I’m here to finally share my birthday dessert from 3 weeks ago for this week’s Recipe Exchange with Little House on the Prairie Living. I also put it off from Tuesday this week because I posted for our little sweetheart’s birthday instead.
It’s a very easy recipe and perfect since I like to have Peppermint ice cream for my birthday. Someone shared the recipe on Facebook, so that’s how I found it. I felt silly, like “Why didn’t I think of that? :> I have tweaked it a bit, by the way. So here you go!
Brownie Peppermint Ice Cream Pie
1 package fudge brownie mix (8-inch square pan size)
1 pint peppermint ice cream, softened
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies (if desired) I may use my peppermint pieces on top next time.
Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Spread onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. I had to weigh it down with parchment paper and beans to make it stay up the sides, until it cooked enough to stay. About half the cooking time. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes. Gently press down center of crust if necessary. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Spread crust evenly with ice cream. Cover and freeze for 4 hours or until firm.
Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat cream, confectioners’ sugar and extract until stiff peaks form. Spread over ice cream; sprinkle with crushed peppermints. Yield: 8 servings.
Here are the photos from my first try, not quite as perfect, but it tasted GREAT!!!!
We topped each slice separately, knowing the leftovers would be going back into the freezer.
It didn’t get to freeze the full 4 hours, so ours was a bit melty…
But, oh so yummy!
Do you have a favorite birthday dessert?
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