Last Updated on June 24, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
This Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake Recipe has been sponsored by Blue Bunny Ice Cream. All opinions expressed here are my own.
Made with layers of rich chocolate brownie, creamy ice cream, whipped cream and peanut butter, this Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake Recipe is a truly decadent summer dessert.
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Ice cream Desserts Are Perfect for Summer!
Ice cream has always been one of my family's all-time favorite desserts. My daughter tends to stick to the fruit flavors and rarely ventures away from strawberry. The husband loves the classics...butter pecan and pistachio.
My son and I have more decadent tastes when it comes to our favorite ice cream flavors. A bowl of rich, creamy ice cream loaded with chocolate, peanut butter and chunks of candy bits is my all time favorite dessert.
Pair that decadent ice cream with brownies, whipped cream, and chocolate syrup and you have just described heaven in a bowl! When I was asked to partner with Blue Bunny ice cream to create a fun summer dessert, I was thrilled to take on this delicious challenge!
Blue Bunny Ice Cream Desserts
Blue Bunny is a popular brand down here in the south and very widely available in the Atlanta area. They have quite a nice selection of products to choose from, whether you are looking for half gallons of ice cream or an assortment of other frozen treats.
You can check out the store locator to find out if they are available in your own area. I absolutely love the Bunny Snacks. They are a delicious, satisfying, bite–sized portion treat that is just right for an after dinner treat!
Tips for Making A Brownie Ice Cream Cake
This brownie ice cream cake recipe is incredibly easy to make. You will need to do a little bit of planning ahead of time if you want to make it. The brownies need plenty of time to cool. Make those up the night before!
You will need to thaw the ice cream for about 20 minutes and give the chocolate sauce about 20 minutes to cool. None of the steps are hard at all. Just don't wait til the last minute to decide to make this. The layers are really simple and shown below if you want a visual of how to put this together.
I used a box brownie mix for this dessert recipe. You want to buy one designed for a 9 x 9-inch pan but cook it in a 9 x 13-inch pan. Basically, you want a THIN brownie layer on the bottom.
You can make this brownie ice cream cake recipe even easier by using store-bought whipped cream and fudge sauce, although I did make those from scratch. Once everything is made up, just layer, freeze, and serve! Of course, you could always just dish up a bowl of Blue Bunny PB N’ Cones. It is delicious right out of the carton!
Brownie Ice Cream Cake Variations Make Summer Fun!
With summer coming and pool parties on the calendar in the coming months, I love this brownie ice cream cake recipe. It will serve a hoard of hungry kids or just a few hungry teenagers!
Blue Bunny has an amazing selection of flavors to choose from so if you don't like the peanut butter and chocolate combination, you can switch things up. Go with Blue Bunny's Mint Cookie Crunch or banana split. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to flavors for this ice cream cake!
Easy Brownie Ice Cream Cake Recipe
Love brownie and ice cream desserts? Create this Brownie Ice Cream Cake using a brownie mix and peanut butter ice cream. This easy Ice Cream Cake is the perfect summer dessert recipe!
More summer dessert recipes to try:
- Simple Fruit Tart This simple fruit tart recipe starts with a basic sugar cookie crust. Spread on a creamy yogurt topping and pile on fresh summer berries. It's an easy summer dessert recipe your whole family will love!
- Easy Strawberry Icebox Pie Recipe with Pretzel Pie Crust: The fresh strawberries and sweet and salty pretzel crust will be a huge hit at your next family meal.
- Frosted Grapes Recipe This frosted grapes recipe takes deliciously simple grapes to a whole new level.
- 1 box brownie mix for 9 x 9 inch pan
- 1 container Blue Bunny PB N’ Cones ice cream
- FOR THE CHOCOLATE SAUCE
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- FOR THE TOPPING
- peanut butter chips or chopped peanut butter cups
- Make the package of brownies according to package directions EXCEPT bake in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan for 20 to 25 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean.
- Let brownies cool completely
- When you are ready to assemble: Let the ice cream sit at room temperature for 20 minutes until slightly softened. Spread over cooled brownies and place in freezer.
- MAKE THE SAUCE: In a double boiler, combine the heavy cream, chocolate chips and peanut butter. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is smooth. Let cool slightly. (SAVE ¼ CUP FOR SERVING!)
- Remove the brownie/ice cream layer from the freezer and pour the chocolate sauce over the top. (don't forget to save some!) Smooth it out and return to the freezer.
- MAKE THE WHIPPED CREAM: In a mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
- Remove the brownie/ice cream/ sauce from the freezer and spread the whipped cream over the top.
- Sprinkle the peanut butter chips or chopped peanut butter cups on top and freeze for THREE HOURS before serving.
- Right before you serve, drizzle with remaining chocolate sauce that you have heated slightly.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 323Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 18gProtein: 5g
Nutrition information not always accurate
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.