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Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Brownie Ice Cream Cake has layers of fudgy brownie, cookies and cream ice cream, and hot fudge sauce. Make this decadent frozen dessert ahead of time and stash it in the freezer for your next special occasion!

If you love Oreos, you’ll love our easy Oreo Ice Cream Cake. Today’s version adds our favorite brownie recipe to the base!

Cookies and Cream Brownie Ice Cream Cake: the perfect dessert recipe!

The Sweetest Ice Cream Cake

You’ve had ice cream cake before. But you’ve never had an ice cream cake quite like this one.

This Brownie Ice Cream Cake recipe uses rich, fudgy, chocolate brownies instead of cake layers. Classic cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream is sandwiched in between the layers before the whole dessert is covered with a fluffy whipped topping.

At the center of the whole thing? A generous spread of hot fudge and Oreo cookies. Talk about decadence!

Go ahead and give into your sweet tooth. This cookies and cream ice cream cake is worth it!

Cookies and Cream Brownie Ice Cream Cake: the perfect dessert recipe!

Ingredient Notes

  • Brownies. We used Funetti brownie mix, and saved the sprinkles for topping the cake. Or try a homemade brownie batter instead!
  • Hot fudge sauce. I use Smucker’s brand. It doesn’t need to be heated for this recipe.
  • Oreo cookies. Or use any similar style chocolate sandwich cookies crushed into small pieces.
  • Cookies and cream ice cream. We make our own cookies and cream ice cream. However, store bought is just fine too! OR use our delicious chocolate ice cream recipe!
  • Cool whip. If you prefer, you can use real whipped cream for topping this cake instead.
Cookies and Cream Brownie Ice Cream Cake: the perfect dessert recipe!

How to Make a Brownie Cake

There are a lot of components to this cake, but it’s easier to make than you might think at first glance.

First, prepare the brownies.

While the brownies are cooling, get the rest of your ingredients ready.

Combine the hot fudge sauce and crushed Oreo cookies. Take the ice cream out of the freezer to let it soften for a few minutes on the counter.

Now you’re ready to assemble the brownie cake.

Add the layers to a spring form pan in the following order:

  1. First brownie layer.
  2. Hot fudge.
  3. Ice cream.
  4. Second brownie layer.

Now wrap the brownie ice cream cake in foil and freeze for at least two hours. When you’re ready to enjoy your delicious dessert, remove the cake from the pan.

Cover it with cool whip and sprinkles (if desired) before serving!

Cookies and Cream Brownie Ice Cream Cake: the perfect dessert recipe!

Tips and Tricks

  • Make sure to use a brownie mix that makes enough for a 13 x 9 inch pan.
  • Store leftover ice cream cake covered in the freezer for up to 1 week.
  • Line your baking pans with parchment paper. For best results, use scissors to trim the parchment so it easily fits into your pans.
Cookies and Cream Brownie Ice Cream Cake: the perfect dessert recipe!

Recipe FAQs

Can I make ice cream cake ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this brownie ice cream cake up to a week ahead of time! Store it in the freezer and add the whipped topping just before serving.

How do you crush the Oreos?

You can crush Oreos using a food processor or a rolling pin. If you choose to use the food processor, be careful not to overdo it. You don’t want to form crumbs.
To crush cookies with a rolling pin, place the cookies in a zip top bag. Roll the rolling pin over the cookies with firm pressure a few times to break them into pieces.

Can I use real whipped cream instead?

Yes, real whipped cream makes a delicious substitute for Cool Whip if you prefer it.

What other ice cream flavors can I use?

If you don’t have cookies and cream ice cream, try chocolate or vanilla ice cream instead! Both taste great with the brownie and Oreo flavors in this dessert.

Cookies and Cream Brownie Ice Cream Cake: the perfect dessert recipe!

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Yield: serves 12

Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes

Cookies and Cream Brownie Ice Cream Cake: the perfect dessert recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 box Chocolate Brownie Mix (for 13x9 size pan)
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 jar (12 ounce) hot fudge sauce
  • 16 chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed (about 2 cups)
  • 1.5 quart cookies and cream ice cream
  • 8 ounce Cool Whip, thawed
  • sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  1. Prepare brownies by combining the brownie mix, oil, water and eggs. Stir until well blended. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans, placing a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of each pan (use scissors to trim). Pour brownie batter into pans.
  2. Bake in a 350°F oven for about 17-20 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the hot fudge sauce (do not heat it) with the crushed cookies.
  4. Place one layer of brownie cake in the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Top with the hot fudge and cookie mixture. Next, scoop out the cookies and cream ice cream and spread over the top of the hot fudge mixture. I removed the ice cream from the freezer for about 15 minutes to let it soften slightly for this step.
  5. Finally, place the second layer of brownie over the ice cream and cover with foil. Freeze for about 2 hours (or more).
  6. When ready to serve, remove the springform pan and cover the cake with the whipped topping. Add the reserved funfetti sprinkles from the brownie mix to the top of the cake. ENJOY.
  7. Store remaining cake, covered, in the freezer for up to a week for best flavor.

Notes

  • Be sure to choose a brownie mix that makes enough to fill a 13x9 pan.
  • Store leftover ice cream cake covered in the freezer for up to 1 week.
  • Line your baking pans with parchment paper. For best results, use scissors to trim the parchment so it easily fits into your pans.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

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Posted on September 12, 2016

Comments & Reviews

  1. I absolutely love your slice of wood as your cake stand!! Did you make it? But it?? I need one!!! ❤️

  2. These are my two favorite desserts, so I had to make this. It was so easy and delicious! Great recipe!

  3. Had to share this to our new Facebook group, thanks for making me hungry for cake at 9 AM in the morning! 🙂

  4. Just made this cake for my family.  Made a few changes.  Baked half a f the brownie mixture in greased 9″ springform. The other half in round 9 ” pan greased and lined with parchment. I layered the cake differently. On top of brownie in springform pan I put half of the cookie chocolate mixture, followed by half of the ice cream. Then the other half of the brownie from the round pan.  Repeat remaining chocolate cookie mixture and then rest of the ice cream.  
    When serving I let people add their own “squirt” cream and sprinkles.  Young and old had fun making their own. 
    My daughter in law says it’s the best ice cream cake I’ve made!!

  5. Love this cake, cookies and cream are two of my favorate things, so i know i would love this cake, my children will love this. Thank for sharing!

  6. Brownie ice cream cake is the only way I could go no technology!! LOL This looks divine!

  7. What game is that you are playing in the picture?  We also love games and are always looking for new fun ones. 

  8. I don’t think there is anything that could make this cake even better. Combining brownies, ice cream and cookies and cream in one cake is perfection!

  9. I would totally trade my technology in for this cake 🙂 I also had NO idea Funfetti brownies were a thing. What a glorious revelation!

  10. Wait. Funfetti brownies exist?! Funfetti cake is my LIFE….so I NEED THIS. Can I have a few slices…for breakfast?

  11. We go tech free every weekend for a day. It’s nice, even though I think we all itch to check our phones. But family bonding is pretty neat!
    And this cake is awesome. I want to inhale it all!

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