Shadow Snack — Homemade Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

I had been thinking and looking all week for a “shadow snack”, but I just kept coming up empty-handed.  I finally just decided to go with an ice cream sandwich recipe I ran across while at the dentist this week!  I decided it was black and white and could go with a shadow theme (that may be a stretch, I know!).  Anyway, I really didn’t follow the recipe too closely, and I cut down the number of servings.  I don’t need something so delicious tempting me!  Here’s our final product!

brownie ice cream sandwich

Homemade Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches


  • 1 family-size box brownie mix
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • 2 8×8 pans

1)  Line one of the pans with wax paper or foil.  Leave an inch or so on two of the sides, so you’ll be able to pull the ice cream out of the pan when it is set.  Allow ice cream to soften for 10 minutes and scoop a 1/2 – 3/4 inch layer into the pan (on top of the wax paper).  Freeze for at least three hours.

2)  I only have two 8×8 pans, so I had to wait for the ice cream to set.  Then, I pulled it out of the pan and put it back in the freezer.  Next, make the brownie mix according to package directions.  Line the pans with foil.  Put half the batter in each pan.  Bake (I just followed the baking directions for the 9×13 inch pan, and it worked well).

3)  Allow the brownies to cool completely.  Pull the brownies out of one pan and turn out onto a flat serving tray or other pan.  Lay the ice cream on top of the brownies.  Remove the wax paper.  Top with the other pan of brownies.  Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and freeze.

They were so delicious!!  Thankfully, my husband ate most of it (well, sort of thankfully.  I really would’ve liked another piece!).


  1. Anonymous says

    this sounds so fun!!! I may make those for my July 4th party!!! thnaks for the pictures!

  2. Rochelle says

    Since you found this recipe at the dentist office, that makes it healthy, right? :)

  3. [email protected] says

    Yummy!!! visiting you from Tasty Tuesdays!

  4. SnoWhite says

    yea!!! I haven't had an ice cream sandwich in a decade — this is the closest thing to the real deal :) Thanks!

  5. alicia says

    Love this idea. Thanks so much for linkin up with tasty tuesdays. I hope you'll link up again.

  6. Anonymous says

    this sounds so good! even though it is snowing out right now and cold. I want to make them right now. Mayb I will try different icecream flavors also. Mayb choco. chip mint.

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