Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Brownie and Ice Cream Sandwiches

Received some ice-cream molds and made this cute little sandwich ice cream stars for the kids. I used homemade vanilla and strawberry ice cream for the filling that is sandwiched between two thin layers of chocolate brownies, and it was a hit with everyone. Since I had just made the strawberry ice cream, it's a little on the soft-serve side, and you can see some of it begining to melt. It didn't get a chance though, as the kids were waiting to pounce on it just off-camera!
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
10 Tbs. (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into
1/2-inch pieces
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, cut into pieces
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. salt
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
9 scoops of your favorite ice cream, softened

Preheat an oven to 375°F. Line an 11-by-17-inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper.

Over a sheet of waxed paper, sift together the flour and cocoa powder. Set aside.

In a heatproof bowl set over but not touching barely simmering water in a saucepan, combine the butter and chocolate. Heat, stirring often, until melted, about 4 minutes. Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the sugar and salt. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir until well blended. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the chocolate mixture and stir just until blended.Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownie comes out clean, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for at least 1 hour. Using the ice cream sandwich molds, cut out 6 of each shape.

To assemble the ice cream sandwiches, snap the cookie sleeve of the mold into its corresponding base. Place 1 brownie cutout in the bottom of the sleeve. Place 1 scoop of ice cream in the sleeve and top with a second brownie cutout of the same shape. Using the press, press down on the top brownie until the ice cream has spread out evenly. Remove the base from the sleeve and carefully press the ice cream sandwich out. Repeat to make the remaining sandwiches.

Serve the ice cream sandwiches immediately, or place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper, cover tightly with plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 days. Makes 9 ice cream sandwiches.
Above Recipe from Williams-Sonoma Kitchen

Strawberry Ice Cream
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup sugar
2 pints strawberries
1 tsp organic vanilla extract

I dumped everthing into a food processor, then into the bowl with the ice cream maker running, and it was ready in 25 mins.


eastcoastlife said...

That's a pretty presentation of the Brownie Ice-cream. You have to think of all these to get your kids to eat? That's a challenge. :)

Home Cooking said...

what a great brownie ice cream. perfect for summer hot day.

Anonymous said...

Your kids must love those.

Cynthia said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind compliment. I hope you come back and visit when you have the time.

I can tell from scrolling through your blog that I am going to enjoy eating over here :)

Look at those 2 adorable cuties you have there!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Eastcoastlife,
Thanks! Yes, but I love it! :)

Hi Isha,
Thanks! :)

Hi San.y,
I love it too! ;)

Hi Cynthia,
Many thanks! :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

So cute and so pretty! No wonder your kids want to pounce on it! :D

KellytheCulinarian said...

They look so cute! I love summer desserts and what kid wouldn't love the shapes, too.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hey C,
Thanks! Yeah, the kids were pretty excited! ;)

Hi Kelly,
We all love stars, don't we? ;)

Anonymous said...

Twinkle Twinkle Oreo Stars, how I wish to take them all.

oops, I changed the lyrics completely but your ice-cream sandwich made me do it :p

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Tigerfish,
LOL! Very creative lyrics. ;)

Anonymous said...

Those brownie ice creams are calling out to me.....but I can't reach them.

I don't know where you find all the time and the effort. You are fantastic!

TBC said...

Those look so pretty!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Judy,
Hope you're feeling better? Maybe some ice cream will help. LOL! We all enjoy cooking for our family, don't we? :)

Thanks you! :)

wonda said...

I always use the "backlane" i.e. (shortcut). Haha! Just ate Lady Borden's cookie ice cream yesterday. Had to imagine it to be Brownie Ice Cream.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Wonda,
Shortcuts are great! I just wanted to try out this recipe for my kids, and the kids had fun! :)

Nora B. said...

These look terrific! I love brownies with ice-cream so this is a great combo.

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Nora B,

Cris said...

They turned out so cute! Your kids are lucky to have a mommy who makes such beautiful treats!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Cris,
Awww... thanks! You would do the same too! :)