Homemade Ice Cream Cake with brownie crunchies and chocolate syrup! This cake is what my kids request every year for their birthdays….all six of them 🙂 It is so simple to make and we love it even more than the classic Dairy Queen ice cream cake that costs a fortune!
This recipe was one my mom made for our family when I was a kid and I am just as addicted to it now as I was as a kid. My son likes it best made with chocolate ice cream, but the rest of us like it best with vanilla because with all those amazing brownie crunchies in there, you need a bit of vanilla to cut through it all.
Homemade ice cream cake may seem like a really difficult recipe to attempt on your own, but I promise you that this one is extremely easy to make. The longest part is waiting for it to firm up again so you can destroy it by devouring it!
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An easy ice cream cake that has a delicious brownie crunch inside! You can make it with either vanilla or chocolate ice cream.
1/2 gallon french vanilla (or chocolate) ice cream
18 oz box of brownie mix
5 1/2 Tb butter, melted
Hershey’s chocolate syrup
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix together the brownie mix and the melted butter together. It will create a dry crumbly mixture but be sure to break up any big clumps before baking.
- Place the brownie mixture on a cookie sheet, spread out evenly, then bake for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and use a flat spatula to stir the mixture around really well. Return to the oven for another 8 minutes, then repeat the mixing and baking process one more time for a total of three 8 minute baking periods in the oven with mixing in between each period. Allow the brownie crumble to cool completely.
- As your brownie crumble cools, remove the ice cream from the freezer so it can soften but not melt. Once it has softened, place it in a large mixing bowl along with 3/4 of the cooled brownie crumble. Mix well to combine then place it in a 9×13 cake pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 brownie crumble over the top and swirl it around just a bit, then drizzle some Hershey’s syrup over the top before covering and putting in the freezer. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
- To serve, remove from the freezer about 10 minutes before serving so it can soften just a bit, which is when it is the best!