rich brownie ice cream cake

A couple of weekends ago we had our friends over for a BBQ & ice cream party. Summer gathering are not complete without grilling and ice cream.  Derrick grilled up some beef sliders, hot links and chicken sausages and served it on toasted King’s Hawaiian bread.  I love the slighty  sweet and savory combination of the bread and protein.  We also made homemade French fries as well:  French fries with Roasted Black Sesame Seeds, Sea Salt & Yuzu, Sweet Mesquite BBQ Fries and Chili Lime with Cotija Cheese Fries.  Since it’s national ice cream month, it’s only fitting that we ended the meal with a selection of ice creams, toppings and cones from Smart and Final.  I dipped the sugar ice cream cones in melted chocolate and finished them off with sprinkles, toasted coconut and nuts.  I had also made this rich and decadent ice cream cake to serve to my friends… but the evening flew by and we got full pretty fast so I ended up sharing this cake with my co-workers instead.  I know, I’m terrible… my friends had no idea this cake was hiding out in the freezer.  I forgot to serve it… don’t you hate when that happens?  Well, needless to say my co-workers were all pretty happy that I shared it with them instead.  I guess I’ll have to have everyone over again and I’ll have to make it up to them!

This chocolatey rich ice cream cake is made up of two layers of fudge brownies, 1.5 quarts of Smart of Final’s premium Moose Tracks ice cream, topped with a layer of whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate syrup and a sprinkle of nuts.  All of the components make for a very decadent cake.   Are you familiar with Moose Tracks ice cream?  It’s vanilla ice cream with mini peanut butter cups and a swirl of “Moose Track” fudge.  Sounds great right?!  You know how much I enjoy peanut butter and brownies together!

brownie ice cream cake

Maybe this should be renamed... death by chocolate... just a thought.

moose track ice cream

ice cream party collage
See we still had ice cream… Smart & Final Rocky Road & Cookies & Cream in a chocolate dipped sugar cone – delish!

ice cream party

To make chocolate dipped cones: 
  • bring water in a double boiler to a simmer
  • melt 1 C of chocolate chips in double boiler, stir until smooth.
  • turn off heat
  • dip First Street sugar cones into melted chocolate (the cones come in a box of dozen)
  • sprinkle with your favorite toppings:  nuts, toasted coconut, sprinkles
  • place cones into an air tight container and place in fridge to set

Guess what – Smart and Final is hosting a fun giveaway at their First Street Ice Cream site.  All you have to do is visit their site to enter to win from now to July 26th, 2011.  There will be 5 $100 SmartCashcard winners weekly PLUS 3 grandprizes of either a #FirstStreetIceCream party for each Grand Prize Winner and fifty (50) of his/her family members and friends or Gift Card in the amount of $1,000!  You can also send “ice cream treats” to your Facebook friends.  Good luck!

 

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11 Responses to Brownie Ice Cream Cake

  1. Um…YES. I want this. ASAP.

  2. Ericka says:

    This looks soooo tempting! Moose Tracks is one of my favorite flavors!

  3. Jessica says:

    We loved the ice cream and the homemade cones were the perfect addition! Yummy!

  4. That looks so. delicious. You have some lucky friends & co-workers!

  5. kitchenrunway says:

    Julie: I wish we were on opposite coast… b/c I would trade you some ice cream cake for some preserves!

    Ericka: Thank you! Can’t go wrong with Moose Tracks!

    Jessica: Thank you for coming and eating! :) Glad you guys enjoyed it! Until next time – I still owe you all an ice cream cake!

    Amy @ Dealusional: Thank you! I know – I think they’re pretty spoiled… they keep accusing me of trying to fattening them up!

  6. Susan says:

    The cones look good to eat by themselves…to save on a few calories lol

  7. amy says:

    i need to make this! it was sooo goood!! so good that i think i took like a quarter slice.. don’t tell anyone. Thank you for always sharing your food with me/us. :)

  8. kitchenrunway says:

    Susan: That’s true… but ice cream makes everything so much better!

    Amy: You’re welcome!! So glad you enjoyed it! Woothoo!

  9. stephchows says:

    What a perfect summer party! I’d love a slice of that brownie cake right now!

  10. this looks so decadent and delicious! love the combo of brownie and ice cream into cake form. and that ice cream sounds sooooo good, i’m going to have to make a trip and pick some up!

  11. kitchenrunway says:

    stephchows: Thank you!!

    nastassia (Let Me Eat Cake): Thank you! I can’t resist the brownie and ice cream combo too!

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