Mint Chip Brownie Ice Cream Squares

Mint Chip Brownie Ice Cream Squares - Simply INCREDIBLE!!

Love brownies?  Love mint chip ice cream?  You are going to really love these Mint Chip Brownie Ice Cream Squares!

Of course when you layer brownies, ice cream, chocolate fudge and whipped cream… there is really no way it’s going to be bad! =)

I think I can safely say I often make tasty things… but this is seriously the best thing I’ve made all summer!

Not only is this frozen pie delicious, this dessert is quite easy to make, can be made up to a couple days in advance, and both kids and adults LOVE it!

Mint Brownie Ice Cream Bars - Easy to make and so incredibly good!!

My mom used to make ice cream “cakes” in the summer and I’d almost forgotten how much I love this kind of dessert!

Certainly the combinations are almost limitless… in fact, don’t be surprised if I make another one or two before summer is over!

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Mint Chip Brownie Ice Cream Squares

Yield: 1- 9"x13" pan (12-16 servings)

Mint chip ice cream is layered on fudge brownies, then topped with a layer of chocolate, whipped cream and mini chocolate chips... this is the PERFECT summer dessert!

Ingredients:

Brownie Layer-
Choose a boxed mix designed for a 9"x9" pan. I used Ghirardelli Fudge Brownies.

Ice Cream Layer-
1 carton (1.5 quarts) Mint Chip Ice Cream

Chocolate Layer-
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-OR- use good quality hot fudge sauce (1 to 1 1/2 cups)

Whipped Cream Layer-
Use 1- 8oz tub of Whipped Topping (Cool Whip)
-OR- 1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Garnish/Toppings-
Chopped Andes Mints, mini chocolate chips, chocolate pearls, etc.

Directions:

Brownie Layer-
Line a 9"x13" pan with parchment paper.
Prepare brownies according to package, then spread batter into pan.
Bake 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs, but no wet batter.
Cool Brownies.

Ice Cream Layer-
Allow a carton of ice cream to sit out at room temperature about 20 minutes, until soft enough to spread over the cooled brownies.
Once the ice cream has been evenly spread, place the entire pan in the freezer to allow the ice cream to re-freeze.

Chocolate Layer-
Heat the cream in the microwave for 1-2 minutes until hot (watch it so it does not boil). Add chocolate chips to the hot cream and set aside (undisturbed) about 3 minutes to allow the chocolate to melt. After 3 minutes, stir the chocolate until the cream and chocolate are fully combined.
Set aside and allow to cool to about room temperature.
Once cool, pour the chocolate over the ice cream layer, and spread evenly.
-OR- Heat a jar of good quality hot fudge until just warm enough to spread, and spread on top of frozen ice cream layer.
Return pan to freezer.

Whipped Cream Layer-
Thaw 1 small tub of Cool Whip at room temperature until spreadable,
-OR- whip heavy cream, sugar and vanilla together in an electric mixer.
Spread whipped topping over chilled chocolate layer.

Garnish the whipped cream layer with toppings of your choice. I used a bit of everything I had on hand... a few chopped Andes Mints, mini chocolate chips and chocolate pearls.

Return pan to freezer and FREEZE AT LEAST 3 HOURS before serving.

The entire dessert can be made ahead, and kept in the freezer (covered) up to 3 days in advance.

Although the recipe will be made in a 9"x13" pan, I recommend using a boxed brownie mix (or brownie recipe) designed for a 9"x9" pan so the brownie layer is nice and thin.

Of course feel free to make the brownie layer using a from-scratch recipe if you like.

As much as I love real whipped cream, I usually use Cool Whip (or similar) for this dessert. The smooth texture works well with frozen desserts. If you are not a big fan of Cool Whip, I often use whipped topping from called Tru Whip that I have found at Whole Foods.

Recipe Source - Glorious Treats

Mint Chip Brownie Ice Cream Squares - So incredibly delicious!!

This recipe for Mint Chip Brownie Ice Cream Squares is kind-of the summer cousin to one of my favorite recipes, Fudge Mint Brownies.

Love cool summer treats?  Be sure to follow along on Pinterest where I’ve been pinning lots of yummy Frozen Treats.

47 comments

  1. Mmmmmm. Now this is something I can do! Thanks for an easy and simple recipe that only requires limited baking. Perfect for summer.

  2. These seriously look like the coolest dessert ever! I love chocolate and ice cream and brownies and mint – its like a match made in heaven. You are super talented!

