Is it hot in your corner of the world? Because HOLY INFERNO, it's hot here. And it's not just any ol' kind of heat. We've got that moist heat, the kind that makes you feel damp, frizzy and like you're sweating in places where it just shouldn't be humanly possible to sweat.
YUCK. With a capital Y-U-C-K!
As I'm writing this it's 10:24pm and still 89F outside. Pitch black... and almost 90F. Go home night, you're drunk.
And the cherry on top of this delightfully hot and sticky situation? We don't actually have air conditioning. I know, womp, womp, woooooooooooomp. I know they make those portable kinds you can hook into the window, but those things are expensive! And then you plug them in, turn them on and they get REALLY expensive.
Clearly, there is only one solution: stand in front of an open freezer eating ice cream directly from the carton. Optional: slathering it on your body.
And if I'm going to be spending all of my time in front of an open freezer, I might as well expand my ice cream options which is exactly why I whipped up this black forest brownie ice cream. It's everything you love about black forest cakes with a chewy brownie twist. Also, you know, it's ice cream so it's got that going for it.
Sweet cherries? Check.
Chunky chocolate? Check.
Smooth chocolate and vanilla swirled ice cream? Check.
GIANT chunks of brownie? Check and CHECK.
Get the deets for this sweet bad boy below!
Black Forest Brownie Ice Cream
If you like black forest cake, you're going to LOVE this ice cream! It has a vanilla ice cream base swirled with a fresh cherry compote, rich chocolate chunks and delicious brownie bites.
- Prep Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
- Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
- Yield: 3 pints 1x
- 1 4"x4" sheet of brownies
- 2 ½ cups fresh cherries
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup chocolate syrup
- 3 oz semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
- Buy or bake approximately 4"x4" of brownies. Cut the into chunks.
- Halve and pit your cherries. In a small saucepan, combine the cherries and granulated sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook until the mixture reduces by about half (approx. 10 minutes). Set aside to cool.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the heavy whipping cream on high until stiff peaks form. Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract, and beat until just combined (the mixture should be light and fluffy at this point).
- Gently fold the bits of brownie into the ice cream base. Add the chocolate syrup and fold a couple of times until the ice cream has a nice swirl.
- Pour half of the mixture into a loaf pan. Spoon half of the cherries over the top. Add the remaining ice cream and top with the remaining cherries. Add the chunks of semi-sweet chocolate.
- Put the ice cream in the freezer and allow to set until hardened (about 8 hours). Scoop and serve immediately.
- For the brownies, I like to get one of the smaller mixes (like the ones meant for an 8"x8" pan) and make it myself. Bonus: leftover brownies.
- Serving Size: ½ cup
- Calories: 615
- Sugar: 87g
- Sodium: .3g
- Fat: 16.8g
- Saturated Fat: 10.7g
- Carbohydrates: 108.2g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 7.4g
- Cholesterol: 43mg
Well isn't this a wonderful combination of flavours. I am a black forest cake fanatic...always ask for it as a birthday cake. Now I can make it into ice cream too. SWEET!!
Yummy, black forest cake and cherries!! This sound amazing I love home made ice cream!
This looks and sounds AMAZING! I love both the colors and the flavors. Just WOW!!
Kristen King says
Our AC is currently out and I just want to crawl right into these pictures. They are lovely! Cherry and chocolate is a favorite combo of mine!
This is like my dream ice cream because I always have this internal struggle of wanting fruity ice cream and chocolate and having to decide between the two. Love that this is full of brownie pieces!
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens says
Bahahaha - totally loved reading this post! Your writing style is really fun! "Go home night, you're drunk." Hilarious! So sorry that you're absolutely melting away (with no air conditioning!!??!! GAH), but you sure know how to make it entertaining! Gorgeous pics and an absolutely drool-worthy recipe, too! Absolutely fantastic all-around - loved this!
Marisa Franca says
No A/C???? OMG! I can see you wilting into a puddle -- or is it the ice cream? Girl, keeping that freezer open is using up lots of cold air!! I'd hate to think I was suffering under a perpetual hot flash!But your ice cream sounds and looks amazing. I love the flavor combination -- chocolate, cherries, and brownie bits. YUM!! Wish I had some now!!
I can't get enough of cherries this time of year! But we're quickly getting to the point of needing to freeze them to extend the joy of the season, so this ice cream recipe is perfect! Thanks!
Jyothi (Jo) says
You got me drooling with wonderful combination of flavors. I love black forest cake and now ice cream with black forest and brownie in it, it's gonna be really fun. Wish I had some now!
Kim @ Berly's Kitchen says
This is my kind of ice cream! It's full of all kinds of goodies. The flavors you used are awesome. This is definitely one to try!
Leslie Haasch says
Oh god, this sounds and looks AMAZING! I can't get enough ice cream in the summer, especially during this intense heat wave we've been having!
This is such a great idea, you have combined my favorite flavors, cherry, brownies so decadent. Perfect for this Florida heat.
Anne Murphy says
But you're not supposed to need a/c in the PNW! (Yeah, I have friends up there melting along with you...) We just moved South, so I'm adjusting to All a/c All the Time - which feels strange to me even from New York! I expect nights to (usually...) cool off! But anyhow - that ice cream... I love Black Forest and have played with the flavor in non-traditional recipes, but the brownie chunks are brilliant!
This ice cream looks fantastic! BTWS, we have the window air conditioners and you can get them for fairly inexpensive this time of summer and our electric bill is actually quite inexpensive over the summer with two of them running alot. It's the baseboard heat that kills us. :-/