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Need Recipe for Brownie Batter Ice Cream!

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After dinner one evening this past weekend, my wife and I went for ice cream at Calabash Creamery in Calabash, NC (on the coast). I had their homemade "Brownie Batter" ice cream. It was absolutely some of the best I've ever tasted. I tried nearly every legal way known to get the recipe, but they wouldn't budge...

Does anyone here possibly have such recipe?

The ice cream was very smooth and creamy and did not have brownie chunks in it, although the taste was exactly like brownie batter.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. This is a recipe for a vanilla ice cream with a brownie batter swirl, not tested so proceed at your own risk!

    Brownie Batter Ice Cream

    1/2 cup sugar

    8 oz semi sweet chocolate

    2 eggs beaten

    3 cups heavy cream

    1/2 cup sugar

    1) In small sauce pan over low heat melt chocolate and sugar

    2) temper in 2 eggs

    3)allow mixture to cool

    4) in ice cream maker combine 3 cups cream and 1/2 cup sugar, mix 25- 30 minutes or so.

    5) While ice cream is still soft with a spoon swirl in brownie batter and freeze for 2 hours before serving

    This recipe came from an internet site that I can't seem to find, sorry!

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    1. re: LisaAZ

      Just made this up last night....

      brownie batter ice cream -

      Brownie batter
      ---------------------------------
      3/4 cup melted butter
      1 1/2 c. sugar
      1 1/2 t. vanilla
      3 eggs
      3/4 c. flour
      1/2 c. good quality cocoa powder

      Ice Cream Mix
      ------------------------------
      1 1/2 c. cream
      1 1/2 c. milk
      1 bar of minced good quality chocolate (we used green and black 70%)

      mix together the brownie batter ingredients, add the milk and cream, and freeze as directed in an ice cream maker. At the last stage, add minced chocolate bits. You can eat as is or freeze a couple of hours for firmer ice cream.

      Brownie batter ice cream - the ultra-indulgent remix

      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

      Double the brownie batch ingredients, divide in half, and reserve one half for making ice cream. In the other half, add 1/2 t. baking powder, and a pinch of salt, beat well. Add 1/2 c. chopped chocolate (or good chocolate chips)

      Mix the ice cream ingredients w/ cream and milk and chill.

      Oil an 8" square pan and spread the brownie batter. Bake at 350 degrees for at least 1/2 hour (until brownie begins to pull away from the edges.) Cool and cut - you probably want 1/3 for the ice cream and 2/3 for snacking or sundaes. Obviously the ice cream bits must be wee; the rest, less so. Make up the ice cream, and just before it is done, add the brownie bits and chopped chocolate. Eat, or freeze and eat, and then fall over with happiness.

      Note - this recipe does call for uncooked eggs. If you don't trust your eggs, or are pregnant or ill, it's best to avoid that.

      Note - You could probably flavor this with mint or peanut butter or raspberry or marzipan, etc. and have it be wonderful. This is just stage 1 flavor - have fun!

    2. The way that the ice cream stores do it - 1 box Duncan Hines brownie mix to 2 1/2 gallons vanilla base. Beat in a Univex (large commercial mixer) 7 minutes, IIRC. Seriously, that all there is to it. If you want, you can stir in some cut-up brownies of your choice before the ice cream is completely set.

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      1. re: rockycat

        I actually developed mine because a friend told me he had done just that. I never use a mix to make brownies as the recipe is so simple and good, so this was actually easier for me (as I had everything on-hand) and, I hope, tastier. But I bet both are delicious and indulgent. (A bit too much so for me, I’ll admit – I made this up for my husband.)