This week you are in for a real treat with Mint Brownie Ice Cream Dessert. This cool treat combines many of our favs, such as chocolate, mint, and ice cream. However, we must be honest with you that this dessert had to overcome several obstacles in order to be shared on The Blind Pig Blog. For starters, Craig and Blind Piglet #1 ate a portion of the Andes Mints before they made it to the top of the dessert as a garnish. (You may notice that the mints sprinkled on top are a little sparse.) Then there was the problem of the quickly disappearing dessert. Rhonda wasn’t sure if the dessert was evaporating in the freezer or if a band of gypsies had visited The Blind Pig Household and eaten the dessert over night. We’ve been through a lot to bring you this recipe, but we shall overcome! 😉
To make this amazing disappearing dessert you will need a brownie mix, 1 package of Andes mints, vanilla ice cream and Brancamenta liqueur. First mix the brownie mix as directed on the package, and add the Brancamenta into the batter. Then sprinkle chopped Andes mints into the batter and mix well. Next pour the brownie batter into a greased spring form pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes. Make sure to check the center of the brownie with a wooden skewer to check that the brownie is done, before removing from the oven. Let the brownie cool completely.
Remove ice cream from the freezer and soften for about 20 minutes. Spoon ice cream over brownie and spread evenly. Sprinkle with remaining chopped mints for garnish. Place in the freezer for about 3 hours or until firm.
When ready to serve, let dessert stand at room temperature for a few minutes. Remove sides of spring form pan. Cut into slices and serve. Don’t blink, because this dessert will be gone before you know it!
The Blind Pig Household loved this dessert! They even placed Mint Brownie Ice Cream Dessert as a very close second to the Caffe’ Borghetti Peanut Butter Ice Cream Fudge Pie, which is an enviable compliment to be bestowed on any dessert. As we were enjoying this dessert, we thought of many delicious variations that can be made with this recipe. Want a chocolate caramel dessert? Add a layer of caramel syrup between the brownie and ice cream layer. You could add a layer of fudge topping or sprinkles on top. Change the ice cream flavor for a fun variation. Don’t be surprised if you see a version of this recipe on The Blind Pig Blog again.
Enjoy your weekend and let us know if you made Mint Brownie Ice Cream Dessert, we’d love to hear what you think!