I scream, you scream, and by the end of this post, we’re all going to scream for one of these peppermint ice cream sandwiches! If you love the combination of mint and chocolate, this dessert was designed for you.
Rich chocolate brownies and delicious ice cream all in one bite- let’s make it happen.
Holiday Ice Cream Sandwiches
Just from the picture, you can tell this is the ideal holiday treat! The peppermint ice cream is super refreshing between 2 slabs of fudgy brownie, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate.
You can thank my daughter for this recipe, she loves my classic Almond Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich, and with her love for mint and chocolate- this idea was born!
It does require a bit of layering and love, but every bite is worth every minute!
What You Need
The only items you need are your favorite carton of peppermint ice cream and a batch of brownies like my homemade recipe from the recipe card or a boxed mix. Either way- the finished and frozen treat is going to be a keeper.
How to Make Brownie Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches
There is an order to assemble this treat, so the sandwiches turn out perfect!
Below, you’ll find a brief summary with a visual aid (video), but the entire recipe is located in the recipe card at the end of this post.
Preheat the oven to 350F and line 2 9 x 9-inch baking dishes with parchment paper.
- Divide the batter
Prepare the brownie batter and evenly divide it between the baking dishes. Allow to cool completely.
- Soften the ice cream
While the brownies cool, remove the ice cream from the freezer and let it soften.
- Grab a knife
Remove one brownie onto a flat surface and slice each in half. Cut each half into five vertical strips and remove the crispy edges.
- Spread the ice cream
Use a serrated knife to cut the entire carton of ice cream in half. Remove the carton and set the ice cream onto the brownies in the baking dish. Use a spatula to spread it across the surface.
- Top and freeze
Top the ice cream layer with the brownie pieces, cover with plastic wrap, and freeze until solid.
Once the brownie sandwich is set, lift them out of the pan and onto a cutting board, and slice it into individual servings. The rest is history!
More Festive Dessert Ideas
Treat ideas like this one are exactly what you want to get everyone in the holiday mood. If you love peppermint flavor, you’ll also love this Peppermint Milkshake, especially if you live in a climate with not-so-cold weather in the winter.
A classic option would be this gorgeous Gingerbread Cake! It’s rich in spice with a soft, crumbly texture we can’t get enough of.
For brownies lovers, you can go for these Red Velvet Brownies with frosting or the Pumpkin Swirl Brownies; both are a mega hit and sure to become yearly traditions.Print
Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you love mint and chocolate, these peppermint ice cream sandwiches were created just for you! Fudgy brownies layered with ice cream- it’s legendary.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Freezer: 4 hours
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
- Yield: 10
- Category: Dessert
- 1 brownie recipe
- ½ gallon peppermint ice cream of choice
- Preheat the oven according to the brownie recipe directions. Line two 9 x 9-inch baking dishes with parchment paper.
- Prepare the brownie batter and evenly divide it between the two pans. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the brownies from the oven and allow them to cool down completely.
- While the brownies cool, remove the ice cream from the freezer and allow it to soften at room temperature.
- Remove one brownie square from the pan and set it onto a flat surface. Use a knife to remove the crispy edges.
- Slice both squares in half lengthwise to create 2 rectangles. Slice each rectangle into 5 vertical strips. *Watching the video makes this step clear.
- Remove the lid from the carton of ice cream and use a serrated knife to cut the entire carton in half lengthwise.
- Place both halves onto the brownies in the baking dish and remove the carton- the ice cream should be soft enough that it easily separates from the container but isn’t dripping.
- Spread the ice cream over the brownies with a spatula and top it with the other section of slice brownies (this will create ten sandwiches total).
- Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and freeze for 4 hours.
- Once frozen, remove the brownie ice cream sandwich from the freezer and trim the excess ice cream edges. Cut into 10 individual sandwiches and serve.
- Wrap the leftovers with parchment paper and freezer in a large zip bag.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 582
- Sugar: 60 g
- Sodium: 226 mg
- Fat: 26.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 15.6 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 79.5 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 10.7 g
- Cholesterol: 139.5 mg
They use natural color and flavors in this ice cream, then go and ruin it by adding 3 artificial petroleum-derived colors, as well as carrageenan, which is a natural thickener which happens to have inflammatory properties. 🙁
But my sister and her kids don’t mind all that crap, so hopefully I can win some ice cream for them! We just eat ice cream straight up in this house! Although my sister has made us some safe ice cream sandwiches using GF chocolate chip cookies. 🙂
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