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Brownie Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

This time last summer we were living in China. If you would have told me then that a year later we would be living in Chicago, I might have laughed at you. Then again, you could almost say that about everywhere we have been/have lived for the past 4 summers. To say that life has been unpredictable is a bit of an understatement.

So here I sit. 37 weeks pregnant, living in Chicago, and rejoicing that I have once again been reunited with my ice cream maker  (just like I did when I made this and this).

This ice cream came about because of 2 almost unbelievable words. Leftover. Brownies. What kind of a person has leftover brownies?! As crazy as it sounds, I did indeed have a few brownies left over in a pan that were just a day or so away from becoming stale. Not wanting to be wasteful, I decided I must use them to make ice cream. The fudge ripple just seemed like a natural addition to round out the entire ice cream experience.

For the ice cream base I went with a Philadelphia style vanilla. Philadelphia style ice cream does not have a custard (egg) base. The milk and cream are simply heated together with the sugar and then chilled until churning. It’s slightly easier than custard style ice cream. Some people think you lose some of the rich, creaminess that the custard provides while others swear they can taste the egg in custard ice cream and therefor prefer Philadelphia style. Me, I can go either way. I like custard. I like Philadelphia style. Custard is probably a touch richer, but Philadelphia style is still creamy and delicious. Can you really go wrong with homemade ice cream? I don’t think so.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Jen

    I made some similar ice cream a couple weeks ago! I often have brownies in the freezer for a go-to dessert if someone stops by and decided to throw it in to some ice cream with a fudge swirl. Great minds think alike!

    1. Jessica

      Brownies and fudge just really seem to go hand in hand! Great minds do think alike! 🙂

  2. Krystal R.

    Oh baby ice cream is the perfect pregnant woman food…it’s an absolute must. ANNNNNNNNNNNNDDD, how in the heck are you 37 weeks alreadly? You feeling ready mama?? This looks absolutely fantastic!

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