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Homemade Brownie Batter Ice Cream

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This super creamy homemade ice cream has brownie mix inside. It tastes smooth, chocolaty and oh so good.

Close piece of cake with chocolate frosting and scoops of brownie batter ice cream ready to eat.

If you are a fan of gooey brownie goodness, check out this recipe. It uses brownie mix for the chocolate kick and it tastes a lot like a frosty from Wendy’s.

Mimi came up with this recipe back in 2015. She was on a roll of making all kinds of ice cream flavors.

This ice cream was made to compliment a banana cake topped with brownie batter frosting. It worked out great because both the frosting and the ice cream use part of a box of brownie mix.

Getting scoop of brownie batter ice cream out of storage container.

Of course both were delicious. So I decided it was time to remind you how good they are and whipped both up myself.

I am sure glad I did. I hope the updated pictures, video and recipe card give you the motivation you need to ship some up.

Scoops of brownie batter ice cream in bowl ready to eat.

Why Are There Eggs in Homemade Ice Cream Recipes?

The eggs do a few things to help your final ice cream’s texture. The eggs work as an emulsifier, which helps to keep the mixture homogeneous instead of the cream rising to the top.

Plus the egg yolks help to add a richness to the ice cream. They help to get that extra creamy texture.

We usually use super fresh eggs from my parents’ chickens and we have never had an issue. However using pasteurized eggs is the safest way to include the eggs.

Small bowl of brownie batter ice cream with chocolate chips on top.

You could leave the eggs out entirely, but it will change the texture of the ice cream. It will still taste amazing, it just won’t have quite the same mouthfeel.

You could also cook your base like a custard and then chill it before you add it to your ice cream maker. Do whatever you are most comfortable with.

How to Heat-Treat Brownie Mix

We have always known there was some risk involved in eating raw cookie dough and cake batter from the raw eggs. But in recent years we have become more aware of the bacteria that can be present in raw flour and cake mixes.

However, you can mitigate that risk by “heat-treating” the mix. Luckily, it’s super simple and takes just a minute or two. Here’s how…

  • Dump the mix into a glass microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave on high for about 1 to 1 ½ minutes, stirring every 20 seconds.
  • The brownie mix will be warm (160F) and any bacteria that were present will be gone!
  • Let the mix cool completely before adding to the recipe.

What can I add to brownie batter ice cream?

This brownie batter ice cream is smooth and creamy on it’s own. But if you want to add more texture, there are plenty of great options.

Wait until the ice cream is most of the way frozen and churned and then add in whatever you would like. Some great options would be chocolate chunks, small frozen bits of baked brownie, chocolate chips, or chopped peanut butter cups.

More Great Ice Cream Recipes:

Try making honey cinnamon crunch ice cream. It has the rich flavor of honey and cinnamon in the base and the are crunchy little bits of cinnamon goodness to make it extra special.

Make creamy homemade chocolate ice cream with peanut butter and peanut butter cups mixed right in.  This is a chocolate and peanut butter lover’s dream come true!

Two scoops of brownie batter ice cream on plate with cake with more cake in background.

Or whip up some hot chocolate mix ice cream. It is similar to this recipe but uses hot chocolate mix to give it the chocolate flavor, add marshmallows for a fun stir-in.

Creamy delicious lightly chocolate ice cream with a swirl of cream cheese frosting. If you like red velvet cake you are going to love pink velvet ice cream.

Creamy maple bacon ice cream has that sweet and salty combination we have all come to love. It’s reminiscent of breakfast but in a creamy scoopable dessert.

Did you make this recipe? Please leave a review in the recipe card below!

Close piece of cake with chocolate frosting and scoops of brownie batter ice cream ready to eat.

Brownie Batter Ice Cream

Servings: 12 Servings (not quite 2 quarts)
Author: Carlee
This super creamy homemade ice cream has brownie mix inside. It tastes smooth, chocolaty, and oh so good.
4.80 from 20 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 large pasteurized eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • cups brownie mix
  • cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk

Instructions
 

  • With an immersion blender, beat the eggs until they are light and foamy. This takes about a minute.
    2 large pasteurized eggs
  • Slowly add in the sugar and brownie mix, until well incorporated. (About two minutes)
    ½ cup granulated sugar, 1½ cups brownie mix
  • Add vanilla.
    1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • In a large measuring bowl, mix together the cream and milk. Gently stir in the egg mixture. (you don’t want to beat it at this point, the air is already added to the eggs)
    2½ cups heavy cream, 1 cup whole milk
  • Pour into your ice cream maker and make according to your maker’s directions.

Notes

If you would like to heat treat the brownie mix, there are instructions in the post.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 349kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 4gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 122mgSugar: 10g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Karen @karenskitchenstories

Monday 14th of March 2022

OMG Carlee. I need to make this asap!! So blown away!!!!

Carlee

Monday 14th of March 2022

It's so creamy and delicious. Thank you!

Unknown

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

Me and ice cream have a love hate relationship, but this looks absolutely amazing! I am going to have to try this!

Carlee

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately) ice cream and I have a love love relationship. My jeans however hate it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

NewMrsAdventures

Monday 21st of September 2015

Wow, two of my favorite things!!!

Carlee

Monday 21st of September 2015

Two of my favorites as well and they really are good mixed together!

Lindi

Monday 21st of September 2015

yummm.... This recipe has me drooling! My husband LOVES ice cream of any kind, lol. Your bacon ice cream picture has me tempted too! Thanks for sharing :)

Carlee

Monday 21st of September 2015

Both are really good! You'd be really happy either way. Thanks for stopping by!

Ritu Sharma

Sunday 20th of September 2015

Making ice cream in these summers are on my top list to do, will go for this receipe.

Carlee

Monday 21st of September 2015

This is definitely a good one! Thanks for stopping by.