Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 12 mins
- 1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) unsalted butter, plus more for greasing
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 quarts ice cream (any flavor), softened
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Line a 12-by-16-inch jelly-roll pan or rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, tucking the foil around the edges of the pan. Butter the foil.
- In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Remove from the heat and whisk in the cocoa powder, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, stirring after each addition. Add the flour and salt and stir until smooth.
- Scrape the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth into an even 1/8-inch-thick layer. Bake until the surface feels dry, about 10 minutes. (The brownie should be soft.) Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Invert the pan to release the brownie and carefully remove the foil. Using the pan, press down firmly on the brownie to flatten. Let cool 30 minutes, pressing occasionally to flatten.
- Cut the brownie into 2-by-4-inch rectangles, discarding the tough edges. Working quickly, spread a 1-inch layer of the softened ice cream onto a brownie, top with a second brownie, wrap in parchment paper and freeze immediately. Repeat with the remaining brownies.
- Line your kitchen countertop with parchment paper before inverting and flattening the brownie to keep it from sticking.