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.

  • Author: The Simple, Sweet Life
  • Prep Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 pints 1x


  • 1 4"x4" sheet of brownies
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh cherries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
  • 3 oz semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped


  1. Buy or bake approximately 4"x4" of brownies. Cut the into chunks.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.