Peanut Butter & Vanilla Ice Cream Brownie Cake
  • 1 box Ghiradelli brownie mix
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 pint Ben & Jerry's peanut butter cup ice cream, softened
  • 1 pint Ben & Jerry's plain vanilla ice cream, softened
  • Chocolate bar (for decorative shavings)
  1. Bake brownie according to box instructions, in an 8x8 baking dish, or round springform cake pan.
  2. Allow brownie to cool completely
  3. Slice brownie in half horizontally so that you get two layers. (If you use a springform pan, this is easier since you can just remove the sides of the pan. I only had a square dish, so I had to pop the brownie out of the dish, slice it in half, then drop the bottom layer back in the pan.)
  4. Put your springform pan back together, then gently spoon and spread softened peanut butter cup ice cream over the bottom brownie layer.
  5. Crumble your other brownie layer in pieces over your peanut butter ice cream. Press pieces down gently with a spatula.
  6. Spread softened vanilla ice cream over the top of the brownie chunks.
  7. Garnish with chocolate shavings.
  8. Cover and keep frozen until ready to eat.
  9. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
The great thing about this recipe is that it's super versatile - you can use any brownie base you want, and change the ice cream flavors depending on what you're in the mood for. And if you use store-bought ingredients like I did, you can throw this cake together in no time at all.
Recipe by Just Putzing Around the Kitchen at