Easy Ice Cream Brownie Cake Recipe

I made this easy ice cream brownie cake for Christmas Eve. We had a few cookies and candies, and my sister also brought over a nice tray of cookies, but I just had to serve something in addition for dessert. It was last minute, but I couldn’t believe how easy and yummy this dessert turned out.

Easy Ice Cream Brownie Cake 

This recipe for an ice cream brownie cake is so easy you can make it ahead and have plenty of time for your other tasks.

You’ve probably ordered a brownie dessert served with ice cream before. That was my inspiration for this yummy cake.

Brownie Ice cream sheet cake recipe

Using a large lasagna pan I made a simple box of brownie mix with the addition of chopped walnuts, and bittersweet chocolate chips. I never noticed the bittersweet chocolate chips before. In fact, I was amazed at all the different kinds of chip flavors that were available. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter, butterscotch and of course the traditional semi-sweet chocolate chips, were all available at our local grocery store.

You know what that means right? You can choose your favorite chip or chip combination to create your own spin on this recipe.

Don’t stop there. Change up the nuts or maybe add in chopped candy bar pieces. 

Top your ice cream brownie cake with chocolate cookie crumbles and caramel drizzle.

Once the brownie layer cooled I spread two containers of vanilla ice cream on top. Yes, you could use a different flavored ice cream here too.

The top is decorated with crushed chocolate cookie wafers, and drizzled on salted caramel sauce. Yet another place where you can get creative and make it your own. How about chocolate sauce, watered down raspberry jam, the possibilities are endless.

Bittersweet chocolate chips, walnuts, brownie mix and ice cream make this a delicious cake.

Two of my other favorite things about this recipe; you get to make it ahead, and it tastes great leftover.

Like chocolate cake recipes?  You make also like:

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Here’s the recipe:


Easy Ice Cream Brownie Cake Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 24


  • Box brownie mix plus ingredients per package 2-3 eggs, vegetable oil
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 cup bittersweet chips
  • 2 containers vanilla ice cream - softened approx 1.75 quarts each
  • 1/2 cup chocolate wafer cookies crushed optional
  • 2 Tablespoons - salted caramel sauce


  1. Mix brownie mix eggs, water and vegetable oil per the package directions.
  2. Add in the nuts and bittersweet chips and stir until combined
  3. Butter your baking dish to prevent sticking.
  4. Pour into a deep large baking pan.
  5. Cook per directions on brownie box.
  6. Set aside to cool.
  7. Once the brownie mix has cooled and the ice cream is soft, spread it onto the brownie layer.
  8. Top with crushed cookies and drizzle caramel sauce.
  9. Cover with foil and place into refrigerator until firm.


About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. Oh my this looks wonderful, something about dessert and winter just fits perfectly. You should put together a recipe book with all these amazing things you share.

    • Hi Carole,

      I know what you mean. Winter is a time that I always feel indulgent when I should really be getting back. Thanks for the cookbook idea. I just might try it.
      Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,

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