Brownie-Cherry-Ice Cream Dessert

Thaw sweet frozen cherries, blend with rich vanilla ice cream, then layer on top of chocolate brownies for this irresistible frozen treat.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 16

Ingredients

1
box (1 lb 3.8 oz) fudge brownie mix
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup water
1
teaspoon almond extract
2
eggs
4
cups vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
1
bag (12 oz) frozen dark sweet cherries, halved
1/3
cup chocolate-flavor syrup
  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 13x9-inch pan with shortening. In large bowl, stir brownie mix, oil, water, almond extract and eggs with spoon until well blended. Pour batter into pan.
  • 2 Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 In another large bowl, mix ice cream and cherries. Place heaping spoonfuls of ice cream mixture over brownies; lightly press with back of spoon to smooth. Freeze at least 1 hour before serving.
  • 4 If too firm to cut, let stand at room temperature 10 minutes. Drizzle individual servings with syrup. Garnish with a mint leaf and a maraschino cherry, if desired.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    320
    (
    Calories from Fat
    120),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    13g
    13%
    (Saturated Fat
    4 1/2g,
    4 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    40mg
    40%;
    Sodium
    170mg
    170%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    47g
    47%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    35g
    35%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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