The Incredibly Easy Brownie Ice Cream Cake {Guest Post by Tanya at My Fruitful Home}

Once again it’s time for something sweet!  Today we have a yummy guest post from Tanya at My Fruitful Home, and she’s got a combination of two of my favorite things: brownies and ice cream.  Yay!
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Hello,  My name is Tanya and I’m from the blog My Fruitful Home. I love blogging about simple crafts, recipes, and managing a home, I also blog about my daily struggles and joys living with a chronic illness. I love inspiring people!

Who doesn’t love brownies and vanilla ice cream? What’s even better? The two mixed together! My sister and I were visiting my grandparents’ home when we were children. One evening my grandmother decided to bake some brownies. When they cooled they began to crack severely. As she tried to cut them they continued to crumble. She had the brilliant idea of mixing the brownie crumbs with vanilla ice cream! I thought she was genius! That was one of my favorite memories of spending time in the summer with her. She had just created brownie ice cream cake!

I hadn’t had this brownie Ice cream cake since I was a teenager. Now that my kids are teenagers I wanted to make one for them. It’s quite simple and I am all about simple. When my kids tasted it they couldn’t wait to find out what I had put in it. Were they surprised when they found out that there were only two ingredients! So here we go! Are you ready for simple?

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Brownie Ice Cream Cake
Ingredients:
1 box brownie mix (any brand)
1 half gallon container of vanilla ice cream

Directions:
Make the brownies as directed on the box. I used a 9 X 13 pan.
Let brownies cool in pan.
Take a fork and turn it upside down, scraping the brownies until they start turning into crumbs.

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Continue until all the brownies are small crumbs, but not too fine.
Set the container of ice cream out for about 15 – 20 minutes. It should be a little soupy on top. If it’s still too frozen put it in the microwave on defrost for about 3 minutes.

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When it’s the right consistency scoop up heaps of ice cream and put it in the pan with the brownie crumbs.
Take a large spoon and start mixing until the two are mixed well. Take the back of the spoon and smooth out the mixture.
Cover with aluminum foil and stick in freezer for at least two hours.

Cut into slices and enjoy!

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Friday Favorites: Week 277 – With Fruit Parfaits

Hi all. Welcome to this week’s linky party! With delicious fruits now in season, it’s easier than ever to fix up a healthy parfait for dessert. Today I have some yummy berry parfaits and crisps from our friends. Check out the creatively; then be sure and share your own projects at our linky below!

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Friday Favorites – Week 276 – with Ice Cream Recipes

Does summer time mean ice cream time for you? It does for me!  And I love nothing more than a little homemade ice cream!  This week’s featured recipes go way beyond your traditional homemade vanilla!  Take a look…then be sure and add your own recipes and projects to our linky collection!

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Friday Favorites – Week 273 – With Homemade Popsicles

Hello all! Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites party!  This week I’m continue to share all things summer with a few homemade popsicle recipes!  I just love popsicles, and making them at home can be a fun time for one an all.  I hope you enjoy today’s fruity delights!

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Emergen-C Fruit Pops from Living the Gourmet

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Grilled Teriyaki Shrimp Kebabs + 10 Tips to Totally Take Care of Your Family This Summer

Disclosure: I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Brand Totally Taken Care Of program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. #ListerineMom

My family spends so much of the time indoors, but the summer weather definitely gives us more excuses to get outside, from grilling out to playing with the dog, and doing yard work.  Whether we’re at work or play, I always try to take extra steps to take care of my family.  Today, in partnership with Walgreen’s, Johnson & Johnson, and Listerine, I’ll be sharing some of my tips to make sure your family is totally taken care of.

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#ad Corn Casserole + 5 Tips to Beat the Heat When Planning a Summer Party

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The summer season is such a fun opportunity to spend time with family and friends in the great outdoors and host fun cook outs and picnics, but I, for one, have a hard time standing the heat!  There are certain times of day when I can barely go outside at all for more than a few minutes, much less have fun in the sun or play hostess!

I’m sure a lot of you ladies and gents feel the same way!

Today I’m going to share some ways I beat the heat when planning my party menu, and I’ve also got a recipe for an easy side dish you can make for your upcoming picnics and barbecues: a corn casserole! [Read more…]

Friday Favorites – Week 272 – with Peach Recipes

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by! As always, it’s great to have you here to link up your recipes and projects with us!

One of the best things about summer is the chance to get fresh fruits and vegetables.  This week I’m continuing a celebration of summer foods with a few recipes made from one of the fruits of summer: The Peach!  I hope you enjoy these sweet peachy Peach treats!

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Summer Sides Made Easy: Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad

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Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad

The other day we had a Mother’s Day get together.  I had all sorts of plans to bring a couple of dishes and a dessert, but I had a busy week and then I was sick the day before the event.  It became impossible for me to bring everything I want to bring, but I still didn’t want to come empty-handed.  Enter Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad!

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Getting Summer Ready with Listerine (& Other Must Haves)

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Are you ready for summer?  We’ve got just a week to go, and school’s out here! (So hard to believe!)

In some ways I think of summer as being the season when everything slows down…there is no driving to school; you generally have less school and community activities, etc…but while our kid is spending less time at school and more time at home that also means we have to buy more supplies.  We have to buy extra quick foods and snacks, summer clothes and accessories, and of course, summer health and beauty items.

Luckily Walgreen’s is a one stop shop for health and beauty items and their weekly ads, coupons and Balance Rewards help me to save money on all my summer must-have brands like Listerine, Band-Aid, Neutrogena, and Neosporin. [Read more…]

Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake

Even though we’re winding down the summer and doing the back to school thing over here, I still have a few summer guest posts to go this month!  Today I’m excited to have Karen from From the Garden Table.  Karen has prepared a delicious looking treat, which I personally think would be perfect for fall or the upcoming fall season. Check it out her Blueberry Buckle Coffee Cake! [Read more…]