Hold on to your pant size, ladies and gentlemen.
I have a recipe of pure bliss and wonder for you on this chilly December Day. This Peppermint Truffle Brownie Ice Cream Dessert is out of this world fabulous! It’s rich, creamy and decadent with layer upon layer of delightful flavors. Let me break it down for you, okay?
Chewy (homemade) chocolate brownies are layered with creamy Peppermint Ice Cream. Fluffy marshmallow cream is scooped on top and then drizzled with homemade chocolate ganache which turns into a luscious truffle like layer once it has been frozen.
Make it! Make it and love it. It would be perfect to take to any upcoming holiday party.
PS…this recipe is dedicated to my cuter than cute, red headed nephew…Will Bahr who took one bite and said “Get that awesome thing on your blog TODAY, Aunt Jamie. TOO. DAY!” I love a little bit of positive feedback now and then you know. 🙂 Especially from boy with a grin as wide and handsome as Will’s. (Love ya, buddy.)
Peppermint Truffle Brownie Ice Cream Dessert
Time: 30 min. prep + 40 min. baking + 12 hours freezing time
Yield: 15 servings
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up! Brownie recipe from Allrecipes
Note: If you are looking to save a little time, you can make the brownies from a mix. However, don’t skip out on the truffle layer. It really takes this dessert to a whole new level.
Chewy Brownie Layer:
3/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 C canola oil
1/2 C boiling water
2 C sugar
1/3 C canola oil
1 1/3 C flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
Ice Cream Layer:
1 (half-gallon) Peppermint Ice Cream
1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream
Truffle Layer: (Chocolate Ganache)
2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 C whipping cream
1/2 t vanilla
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place 3/4 cup cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/3 cup oil into your stand mixer or large mixing bowl. Mix it on medium speed until the mixture thickens up a bit. Should only take a minute or two.
3. Pour 1/2 cup boiling water over the mixture and blend until smooth.
4. Add 2 cups sugar, 2 eggs, and additional 1/3 cup oil and blend until smooth.
5. Add 1 1/3 cup flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
6. Mix until glossy and smooth.
7. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and pour the batter into it. Smooth it out with a knife and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. You want to be sure not to overbake.
The brownies will puff up quit a bit in the center and then drop some once they have started to cool. I LOVE this recipe because the brownies are so chewy, while the edges have a wonderful crispness. Yum! Allow the brownies to cool completely.
8. While your brownies are baking pour 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Pour 1 1/2 cups whipping cream over the top. Pop the bowl into the microwave for 30 seconds, then give it a nice stir and heat for 30 seconds again. Repeat until the chocolate has melted…
and the ingredients are well combined. Don’t panic if it starts to look really weird when you are heating it. Once the chocolate melts it will turn nice and smooth for you. For a complete tutorial on how to make this yummy truffle layer (which is really just ganache, click HERE).
9. The melted chocolate/whipping cream mixture will thicken up as it sets. If you make it while the brownies are baking it should be ready to use once the brownies have cooled.
10. When your brownies are cool, grab some peppermint ice cream. I let mine sit out on the counter for about 20 minutes so it was easier to work with.
11. Scoop it onto the brownies and then spread it out.
12. Grab a jar of marshmallow cream…
and scoop 12-15 spoonfuls onto the ice cream.
Spread it out (the best you can!) with a knife. It’s ok if it looks messy like this.
13. Drizzle the chocolate ganache over the top of the dessert.
Like this! Cover it with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 12 hours and up to 1 week.
14. When you are ready to serve, allow it to sit on the counter for about 20 minutes before you dive in. It will cut better this way.
Good luck! Hope you love, love, love it!