.

They’re made using store-bought brownie mix and a ridiculously easy “homemade” blackberry ice cream that uses store-bought vanilla ice cream, mixed with a homemade blackberry extract and whole blackberries.

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches are the new thing. Made with boxed brownies and store-bought vanilla ice cream mixed with blackberry purée!

So it’s like a homemade treat, but made easier. Because technically I could’ve given you a from-scratch brownie mix and a from-scratch ice cream recipe, but a lot of you live busy lives between kids, friends, work, school, working out, grocery shopping, paying bills, getting enough sleep…. eeeek!

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches are the new thing. Made with boxed brownies and store-bought vanilla ice cream mixed with blackberry purée!

I hope you enjoy, friends. I sure did, heheheheh 🙂

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches are the new thing. Made with boxed brownies and store-bought vanilla ice cream mixed with blackberry purée!

RECIPE

Blackberry Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ingredients

For the ice cream center

  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 12 oz blackberries, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

For the rest

  • 2 boxed brownie mixes, prepared in a 9x9 pan according to package directions

Directions

For the ice cream center

  1. Line a 9x9 pan with plastic wrap, making sure it goes all the way up all sides! Meanwhile, allow ice cream to sit out at room temperature while you make your blackberry purée.
  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, cook half of the blackberries with lemon juice until blackberries release their juices, about 20 minutes. To help this process, smoosh blackberries with a fork to break them up. 
  3. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature, then strain blackberries through a fine mesh strainer, saving the liquids and discarding the solids. You should end up with about 1/4 cup of liquids.
  4. Remove ice cream from container and place into a large bowl. Mix in blackberry liquids with a whisk until well combined. Pour into plastic-wrap-lined pan, then place remaining whole blackberries into mixture and freeze overnight.

For the rest

  1. Prepare boxed brownie mixes according to package directions. Make sure to use a 9x9 pan, as this is the same size pan you're using for your ice cream.
  2. Allow brownies to cool completely, then, very carefully, cut in half. 
  3. Place one layer of brownie on a large cutting board. Top with frozen blackberry ice cream, then finish with top layer of brownie! Place everything into the freezer for 30 minutes more, then cut into squares and serve!!!

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WOW — a perfect summer treat! Thanks for making them so easy, too.

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Oh so yummy! Weight loss will begin when the ice cream sandwiches are gone!

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LOVE how easy these are Sarah! And perfect for this hot summer weather we’ve been having! A sweet way to cool off!

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Can’t stop staring at these, they look incredible. What a fun treat!

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These pictures are stunning!

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Love how easy these are! They look crazy good!

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Don’t you just love it when you get a truly exquisite dessert & all while using easy ingredients?!! These look phenomenal.

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