  3. Oh man, I love mint chip ice cream so much! Love this!

  4. This has got to be one of the best recipes of all time. Love mint chip anything! Perfect :)

  5. We do brownie sundaes at our house on a regular basis. Yum! This is one of my favorite flavor combos. My favorite is chocolate and peanut butter though. Thanks for the recipe :)

  6. These are a few of my favorite things…brownie and mint chip ice cream! Can’t wait to try this because it looks amazing! Love you!
    -Cecilia

  7. These look amazing Glory! Mint chip and brownies seems like an amazing combination!

  8. Oh, man! I. want. this. now! ! ! Wickedly good! ! !

  9. I need to make this frozen treat! It looks so refreshing and delicious. Love mint chip ice cream :)

  10. I am so trying this before summer is over! BTW- Chocolate pearls make everything a little more wonderful. :)

  11. Oh my goodness! I love mint chip, and this looks AMAZING!

  12. SO my kiddo just told me he wanted this for his birthday cake this year! So fun!

  13. Now these do look so yummy. Ghirardelli is one of my top fave mixes! My daughter just had her brand new baby last week and chocolate mint is her favorite. Looks like I need to get busy in the kitchen. 😉

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  15. Any pointers on how to make clean slices like you did?

    • Yes, make sure the dessert is frozen solid, then use a nice sharp knife, and wipe off the knife between cuts. Also, if you’ve lined the pan with parchment paper (as recommended in the recipe, then once the dessert is frozen solid, pull the whole dessert out of the pan (and put on a cutting board) to make it much easier to cut.

  16. It’s hard to improve on a brownie, but you have definitely done it! Yum!

  17. What kind of pan is that ? I love the nice straight sides and crisp corners!

  18. This sounds so yummy! Has anyone tried the real whipped cream with heavy cream versus the cool whip? How does it hold up?

  19. We tried this one last week end for a family meal with a coffee ice cream, – as some don’t enjoy mint as much as we do :( – and it was soooooo yummy and wonderful! It didn’t last long in the plates…

  20. I made this for my step-daughter’s birthday and she loved it!! Also, being able to keep it in the freezer made leftovers so easy!

  21. I was curious if you used 2 boxes of brownie mix in the 13*9 pan?

  22. Why can’t it be kept for more than 3 days in the freezer?

  23. Why can’t it be kept in the freezer for more than 3 days?

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  30. Made this today…started at 11…served at 8 pm and it was total soup…none of the layers except the brownie froze at all. If we try again (it tasted amazing), I will do at least a day ahead and freeze each layer for a long time.

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  35. I can’t find a 9×9 brownie mix…think I can use a 9×13 and just pour less into the pan?

  36. Thanks for the inspiration. I made this with cherry chocolate ice cream. It was delicious, if I do say so myself. And quite a hit with the birthday girl!

  37. I’m adapting a Buche de Noel into an ice cream cake and am wondering how long the sponge cake will take to thaw once I take it out of the freezer….

  38. do we use heavy cream or heavy whipping cream for the top layer?

    • Kristy, 
      Generally in the U.S. the terms “heavy cream” and “heavy whipping cream” are used interchangeably.  Most commonly I find “heavy whipping cream” in the grocery store.  Use whichever you can find, they will both successfully produce whipped cream when beaten.  

  39. I’m making these for my daughters birthday! We are so excited! How long does it take for the ice cream layer to re-freeze? 

    • Allow at LEAST 3 hours for the ice cream dessert to firm up.  You can even make it a day ahead.  The time it takes to re-freeze will vary a bit based on how soft your ice cream is when you add it on top of the brownie layer, and how cold your freezer is.  

  40. How long can you freeze any leftovers?

    • You can freeze leftovers for 2 days (possibly more, but I’ve never had it last that long!)  =)  Keep any leftovers well covered, and make sure there are no odors in your freezer that could effect the dessert.  

  41. I tried this recently for my sisters party. Started making at 12 in the afternoon and served it at 9pm. Even after it sat in the fridge for 3 hours the ice cream was soup! All of the other layers froze though. Any suggestions? I did use a glass dish instead of a pan…. I would love to know what went wrong so I could try it again!

    • Hi Lindsay,
      So sorry you didn’t have success with this recipe.  I’m a little confused about the time frame… if you started the dessert at 12 and served it a 9pm, how was it only in the freezer for 3 hours?  The time it takes to re-freeze will vary a bit based on how soft your ice cream is when you add it on top of the brownie layer, and how cold your freezer is.  A glass or metal dish should both work equally well.  

  42. This looks fabulous!  If you want to take up it several notches make your own Mint Chip icecream using fresh mint.  http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2010/05/mint-chip-ice-cream-recipe-chocolate/

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