I picked up these Tovolo ice cream sandwich molds on a whim since I’m craving ice cream sandwiches that you apparently can NOT find in South African grocery stores (let’s blame my recent ceaseless sweet tooth on the running, shall we?).
You do not technically need to spend money on some plastic ice cream molds, you can use cookie cutters and parchment paper a la Smitten Kitchen (you can also just use her entire recipe because, let’s not kid each other here, she’s the Queen).
But if you’re like my mom and like a little brownie with your ice cream, might I suggest using brownie batter and making them reeeally thin?
Your favorite brownie recipe (store bought if you want to blaspheme/be REAL)
Your favorite ice cream (I used madagascan vanilla, IT’S RIGHT NEXT DOOR)
Ice cream molds
Saran wrap for storing
Mix your brownie batter (do I really need to write one down for you?). Grease a couple pans with butter. You’ll need a couple because you’re going to make them really thin. Pour about 1/4-1/2 an inch of batter in each pan and bake according to instructions.
After they’re finished, take them out of the oven, and only let them cool for about 3 minutes, so they’re still warm and gooey and pliable. Use your molds and cut out/stamp shapes, (make an even amount!).
After they have cooled completely line one brownie end up in the bottom of the mold. Most people recommend softening your ice cream first, but may I please warn you DO NOT SOFTEN TOO MUCH IF YOU DON’T WANT A DRIPPY MESS. Scoop in ice cream, squish down with the presser, top with second brownie and press down again. Remove from mold by pushing all the way through and IMMEDIATELY wrap in saran wrap and put in freezer before moving on to the next one,(you do not want a bunch of sadly shaped ice cream sandwiches).
If you can, try saving them for dessert.
**To accompany this post I made a beautiful little Instagram video- unfortunately this is the SECOND video that Instagram has failed to upload. The first was a pizza making video, but I digress….