Monday, August 6, 2012

Blueberry Ice Cream Brownies

I’ve made a lot of healthier dessert recipes on the blog lately. But sometimes, you just have to indulge. And this is one of those moments. These brownies were worth every calorie and gram of fat ingested and all the sweat needed to work them off.

Brownies are already rich and decadent but the blueberry ice cream takes it to a whole new level. It makes sense really. I’ve had chocolate covered blueberries and love them and this recipe reminds me a lot of those.

I found a recipe for Ice Cream Sundae Brownies on Picky Palate and was intrigued by what ice cream would do to the texture and taste of the brownies. Picky Palate’s version doesn’t just add ice cream, but also adds chocolate sauce and all the other goodies in a classic sundae.

I didn’t want all the chocolate sauce and other stuff, but I wanted the ice cream. While perusing my ice cream collection, I found the perfect flavor. Haagen Dazs’ blueberry crumble. It made me think of a blueberry brownie dessert made by my friend limer35 which he posted on instagram that just had me drooling.

So I used brownie mix, added in the blueberry ice cream and threw in some fresh blueberries for good measure. I loved seeing the bursting berries in the brownies. The ice cream helps ensure that the blueberry flavor is mixed throughout the batter.

Normally I like my brownies to set before eating them, but I couldn’t wait. These were amazing while still hot from the oven, though they still tasted pretty good after they cooled. I think next time I might to try adding even more ice cream to the batter.

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Blueberry Ice Cream Brownies

Ingredients:

1 box Betty Crocker brownie mix
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup blueberry ice cream
1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Directions:

1. Pour brownie mix, oil, ice cream and eggs into a large bowl. Mix until batter is almost completely smooth and very little bumps remain. Add in fresh blueberries. Pour batter into baking pan. Bake according to instructions on brownie box.

Adapted from Picky Palate and Inspired by Limer35

 

6 Responses to “Blueberry Ice Cream Brownies”

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — August 7, 2012 @ 2:56 am

    Looks great! I like chocolate sauce and all that jazz sometimes, but most of the time, I like simple. I’ve never put ice cream in my brownies. That’s a new one! Will have to see what it does.

    • Kirbie replied: — August 7th, 2012 @ 9:16 am

      I like it simple too for ice cream. I always ask for the chocolate sauce on the side so I can enjoy the ice cream by itself. The ice cream makes the brownies even richer. yum.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 7, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    Saw these on FG and Ive read about using ice cream in cake or in the batter of bars but never have seen it in brownies and blueberries no less- swoon!

    • Kirbie replied: — August 8th, 2012 @ 9:24 am

      Hmm, I need to try ice cream in cake now!

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    carrian — August 8, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    Those brownies look so stinking good!! And the photos are just as wonderful!

    • Kirbie replied: — August 8th, 2012 @ 9:21 am

      They are good! you should make them!

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