It’s time again for the Peanut Butter Bash! This time our ingredients were peanut butter and ice cream! You won’t believe what I made. It’s kind of a mouthful in more ways than one! HA! It’s a brownie ice cream poke cake with peanut butter whipped cream frosting.
Awhile ago I was on Pinterest, and I came across these sweet rolls that were covered in melted ice cream. I thought that sounded really interesting. I love to let my ice cream melt and eat it that way. When I found out our ingredient to pair with peanut butter was going to be ice cream, I just knew I wanted to figure out a recipe I could make with melted ice cream.
I got the idea to make a poke cake and pour melted ice cream over it. I had already decided peanut butter whipped cream would be perfect for the frosting. My original plan was to use a chocolate cake because peanut butter and chocolate are made for each other. However, I had a few packages of brownie mix, so I decided to see how a brownie poke cake would turn out. People always love to put a big ol’ scoop of ice cream on a fresh from the oven brownie, and it melts into a puddle of deliciousness.
For this recipe, I used a brownie mix and just followed the basic directions to make the brownie. Then, I let it cool completely before poking holes in it with the end of a wooden spoon.
While the brownies are baking, put the ice cream on the stove so it will melt. You want it to be completely liquid.
When the brownie was ready, so was the ice cream. I used a basic vanilla ice cream, and I poured about 2/3rds of a pint all over an 8 x 8 brownie pan.
Once you’ve covered the brownie in melted ice cream, put it in the fridge for a couple of hours so it can really soak into the brownie.
About an hour before you’d like to serve your poke cake, whip up the peanut butter whipped cream. I used about 1/3 cup of creamy peanut butter to 2 cups of whipping cream. I also added about a tablespoon of vanilla pudding mix to stabilize the whipped cream. I wanted to stabilize it to stay light and fluffy as a frosting, so it wouldn’t just melt into the brownie.
Then, I frosted the top of the brownie with about an inch thickness of the peanut butter whipped cream.
Next, I popped it back in the fridge for about an hour before serving.
Love brownies and ice cream? Try this brownie poke cake made with melted ice cream poured over the top. It's topped with Peanut Butter Whipped Cream frosting.
4 hrPrep Time
30 minCook Time
4 hr, 30 Total Time
- 1 package of brownie mix - made according to the direction.
- 1 pint of any flavor of ice cream, melted
- 2 cups of whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon of instant pudding mix, vanilla flavor
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- Make the brownie according to directions (an 8 x 8 size).
- While the brownie pan is baking, put your pint of ice cream on the stove to melt.
- When the brownie has cooled, poke holes all over it (about 1 inch apart) with the end of a wooden spoon.
- Next, pour about 2/3rds of the pint of melted ice cream all over the brownie.
- Place the pan in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
- When the ice cream has mostly soaked into the brownie, whip up the peanut butter whipped cream frosting.
- Add 2 cups of whipping cream to the mixing bowl.
- Add peanut butter and instant pudding mix.
- Then beat the mixture on high until stiff peaks form.
- Pour the frosting on the brownie and frost about 1-inch thick across the entire brownie.
- Place in the fridge for at least an hour before serving so that it can set.
Have you ever made anything with melted ice cream? I’d love to know if you have!
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